Warung Pintar and BukuWarung Collaboration Offer Digitalization Solutions
Warung Pintar and BukuWarung have just announced a collaboration to create a collaborative ecosystem solution that focuses on digitizing the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM) sector, especially shopkeepers.
Through this collaboration, the two startups will accommodate the specific needs of shop owners, from opening facilities to fulfilling digital stocks. This collaboration also helps the digitalization gap that is still faced by Indonesian MSME players.
“We want to create solutions that significantly increase productivity by allowing access to a fair and transparent supply chain as well as digitally changing, but not only stalls but the entire MSME ecosystem,” said CEO and Co-founder of Warung Pintar, Agung Bezharie, quoted from an official statement, Wednesday (28/10/2020).
This Collaboration is Expected to Digitalize 60 Million MSMEs in Indonesia
For this reason, this collaboration is expected to increase end-to-end access for 60 million MSMEs who want to start digital adoption. Through this collaboration, shop owners registered in BukuWarung will benefit from the supply chain at Warung Pintar.
Meanwhile, MSMEs registered at Warung Pintar will get BukuWarung’s digital bookkeeping solution. This solution has also been specifically designed for entry-level smartphones with limited internet access so that it fits the devices owned by MSME players.
“BukuWarung is committed to encouraging greater digital inclusion of MSMEs in Indonesia, and this collaboration with Warung Pintar is an important step towards realizing this commitment,” said the Co-Founder of BukuWarung, Abhinay Peddisetty. Currently, more than 60 thousand MSMEs have joined Warung Pintar, while BukuWarung has served more than 1.5 million MSMEs in 750 locations in Indonesia.
Warung Pintar and BukuWarung’s immediate plan is to continue working on collaborative solutions that further encourage the digitalization of the Indonesian MSME sector, in addition to forging partnerships with ecosystem stakeholders whose enthusiasm is in line with the company.
The two companies are seeking to transform the national corporate sector, similar to how other local technology companies, such as Gojek and Tokopedia, are helping to pioneer the holistic digitization of Indonesia’s economy.
Collaboration, Warung Pintar Can be Accessed through GrabMart Service
Previously, Warung Pintar just announced that it has partnered with GrabMart to facilitate shops in its network to trade digitally. With this collaboration, Grab users can shop at the Juragan of Warung Pintar directly through the GrabMart service.
This collaboration between the 2 companies has actually been happening since the top of June 2020. Many stalls in Jakarta and the surrounding areas have consistently used the service of GrabMart to transact with their customers.
“With the changing trend, where people feel safer when shopping online, we try to succeed in users and fulfill their needs digitally through GrabMart,” said Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro the CEO and Co-Founder of Warung Pintar, in a politician statement.
GrabMart’s Efforts to Make it Easier for People to Meet Daily Needs
Furthermore, Agung said, although Warung Pintar’s main focus is the seller (or called Juragan), customers are still their priority. This is because customers are very important in the stall ecosystem, that’s why their needs have to be the priority.
“The company is very pleased to be working with Warung Pintar to provide a digital platform for shop owners through GrabMart. We hope it can encourage the digitalization of traditional businesses and it will accelerate economic recovery during this situation,” said GrabFood Head of Marketing, Grab Indonesia, Hadi Surya Koe.
GrabMart has made it easier for people to get daily needs easily and safely while providing additional income opportunities for delivery partners during the social distancing policy. During the pandemic, Grab Indonesia has also digitized quite 185 thousand MSMEs and 32 thousand traditional traders in many cities in Indonesia within the Grab digital ecosystem.