As lockdown opens, the movement and travelling are bound to rise. So, Uber is making the best out of the situation right now by adding a new payment method for its customers. It has joined hands with Amazon Pay to boost contactless payment and digital payments as well.
This means that while paying, users can now opt for Amazon Pay option from inside the app. This also comes with cashback offers to drive adoption and further strengthen the digital payments ecosystem. This will also mean that users will have to connect their Amazon Pay account to Uber by clicking on the ‘Payments’ icon and choosing Amazon Pay.
“In order to make the payment process as seamless as possible, the ride fare for any subsequent Uber trips will be automatically paid from their Amazon Pay balance after the completion of a trip, without having to worry about carrying exact change or entering multiple OTPs,” adds Uber in a statement.
As for the cashback offer, Amazon Pay users will get a 50% cashback of up to ₹100 on their first 3 Uber rides in a month. As a special offer, Amazon Prime members will be able to enjoy a 50% cashback of up to ₹120 for the first three rides on the Uber app.
“We are delighted to add Amazon Pay as an additional digital payment option on our app for promoting cashless transactions, minimizing contact and enhancing social distancing that will help keep both riders and drivers safe. India is the first global market where Amazon Pay has been enabled in the Uber app, making this a landmark partnership for both global companies in a market of strategic importance,” said Nandini Maheshwari, Director, Business Development, Uber APAC.