Warung Pintar Now can be Accessed via GrabMart
Warung Pintar has just announced that it has partnered with GrabMart to facilitate warungs in its network to trade digitally. Through this collaboration, Grab users can shop at Juragan Warung Pintar directly through the GrabMart service.
The collaboration between the two companies has actually been going on since the end of June 2020. Until now, there are dozens of stalls in the Jakarta and surrounding areas that have consistently used the GrabMart service to transact with customers.
“With the changing trend, where people feel safer when shopping online, we are trying to reach users and fulfill their needs digitally through GrabMart,” said CEO and Co-Founder of Warung Pintar, Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro in an official statement, Friday (18/9/2020).
Furthermore, Agung said, although Warung Pintar’s main focus is Juragan or the sellers, customers are still a priority. This is because the position of the customer is very important in the stall ecosystem.
“Grab is very pleased to be working with Warung Pintar to provide a digital platform for shop owners through GrabMart. We hope that this collaboration will encourage the digitalization of traditional businesses that will accelerate economic recovery during a pandemic,” said GrabFood Head of Marketing Grab Indonesia, Hadi Surya Koe.
Increased Transactions and Number of Warung Pintar Customers
To note, at the beginning of the pandemic, 93 percent of the Smart Warung Skipper had experienced a decrease in income reaching 28 percent. However, by using GrabMart, there is an increase in income of up to 50 percent, even more than IDR 50 million per month.
In addition, the number of customers for each shop has increased between 200 and 800 each month. One of the Juragan who feels this is Junaidi, who owns a shop in Kuningan, South Jakarta.
Junaidi said that other Juragan colleagues who used GrabMart also felt helped, starting from the ease of using the application, disbursing funds, and a significant increase in transactions after previously falling at the beginning of the pandemic.
“There are not many customers who hang out, but they can still shop at stalls online because it is more practical if you use GrabMart. Take care of each other in the midst of a pandemic and reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission too,” added Junaidi.
The Target of Cooperation between Warung Pintar and GrabMart
With more than 47 stalls in Indonesia that are members of the Warung Pintar network, the company is targeting at least 400 stalls that can be accessed through GrabMart by the end of 2020. The target areas are Jabodetabek, Bandung, and Surabaya.
Armed with the number of stalls that continue to increase by more than 30 percent every month, Agung is optimistic that Juragan Warung Pintar’s use of GrabMart will continue to increase and its reach will be wider.
“From a long time ago, stalls have always been proven to be a supporter of the Indonesian economy and, hopefully, stalls can grow as we grow together with warungs. In times like this, our solidarity is encouraged and the solution is to proudly use products and services made in Indonesia,” he continued.
For your information, GrabMart, which was introduced during this pandemic, has made it easier for people to get their daily needs easily and safely while providing additional income opportunities for delivery partners.
During the pandemic, Grab Indonesia has also digitized more than 185 thousand MSMEs and 32 thousand traditional traders in hundreds of cities in Indonesia in the Grab digital ecosystem.
Warung Pintar has been established since 2017 and until now, it has developed stalls in the Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Banyuwangi, and Sidoarjo areas. Warung Pintar’s journey may not be as easy as many people think.
However, Warung Pintar has grown until now, called Agung, thanks to the funding entrusted by a number of investors to his party. Until now, Warung Pintar has recorded a total of USD 35.5 million (IDR 515.9 billion) in funding.