President of Indonesia Jokowi inaugurated the Go-Jek service in Vietnam with the local name Go-Viet, at the Melia Hotel Hanoi, Vietnam, on 12 September 2018.
This also celebrated the presence of Go-Viet in the Vietnam capital of Hanoi this September. Previously Go-Viet began operating in Ho-Chi-Minh City last August.
“(The entry of Go-Jek here) means that technology from Indonesia is accepted into other countries,” said the President, as quoted from the official presidential website.
The presence of Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Go-Viet ceremony coincided President’s visit at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Ha Noi, September 11-13, 2018.
On that occasion, CEO and Go-Jek Co-Founder Nadiem Makarim explained that since its last month’s presence in Ho Chi Minh, Go-Viet had been downloaded more than 1.5 million times.
Prior to that, Go-Jek had also claimed that Go-Viet had captured 15 percent of the market share in Ho Chi Minh’s ride-hailing service, in just 10 days its operation.
Now, the new Go-Viet provides two types of services: Go-Bike and Go-Send. Going forward, they will add other services such as Go-Food to Go-Pay.
Go-Jek Launches Pay Later Feature
Go-Jek began introducing a new feature called PayLater to users. This feature allows users to buy food through Go Food, and pay at the end of the month.
To enjoy this feature, user must pay a monthly subscription fee of Rp. 12,500. However, for the first month, Go-Jek make it free.
Users can use this debt feature to a certain limit, for example, Rp. 500 thousand. Go-Jek does not explain what action will be taken to the user if does not pay off until the specified time limit.
According to Techinasia, the Pay Later service is held in collaboration with Findaya.