FreeCharge partners with ePaisa, strengthen payments at offline stores

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Bengaluru, Feb.12 (ANI): FreeCharge, one of India’s digital payment platform on Friday announced its partnership with ePaisa. This partnership will enable customers with easy payment options through the FreeCharge wallet giving them the access to a varied set of offline merchants across retail, food and beverages, wellness, travel and entertainment.

FreeCharge aims to be the payment OS of the country. FreeCharge’s goal is to create an ecosystem for digital payments. To create this ecosystem FreeCharge is partnering with a number of players to enable many use cases both offline and online. Through partnership with ePaisa we would enable digital payments at thousands of offline merchants, the company said in a statement.

Customers paying through the FreeCharge wallet will also be able to avail exciting offers including cash-backs and additional discounts on spends at the registered merchants. In order to boost the digital payments adoption, FreeCharge will also run incentives with individual merchants that come on board with ePaisa.

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Commenting on the partnership, Govind Rajan, Chief Operating Officer, FreeCharge said: “We aim to able digital payments everywhere, offline and online. Our partnership with ePaisa is in line with our goal to be the payment OS. Our UI and transaction experience ensures that consumers have the swiftest yet safest digital payments experience – over 99 percent of our transactions within 10 seconds.”

“Customers love the convenience of not having to carry cash or card and businesses love the speed of transactions and the ease of use. ePaisa enables merchants to accept wallet payments without any internet and with FreeCharge’s innovative ‘On the go’ pin, there is no internet needed by the customer as well. This is the first end to end offline acceptance mechanism and we are delighted to have FreeCharge in our fold!” said Siddharth Arora, Founder & CEO, ePaisa.

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FreeCharge is a digital payments platform. Consumers across the country use FreeCharge to make prepaid, post-paid, DTH and Electricity bill payments for numerous utility service providers in addition to leading online and offline merchants. FreeCharge has over 30 million registered users, is PCI DSS compliant for information security and is at the forefront of the mobile commerce revolution with over 90 per cent of transactions originating from mobile. FreeCharge Wallet has registered over 20 million users since the launch in September 2015.

ePaisa provides businesses the simplest and smartest way to build, manage, grow and create a better customer experience. Take care of your billing, manage inventory, accept all forms of payments (cards, wallets, cash, Bitcoins), reach customers and earn more with the ePaisa app. 1000s of retailers, QSRs, exhibitors, highstreet stores and home delivery companies use ePaisa across India. Founded in 2012, with offices in Mumbai and New Delhi, ePaisa aims to digitize India by digitizing the point of sale for businesses. (ANI)

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