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Uber and Amazon to promote digital payments

October 14, 2020 at 7:14 AM EDT

Amazon Pay and Uber today announced a partnership which will integrate Amazon Pay as a payment option on the Uber app, enabling millions of customers to make contactless, safe and secure payments for their Uber rides.

The partnership will bring contactless payments to more Indians, helping ensure social distancing measures. The strategic association will also focus on providing users a seamless one click payment experience with cashback offers to drive adoption and further strengthen the digital payments ecosystem.

Partnership to help promote contactless rides for Uber users

To facilitate their Uber trip, customers will need to link their Amazon Pay account to Uber by clicking on the ‘Payments’ icon and choosing Amazon Pay. In order to make the payment process as seamless as possible, customers can select Amazon Pay as their preferred payment instrument and the ride fare for any subsequent Uber trips will be automatically paid from their Amazon Pay balance after the completion of a trip, without having to worry about carrying exact change or entering multiple OTPs.

Prime Members get additional Uber benefits

The partnership offers a range of exciting cashback offers for all Amazon Pay customers. As an introductory offer, Amazon customers get a 50% cashback of up to INR 100 on their first 3 Uber rides in a month. As a special offer, Prime members will be able to enjoy a 50% cashback of up to INR 120 for the first three rides on the Uber app.

Commenting on the partnership, Nandini Maheshwari, Director, Business Development, Uber APAC, said, “We are delighted to add Amazon Pay as an additional digital payment option on our app for promoting cashless transactions, minimizing contact and enhancing social distancing that will help keep both riders and drivers safe. India is the first global market where Amazon Pay has been enabled in the Uber app, making this a landmark partnership for both global companies in a market of strategic importance.”

Talking about the partnership, Manesh Mahatme, Director Payments, Amazon Pay India “We are glad to partner with Uber, which is a big step towards making Amazon Pay accepted everywhere. The Uber partnership will allow Amazon customers to pay for their Uber rides in a contactless manner, especially during the pandemic. The payment is automatically deducted from Amazon Pay balance without needing the customer to pay separately after the ride.”