Snapdeal rolls-out 'wallet on delivery'; offers 10 pc discount on online payment

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Post the Government’s recent decision on demonetization of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes, e-commerce major Snapdeal has launched a new feature – Wallet on Delivery (WoD) – to allow users to pay on delivery by using its FreeCharge wallet.
The unique feature serves two important needs for online customers – allows users to make the payment only when their package is delivered and simultaneously removes the need to handle cash and find the exact change to pay for the delivery.
The launch of Wallet on Delivery (WoD) is a quick and effective solution to all user concerns about Cash on Delivery (CoD), especially given the current uncertainty about availability of currency notes, the company said in a statement.
Read: E-tailers disable CoD, huge surge in business for mobile wallet cos
“The launch of Wallet on Delivery is an absolute need of the hour for consumers. The launch of this new feature by FreeCharge shortly after the announcement of the demonetization of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes demonstrates our speed of execution in ensuring consumers’ needs are met in real time. We are delighted to continue our contribution to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision to build a cashless society,” CEO & Co-founder, Snapdeal, Kunal Bahl said.
In addition to this service, the company also circulated a message to its consumers offering 10 per cent instant discount on all orders paid online.
A message sent by Snapdeal reads: “Get 10 per cent instant discount on all orders paid online! #GoCashFree & save extra.”
The Wallet on Delivery will be available beginning 10th November 2016 and in a progressive roll-out, and will cover Snapdeal and FreeCharge users across the country over the next few weeks.
The FreeCharge wallet is widely used across the country to pay for utilities, cab rides, metro, phone recharges, electricity, gas, petrol, DTH and lots more. FreeCharge is also used at over 100,000 online and offline merchants like Bookmyshow, Swiggy, Zomato, Shoppers Stop, McDonald’s, Cafe Coffee Day and others.
After the Government’s decision on Tuesday night, e-commerce behemoths like Amazon and Flipkart stopped taking Cash on Delivery orders (CoD) on their websites.
While the Flipkart website said that CoD facility is not available, a message poped up on Amazon India if you choose the CoD option.
The message said: “We have disabled CoD for you to save cash for essential payments. Use credit/debit cards, net banking or gift cards to complete your purchase.”

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