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You can now pay electricity, landline, and other utility bills using Amazon Pay balance

The payments facility is available with 100+ billers across India.

  • Published: August 28, 2018 2:50 PM IST
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Amazon Pay offers a convenient and speedy way to pay for purchases made on Amazon India. Now, the e-commerce behemoth has introduced a bill payments facility that makes Amazon Pay even better. With the new functionality, customers can use their Amazon Pay balance to pay electricity, landline, broadband, and other utility bills.

The new payments facility is available with 100+ major billers across numerous cities in India. Some of these include BSES, Tata Power, BESCOM, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio, and ACT. In addition, Amazon Pay balance can also be used to pay for mobile & DTH recharges, settle credit/debit card bills, book movie tickets, and more.

Commenting on the launch, Shariq Plasticwala, Director – Payments, said, “The launch of bill payments on Amazon reinforces Amazon’s commitment to Indian customers to provide them new categories and a wide selection of services.  We shall continue to innovate on behalf of customers as we simplify the payments experience in India. We now have all the major categories across mobile recharges and bill payments available for customers.”

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Amazon recently invested Rs 230 crore into Amazon Pay’s India arm, to strengthen its operations in the country and compete head-on with the likes of Flipkart’s PhonePe and Alibaba-backed Paytm.

Food delivery platform Swiggy also teamed up with Amazon India recently to enable Amazon Pay as a payment option for its customers. An announcement regarding the partnership claimed that this new payment option will enable fast and seamless checkouts for Swiggy users. This will also allow Amazon India users who already have a Swiggy account, to make use of their Amazon Pay account outside the Amazon services ecosystem.

  • Published Date: August 28, 2018 2:50 PM IST