SINGAPORE (IndoTelko) - Society Pass Invorporated (SOPA) Southeast Asia"s (SEA) next-generation, data-driven, loyalty, fintech and e-commerce ecosystem, today announced a strategic payments partnership with 2C2P, a global full-suite payments platform headquartered in Singapore, to drive e-commerce shopping in SEA. Through this partnership, Society Pass"s loyalty application would be able to offer 2C2P"s wide array of alternative payment options to customers based in the Philippines and Indonesia.
2C2P operates payment services in eight markets across Asia and supports over 250 payment options, from cards to cash to e-wallets. Over the years, 2C2P has established and nurtured an extensive network of partners globally, adhering to local and international regulatory compliance standards. The current network includes all major local and international credit cards, over 17 major digital wallets and QR payment platforms, and various alternative payment methods. 2C2P"s customers can use their preferred payment method via cards, digital wallets, or over-the-counter at over 400,000 locations in Asia. The extensive payment solutions meet the needs of businesses from diverse sectors, including airlines, insurance, marketplaces, retail, F&B, and hospitality.
Amidst the pandemic and its recovery, the adoption of digital payments in the region has accelerated while cash usage has continued to decline. Propelled by a surge in digital commerce and government incentives/initiatives, providers of domestic payments, mobile wallets, and buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) operators, are all witnessing increased adoption by businesses. Forecasts suggest SEA"s digital economy is experiencing impressive growth rates from 2021 to 2026E and will outpace China, Europe, and the US. According to an IDC InfoBrief Commissioned by 2C2P, SEA"s digital economy spending will rise by 121% by 2026, and digital payments will reach 92% of total digital economy payments by 2026, up from 80% in 2020.
Rokas Sidlauskas, Chief Marketing Officer of SoPa, commented, "We are excited to announce this strategic payments partnership with 2C2P as it enables Society Pass to offer more flexible and convenient methods to pay for goods and services within our ecosystem to our customers. By integrating leading Southeast Asia digital e-wallets such as AliPay (regional), Touch n" Go (Malaysia), Momo (Vietnam) or GCash (Philippines) just to name a few into our ecosystem, Society Pass enables millions of customers to access our platforms, ranging from travel (NusaTrip)to e-commerce (Leflair.com), to telecoms (Gorilla Network), and to digital advertising (Thoughtful Mesia Group). This is especially important considering that we operate in Southeast Asian markets, where unfortunately, over 75% of people are unbanked and do not possess debit or credit cards".
Mr. Sidlauskas added, "In partnering with 2C2P, we automatically increase the potential customer-base within Southeast Asia by millions of potential users. We are excited by the prospect of adding value by offering our services to them".
Rachelle Alexis Lim, Executive Director of 2C2P, said, "As we embark on this strategic partnership with Society Pass, we look forward to enhancing the payments experience of SOPA"s consumers across SEA.
This collaboration with SoPa aligns perfectly with our mission to drive e-commerce growth in the region and globally, revolutionising how people transact and unlocking the potential of the digital economy for all". (mas)