New app by NGO helps entrepreneurs sell products


Khairul Shahril (left) launching the app as Putik chairman Norali Nordin looks on. — Bernama

ENTREPRENEURS in Perak, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), have the opportunity to generate income and advertise their products via an app that also offers users cashback for every purchase.

Perak youth, sports, communication and multimedia chairman Khairul Shahril Mohamed said the Stopover app was developed by the Kinta Perak Technology, Innovation and Creativity Entrepreneurs Organisation (Putik), a non-governmental organisation.

“Putik’s efforts are aimed at producing talent to meet the needs of industry players,” he said after launching the app in Ipoh, Perak.

Khairul Shahril said customers should scan a special QR code to receive cashback from sellers.

Stopover Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Mohd Zahrul Azmi Mohd Yusof said the company was expecting some 3,000 SMEs to benefit from the app.

In another development, Khairul Shahril said five more digital economy centres (PEDi) in Perak had been added by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, bringing the total to 71.

“The Federal Government aims to establish at least one PEDi in each state constituency, but it should be increased if there is a need.

“We plan to create 19 more PEDi covering all state constituencies,” he added.

PEDi is aimed at human capital development of rural communities and the urban poor. — Bernama

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