Grab has done wonders in moving Malaysians all over the country. Of course, we use Grab mostly for in town transportation solutions. We personally rely on the plenty too when we are a little lazy to drive around. They are also now one of the biggest eWallet solution Malaysia has. Their GrabPay eWallet works in plenty of shops, you can en reload your prepaid phone number using GrabPay. You can even buy things from 11street using GrabPay if you want. It is one of the most convenient and widely accepted cashless payment option available today.
We personally also use SOCAR quite plenty. If you have not known the brand yet, it is technically a ride sharing platform where you can rent a ride on an hourly basis. Through the app you can even choose the sort of car you want to rent and for any amount of hours. It is a clever platform if you do not own a car and just need that flexibility of car ownership for a limited amount of time.
With SOCAR though, in most cases you would have to get to where the car is located and send it back there again when you rent the car. You are the driver anyway. While that makes plenty of sense, it poses another issue. How do you get to the SOCAR zone? In most cases, you have to get on ride hailing. Most of the time too, you go on Grab and get a car to come get you, drop you off at the location, and take the car. It goes the other way too.
It only makes sense then if you can just use one payment wallet to pay for the whole journey. They have done just that though. Now you can pay for your SOCAR booking with GrabPay.
As with any payment you make using GrabPay you get reward points too. Of course, there are different point collection rates for SOCAR depending on your account tier on Grab. You get most points if you are on the Platinum tier on Grab’s app. In that case, you get up to nine times the point of your money spent on SOCAR.
To start using GrabPay on SOCAR, all you need to do is go on SOCAR app. Before you confirm your booking and payment you can click on “Payment Method” and connect your eWallet from there. Enter the necessary details and follow the instructions and voila, start earning GrabReward points.