INTRO: The Ride-hailing service Ola has integrated PhonePe together of its payment methods, because of a replacement partnership. The news comes merely a couple of months after Ola laid off 1,400 employees amidst coronavirus pandemic.
With this integration, Ola users can use PhonePe to quickly buy rides. The all-new integration will enable the PhonePe users to pay using PhonePe wallet and UPI. The feature is currently just available on the Ola app on Android devices. However, the company promises to bring it to iOS soon.
Ola users can avail up to Rs. 200 cashback on the primary two rides when paid using PhonePe. You will also get the cashback in your PhonePe wallet. The thing to be noticed is that the minimum ride amount to be eligible for the offer is Rs.100. The offer is going to be valid until August 5, 2020. You can found out PhonePe for paying the rides from the Payments section which will be accessed from the top-left hamburger menu. If you’re not seeing the choice, you’ll try updating your Ola app to the newest version available on Google Play Store.
In fact, the corporate says this partnership with PhonePe complements its recent safety initiative ‘Ride Safe India’ that encourages customers to choose digital payment channels.
“As we navigate through the pandemic, we’ve noticed a big increase within the adoption of digital payment solutions. With commute being one among the most important spend categories for patrons , we wanted to encourage this shift through value-added services to make sure them superlative also as safe mobility experiences,” said Ola spokesperson Anand Subramanian during a statement.