GCash, foodpanda satisfy Pinoy’s cravings with good food and cashless transactions

As online food platforms gain more relevance in the new normal, foodpanda, the country’s  widest on-demand food and essentials delivery service in the Philippines, partnered with  GCash, the country’s leader and preferred mobile wallet, to empower customers to conveniently  pay for their orders using their GCash wallets. 

With cashless payments becoming the new norm, foodpanda and GCash partnered to provide  customers another convenient means to satisfy their cravings without the hassle of using cash  to settle their orders. Since its launch in 2014, the on-demand delivery service has grown to  more than sixty cities across the archipelago and still continues to expand. 

“At foodpanda, we strive to make our services convenient for all our customers – that’s why we  are very excited to announce this partnership with GCash so as to help more users have an  option when it comes to a seamless and cashless transaction,” said Daniel Marogy, foodpanda  Philippines’ Managing Director.  

Now, foodpanda customers who are also GCash users can simply place their order on the  foodpanda app, choose GCash as their mode of payment, confirm the transaction, and wait for  their delivery to arrive.  

“Food is a big part of the Filipino culture. In the new normal, what we can do for them is find new  ways of integrating technology into this culture to ensure their safety and health amid COVID 19,” added Marogy. 

Aside from convenience, foodpanda reinforces their contactless delivery protocol in the  partnership with GCash as this is an easy way to minimize direct contact between customers  and riders. 

Foodpanda and GCash banded together to help customers adjust to the cashless movement  under the new normal. Despite the lifting of lockdown restrictions in various areas in the country,  health protocols on physical distancing and limited human interaction continue to be in place  and are here to stay. 

“GCash has made financial transactions easier for its users–it allows you to pay your bills,  purchase goods and services and even send or receive money, and now, it can help you buy  food and essentials through foodpanda. For our customers, we want nothing but the best. And  by partnering with GCash, we’re giving them just that,” Marogy shared. 

GCash currently has over 20 million users across the country. They may use their e-wallets to  transact with over 86,000 merchants, pay bills to more than 400 billers, and transfer money to  over 40 banks in the Philippines. Aside these it also offers a wide range of financial services  such as affordable insurance and even worry-free credit. 

“While we are proud of being a leader when it comes to innovating and providing solutions  through fintech, our promise of ‘finance for all’ also means that we should partner with and  reach out to companies with the similar vision of making Filipinos’ lives easier. foodpanda is an  example of such a company,” GCash President Martha Sazon said.  

Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies  of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe  Telecom Inc. 

GCash and foodpanda are available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more  information, kindly visit https://www.gcash.com/. 

How it works: 

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their  address and view a curated list of restaurants and shops serving their neighborhood. Once they  have found their choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying  online through foodpanda’s secure platform or via cash-on-delivery The order is then carefully  prepared by the restaurant or shop, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to  their doorstep.