No More Hunger Pangs On The Train

We’ve taken care of those hunger pangs for you when you’re traveling via train. How?

Our tie up with IRCTC’s e-catering now allows you to book your meals on the go! 1516 trains without pantry cars will now have meals booked by you via Paytm. This is in addition to booking your train tickets via Paytm Wallet on IRCTC.

Major relief for those who travel via train often! We’re keen to bring the Paytm experience to all users across platforms, in every walk of life. Let’s go cashless! Click here to read about it in detail.

Happy eating & #PaytmKaro

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s Reddit AMA is Revolution Causing Stuff!

Honest, Interesting & Insightful – That was how the first Reddit AMA of our Founder, Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma went off. Vijay answered questions ranging from sharing learnings, to his entrepreneurial journey, to what lies ahead for Paytm.

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Of all the questions received in the one hour long AMA session, we missed one. Thankfully, we noticed it later on in an email, and now that one question will be acting as a stepping stone to a revolution which is one-of-its-kind!

This was the question;

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The team from OnlineRTI.com got in touch with us via mail and we’re proud to announce that Paytm is now going sponsor 1000 RTI’s. Because, we know one must fight when it comes to rights.

One must fight when it comes to rights, and we are proud to join in. https://t.co/xLoKm2M5U4

— Paytm (@Paytm) December 8, 2015

Vijay’s participation in the Reddit AMA not only gave us a chance to be a part of this noble initiative, but also gave us an insight into what the end user thinks of us and what they expect from us.

Check out some really interesting excerpts from Vijay’s Reddit AMA;

The best advice for someone who wants to start something of their own;

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Why Vijay Shekhar thinks Jack Ma is so special;

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Paytm’s top three priorities at the moment :)

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To read the entire Reddit AMA thread, you can visit this page!

Acquiring Near.in – Taking our O2O presence to the next level

At Paytm, O2O (Online to Offline) is a key focus area for us and we’ve just taken the next step to further strengthen our presence in the local and home service market.

We’ve acquired Near.in, it is a platform that provides local services and connects professionals with customers looking to avail services such as dance teachers, yoga instructors and many others. Currently, the company offers over 100 categories of local services.

The founding team of Near.in comprising Mr. Lomesh Dutta and Mr. Sunil Goyal will be joining Paytm as Vice presidents.

This buyout will definitely help us to get going into O2O space.

We’re excited to add more to our bouquet of services to help make life easier for you every step of the way. One transaction at a time. Till then, #PaytmKaro.

First-Of-Its-Kind partnership with ICICI Bank

In a first-of-its-kind partnership with ICICI Bank, we’re going to launch virtual prepaid cards which will give our users access to their Paytm Wallet both online and offline.

This partnership will also allow our customers to top up their digital wallets at any ICICI Bank, using cash or cheques. It will be a 16 digit Paytm-ICICI co-branded prepaid card which can be used at all the retail joints accepting VISA, MasterCard and Rupay.

This is a one of its kind partnership between an Indian consumer internet company & the country’s leading banking group and we’re also considering offering this new virtual card to customers through a new payment bank that will begin operations next year.

Read more about this development here!

 

Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma joins board of “Little”, a local discovery app!

Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder & CEO, Paytm) along with Mr. Alok Goel from SAIF Partners has joined Little as a board member. For those not in the know, Little is a local discovery app based out of Bangalore. It started operations three months ago and currently offers 30,000 deals from over 10,000 merchants.

Little App has more than 500,000 users who get access to last minute deals on restaurants, movies, hotels, salons & others, spread across 11 cities.

The founding team is totally kicked about having Vijay on its board; this will help them crack the customer acquisition puzzle, and this association with Paytm will also help them to sort out the payments process and preference level.

Read more about this development in detail here

 

 

 

Stay Safe Chennai

Chennai is braving a storm right now and we salute the spirit of everyone who is doing their bit to rescue people out there! The gravity of the situation can be understood by some of these glaring examples:

  • All flights to & fro Chennai have been suspended
  • The Hindu, a massive print publication, has for the first time not published an issue today, since 1878.

Amidst these unfortunate floods, we know how staying connected with your friends/family becomes priority. One helping hand can make a difference. This is a little something from us to you, Chennai:

If you would like to recharge anyone’s mobile number so that they can remain connected during this tough time, please call us at 18001030033 and share the mobile number.

We will recharge it with Rs.30 worth of talk-time, free of cost.

We also came across these heart warming tweets, on how people are doing their bit to help via Paytm!

Those who wish to extend support independently on social media, please use the following hashtags on twitter: #ChennaiFloods and / or #ChennaiRains.

Kindly Note;

1. This is only applicable for Chennai numbers;

2. Can be availed only once per number;

3. Due to overwhelming response, we will need 2 hours to process the request;

4. Certain mobile operators are unstable, which is beyond our control.

You could also check out this link to know full details about emergency contacts & rescue initiatives being done in the region.

Stay safe and #StayCharged, Chennai!

Impromptu Travel Plans? No worries, just Paytm Karo!

Last minute travel plans are the best ones! If it wasn’t for hotel booking worries plaguing you.

Guess what, go ahead & pack for that trip right now, ’cause we’ve got this in the bag for you!

In our bid to offer our users a more delightful experience, we have tied up with RoomsTonite, where you can get access to last minute booking of over 4000 hotels via our Android App.

We have established a direct connectivity with RoomsTonite where the hotel rates & content are synced in real time.

So, just click here to #PaytmKaro & travel without any hassles!

Read here for more details!

Lendingkart ties up with Paytm

In our constant endeavour to make life easier for our users and sellers, we are proud to announce our tie up with Lendingkart, a credit evaluation and loan platform.

With this move, we aim to expand our seller base by providing collateral free business loans to SMEs and merchants. What’s special here is that entrepreneurs can focus on building their businesses instead of worrying about gaps in their cash-flows.

Read more about it here!

Celebrate App Store Week With Us!

Yo Apple Fans! We’re excited to share that starting today, for one whole week, we’re featured on the App Store in a big, big way! Watch out for us all this week on the App Store’s Twitter and Facebook feeds. It doesn’t stop here, we’re spreading the love to all Apple fans: Everyday, for one week, we’ve got in store some amazing offers! All you have to do is download/use Paytm iOS App & shop on Paytm to get upto 50% cashback on your FIRST marketplace order!

Promo Code to be used – APPLE50

Wait, there’s more! You can also participate in our App Store contest! Just share your favorite feature of our iOS Paytm App on our Facebook or Twitter page and three lucky winners will win Rs. 500 Paytm cash! Simply tag us in your tweets and use the hashtag #AppStoreWeek.

Read the offer & contest T&Cs here!

So, what are you waiting for just pull out your iPhone/iPad & start shopping!

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Want Your Smartphone Before Diwali? Come to Paytm!

Diwali or Dhanteras, once you read this, you’re not going anywhere to buy your smart phones, except Paytm!

And we mean, anywhere! Like, not even driving down to your regular smart phone dealer for a physical purchase.

Why would you do that when we commit a 2 hour delivery of your smartphone to you?

Our tie-up with The Mobilestore aims to deliver your mobile device to you within two hours of placing your order on Paytm.

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Don’t believe it? Go on, order your smartphone from us and share your experience with us!

We loved hearing these happy customers tell us about their experience:

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