15 June 2018, India:
PhonePe has partnered with cab aggregator Ola to allow users to book can on its platform. With this integration, PhonePe users will have access to Ola’s multi-modal commuting offerings, along with the benefit of using the industry-first AutoPay feature.
Through AutoPay, users just need to link their preferred Credit/Debit card for a Ola ride in the PhonePe app once, and their ride-fare would automatically be paid at the end of every ride. Users also have the flexibility of setting and switching off AutoPay instructions anytime they want.
“Ola is the largest smart mobility player in the market and we are delighted to partner with them. With this partnership our users can enjoy the ease of using their preferred ride sharing app from within PhonePe while being assured of the reliability and integrity of their payments. Ola’s scale and reach, topped with our Auto-pay feature will enable greater convenience and control to our users while making payments seamless,” said Rahul Chari, Co-founder and CTO, Phone Pe.
“At Ola, we are focused on building products and services that enrich customer experience on our platform. Through this integration, millions of Phone Pe users will be able to avail Ola’s services and offerings seamlessly. Such partnerships drive the vision of Digital India, getting more users to experience the benefits of online services. As two of India’s popular homegrown brands, we will capitalise on each other’s strengths to enable smart, sustainable and inclusive mobility for India,” said Ankit Bhati, Co-founder and CTO, Ola.
This partnership is part of PhonePe’s vision of being an open payments ecosystem, enabling businesses of all sizes to build and deploy apps on its platform with a unified login and payments experience for its users. This will enable businesses to reach out with their services to a highly relevant and rapidly growing base of over 100 million PhonePe users, the company said in a press release.
(Source – Press Release, Image – digit)