MobiKwik now lets you make wallet payments across over 10,000 offline stores
MobiKwik has updated its mobile app with ‘Explore Nearby’ feature. The new update is designed to let you make wallet payments across more than 10,000 offline stores.
The list of offline stores that have started accepting payments through the MobiKwik app includes some major merchants like Big Bazaar, Barista, Domino’s Pizza, WHSmith India, Archies and Sagar Ratna among others. You can also use the new feature to view some new offers at these outlets and pay directly through MobiKwik.
“With the Explore Nearby feature we are connecting offline retail stores with over 30 million users on our platform,” says Bipin Preet Singh, founder and CEO of MobiKwik, in a statement. “Be it for purchasing grocery at your corner store or a family dinner at your local restaurant, the wallet now makes it easier for you to discover, shop & dine at MobiKwik supported merchants in your vicinity. Offline stores can now attract MobiKwik users depending on their location and preferences resulting in higher sales.”
Apart from making payments, ‘Explore Nearby’ feature within the updated MobiKwik app allows you to locate your nearest cash-loading point to top up your wallet balance. MobiKwik also has offline retail partners such as WHSmith India and ICICI Bank that assist you in expanding your wallet.
You can access the new feature to get exact locations of offline stores near your place. It offers you a map to eases your search. Also, there are categories like food and shopping that provide precise results right on your mobile device.
The GPS-based ‘Explore Nearby’ feature is initially designed for MobiKwik app on Android devices. However, it will also soon be rolled out to its iOS and Windows versions.
MobiKwik already has 50,000 retailers on its board. But the new feature would encourage more retailers to join its mobile wallet platform. It would turn out to be a competitive move especially for Paytm that recently opened its online marketplace for some offline retailers in India.