PhonePe launches PoS devices for merchants
With 35 million merchants, Bengaluru-based fintech firm PhonePe is aiming to deploy 1,50,000 devices by next year.
A month after dolling out its payment gateway and lending services, fintech unicorn has introduced Point-of-Sale (PoS) devices enabling merchants to accept payments via debit cards, credit cards, and UPI.
Besides rival 79 lakh paid merchants subscriptions for its devices (soundbox and PoS), the space is dominated by players like , , , and , among others., which claims to have
With 35 million merchants, the Bengaluru-based fintech firm is aiming to deploy 1,50,000 devices by next year.
The device comes preloaded with the PhonePe PoS app and supports transactions through tap/swipe/dip and interoperable QR codes, the company said in a statement.
“The device features a unified and cohesive interface that supports various modes of payment, providing convenience and flexibility. By accepting credit and debit transactions, merchants can expect an increase in their average ticket size, ultimately driving overall business growth,” said Vivek Lohcheb, Head of Offline Business at PhonePe.
While the exact price of the new product remains unknown, PhonePe said it is offered at a “nominal monthly rental”.
Recently, PhonePe launched its account aggregator (AA) services through its wholly-owned subsidiary PhonePe Technology Services Pvt Ltd (PTSPL), which will allow its Indian consumers to consent to and share all their financial data such as bank statements with regulated financial institutions.
Edited by Suman Singh