The new QR-based payment facility is expected to further reinforce consumer trust in digital transactions
Flipkart has launched a contactless, QR-code-based payment facility for all its pay-on-delivery shipments.
According to the press release, consumers who earlier opted for cash on delivery can now use this facility. They can just scan the QR code attached to their purchase and make a digital payment for their order through any UPI app at the time of delivery.
The number of UPI-based payments has witnessed a steady rise over the years, with offline person-to-merchant transactions accounting for 42.5% of all UPI transactions in December 2020.
The data has found that the pandemic has also accelerated the adoption of UPI payments, with 2.64 billion transactions recorded in April 2021 – a 100% increase over the previous year, according to data by NPCI.
We’ve reported that a Portuguese supermarket opened its first cashierless store.