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Flipkart brings new UPI handle to drive digital economy in India

On the Flipkart app, Flipkart UPI can be used to pay for any product or service, including e-commerce transactions, Scan and Pay to UPI ID, and recharges and bill payments, the company said in a statement.

Saumya Nigam Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Published on: March 03, 2024 13:31 IST
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Flipkart, an e-commerce marketplace launched its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) handle to enhance further its digital payment which will offer all the customers, including its 500+ million customers. With Flipkart UPI, users can now set up their own UPI handle for online and offline Merchant transactions within and outside of the Flipkart marketplace. For a distinctive customer experience, loyalty features such as Supercoins, Cashback, Brand Vouchers, Milestone benefits and more will be offered post the UPI launch.

On the Flipkart app, Flipkart UPI can be used to pay for any product or service, including e-commerce transactions, Scan and Pay to UPI ID, and recharges and bill payments, the company said in a statement.

In its first phase, Flipkart has partnered with Axis Bank, wherein users can register for UPI with @fkaxis handle for their digital transactions using the Flipkart app.

Dheeraj Aneja, Senior Vice President - of Fintech and Payments Group at Flipkart said, “Recognising the dynamic digital landscape, the launch of Flipkart UPI seamlessly merges the convenience and cost-effectiveness of UPI with the trusted efficiency customers expect from us.”

"At Flipkart, we are committed to delivering the best-in-class commerce experience to customers by offering safe and convenient payment options along with a wide array of rewards and benefits such as Supercoins, Brand Vouchers, and others."

According to Aneja, "Flipkart UPI underscores our dedication to shaping a digitally-empowered society and reaffirms our role as a leading catalyst in India's digital evolution."

It also introduces one-click and quick functionalities for recharges and bill payments, enhancing overall user payment efficiency.

According to the company, with the tagline, ‘India’s Most Rewarding UPI’, the offering aims to provide customers with an intuitive, safe, and convenient digital payment experience through its integrated checkout funnel and a slew of delightful incentives including the benefit of instant refunds.

In 2023, UPI processed over 117 billion transactions worth Rs 182.84 trillion, showcasing a dynamic landscape with participation from banks, payment service providers, and fintech companies, according to reports.

Sanjeev Moghe, President and Head of Cards and Payments, at Axis Bank said, “We continue to scale our growth in UPI with partnerships and innovations. Our partnership with Flipkart has come a long way from launching one of India's most successful co-branded credit cards to now launching the Flipkart UPI service.”

He added, “Customers can now register for UPI with @fkaxis handle and can do all fund transfers and checkout payments using the Flipkart app. This solution is cloud hosted and hence provides one of the most stable and scalable UPI platforms for customers,” he added.

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Inputs from IANS

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