Jakarta-based e-commerce firm Blibli has opened its first offline store BlibliMart in central Jakarta while P2P firm Modalku has collaborated with one of the country’s leading lenders BCA.
E-commerce Blibli opens first offline store
Blibli has launched its first offline store in central Jakarta to strengthen its omnichannel strategy, the company said in a statement.
BlibliMart, the offline store that sells grocery products, has introduced a cashless, cashier-less service concept store. It allows consumers to scan the products using the Blibli app and paying using GoPay and BlibliPay.
As part of its 2020 strategy, the firm expects to increase the total number of warehouses to 21 units, as well as hubs and mobile hubs to 43 units throughout this year in a bid to accelerate delivery to customers. The e-commerce will also plan to launch a scheduled delivery service that allows customers to choose the delivery place and time.
Since 2019, Blibli.com has been working with offline retail stores, Alfamart and Alfamidi, for the Click & Collect feature.
Modalku partners BCA to support Indonesian MSMEs
Indonesia’s P2P lending firm Modalku has collaborated with one of the country’s largest lenders Bank Central Asia (BCA) to support the development of the MSME sector, the company said in a statement.
“We have observed that BCA and Modalku stand on the same interface technology. That’s why we have decided to support MSME borrowers on Modalku’s platform so that capable MSMEs can continue to expand and independently grow,” added BCA EVP Commercial Business & SME Liston Nainggolan.
Modalku connects retail and institutional lenders so that MSMEs can apply for working capital loans with no collateral requirements. MSMEs can apply for up to IDR 2 billion loans per borrower, which funded by the platform’s lenders through a digital market.