April 20, 2021

Amazon Pay, Uber accomplice to permit Indian customers to pay for rides

New Delhi: Amazon Pay and Uber on Monday introduced a partnership that can permit customers in India to pay for his or her rides on the ride-hailing platform utilizing Amazon Pay. India is the primary market the place the 2 American firms have shaped such an alliance.

The partnership will see Amazon Pay being built-in as a fee possibility on the Uber app, enabling hundreds of thousands of shoppers to make contactless, secure and safe funds for his or her Uber rides, an announcement stated.

To facilitate their Uber journey, clients might want to hyperlink their Amazon Pay account to Uber by clicking on the ‘Funds’ icon and selecting Amazon Pay.

So as to make the fee course of as seamless as potential, the experience fare for any subsequent Uber journeys can be mechanically paid from their Amazon Pay stability after the completion of a visit.

“We’re delighted so as to add Amazon Pay as a further digital fee possibility on our app for selling cashless transactions, minimising contact and enhancing social distancing that can assist hold each riders and drivers secure,” Uber APAC Director, Enterprise Growth Nandini Maheshwari stated.

India is the primary world market the place Amazon Pay has been enabled within the Uber app making this a landmark partnership for each world firms in a market of strategic significance, she added.

“Amazon Pay is all the time trying to make the lives of our clients handy. This partnership with Uber will permit clients to finish their transaction in a contactless method, particularly through the pandemic,” Manesh Mahatme, Director – Expertise and Service provider Acceptance, Amazon Pay India stated.

Uber at the moment permits customers to pay for rides utilizing modes like money, bank cards, Paytm wallets and Google Pay amongst others.