- Mr. Joel Candy, Vice President, Regional Manager for APAC, Xpress Money; Mr. Ed Cobangbang, Country
Manager, Philippines, Xpress Money; Mr. Antonio delos Santos, Operations Head, Puregold Price Club
Inc.; Ms. Jenny Jacintos, Senior Brand Manager – Non Food, Puregold Price Club Inc.; Mrs. Susan Co, Vice
Chairman, Puregold Price Club Inc.; Mr. Vincent Co, Director, Puregold Price Club Inc.; Mr. Bernie
Llamzon, Head of Consumer Sales, Globe Telecom; Mr. Paolo Baltao, President, Globe GCash; Ms.
Franchette Cardon, Marketing Director, Globe GCash[/caption]
GCash, the flagship mobile money service of G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), the mobile commerce arm of Globe Telecom, Inc., is expanding its presence around the country by opening GCash service outlets in all 200 Puregold branches nationwide.
With the expansion, all GCash subscribers, Puregold’s Tindahan ni Aling Puring members composed of sari-sari store owners, carinderia operators, food resellers, and bulk buyers and other customers can avail of any GCash service at any Puregold outlet. These GCash services include Bills Payment, International Remittance, Domestic Remittance (Send and Receive Money), Cash-in/Cash-out, and POS Payment.
The availability of GCash in Puregold branches is set to provide convenience to Puregold shoppers who have GCash accounts as well as to Tindahan ni Aling Puring members and other Puregold customers in claiming their remittances, sending money within the Philippines, and paying their bills through Puregold’s Customer Service area at a Puregold branch nearest them.
“We are happy to forge a stronger partnership with Puregold, one of the largest supermarket chains in the country, with the availability of GCash across all their branches. I am confident that with this initiative, we will continue to boost growth of the mobile money industry in the country. With GCash, customers will have the speed, convenience, and safety when it comes to money transfer services. The one-stop mobile money service is now available in a one-stop shopping venue,” shares GXI President Paolo Eugenio J. Baltao.
“Partnering with Globe GCash gives us another opportunity to give back to our loyal Aling Puring members and customers who never fail to support our business. With GCash, we can now provide a more convenient and hassle-free experience to customers in claiming remittances and paying their bills.” added Puregold Price Club Inc. (PPCI) Marketing Director Vincent Co.
The partnership between Globe and Puregold began in 2010 when the Aling Puring Super Suki SIM card was launched. It is a special multi-function SIM card exclusively for Puregold’s Aling Puring members which allow them to receive text blast announcements, promos, reminders at discounted call and text rates.
In 2011, a reloading channel for Globe prepaid and TM subscribers as well as AutoloadMax retailers was unveiled, allowing Puregold customers and Globe subscribers to buy prepaid load for as low as P500 to as much as P150,000 from Puregold branches nationwide via its point-of-sale (POS) technology.