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Monday, July 13, 2020

Pay your government dues with PayMaya

eWallets like PayMaya has helped millions of Filipinos pay for their utility bills from the comfort of their homes and being safe from the virus during the quarantine period. But apart from paying for water, electricity, and postpaid plans, PayMaya is also a safe and convenient option to settle your government dues. Here's a screen grab for Government partners menu for reference
Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya
PayMaya App Main Menu

Whether you're planning to pay your PAG-IBIG loan, your passport processing fee to the DFA, or your taxes to the BIR, you can easily settle these with just a few taps on your smartphone. By simply choosing the icon of the government agency you wish to transact with in your PayMaya app, you can conveniently pay your fees with any of them.

Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya

Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya
Government Agencies on board at PayMaya

As of this time, PayMaya has 10 government partners in the Pay Bills page on board and are working for more soon.

Paying Pag-Ibig Housing Loan Amortization requires you to provide your Housing Loan Account Number, Amount and your Contact Number. Biller Convenience Fee may apply.

Also, if you have the SSS mobile app, you can also use your PayMaya account or other credit/debit cards to pay for your contributions.

Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya

To register for a PayMaya account for quick and safe government payments, visit http://paymaya.com/quick-guide or download the PayMaya app for free today. Aside from government transactions, users can also pay other bills, buy airtime load, send money to their loved ones, or shop for groceries and other essentials online using their PayMaya account.

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Japanese global Apparel retailer UNIQLO to Open Online Store

UNIQLO announces today that its online store will officially launch on July 16, 2020. The online store will be available both in the UNIQLO website and in its mobile application. The online store will offer a complete lineup of LifeWear items for men, women, kids, and babies to bring LifeWear apparel accessible to more customers—strengthening the brand’s philosophy of providing clothes to make lives better for everyone.

UNIQLO ONLINE STORE FREE DELIVERY

The launch will be accompanied by an online live event through UNIQLO’s Facebook page.

UNIQLO Philippines COO Masayoshi Nakamura says they are excited to finally launch their online store in the Philippines. It will enables them to convey the brand’s commitment to improve the lives of customers through LifeWear and service. She's inviting everyone to check out the digital live event on July 16 to see the online store’s offerings and features.

The official online store launch will feature services aimed to enhance the enjoyment and convenience of the UNIQLO shopping experience:

Extended Sizes
In keeping with the brand’s philosophy of clothing made for all, customers can now purchase selected LifeWear items in XS to 3XL sizes.

UNIQLO ONLINE STORE FREE DELIVERY

Nationwide Delivery
FREE delivery for a minimum single purchase of Php 2,500. The online store will offer nationwide delivery.

Search for Stock using the Mobile App 
The Scan Feature will be exclusive in the UNIQLO mobile application. Customers can scan the barcode found on the item’s tag, to see product availability online and other stores. This serves as a self-service inventory-check.

Click & Collect Option
Shop anytime and anywhere as customers can now have the option to either receive their purchases through home delivery or collect it in store. By choosing the Click & Collect option, online purchases can be picked up at any UNIQLO store of choice, after receiving the email confirmation with the date of pickup.

After receiving the email confirmation with the date of pickup, customers can proceed to collect the purchased items at the chosen store and try the items and return or exchange them instantly. Schedule of pickup will range from two (2) to seven (7) days depending on the customer’s location.  There is no minimum purchase for Click & Collect option. Fitting room and item exchange guidelines may vary depending on the LGU regulations.
UNIQLO OFFICIAL STORE

Pay In Store Option
Customers in the store have the option to shop for their items online and pay for it in the store using credit card. Once the customer has transacted the payment in store, there is an option to have it delivered to the preferred address or pick up the items at the store of their choice.

Watch out for more details on the UNIQLO online store digital live event launch on UNIQLO’s Facebook page. For more updates, customers may download the UNIQLO mobile app, or visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at  and social media account, UNIQLO Facebook, @UniqloPH on Twitter and @UniqloPHOfficial on Instagram.

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The Rise of Hyperlocal entrepreneurs and how Digital Banking enables it.

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Chief Digital Officer Noel Santiago says hyperlocal is all about residents buying and selling products among and within their immediate communities. The COVID-19 situation that forced the world to implement limited mobility and strict social distancing guidelines ushered the emergence of a vibrant hyperlocal market.

BPI Online Banking
Photo from BPI FB Page

Communities organized and created Facebook groups or Viber group chats for their respective neighborhoods where they could freely advertise home-baked bread and desserts, homecooked meals, fresh produce, seafood, and meats. They purposely kept the trade within the community to limit the entry of outsiders and simplify delivery and pick-up logistics.

Prior to the pandemic, more Filipinos preferred COD or cash-on-delivery payments when ordering online. The hyperlocal market saw a shift to mobile and online transfers as the preferred mode of payment.

Santiago added that digital transfers are feasible because there’s a certain level of trust when you’re dealing with your neighbors. The temporary waiver of InstaPay fees for transfers to other banks, coupled with people’s wariness about touching cash that may have been handled by strangers, made digital banking a great enabler for hyperlocal trade.

Being able to send and receive money transfers in real time from the safety of their homes is much appreciated by BPI customers. Hyperlocal entrepreneurs particularly liked being able to easily track incoming payments on their phones or computers.

Santiago said that as mobility guidelines have become more relaxed, some of these hyperlocal entrepreneurs may want to expand their market beyond their immediate communities, which could give rise to the need for a modified mode of payment.

“If you’re buying from a complete stranger, you may be wary about sending money in advance, because if you don’t get your item, you can’t have that reversed. This is why we’re looking for a digital solution to allow our clients to do COD transactions digitally,” said Santiago.

BPI is committed to provide its clients, especially the budding entrepreneurs, with the digital tools to help them thrive in the new normal. He said they are about to launch new features in the BPI Mobile app and BPI Online that will help clients customize their accounts and organize their transactions more easily.

“Surviving and thriving in the new normal requires sound planning and adaptability. Having the right partners who can provide complementary ecosystems for these businesses, no matter how big or small, are incredibly important for their success,” said Santiago.

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