More than half of Singapore’s hawker stalls now offer e-payments

SINGAPORE: Greater than half of Singapore’s hawker stalls now provide e-payments, with transactions final month rising 4 occasions since June.

This quantities to 10,000 stallholders, Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the Infocomm Media Improvement Authority (IMDA) and Singapore Digital Workplace (SDO) stated on Friday (Feb 19) in a joint media launch.

Transaction quantity and worth for January this yr additionally crossed the 1.2 million and S$14 million mark respectively for the primary time.

This can be a four-fold enhance in comparison with June 2020, when the Hawkers Go Digital programme was launched. Greater than 7,400 stallholders have additionally since acquired the e-payment bonus, they added.

The Hawkers Go Digital programme goals to achieve out to and encourage a complete of 18,000 stallholders to undertake the Unified e-Cost Resolution by June 2021. Stallholders will obtain a S$300 e-payment bonus for as much as 5 months for each month which they obtain at the least 20 transactions.

To offer extra time for individuals who haven’t adopted e-payment to utilize the e-payment bonus, the eligibility interval has been prolonged from Dec 31, 2020 to Might 31, 2021.

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“The bonus complements the Government’s efforts to help stallholders adopt e-payment solutions to improve their productivity and to encourage the sustained use of e-payment,” the companies stated within the media launch.

Stallholders will get month-to-month instalments of S$300, in the event that they fulfil at the least 20 transactions of at the least S$1 every month by Might 31 this yr. All relevant bonus will nonetheless be paid by Jun 30, 2021.

ESG, IMDA and SDO additionally stated the Hawkers Go Digital Scan Pay Win fortunate draw marketing campaign has been prolonged to Apr 30, 2021 to encourage extra customers to assist stallholders through the use of e-payment for his or her purchases. The marketing campaign was first launched in November final yr.

IMDA and SDO added that they’ve collaborated with NETS to reinforce the options of the NETSBiz app to make it simpler for stallholders to trace their cost transactions.

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The enhancements, which will likely be progressively rolled out from March this yr, will embody a much bigger font measurement to make it simpler for hawkers to see the transaction from a distance.

The app may also use color to focus on the newest transaction and a definite audio alert for incoming transactions that will likely be loud sufficient to be heard in a hawker atmosphere.

NETS will announce extra particulars nearer to the beginning of the roll-out.

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