Based on beritakotamakassar.fajar.co.id, Cashlez expanded in Makassar City, namely through the opening of a branch office in Karebosi Link. This expansion also received support from the Makassar government who wanted to encourage MSMEs to switch to non-cash payments. Meanwhile, Teddy Tee as CEO of Cashlez also stated that the opening of the Cashlez branch in Makassar aims to support businesses to go digital. Moreover, Makassar City has great potential and strong support from the government. Through the use of non-cash transactions, it is expected that the turnover of business operators will increase which will also support the economy in this city.
Pressrelease.kontan.co.id stated that the opening of the Cashlez branch in Makassar further complements the Cashlez network in Indonesia which is spread across 7 cities, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Medan, and Yogyakarta. Cashlez’s presence in Makassar is a form of support for the government and businesses, especially MSMEs to use non-cash payments. Moreover, the Department of Cooperatives & MSME South Sulawesi Province noted that there were 176,637 MSME owners who came from various sectors.
Meanwhile, Cashlez also decided to choose Makassar as one of its branches because of big the potential of this city as one of the tourist destinations in Indonesia. Of course, Cashlez will help tourists to make electronic payments quickly, safely, and can be used anytime, anywhere. So, businesses can also expand their business and can receive payments using the cards of foreign tourists, bearing in mind the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy targets around 17 million foreign tourists coming to Indonesia in 2019. The Cashlez office in Makassar itself has started officially operating since the end of May. To introduce Cashlez, the first step used is to approach business people in Makassar. Cashlez provides education about the importance of non-cash payments.
Since it was founded in 2015, Cashlez has been a mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) service provider and accepts transactions using credit / debit cards and digital payments. At present, Cashlez has helped more than 6,000 businesses, ranging from small scale to enterprise. Going forward, Cashlez will continue to expand its reach to realize the Cashless Society in Indonesia.