PhonePe goes live across over 1 million offline stores in Maharashtra

Nagpur : PhonePe, India’s fastest growing payments platform today announced that it is now live as a payment option across 1 million offline merchant outlets in Maharashtra. This milestone reflects PhonePe’s phenomenal acceptance across large organised retail stores as well as small and mid-size retail stores in the region.

Speaking on reaching this milestone, Yuvraj Singh Shekhawat, Head – Offline Business Growth, PhonePe, said, “Our offline business has seen phenomenal traction in the last one year, especially across Maharashtra. It is one of the fastest-growing regions and customers can now transact seamlessly using PhonePe at both small Kirana stores and larger retail outlets. The entire payments process on PhonePe is extremely fast and seamless ensuring consumers have a convenient experience. We are now live at most organised retail outlets across grocery, fuel, medicines and account for 6 -10% of all non-cash transactions.”

Vivek Lohcheb, Head – Offline Business Development added, “We are excited to reach this important milestone in Maharashtra. PhonePe has always adopted a partnership model with all its merchants and gone beyond being just a payments service provider. PhonePe’s QR allows merchants to accept consumer payments from any UPI app and not just PhonePe alone. For the merchants, this makes the digital payment acceptance process simple and reconciliations seamless. All a merchant needs is a feature phone to get started. We also provide them with visibility on our app where over 150 million users can discover merchants in the vicinity that accept PhonePe, effectively increasing footfalls to their business.”

PhonePe has been rapidly expanding its reach across India and today it has a presence in 150+ cities in India. PhonePe continues to expand into newer geographies enabling even local kiranas to accept payments from consumers through digital payment mediums like UPI, Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Wallets.

PhonePe recently introduced a ‘Stores’ tab on the app enabling hyper-local discovery of partner merchants for users. Keeping in mind the daily working capital requirements of merchants PhonePe offers instant settlements along with zero processing fee on UPI transactions. PhonePe has a merchant app as well that facilitates end-to-end control on the payment process for merchants including transaction confirmation and reconciliation.

Some of the key offline merchants across Nagpur that today accept payments using diverse PhonePe solutions are:

Groceries Krishna Super Bazar, Purushottam Bazar, Rakshak Mart and Shahu Bandhu and sons
F&B Santosh Pakodewala, Ramdevbaba Bread Pakoda and Ashoka sweets
Healthcare & Wellness Lightable Unsizex Saloon, Awesome Family Saloon, Bhanja’s Saloon and Sai Naturitan mart
Retail Sarvadnya Daily Needs, Prince Bakery, Sai Bakery and Jubilee Bakery
Others Alishan Nx, Satyam Mall, Shubhmangalam,

 

About PhonePe:

Bengaluru-headquartered PhonePe is the fastest growing digital payments platform in India with over 150 million registered users. Using PhonePe, users can send and receive money, recharge mobile, DTH, data cards, make utility payments and buy gold. PhonePe is accepted across 50 lakh merchant outlets nationally. PhonePe also launched its own Apps platform in 2018, and today its customers can place orders on Ola, Myntra, IRCTC, Goibibo, redBus, Oyo, and Treebo, etc directly from within the PhonePe Mobile App. For more details, please visit https://www.phonepe.com or download the PhonePe app.

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