The company announced that its e-wallet payment system is now available at selected outlets in Mid Valley and Gardens – predominantly F&B merchants, grocery stores and pharmacies. It is also available at retail outlets like Pedro and Sacoor Brothers. It claims 80% of the retail outlets in both malls will support TNG e-wallet next year.
Consumers who make purchases with the Touch N’ Go e-Wallet can also score discounts. This includes RM2.50 for a Tealive drink, RM5 off with minimum spend of RM80 at Popular Bookstore, RM5 per scoop at Haagen Dasz, RM5 off Gindaco Takoyaki and more.
The deals are available from Dec 17 to 31 and are also applicable at outlets outside of Mid Valley and Gardens.
To attract more new customers to sign up for the TNG e-wallet, the company is offering RM4mil worth of free reloads for first-time users.
They can get an RM10 credit via booths located at Level 3 in Mid Valley (near Tealive) and Level 2 in Gardens (near Starbucks).
This offer, also from Dec 17 to 31, is on a first come first serve basis.
After Mid Valley and Gardens, the company plans to expand to more locations in the Klang Valley, as well as Johor and Penang. For Klang Valley, the next immediate focus is community malls.
TNG Digital CEO Syahrunizam Samsudin said the company is working towards changing users mindset about TNG.
“The work that we do is to slowly educate people that we are more than just a transport use case. As we move forward, new consumers want to be able to do more things with TNG. Our intention is to make sure that everything that TNG can do is for the convenience of our users,” Syahrunizam said during the launch in KL.
He said TNG Digital plans to convert its 24 million TNG card users to the e-wallet app. Since the app was launched in March, 1.8 million users have registered and TNG Digital is aiming to register six million users in about a year and a half.
“People feel more confident to go cashless starting with a small amount of money in the e-wallet. We’re seeing a lot of transactions between RM5 to RM20. People don’t think too much about going cashless for these forms of payment. I think to encourage wider cashless, we need people to be more consistent with their habits,” he said.
Last week, the company announced a pilot programme that allowed drivers on the Duke Highway to make toll payments with the e-wallet app. Users have to first link their TNG card to the app to use this service.
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