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Soon you will have a debit card of Paytm in your pocket!

Soon you will have a debit card of Paytm in your pocket!


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One of the companies which had risen by leaps and bounces post Demonetisation, Paytm is looking to expand its feature roadmap to ensure it leaves no ground linking consumers to its services for a huge network of user base.  As a part of its Payment’s Bank feature roadmap, the company has announced to launch Rupay Debit Card for its consumers which will help them to use their wallet cum payment’s bank account as POS transactions (against the offers and cashback piled up) to be used at retail counters.

What change would the debit card brings to the existing Digital Wallet Ecosystem?

The company is launching a Rupay debit card to do transactions online as well as digitally anywhere across India.  This means that at places where you still don’t have the option to pay digitally through paytm wallet, you will now have a card to swipe at the POS (point of sale) machine. This shall also work better for retailers who still are not able to align themselves to the current digital wallet ecosystem. To better relate, try and suppose that you have bought a heavy ticket size item such as a laptop from Paytm Mall and received a INR 2000 cashback on the same. Now you could use that INR 2000 to buy items from your nearby grocery shop or for that matter get it as hard caash from a nearby ATM. This would further strengthen the Online to Offline transactions and people would be cross-leveraging online and offline platforms discounts to get cash benefits or buy items from nearby store.

The founder of the company Vijay Shekhar Sharma also made the picture of the Rupay Debit Card public on Twitter mentioning his name on the White Rupay Debit Card.

Soon you will have a debit card of Paytm in your pocket 1

Soon you will have a debit card of Paytm in your pocket 1

From Online to Offline

There shall be a new change of behaviour which will be infused with the Payment Bank’s introduction to the Indian Economy. Cashbacks and Coupons which were utilised for purchasing will now mean hard cash in the pocket of the user. Thus cashbacks will act as a catalyst for companies like Paytm to flourish on GMV over its ecommerce platform.
As the Paytm wallet seems to be servicing at nearly all outlets (with the introduction of debit card), people would use it more often than their banking debit cards because of the incumbent offers given by digital wallet companies holding a payment bank’s license. While consumers use it more, Paytm will earn more from the retailers as surcharges and facilitation fee. At the same time to earn more cashbacks people will shop more from ecommerce platforms of these digital wallet companies hence Paytm would be able to establish a great pull based consumer acquisition mechanism to work coherently for Alibaba’s success in India.

A brief peek into key metrices and data points of some of the leading digital wallets in India


Paytm – Quick Statistics
Merchants 20 lakhs
Consumers 200 million
Paytm has crossed 60 million downloads and currently has 192 million mobile wallet users.
It has also hit 5 billion GMV and is currently clocking INR 120 crores worth deal daily
Has launched the POS Service for all merchants across PAN India
Post Demonetisation, it has grown into three folds with 7 million + transactions daily
The company has also launched its Fintech Services in Cananda
Paytm has also launched recurring billing service for digital subscription cloud-based companies, such as content apps and websites, newsletters, utilities and media companies.
BHIM App – Quick Statistics
Downloads 20 Mn+
Transactions per day  5 Mn +
Mobikwik – Quick Statistics
Merchants 2.5 Lakhs
Consumers 40 million
Has recently tied up with 391 toll plazas in India to pay through their app
Allows merchants to transfer the amount in their account with 0% facilitation fee
Mobikwik with a user base of 40 million has seen a growth of 40% in daily app downloads.
Also has partnered with Mumbai Traffic Police
Freecharge Quick Statistics
Merchants 3 lakh
Consumers 35 Million
Has recently partenered with IOCL, BPCL and HPCL across the country.Will be available on major petrol pumps in India
The list includes nearly 26,000 petrol pumps of IOCL, nearly 13,500 petrol pumps of HPCL and nearly 13,800 petrol pumps of BPCL.
Will also be available to pay with 17,000 LPG distributors across the Country.
Paypall Quick Statistics
Total Volume of Digital Payments Globally $282 Billion
Total Volume of Mobile Payments Globally $66 Billion (23% of Total Digital Payments)
Paypal has lesser volume of total payments through mobile which will always lure Paypal towards Mobile Wallets in India which is an emerging market for Fintech Companies worldwide





  1. Rohit Goyal I mean they are just going to rule the next surge of digital money transactions in India..Waah re Paytm..

      Reply07 Sep, 2017 4:50 PM

  2. Zeiba Paytm karoooo....

      Reply07 Sep, 2017 4:55 PM

  3. Ritu Ghai Amazon will now have a tough nut to crack...

      Reply07 Sep, 2017 5:10 PM

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