Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, has partnered with Paytm, India’s leading digital financial services platform, to provide customers a slew of offers and benefits as they prepare their wish lists for this festive season. This partnership will enable millions of Paytm users to conveniently pay through their Paytm Wallet and Paytm UPI while shopping on Flipkart during The Big Billion Days.
From an experience point of view, paying with wallet balance will be the fastest way for Paytm users to checkout during The Big Billion Days Sale, making sure they don’t miss out on flash sales & limited stocks. In addition, Flipkart customers will enjoy instant cashback to their Paytm wallets.
Digitization of payments in India has witnessed a rapid uptick with new internet users embracing digital methods for their everyday payments. The Digital India mission requires the collective responsibility of homegrown players to build interconnected business ecosystems. Flipkart has a strong understanding of Indian customers and has been actively working towards building credit and payment offerings on its platform, in order to drive customers to digital modes at their own convenience. Customers, while transacting on e-commerce, are offered various payment modes at checkout.
Paytm is India's champion of technology enterprises that are committed to providing innovative solutions to the masses. The addition of Paytm’s Wallet and Paytm UPI offers a seamless one-click checkout experience to Flipkart shoppers during their purchase on the e-commerce app. This partnership is well-aligned with Flipkart's preparation ahead of the upcoming festival where it sees a huge surge in the orders across the country.
Commenting on the partnership, Ranjith Boyanapalli, Head, Fintech and Payments Group, Flipkart, said, “Our partnership with Paytm showcases our commitment to make digital payment solutions customer-centric and inclusive, democratizing digital payments for all. This festive season millions of Paytm users across the country will have access to their wallets & UPI on Flipkart. With just one click customers can avail great value during flash sales this Big Billion Days as they continue to stay indoors and adopt safe payment methods. Digital payments, including UPI, continue gaining prominence in India and at Flipkart, we have always believed that digital adoption will help India get economically stronger.”
Madhur Deora, President of Paytm, stated, “It is great to see two technology companies collaborating to offer seamless shopping and payment experience. Flipkart has championed eCommerce in India, and together we aim to replace cash on delivery with digital payments via Paytm Wallet and Paytm Bank account. Our aim is to empower millions of Indians with innovative solutions that would play a key role in building Atmanirbhar Bharat. Paytm is a pioneer of the digital payment ecosystem and our efforts have started reflecting in the strong adoption among small cities and towns.”
According to new data by the RBI, the total number of digital transactions in India, that are processed via any electronic mode, be it UPI, IMPS, debit and credit cards, etc., is expected to reach a daily average of 1.5 billion in the next 5 years. Consequently, the net value of digital payments in India will also increase from its current value of Rs. 5 trillion to Rs. 15 trillion by 2025. Partnerships such as this will further boost the uptake of digital transactions as India continues to stay indoors and maintain social distancing.