With many months of enhanced community quarantine that has forced people to stay in their homes, many businesses in the Philippines have struggled to remain afloat and cope from the heavy impact caused by the pandemic. But as lockdown restrictions continue to ease and shopping malls reopening, many local stores and establishments are now back in business, safely welcoming consumers once again.
To help in the swift recovery of local businesses, Home Credit Philippines, the country’s leading consumer finance company with nationwide store presence and rapidly growing mobile presence, launches its Shop.Support.SMILE campaign in partnership with local merchants who have recently reopened their doors to serve more Filipinos during these uncertain times.
By simply downloading the My Home Credit app and using SMILE, Home Credit’s nationwide discount program, customers can enjoy up to 50% discount when shopping or dining at 15,000+ Home Credit partner stores.
With the help of SMILE, business owners and SMILE partners like Myla Coronel of Coronel ’19 Flower Shop remain optimistic that despite the many changes brought about by the new normal, many Filipinos will still support their business. “Mabago man ng pandemic kung paano tayo mag celebrate pero hindi mababago nito kung paano tayo magparamdam ng pagmamahal at pag-aalaga sa mga mahal natin sa buhay, (The pandemic may have changed the way we celebrate, but it won’t change how we express our love and care for our loved ones).”
At the same time, over 15,000 Home Credit partner merchants, including Joselito Otocan of J Otocan Cellphone Shop, are more than prepared to welcome customers back to their shops—with customer safety as their top priority. “Sana mas marami nang customers ang mamimili ulit. Ready na po kami ulit para sa kanila (Hopefully, more customers will buy from us again. We’re ready to serve them), says Joselito.
“Through this campaign, customers get to score major discounts on their purchases with SMILE, all while supporting our partner merchants,” says Home Credit Philippines’ Chief Marketing Officer Sheila Paul. “We want to show them that their small support and purchases mean a lot to these businesses.”
For more stories of hope from Home Credit’s SMILE partners, watch the Shop.Support.SMILE Merchant Stories video here.