Food delivery service debuts on app in Penang

SHOPPERS in Penang can now order hot meals from a popular online shopping platform.

Shopee mobile app users can use it to place their food orders as ShopeeFood, Shopee’s online food delivery service, is now in Penang to help reduce queues and save time .

The expansion strengthens ShopeeFood’s presence in major cities.

Penang is the third ShopeeFood area, after Klang Valley and Johor Baru.

Cheok Tuan Ee, Marketing Manager of ShopeeFood and ShopeePay Malaysia, said the company is excited to launch the service in Penang to provide value, variety and convenience to users.

“Since ShopeeFood is integrated into the Shopee mobile app, users can easily use their ShopeePay mobile wallet for a seamless ordering experience.

“Consumers can benefit from discounts and promotions on the platform and avoid long lines at restaurants by ordering food delivered to their doorstep.

“ShopeeFood merchants can also access our database to reach new customers,” he said during the launch at the Coco Island food court.

Cheok said small traders would find the service useful if their physical outlets were featured online to boost sales as the country’s economic activities shifted to the rampant phase.

Along with the launch, he said ShopeeFood was offering a free shipping promotion with no minimum spend.

Chairman of Penang’s domestic and international trade committee Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, who was present at the launch, said the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years has accelerated digital transformation and the use of systems. electronic wallet.

He said ShopeeFood’s presence in Penang was welcomed as another platform to support this breakthrough.

“People are embracing the use of these digital and online means for business purposes and it’s time for ShopeeFood to step up.

“The importance of food delivery services was evident during the movement control order as many people were barred from going out or dining.

“Food delivery and online payment services have helped many people stay safe at home and reduce physical contact,” he said.

Currently, merchants on the platform include renowned hawker stalls from key areas such as George Town, Ayer Itam, Gelugor, Tanjung Bungah, Bayan Lepas and Jelutong, as well as outlets like Nasi Kandar Pelita, Mee Goreng Bos !, Penang Chendul and Pasembor.

ShopeeFood also offers a range of choices from popular brands such as McDonald’s, Hoshino Coffee, US Pizza, and Haagen-Dazs.

Penang app users will be able to enjoy the Super Deals promotion until June 20.

Among the offers are free deliveries, discounts of up to 50% and flash sales of up to 20%.

Merchants participating in Super Deals promotions include Zus Coffee, Chatime, Boat Noodle, and Yi Ke Shu.

At checkout, users simply select ShopeePay as their preferred payment method to claim vouchers for offers.