Digital modes of payment have become increasingly vigorous in the past few years in order to support the ease of safe and comfortable transactions. After previously LinkAja was present as a payment source option in the land and air transportation ticket booking application, now LinkAja is working with Marlin Booking, Telkomsel’s The NextDev 2017 winner application which focuses on digitizing ports and ferry operators.
This collaboration aims to make it easy for application users to order tickets and make payments electronically.
The Marlin Booking application includes online boat ticket booking services, e-ticketing systems, and the development of mobile applications for ferry operators, which will help users to travel to domestic and international route ports. The ticket prices offered are quite varied, starting from the range of IDR 100 thousand for domestic routes and around IDR 300 thousand for international routes.
In addition to providing tickets for boat crossings, users can order attraction tickets and perform digital transactions with LinkAja for domestic and foreign entertainment such as Waterbom Bali, Universal Studio in Singapore, as well as other interesting entertainments in Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Australia, Macau , Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.
LinkAja’s Director of Operations, Haryati Lawidjaja said, she was very enthusiastic about this strategic cooperation. The presence of LinkAja as a non-cash payment option on the Marlin Booking application is in line with LinkAja’s commitment to expand access to digitizing transactions on various lines of public transportation, which is their main use case.
“The ease of electronic transactions for ferry ticket bookings is expected to be able to gradually change user habits in ticket payment, from the offline method through cash purchases at counters, to non-cash transactions in the ticket booking process in a more convenient, secure, and easier application. As a national electronic money, LinkAja will continue to develop cooperation with various strategic partners in order to support the acceleration of the National Non-Cash Movement in Indonesia, “he said.
The use of LinkAja as a payment option in the Marlin Booking application can be done since November 1, 2019. As of December 31, 2019, there is an attractive cashback of 30 percent with a maximum nominal value of Rp 20 thousand for one transaction per customer per month. To make it easier for ferry users to fill LinkAja balances, there is an experience booth at Harbor Bay Batam, so users can transact to make payments on the Marlin Booking application.
“In addition, there are hundreds of transaction points that allow LinkAja users to fill balances and withdraw cash in various modern retailers such as Alfamart, Circle K, Indomaret, Grapari Telkomsel, Bank Himbara (State Owned Bank Association), Link Himbara ATMs, ATM Bersama networks , and BCA ATMs that are spread throughout the city of Batam, “he concluded.