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2023 was an eventful year for Qashier, with new milestones, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped our path over the past year. As we continue to strive for another great year, Qashier is committed to helping every merchant succeed and reach their business dreams in the dynamic business landscape.
In this article, join us as we take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate the highlights of Qashier’s journey through growth and innovation in 2023.
In August, Qashier secured US$10 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Delivery Hero Ventures and IFP Securities. This enables Qashier to continue accelerating its growth in Southeast Asia and expand into new international markets like Australia, as well as strengthening its product ecosystem.
Qashier currently has four offices across Southeast Asia: Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. Through this funding round, Qashier plans to continue investing in research and development to deliver more innovative solutions to businesses in the region and beyond.
Your business in your pocket: Qashier app launch
In February, Qashier successfully launched the Qashier app. This freemium POS and payment solution caters to small and medium-sized businesses, offering them an easily accessible and user-friendly platform to manage their business and transactions from their Android devices and laptops.
Within three days of the app’s public beta launch on the Google Play Store, Qashier app received an overwhelming response from SMEs across Southeast Asia, reaching more than 12,000 downloads.
In July, Qashier also launched QashierX2, the company’s flagship smart POS terminal, reimagined.
More than just a POS to streamline your operations; more than just a payment acceptance terminal. QashierX2 is a truly integrated POS and payment solution straight out of the box.
QashierX2 empowers merchants with powerful POS processing, integrated & secure payment options, cloud-based solutions, and larger dual touchscreens for improved accessibility, all in a portable and wireless device.
An initiative that accelerates digitalisation amongst SMEs across the region, Qashier introduced the Qashier Support Package (QSP), first in Singapore and subsequently in Malaysia.
In Malaysia specifically, QSP is open to all Malaysian-registered businesses regardless of their annual sales turnover or employee headcount. SMEs applying for QSP enjoy long-term savings for a bundled POS and payments solution that comes with free software renewal for the next year. To learn more and apply for QSP, click here.
Qashier also enhanced its QashierPay solution in Malaysia, the “PowerLah!!” campaign positioned the payment solution as a superhero to merchants who were ‘sentiasa game untuk bayaran’ (always game on for payments). Launched in December 2023, QashierPay targeted businesses in the F&B, Retail, Beauty and services industry.
Offering more than just the capabilities of accepting Malaysians’ favourite payment methods, QashierPay upgrades merchants’ overall experience in digitalising their businesses. This includes quick application approval and next-working-day sales payout, ensuring they can get started right away and maintain a healthy cash flow.
The possibilities do not end here! Soon, you can also expect the convenience of accepting online payments through Pay by Link (for debit/credit cards) and issuing e-invoices directly from your Qashier account.
2023 was a year full of media appearances as both Qashier founders offered valuable insights on all things Fintech.
Some of Christopher Choo’s notable media appearances include an interview on Qashier’s beginning with MoneyFM 89.3‘s Breakfast Show in Singapore; a talk about the Qashier app with Malaysia’s business radio station BFM 89.9’s Open for Business episode; and a discussion about empowering SMEs with CNA938’s Singapore Today episode.
Meanwhile, Franklin Zhao was invited to Malaysia’s favourite Mandarin radio station MelodyFM to comment on the country’s contactless payment landscape and how Qashier is bringing affordable business solutions to SMEs.
Another one of the most exciting news Qashier announced last year was having Christopher Choo named among the esteemed Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Asia. This remarkable achievement further validates his entrepreneurial prowess and the significant impact Qashier has made in the Fintech space.
Qashier’s all-in-one POS + payment solutions have been a game-changer for the events industry last year, providing a comprehensive and customisable solution that meets the unique needs of each event. Qashier has powered vendors across prominent events in the region with wireless solutions and cashless payments – including the Chatuchak Night Market, GastroBeats 2023, Brewnanza Fest, and SHEIN Holiday Pop-Up in Singapore; and Wanderland Music & Arts Festival 2023 in the Philippines.
Qashier also took centre stage at several industry fairs, showcasing its latest innovations in smart POS + payment solutions. Among the events Qashier participated in were the MIRF Franchise Expo 2023 in Malaysia, the Smart SME Expo, Franchise SME Expo, and ASEAN Cafe & Bakery Show in Thailand; and the Franchise Asia Expo in the Philippines.
These exhibitions provided a unique platform to demonstrate Qashier’s innovative POS solutions to thousands of SMEs across Southeast Asia, widen its reach to several industries, and interact directly with industry professionals, partners, and potential clients.
Qashier recently forged a partnership with Mustard Seed Systems Corporation (MSSC) and Slash Tech Solutions Corporation (STSC) to drive strategic growth and efficiency to Filipino micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through innovative digital solutions.
Both partnerships, formed between October and November 2023, highlight Qashier’s expanded reach across the Philippine archipelago through MSSC and STSC, bringing innovative and cost-effective business solutions.
Qashier team in Malaysia celebrated another milestone with the move to an office penthouse in Northpoint Mid Valley. The strategic relocation reflects Qashier’s commitment to providing top-notch services and support to its growing clientele in Malaysia on top of growing its team to establish a comprehensive ‘tech hub’ for its merchants.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our clients, partners, and dedicated team members who played pivotal roles in our journey to innovation last year.
Here’s to a new year filled with continued growth, innovation, and commitment to our merchant’s success. We look forward to supporting your dreams and goals this 2024!
More about Qashier
Qashier offers multiple digital solutions, including QR code table ordering, table management (F&B), employee management, customer relationship management (loyalty programs), inventory management, data analytics, and cashless payments, in an all-in-one device.
Qashier promises a seamless setup within 10 minutes, without the need for technical expertise. It boasts a user-friendly interface that is simple for anyone to learn and use. If you require assistance, you’ll find 7 days-a-week responsive technical support from your local team.
Try the Qashier app for free on your own Android device! Alternatively, you can speak to us to see how Qashier can meet your business needs. Schedule a meeting with us here, via WhatsApp (+60) 12 660 2741, or email [email protected].