With the rapid growth of online shopping both globally and in Sri Lanka, Nations Trust Bank (NTB) American Express (Amex) announced its partnership with Google’s ‘Avurudu MegaPola’, as the preferred card.
The three-week-long impactful, digital e-commerce platform aims to reach a large number of Sri Lanka’s Internet users, with the intention of further catalyzing the local e-commerce industry. Riding on the growing hype and interest of online shopping by Sri Lankans, www.megapola.lk will have wide range of popular products on sale. NTB Amex offers as much as a 20 percent additional savings plus the ability to convert several of the sale items into interest free instalment plans.
In line with NTB’s vision to create impactful digital eco-systems for its customers, ‘Avurudu MegaPola’ e-commerce platform, a first in Sri Lanka, will create life-changing experiences for buyers and sellers. The e-tail platform ‘MegaPola’ is on for three weeks up until April 10 and is the first of such an initiative.
NTB Head of Cards Nimesh Fernando was upbeat on the offering. “We are delighted to be in a partnership with the world’s most used search engine to benefit our cardmembers; not only an online platform to make their purchases for the season, but with our special seasonal savings and interest plans,” he expressed.
“Consumers are turning to the Internet because of fast, simple and secure payment procedure and delivery service plus due to the convenience of making the transactions from the comfort of their home,” Fernando went on to note.
Google Country Lead for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Fazal Ashfaq commenting on the occasion, said, “We are delighted to welcome on board American Express as a partner for the Avurudu MegaPola. Partnering on initiatives such as the MegaPola is a testament to our belief in the growth of e-commerce in Sri Lanka.
NTB has made pioneering and mega strides in the digital sphere and has adopted digital platforms as their DNA. “In view of this, it is natural that we come in as the preferred card for one of the biggest e-tailing shopping experiences offered in Sri Lanka,” Fernando summed up.
As part of the Avurudu MegaPola supported by Google, NTB Amex cardmembers will enjoy savings, payment plans, etc., on certain products while shopping on this platform.
Designed to generate positive and mutual economics to customers, Amex has a long and successful history of partnerships and co-branding and providing safety for online transactions.