India’s largest online marketplace Snapdeal has announced the launch of its new and first-of-a-kind feature, Wallet on Delivery (WoD), which will allow users to pay on delivery by using their FreeCharge wallet. This unique feature serves two important needs for online customers – allows users to make the payment only when their package is delivered and simultaneously removes the need to handle cash and find the exact change for pay for the delivery.
The launch of Wallet on Delivery (WoD) is a quick and effective solution to all user concerns about Cash on Delivery (CoD), especially given the current uncertainty about availability of currency notes. The swift roll out of the feature is due to the seamless integration of the Snapdeal and FreeCharge platforms, which allows users to smoothly make digital payments for digital purchases of goods and services.
The Wallet on Delivery will be available beginning November 10th, 2016 and in a progressive roll out and will cover Snapdeal and FreeCharge users across the country over the next few weeks. “The launch of Wallet on Delivery is an absolute need of the hour for consumers. More than a year ago, we had made a strategic decision to build India’s best digital payments platform to offer the fastest and most efficient payments experience in the country,” said CEO and Co-founder Snapdeal, Kunal Bahl.
“The launch of this new feature by FreeCharge shortly after the announcement of the demonetization of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes demonstrates our speed of execution in ensuring consumers’ needs is met in real time. We are delighted to continue our contribution to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision to build a cashless society,” added Bahl.
The FreeCharge wallet is widely used across the country to pay for utilities, cab rides, metro, phone recharges, electricity, gas, petrol, DTH and lots more. FreeCharge is also used at over 100,000 online and offline merchants like Bookmyshow, Swiggy, Zomato, Shoppers Stop, McDonald’s, Cafe Coffee Day and others.