Manila, Philippines, July 14, 2021 — A.S. Watson Group, world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, launch their Philippine partnership today, which will make essentials such as medicines and self-care products more accessible to Filipinos.
The two leading brands entered into a cooperation agreement on these fronts:
Watsons x GrabMart Consumers can also enjoy more ways to shop for Watsons health and beauty products online through GrabMart! The tie-up is initially available in Metro Manila and Cebu and will expand to all Grab serviceable areas soon. Consumers can order for their groceries and other essentials and have them delivered to their doorstep in 60 minutes.
Watsons Online x GrabExpress: consumers can order for their health and beauty essentials online and have it delivered in 5 hours or less through Watsons App’s Express Delivery service. This service is co-powered by Grab’s delivery service, GrabExpress.
Watsons x GrabPay: Shoppers can also use Grab’s in-app wallet, GrabPay to pay for their Watsons purchases both online and offline. Even better, consumers can earn points whenever they pay for their essentials using GrabPay. These points can be exchanged into exciting perks and discounts through GrabRewards.
Watson’s partnership with Grab is part of a broader offline and online regional collaboration between the two brands announced in early 2021. It covers six countries including the Philippines.
Danilo Chiong, Watsons General Manager, said, “With the prolonged lockdowns and other health protocols, and with the rise of e-commerce, we saw a shift in our customers’ shopping behavior with most of them turning to eCommerce platforms to purchase their necessities, and they expect their purchases to be delivered fast. This partnership allows our customers to conveniently shop for their essentials without having to worry about their safety. Grab indeed is the ideal partner to complete the purchase journey allowing Filipinos to continue to look good and feel great during these challenging times and beyond.”
Anton Bautista, Head of Deliveries for Grab Philippines, added, “One of the key goals of GrabMart is to offer valuable solutions that consistently meet the needs of our consumers. We are delighted to collaborate with Watsons to offer safe, reliable and convenient services to shoppers, including deliveries and cashless payments. Our partnership with Watsons offers Filipinos a wide selection of health, beauty, and personal care essentials that are vital to keeping them safe and well. We’re happy to give consumers access to Watsons’ vast network of stores in the Philippines through the Grab app
Tech-Enabled Shopping Experience
The partnership between Grab and Watsons aims to provide consumers with a safe and seamless online shopping experience, along with a faster and more reliable delivery service.
Watsons’ extensive online and offline network, now joined by Grab’s on-demand delivery fleet, play an important role in the customer journey and form a critical foundation for making express delivery possible. This partnership brings both Grab and Watsons online footprints available in both brands’ platforms.
As a welcome treat, consumers can enjoy free delivery when they shop for at least P700 worth of Watsons products on GrabMart. All they need to do is use the code WATSONS. Shoppers can get both free delivery plus a P100 discount, with a minimum spend of P1990 worth of Watsons products on the app. Use the code WATSONS100.
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Grab is the leading everyday super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 214 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package delivery, digital payments and financial services, across 394 cities in eight Southeast Asian countries. For more information, see: http://www.grab.com.
About A.S. Watson Group:
Established in Hong Kong in 1841, A.S. Watson Group is the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer operating over 16,000 stores under 12 retail brands in 27 markets, with over 140,000 employees worldwide. For the fiscal year 2019, A.S. Watson Group recorded a revenue of US$21.8 billion. Every year, we have over 5 billion shoppers in stores and online.
A.S. Watson Group is also a member of the world-renowned multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, which has five core businesses ‐ ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications in over 50 countries.
Please visit www.watsons.com.ph.