Uber and Amazon Pay announced a partnership to install safety screens in 40,000 Uber Autos, today. These transparent plastic sheets that serve as safety screens will enhance the safety of riders and drivers across 7 Indian cities, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Jaipur.
In October 2020, in a global first, Amazon Pay and Uber had announced a partnership that allowed Uber riders to make contactless, cashless payments using Amazon Pay. As a part of the expansion of this partnership, riders on Uber’s platform who make payment through Amazon Pay will now stand a chance to avail cashback up to 50% for every ride.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Amazon Pay to offer reliable, safe, and affordable transportation on our platform. ”
This partnership will further boost the recovery of Uber Auto in these markets as rides become more affordable and commuters can e-hail an Auto from the safety and comfort of their homes.
Speaking on the partnership, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Amazon Pay to offer reliable, safe, and affordable transportation on our platform. We continue to take all possible precautions including setting up safety screens and enabling digital payment options on our app to ensure both riders and drivers stay safe during rides. We believe that this association further strengthens our commitment to safety and encourages people to move around the city hassle-free.”
Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay said, “Driven by customers’ need for hygienic, socially distant and secure payments transactions for everyday needs, we have witnessed multifold growth in adoption of contactless payments last year. It has enabled us to innovate, simplify and strengthen our partnerships to offer our customers what they want and value. As more Indians resume their daily commute, we remain committed to make their experience safer, convenient and rewarding.”
“As more Indians resume their daily commute, we remain committed to make their experience safer, convenient and rewarding. ”
Amazon Pay is a trusted way to make digital payments and helps customers reduce dependence on cash and transact conveniently. Customers can transact from a variety of use cases like electricity, water & gas bill payments, DTH and mobile recharge among others.