Payless, an internationally-known footwear retailer shoe source brand, has officially opened its door to Guyana with a location at the MovieTowne mall at Turkeyen, Georgetown.
This is the company’s first new market to be opened in six years. The new venture has a total of nine employees, all of whom are Guyanese.
“It brings me great pleasure to see that today, Payless opens its doors to Guyana for the first time. We are ecstatic to finally provide the only world-class shopping for footwear and accessories to the people of Guyana,” Country Manger Jerus Mohammed declared during the launching ceremony.
The store boasts of a wide variety of footwear from dressy to casual, and athletic styles as well as specialty footwears, with hard-to-find sizes for women with a significant portion of the seasonal assortment offered in sizes 11, 12, and 13.
Payless also carries an array of seasonal accessories such as socks, handbags and shoe care items.
The first 50 customers at today’s opening received 10% discount vouchers that are valid for today only.
Meanwhile, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Timothy Tucker, welcomed this foreign-directed investment, all the while underscoring the importance of local content.
“Foreign direct investments help all, all of us in this country, it brings employment to citizens, opportunities to service providers, rental of property, it brings financial input to the economy with forex but most importantly it brings confidence in Guyana in our economy, in our business community,” he explained.
“I would encourage the Payless Guyana team and task the organisation to do its part for local content and do so by hiring Guyanese and I was pleased to see that you’ve started and you’ve hit ground running with a 100% percent Guyanese and 100% local it shows to your commitment to local content already,” Tucker added.