PNG Trade and Directories Limited (PNGDL) customers can now pay for services instantly online without using their VISA Debit cards to make advertisement payments for both Print and Online Directories.
PNGDL is a subsidiary of Telikom Holdings and an official publisher of directory books for PNG and Solomon Islands. PNGDL commonly trading as yellow pages has been in operation since the inception of Telikom PNG and is an authorised publisher of directory books in the country.
As part of the business modernisation and transformation strategy, management has invested in mobile and internet technologies to improve their customer experience and further boost service standards for directory services in the country.
The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for PNGDL, Mr Jessy Pendene said business transformation and modernisation is the way forward to allow businesses remain competitive especially in today’s market setting.
“With the growing use of mobile and internet technologies in the country, the Board and Management have to think outside of the normal to venture into the online business. It is a credit business where businesses subscribe in the current year and revenue is collected in the following year. The operations cost for revenue collection is high due to countrywide collections. Now with the timely intervention by BSP using the BSP Pay platform, customers can conveniently pay online to list their business for both print and online directories without constant follow ups”, said Mr Pendene.
PNGDL Board Chairman, Mr Cedric Rondoke thanked the Board and management of BSP for providing such a magnificent platform that goes a long way to support small subsidiaries like PNGDL.
“PNGDL’s modernisation and transformation strategy is in line with the national government plan to drive business transformation in most of the SOE’s and he commend the efforts of the new CEO and his team for living that vision” Mr Rondoke added.
The third phase of the transformation will include an online shop concept whereby every Papua New Guineans will be provided a reliable opportunity to shop online.
Mr Pendene further stated “his management is currently in talks with mother company Telikom Holdings and other sister SOE companies like Post PNG for a possible partnership for the online shop concept using their retail distribution network in the country. He said onboarding of BSP Pay is a key achievement to support the company’s ongoing online plans.
BSP Pay is a payment solution that allows a BSP account holder to carry out online payments on registered merchants instantly and securely without the use of card details.
The only information required is their CIF (BSP ID) and registered mobile number to receive security codes.
BSP encourages other businesses to consider moving online to enjoy the benefits.
Businesses interested in setting up a payments page on their website can contact BSP through email firstname.lastname@example.org and call BSP 3201212 or 70301212.