PhonePe, digital payments platform today announced its partnership with Flipkart, an e-commerce marketplace to launch contactless Scan and Pay for Flipkart’s pay-on-delivery orders.
PhonePe’s QR code solution will help the customers to pay digitally through any UPI app at the time of delivery. This will bring down personal contact and ensure safety, and drive contactless payments for customers who are traditionally more comfortable with cash on delivery.
Ankit Gaur, Director of Business, PhonePe said, “Digital payments adoption has become widespread over the past few years thanks to UPI. However, there still continues to be a preference for cash on delivery among some customers at the time of delivery. Digitising these cash-based payments would give a major boost to not just e-commerce but also contribute to the larger goal of Digital India. Our partnership with Flipkart to enable contactless and safe payments for its Pay on Delivery customers is a big step in that direction. Our solution not just offers a seamless and contactless payment experience to customers but also helps to reduce cash handling costs for e-commerce and logistics companies.”
Ranjith Boyanapalli, Head – Fintech and Payments Group at Flipkart said, “As the lines between e-commerce marketplace and digital payments continue to converge, it becomes imperative to solve for customers’ evolving needs and attitudes. While the pandemic has urged several consumers to make a shift to online shopping, some trust deficit during checkout remains in pockets. With ‘pay-on-delivery’ technology, we want to ensure that customers have peace of mind with their payments and at the same time can shop within the safety of their homes.”