Smart partners with Rustan’s Supercenter, expands distribution channels
Customers shopping at Rustan’s Supermarket, Shopwise, and Wellcome Supermarket all over the country can now conveniently buy Smart load at checkout counters, following the recent announcement of Smart Communications (Smart) that it has partnered with Rustan’s Super Center Inc. (RSCI), to make load products more conveniently available.
“In the past, supermarket shoppers could only purchase Smart load products from the customer service counters of hypermarkets and grocery stores. We have worked with our fulfillment partner Remitbox to fully integrate the loading process effortlessly in the check-out counters of our partner RSCI, to save our common customers the time and hassle of having to proceed to a completely separate counter for their Smart load needs,” said Kat Luna-Abelarde, FVP and Head of Wireless Consumer Operations for Smart.
RSCI is a member of Filipino company Rustan’s Group that pioneered the hypermarket concept in the Philippines through Shopwise. Its four brands — Rustan’s Supermarket, Rustan’s Marketplace, Shopwise, and Wellcome – operate a combined 53 branches nationwide. Starting September 16, 2016, Smart subscribers can buy load from any Rustan’s Supermarket, Shopwise, and Wellcome check-out counters, and all loading transactions made will be conveniently printed out on the receipt together with all the other items purchased in the store.
“The partnership provides Smart a new and much wider network to reach and serve our customers, and is just one of many in the pipeline,” added Abelarde. Smart’s business expansion is geared towards providing a more convenient and efficient way for their subscribers to load up, adding to the already wide array of available loading options for them.
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