Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing decacorn Gojek has launched a point of sale (POS) device for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, the company said in a statement.
The new product, called GoBiz Plus, will be an extension of Gojek’s merchant app GoBiz, which is currently a platform hosting several Gojek services — GoFresh (restaurant supply marketplace), GoFood (food delivery), and GoModal (loans) — for the company’s merchant partners.
GoBiz Plus, which enables merchants to accept a wide range of cashless payment methods, was introduced by Gojek in collaboration with Bank Central Asia (BCA), Indonesia’s largest private bank. The lender is partly-controlled by Djarum Group, the parent company of Gojek backer GDP Ventures.
Cashless payment modes that can be accepted through the GoBiz Plus system include debit and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, GPN), QRIS payments, as well as various digital wallets such as GoPay and LinkAja.
The launch of the point of sale service comes roughly a year after Gojek acquired local mPOS startup Moka for a reported figure of around $130 million.
“We started this journey two years ago with the launch of the GoBiz app, and it’s humbling to see how much small businesses can achieve when given access to the right tools and resources,” said Gojek co-CEO Andre Soelistyo, whose company claims to have enabled over 900,000 merchants across the region to digitalise.
GoBiz Plus is the latest in a series of new services launched by the super app in 2020. As part of its vertical expansion, Gojek had earlier in the year launched several new services including GoStore (integrated digital solution for MSMEs), GoService (for tax payment), GoScreen (digital advertising), and GoToko (B2B supply).