We’ve been struck by a pandemic and most of 2020 have been spent at home for a lot of people. Either staying home because they couldn’t go to work, as a result of being quarantined or simply having to work or go through classes from home. Thus, going out is a bit more difficult. This is because we are required to stay at home in the first place to avoid the spread of the virus, to stop another spike in cases. But there are so many things to do as well. For instance, pay bills, shop for necessities, even if you’re running a business where you have to handle customers and possibly make deliveries. Luckily, we’re in the 21st century and almost everything can be done online now through online applications. You name it, it can be done online, especially with the help of currently existing phones, laptops, and PCs. So let’s get into a few examples and benefits of online services:
First things first, the thing that most people are required to do is pay bills. We have so many online services that can help us with that. One application that exists to help us with paying bills in Malaysia is JomPAY. JomPAY offers services that allow you to pay your electricity bills as well as water bills or literally any other bill you have to pay from the comfort of your own home. With over 40 banks connected, you can use online banking or use your debit or credit card. This helps with saving the costs of having to go out, look for parking, probably fill up petrol, and most importantly this helps reduce human contact and thus reduce the possibility of another spike in cases for the pandemic. Thus, saving time and energy as well since you can do it all in the comfort of your own home. Plus, there’s not only JomPAY when it comes to paying your bills, but you can also even pay by online banking using your desired online banking website or application like GO by Bank Islam or Maybank2u.
Next, another thing that most people need when they stay at home is the essentials. Groceries including meats, fruits and veggies or even snacks and other foods, as well as toiletries like toothpaste or shampoo. However, going to a grocery store is too risky now, you’d have to come in contact with people as well as touch unknown surfaces that might be tainted. So to avoid this, shop online. Apps like HappyFresh offer a variety of groceries to choose from and they will deliver it to your doorstep. This saves plenty of time as well as lowers the risk of getting the virus. So simple especially since the groceries you need to buy are just at the tip of your fingers be it on your phone or on your laptop or PC. They make payment easy as well since you can pay by online banking, debit or credit card. Plus, HappyFresh isn’t the only app that will help you with groceries. Apps like Grab and Foodpanda not only offer meals, they also offer grocery buying services that are just as simple.
Other than grocery shopping, you can even buy full-on meals online on the mentioned apps like GrabFood by Grab, Foodpanda, and other apps like Pop Meals which was previously known as Dahmakan.
Besides that, even handling your business online is easier now, even when you’re working in the line of financial accounting at expert accounting services in Malaysia, all your work can be done online. Handling customers can be done on WhatsApp, Instagram, Shopee, or you could create your own website and communicate with them there. Payments or transactions can be done by online banking, debit or credit card as well as using an E-wallet. If your business requires you to deliver things, not to worry, there are courier services that offer the service of picking up the item needed to be delivered instead of having you go to the post office every single time.
Alongside all of this, if ever comes a time where you are confused about a certain service or process, all these online apps have customer service that caters to everyone’s questions either 24/7 or within working hours. Even with your finances, there are websites that offer consultancies like accounting company Malaysia.