Indian mobile wallet platform FreeCharge announced its partnership with the online marketplace pioneer eBay India via Billdesk and Faasos, one of the country’s leading food on demand businesses. The Billdesk partnership allows FreeCharge and eBay customers access to over 100 million product listings, for which they can pay using the FreeCharge wallet option. The users can also avail 25% cashback offer on selecting FreeCharge as the payment mode.
“We are extremely pleased to associate with eBay as their payment partner. While we are constantly trying to provide our users with a seamless consumer experience, merchant acceptance still forms the bedrock of our business,” commented FreeCharge CBO Sudeep Tandon. “With associations like these, we further that cause while adding more payment options and use cases for our consumers. We hope this partnership will fuel growth for both eBay and FreeCharge in the days to come. With the digital payments garnering greater traction post-demonetisation and more and more people getting acquainted with e-wallets etc., we will see the increase in such partnerships. Such associations will also help e-commerce platforms to minimise COD orders and enhance the online shopping experience for buyers.”
FreeCharge also added food-on-demand platform Faasos to its list of Food and Beverage merchants which already includes foodpanda, Zomato, Swiggy, Freshmenu, Innerchef, Domino’s, Mcdonalds, Haldiram’s, CCD and Barista.
“We are glad to have tied up with Faasos as their e-wallet partners. This gives both the partners a potential to serve each other’s customer base and opens avenues of future innovative launches for their customers,” added Tandon. “The diversified geographical reach of Faasos is only set to grow bigger and we hope the association brings in good results for both the organizations.”
Faasos serves over 15,000 daily customers across 130+ locations in 14 Indian cities including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Indore, Bhopal, Nagpur.
“Faasos is all about unique, memorable and delightful experiences, and it is only possible when each aspect of ordering is made seamless. Post demonetization, we witnessed a 60 percent spike in online payments which now contribute to over 80 percent of transactions,” observed Fassos Head of Marketing Sagar Kochhar. “We see a lot of value in this partnership which we believe will be symbiotic. While on one hand it will give our user base an added payment option, on the other it will give FreeCharge users a gastronomic experience on India’s largest food platform.”