Boost, the homegrown e-wallet, is paving the way towards digitizing and converging the way people book and buy public transport rides in Malaysia. By partnering with KLIA Ekspres, KTM, CatchThatBus, EzCab and citycarpark, Boost makes public transport a lot more convenient, cashless, secure and easily managed from a single e-wallet.
These collaborations aim to evolve, transform and digitalise the public transport industry as well as on-street city parking to further expand the cashless ecosystem in Malaysia. The integration between these partners allow Boost to be a single point for customers to plan all their domestic travel and on-street parking conveniently, easily and securely through their e-wallet.
“Together with our partners, we hope to foster the next evolution in Malaysian public transport. Travel in Malaysia has largely been a disconnected, cash-based transaction in the past. With these partnerships, we hope to connect customers to a complete experience from parking their cars and e-hailing a car ride, to taking intercity KTM trains or even riding the KLIA Ekspres to the airport, all from one app on their smartphones,” said Christopher Tiffin, Chief Executive Officer of Boost.
“With Boost, everyone in Malaysia is now able to travel cashless in just a few easy steps. This comes at a great time as we are approaching the holiday season when we get peak volumes in travellers and the longest queues at ticketing counters,” Tiffin added.
Chief Executive Officer of Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), Noormah Mohd Noor mentioned that their customers today expect more product options and innovative payment solutions. Citing their partnership with Boost, Noor added that the company’s move was in line with their mission to provide a more seamless and secure payment system, and further improve the customer experience.
Through these partnerships, Boost users can now expect to easily:
- Pay for on-street car parks within Kuala Lumpur which are managed by citycarpark and extend parking duration from within the Boost app
- Buy bus tickets from CatchThatBus from within the Boost app
- Buy KLIA Ekspres tickets from within the Boost app
- Pay for KTM intercity train tickets from the KTM website using their Boost e-wallet
- Purchase F&B from Brahims on KTM trains (ETS)
- Pay for e-hailing rides on EzCab with their Boost app
As Boost continues to expand its merchants and partners, the step into the public transportation industry will provide a more holistic digital customer experience for millions of people on their commutes.
With over 3.2 million users to date and nearly 50,000 online and offline merchants located nationwide, Boost has revolutionized the way people transact in today’s digital world, making cashless e-wallet payment trendy.
As a lifestyle application, Boost users can perform various services, from buying prepaid top ups and digital vouchers as well as gifting them, to free cash transfers and even “Go Dutch” with its unique split bills feature. Boost users can enjoy paying utility bills and street parking within Kuala Lumpur and also be rewarded with instant cash back via the “Shake” feature which is an overall gratifying and addictive experience.