PhonePe & PickMe Collab to Offer Indians UPI Payments in Sri Lanka

The collaboration comes a month after the launch of PhonePe in the country where Indian high commissioner, H.E. Santosh Jha urged Sri Lankan companies to engage with Indian companies to build the UPI network.

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PhonePe and PickMe join hands to offer UPI payments for cab rides

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The Indian digital payment company PhonePe has announced a partnership with PickMe, a ride-hailing platform in Sri Lanka. According to the newly etched partnership, Indians in Sri Lanka will now be able to hail cabs through PickMe and pay through PhonePe’s UPI payment option. This will allow Indian tourists to go cashless and pay quickly with ease instead of dealing with the hassle of carrying cash and exchanged money in foreign countries. The move is aimed at making the island nation an even more desirable travel destination as the country witnesses many tourists from India.

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Commenting on the partnership, Jiffry Zulfer, founder and CEO, PickMe, said, “Currently we are the only ride-hailing platform in Sri Lanka to offer such a service to Indian travellers and we hope to continue to innovate so that we make our ride-hailing service a convenient, safe, and cost-effective mode of transportation for everyone. This collaboration not only enhances the convenience for Indian travellers but also supports our mission to drive digital transformations in Sri Lanka’s transportation sector. By enabling QR payments, we are making travel easier and safer for tourists, while also providing a new revenue stream for our drivers.”

Jiffry Zulfer, founder and CEO, PickMe

 Adding on, Ritesh Pai, CEO, International Payments, PhonePe, stated, “Our partnerhip with PickMe exemplifies the company’s commitment to provide Indian travellers with convenient and trusted payment solutions. Travel is all about exploring new cultures, where food and local shopping are an integral part of that adventure. Previously, navigating payments in a new country could be a hassle. Now, with PhonePe, Indian tourists visiting the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka can enjoy the ease and security of UPI payments for their rides.”

Ritesh Pai, CEO, International Payments, PhonePe


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