Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, people all around the country have been ordering groceries, electronics, and other products straight to their homes, as various states go into lockdown. To help the process, Introducing Flipkart QR Code based Payment facility Pay-on-Delivery Orders through UPI. Consumers who earlier opted for cash-on-delivery can now use this facility, scan the QR code attached to their purchase and make a digital payment for their orders through any UPI app at the time of delivery, Flipkart said in a statement.
Pay-on-delivery is still widely preferred among customers when purchasing products through e-commerce websites, primarily due to the trust factor. However, during the pandemic, the transfer of physical cash poses a health risk. To circumvent this problem, products that are delivered with the pay-on-delivery option will have a QR code attached to their purchase, with which customers can make a digital payment for their order with a UPI app of their choice.
Flipkart QR Code based Payment facility Pay-on-Delivery Orders:
Commenting on the launch of the Flipkart QR Code based Payment feature, Ranjith Boyanapalli, Head of Fintech and Payments Group at Flipkart, said: As the lines between e-commerce marketplace and fintech continue to converge, it becomes imperative to solve for customers’ evolving needs and attitudes. While the pandemic has urged several consumers to make a shift to online shopping, some trust deficit during checkout remains in pockets. With ‘pay-on-delivery’ technology, we want to ensure that customers have peace of mind with their payments and at the same time can shop within the safety of their homes.