By KEVIN WONG / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS
AEON Group of Cos has introduced its virtual electronic wallet, AEON E-Wallet, to the market in support of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Sector Blueprint to transform Malaysia into a cashless nation.
“We realise that there is an increase in the use of mobile payments, thus the AEON E-Wallet will not only provide our customers with convenience, but also a safe and secure payment system,” AEON Asia Sdn Bhd MD Shinobu Washizawa told reporters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
AEON E-Wallet is an instrument that contains monetary value and pays in advance to the electronic money (e-money) issuer by the user.
“Individuals can make payments for the purchase of goods and services to any merchant that accepts e-money transaction.
He said transactions at the counter can be completed seamlessly with just a scan of the quick response code.
“It also allows our customers to store their payment cards electronically in a secure manner on their mobile devices,” he said, adding that it will enhance customers’ shopping experience.
According to Washizawa, customers would just need to look for the AEON Pay acceptance mark to use the AEON E-Wallet services.
AEON Group also introduced the AEON Member Plus Card that allows members to enjoy additional rebates and special merchant privilege discounts.
“We aim to create more synergy to support our customers’ lifestyle and enable them to maximise their benefits with a loyalty platform. Also, to enhance their shopping experience at all our outlets,” Washizawa said.
AEON Credit Service (M) Bhd MD Kenji Fujita is confident it will be able to reach about one million consumers to use its AEON E-Wallet.
“We believe that we will be able to reach one million users for our AEON E-Wallet within the first year of its launch based on our current database of six million customers,” he said.