Airtel Payments Bank on Tuesday has upgraded its app to further simplify its merchant partners with a range of digital benefits that make the payments journey more simplified, including allowing them to convert their smartphone into a ‘Smart ePOS’ device to accept digital payments and also make ‘On-Demand Settlement’.
Smart e-POS (Point of Sale) enables merchants to use their smartphones as a POS machine to accept digital payments and not worry about handling cash.
Merchants simply need to select the Smart ePOS option in the app, and a QR code will appear on the mobile screen for the payments to be made, the company said.
The amount will get credited immediately to the merchant bank account linked to the app. This eliminates the need to have a physical QR code or the need to carry an additional device to receive payments for home deliveries. Also, merchants can accept payments with ‘Zero commission charges’, it said.
“Merchant partners play a crucial role in driving digital payments on the ground and enabling them with easy to use payment solutions is of utmost importance to us. The new solutions allow merchants to receive and settle payments through a seamless and secure digital process. This is one more step towards our aim of building a cashless economy,” Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Payments Bank, said.
The all-new ‘On-demand Settlement’ feature enables merchants to transfer their payments into their bank accounts at any time as per their convenience. The money is instantly credited to the merchant’s registered bank account.
There are a host of other additions as well. Merchants can easily monitor their daily earnings, check transaction statements, payment settlement history, and even buy shop insurance for themselves. Merchants can also refer to the help and support section in the case of a problem, the company said.
Airtel Payments Bank has close to 1.5 million merchants, across multiple categories and formats. The Bank aims to expand its Merchant base and plans to add over one million new merchants to its network in the coming months.