Minimarket chain Alfamart launched a new online shopping service on Tuesday, providing customers with the option to shop from home.
The company, who launched the website alfaonline.com to support the new service, made the move online to provide more convenience to its customers.
“Alfamart is the first minimarket retailer in Indonesia that has launched an e-commerce site,” Alfamart’s IT director Bambang Setiawan Djojo said during the launch event in Jakarta.
Bambang said upon registering, customers could easily shop online and have their goods delivered or they could go to their nearest Alfamart minimarket to pick items up themselves. He said the service was currently only available at 200 outlets across Jakarta.
Customers will receive free delivery if they spend more than Rp 100,000 ($10.31) and there is a Rp 5,000 delivery fee for orders under Rp 100,000.
Bambang said customers could make payments via online banking services such as Mandiri's Clickpay and BCA's KlikPay, or with Alfarmart e-vouchers or XL Tunai, among other means.
“The payment methods make this very easy and secure for customers. They can simply sit down at home, and have their goods delivered. They can even shop for their relatives in their hometowns,” said Bambang, according to Indonesian news portal tribunnews.com.
There are 6,000 Alfamart minimarket outlets across Indonesia.