To get a premium account, Multiply subscribers can opt for Globe GCASH, an internationally-acclaimed mobile commerce service, which is one of the preferred modes of payment for online shopping. The partnership between Globe GCASH and Multiply for secure and convenient online payment settlement is the first in the industry.
Globe GCASH mobile wallet is available to all Globe and TM subscribers nationwide. It allows subscribers to conveniently send and receive cash electronically, make payments, as well as buy good and services.
“Filipinos love content and combined with their desire to connect with family and friends, they often share personal documentation of their lives online. That is why Globe GCASH and Multiply decided to work on this collaborative effort to give more value-added services to our subscribers,” said Rizza-Maniego Eala, president of G-Xchange, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom which operates GCASH.
Since Multiply’s unlimited photosharing facility is very attractive to Filipino Internet users, Multiply has introduced a permanent backup solution for all photos and videos uploaded to the site for just Php 799 a year or Php 99 per month.
David Hersh VP for Business Development of Multiply (seated left) demonstrates the new service to Rizza Maniego-Eala President of GXI (seated right). Standing from L-R are: Jim Fraginal, Sales Head of GXI; Paulo del Puerto ABS-CBN Representative; and Richie Sison Marketing Head of GXI
The yearly or monthly account subscription fee can be paid using Globe GCASH which has its own button in the site. Multiply subscribers can pay not only for their accounts but also for those of their friends and loved ones.
Beth Tan, an online seller and Multiply site owner (http://paponei.multiply.com), was one of those who immediately used their Globe GCASH for account upgrade. “I wanted to upgrade my account for a long time now but I don’t have a credit card. That’s why I’m glad that I can already do so with GCASH. Being a premium account holder in Multiply gives me the advantage of improving my image as an online seller,” she said.
Even before the direct connection between Globe GCASH and Multiply was established, a significant number of Multiply site owners already use GCASH for direct person-to-person transfer.
Denise, another Multiply site owner (http://bluelovespink.multiply.com), said that she has been accepting Globe GCASH payments for several years now. “Using GCASH is convenient and the charges are low. My buyers can pay me anytime they want. Unlike with bank payment, they have to rush to meet the banking hours. With GCASH, everything is easy because they can pay through the phone,” she said.
A recent survey conducted by Multiply among its members who sell good online, showed that GCASH was considered as a preferred mode of payment, second only to meet ups.