Local logistics provider Lalamove Philippines have partnered with the nation’s leading mobile wallet GCash to secure payments for their partner drivers. This move comes after the company’s push for a more efficient disbursement method for their drivers, who are usually on field 24/7.
Logistics personnel usually encounter challenges when withdrawing their salaries, as some still depend on cash envelopes, in which, by late afternoon, their head office is already closed. Meanwhile, some do not have ATM cards at all. GCash solves this with the GCash App and its GCash Mastercard. The GCash App empowers the user to be able to use money in the app real-time: customers can purchase discounted prepaid load, send money to other GCash users for free, pay utility bills without actually setting foot in payment centers, or pay using GCash QR in over 60,000 GCash Partner Merchants nationwide, including restaurants, apparel, and other product and service brands. The GCash Mastercard, on the other hand, is a card directly linked to a customer’s GCash App, and can be used for swipe, ATM, and online transactions.
“Madali talaga gumamit ng GCash kasi hindi ka masyadong mahihirapan pag magcacash-out ka, kasi kahit nasa labas, kahit disoras ng gabi, 24 hours pwede ka magwithdraw, tsaka safe yung pera kasi nasa telepono mo lang,” said Charlie Cabilangan, a Lalamove driver who has been with the company since 2017.
Lalamove is also looking forward to expanding their partnership with GCash by adopting more services, such as offering GCash QR acceptance for delivery payments.
“Lalamove is the pioneer in on-demand logistics services in the Philippines, and have been leading the industry since 2016. We’re very happy to have partnered with GCash as they were able to make our partner driver disbursements more efficient,” said Dan Marajocon, Managing Director of Lalamove. “We’re definitely looking forward to exploring more opportunities with them,” she added.
Anthony Thomas, Mynt’s President and CEO, meanwhile said, “GCash’s payroll solution is designed for quick and easy disbursements for SMEs, and even big corporations. This service features a GCash Mastercard, which doubles as an ATM card and a debit card all in one, available for use in over 5,000 POS terminals and over 12,000 ATMs nationwide.” “GCash and Lalamove share the same startup mindset, and we’re very happy to continue working with them on working towards a more convenient and financially-inclusive employee payroll ecosystem,” he added.
Originally known as EasyVan, Lalamove was launched to satisfy a specific logistical need – van hire. Started in Hong Kong in December 2013, Lalamove now operates in 100+ cities across China and Southeast Asia. Today, the company unceasingly matches 15,000,000 registered customers with a pool of 2,000,000 drivers of vans, trucks, and motorcycles. Lalamove is also the leading app-based logistics provider in the Philippines.