The mobile app for online recharge and bill payments, Freecharge would enable 1,00,000 taxis across India to go cashless with its Freecharge wallet by the end of 2016.
The company has asked over 15,000 taxi drivers in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to accept payment using their phone in an easy and secure manner in 60 days.
The app Customers would pay by scanning the QR code unique to individual taxi drivers and they would be able to complete the transaction in just one tap.
Through this initiative Freecharge would allow consumers to pay in less than 10 seconds using their phones and drivers can easily accept the payment digitally leading to seamless and frictionless payment process.
Sudeep Tandon, Chief Business Officer, Freecharge said, “Today’s consumers demand convenience and we are targeting sectors both in online and offline space which will influence the daily payment habit and shift them from cash to digital payments. We have dedicated teams in these three cities who are focused on providing training and helping drivers to register on Freecharge as a merchant. We aim to get 1, 00,000 taxis in the country to go cashless by the end of 2016 by offering a frictionless payment proceess and help them be part of digital payments ecosystem.”
Once the payment is done by the customer, the money gets credited to their wallet.
The driver can then choose to use the money for bill payments, recharges, transfer the money to their bank account or send money to friends and family using the wallet.