Vodafone India and Walmart India ties-up to enable business members of six Best Price Modern Wholesale stores, owned and operated by Walmart India, to make payments using M-Pesa from their mobile anywhere, anytime. It will leverage all its members, including small businesses such as kiranas/resellers, the benefit of sending money through their mobile phones in hassle-free manner.
Speaking about the tie-up, Suresh Sethi, Business Head –M-Pesa, Vodafone India said, “Vodafone has always been at the forefront in launching innovative products and services relevant to the needs of our customers. Vodafone M-Pesa is an innovative, safe and secure mobile wallet that enables complete suite of services like money transfer, bill payments, and recharge on the move from the mobile. We are delighted to extend M-Pesa offering to Walmart India across its six Best Price Modern Wholesale stores. We are confident that this association will go a long way in simplifying the payments process for Walmart India from the members, especially resellers based in secondary markets. Starting with pilots in Amravati and Lucknow, we have now extended it to members in Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Guntur and Vijayawada and we hope to extend it pan-India soon.”
Rajneesh Kumar, Vice-President and Head – Corporate Affairs, Walmart India, said: “We are very excited about this partnership with Vodafone M-Pesa. We are confident that our members, especially kiranas/resellers, will benefit due to the convenience of payment along with efficient delivery of quality products at their doorstep. We value our members and strive to give them an excellent shopping experience.”
Further to this ally, Vodafone M-Pesa will enable safe, secure and convenient transactions, making it easier for all its members in Lucknow, Amravati, Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Guntur to make faster payments and help Walmart ensure timely delivery of goods.
Additionally, Best Price store member places an order to Walmart India. Vodafone M-Pesa authorized agent will reach out to enable cash-in into his/her M-Pesa account. This will allow the member to make payments from his/her phone for the goods ordered from Walmart’s Best Price Cash & Carry store.