Kolkata, June 15 (IBNS): PhonePe, a payments platform, on Friday announced a partnership with Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, for a hassle-free cab and auto booking experience. Users can now book an Ola using the PhonePe app. With this integration, PhonePe users will have access to Ola’s multi-modal commuting offerings, along with the benefit of using the industry-first AutoPay feature.
The integration with Ola enhances the ecosystem and allows PhonePe users to pay for their mobility needs, which stands out as one of the most important daily use cases. With both the companies already catering to a large user base, this also becomes the first large-scale implementation of AutoPay (through standing instructions) for ride bookings in India.
Through AutoPay, users just need to link their preferred Credit/Debit card for an Ola ride in the PhonePe app once, and their ride-fare would automatically be paid at the end of every ride. Users also have the flexibility of setting and switching off AutoPay instructions anytime they want.
Commenting on the partnership, Rahul Chari, Co-founder and CTO, Phone Pe said, “Ola is the largest smart mobility player in the market and we are delighted to partner with them. With this partnership, our users can enjoy the ease of using their preferred ride-sharing app from within PhonePe while being assured of the reliability and integrity of their payments. Ola’s scale and reach, topped with our Auto-pay feature will enable greater convenience and control to our users while making payments seamless.”
Ankit Bhati, Co-founder and CTO, Ola, said, “At Ola, we are focused on building products and services that enrich customer experience on our platform.
Through this integration, millions of Phone Pe users will be able to avail of Ola’s services and offerings seamlessly. Such partnerships drive the vision of Digital India, getting more users to experience the benefits of online services. As two of India’s popular homegrown brands, we will capitalise on each other’s strengths to enable smart, sustainable and inclusive mobility for India.”