DAVAO

Safe Malling at SM: Make shopping purposeful

LAST May 16, 2020, SM Supermalls in Davao reopened in limited capacity along with all other SM malls in the country. Along with the reopening came SM’s efforts to promote safety among its partners, stores, and shoppers: #SafeMallingAtSM.

The campaign carries out strict safety and sanitation measures to assure shoppers that SM malls are safe and clean, complying with safety and sanitation protocols over and above government regulations.

“SM goes over the standards when it comes to precautionary measures,” SM Supermalls President Steven Tan said, naming a range of protocols — from temperature checks in entrances, mandatory wearing of face masks, to mounting non-contact sanitizer dispensers and circulating elaborate directional signages that encourage safe distancing.

“We even have announcements on loop in our public address system that remind shoppers to comply with safety protocols. We also work with the police and local government to help us out in keeping these measures in place,” he said.

Tan shares a tip for shoppers in the time of the pandemic.

“Our malls are here to serve the public in providing essentials. If you come to our mall, please follow safety guidelines and make your visits to the mall purposeful.”

Growing service arms

As SM continues to reopen slowly in cities all over the country, malls adapt and roll out services that make shopping more convenient despite physical limitations. One of the more recent services include Instashopper in SM Supermalls in Davao.

Instashopper is an on-demand service that allows goods and essentials to be delivered to shopper residences via three major platforms: Call, Chat or Click.

Third party delivery service partners make this service possible through Facebook Messenger. Shoppers may enter the following on their web browser to start Instashopper:

For E-pabili: m.me/epabilibyerrands; for Rider Dash: m.me/riderdash.ph; for DavEx: m.me/vexriders; for Cinderellabelle: m.me/cinderellabelleofficial; for Kuya Juan: m.me/kuyajuandelivery; and for Streetby: stby.co.

Orders via direct calls to SM affiliates are also accommodated: SM Store (0956 2106 652 and 0961 5596 252 in SM City Davao; and 0966 681 7900; 0933 491 6199 in SM Lanang Premier); Surplus (0915 2869 860; 0926 9835 889; and 299-1582 in SM City Davao); Watsons (299-1582 in SM City Davao and 321-7446 in SM Lanang Premier); and Kultura (321-0969 in SM Lanang Premier).

On top of this, both Davao malls also introduced Food-To-Go, a delivery service in partnership with Maligaya Taxi. Delivery fee by dedicated taxi drivers start at P90.

SM Supermalls in Davao are also making it more convenient for shoppers to stay connected via Viber through bit.ly/DavaoTakeoutAndDeliveryAtSM. (PR)


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