Paytm Not to Charge Users Extra Amount for Digital Transactions on its Platform
“In such cases, we recommend our users to pay through their debit cards and UPI to avoid these charges. We would like to reiterate that these charges aren’t levied by Paytm in any scenario,” said the company, adding that it does not have any plans to levy any such fee in the future
Digital wallet Paytm on Monday refuted reports that it is going to charge users extra amount for digital transactions on its platform.
“We would like to clarify that Paytm app/payment gateway owned by One97 Communications Limited does not charge or levy any convenience/transaction fee from our customers on using any payment method which includes cards, UPI, net-banking and wallet.
“Paytm customers will continue using all the services available on the platform without any fee,” the Noida-headquartered company said in a statement.
The ET report on Sunday said that Paytm is going to allegedly charge 1 per cent on payments via credit cards, 0.9 per cent for debit cards and up to Rs 12-15 through net banking and UPI-based methods.
According to the digital payments company, there have been few merchants like educational institutes or utility service providers who do not absorb credit card charges and expect customers to pay the same.
“In such cases, we recommend our users to pay through their debit cards and UPI to avoid these charges. We would like to reiterate that these charges aren’t levied by Paytm in any scenario,” said the company, adding that it does not have any plans to levy any such fee in the future. (IANS)
Digital payments player Paytm on Wednesday announced its digital gold platform — ‘Paytm Gold’ is now redeemable at jewellery stores across the country as part of Paytm Mall’s ‘O2O’ strategy.
The company is aiming for three times growth with the sale of Paytm Gold during the festive season.
The facility is now live in 100+ stores and the plan is to add another 250 stores in the next 20 days.
“We are overwhelmed with the growth we have witnessed in the last 2 years. Our partnership with leading jewellers is an important landmark as our customers can now conveniently redeem their gold savings at nearby jewellery stores. Going forward, we will continue expanding our partnerships and offerings to make savings in Paytm Gold a habit,” Narendra Yadav, Vice President at Paytm, said in a statement.
The company, owned by One97 Communications, has collaborated with Kalyan Jewellers, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, PC Jeweller, Senco Gold & Diamonds and Caratlane to let users purchase jewellery by redeeming their accumulated gold.
Buyers will receive upto 5 per cent ‘goldback’ as part of inaugural offer on the transactions done using Paytm Gold.
According to the firms, within two years of its launch, Paytm Gold has become the country’s largest platform for savings in digital gold.
It is a unique wealth management offering that enables every Indian to buy, store and sell the world’s highest quality of gold for as low as Re 1 from its partnered sellers.
“Till now, more than 30 million customers have transacted more than 4.2 tons of Paytm Gold. The platform leads the digital gold market with a 70 per cent share. Paytm Gold offers free insured lockers, real-time market-linked prices, delivery across 25,000 PIN codes, ‘Gold Savings Plan’ and ‘Gold Gifting’,” the company added.
The tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India have contributed to a staggering 70 per cent of the total sales and the company expects this trend to increase during the run-up to the upcoming festive season.
“Millennials and housewives are leading the surge in demand for Paytm Gold. As per our customers’ feedback, they prefer saving in Paytm Gold for their long-term wealth creation which can be later used during celebrations and emergencies as well,” added Yadav. (IANS)