From left: Cargills Bank Limited Marketing Manager Renuka Hettiarachchi, Cargills Bank Limited Manager Alternate Channels Pramuditha Kalani, Cheapefares.com Director Thanaraj Mylvaganam and Cheapefares.com OTA Operations Head Ruchira Lakmal
Cargills Bank has partnered with Cheapefares.com to further expand its merchant network, enabling greater convenience for regular shoppers.
The partnership would entice customers to make their ticket payments at any Cargills Food City outlet islandwide from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on 365 days of the year. Upon reserving the hotel or flight booking through Cheapefares.com, customers will be given a reference code which they can provide to their preferred Cargills Food City outlet to process the payment through Cargills Cash facility. The real-time payment update will create more convenience in the post-booking process.
The latest tie-up encourages bank’s digital drive towards offering an array of augment financial services to customers and thus proves its goal to create financial inclusion to every Sri Lankan.
Cargills Bank Retail Banking Head Buddhika Perera said, “Travelling and holidaying has become a key part of modern consumer’s lifestyle. Our commitment is to make life simple to every Sri Lankan through our sphere of digital initiatives and our partnership with cheapefare.com will further strengthen our service to regular shoppers in paying their merchants at Cargills Food City outlets that operate from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.”
Cheapefares.com Director Thanaraj Myilvakanam said, “we are pleased to have partnered with Cargills Bank and we are confident that this would create better convenience to our consumers on their payments in the aftermath of a booking or a reservation.
Despite the credit card plays a key role in the ticket booking industry which predominantly works online in the modern market, there are many customers who prefer alternatives to settle their payments. The capability of simply being able to pay your ticket at the nearest Cargills Food City will no doubt creates a better customer experience”.