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Amazon Pay loses Rs 3.3 billion in FY18 to capture user-base with discounts

The loss swelled from Rs 1.78 billion in the preceding year

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Yuvraj Malik Bengaluru
Amazon Pay, the digital payments division of e-commerce firm Amazon India, reported net loss of Rs 3.34 billion in the financial year 2017-18 on account of heavy spends on discounts and offers to win new users in the highly competitive e-payments market.

The loss swelled from Rs 1.78 billion in the preceding year.

Amazon Pay spent in total Rs 7.3 billion on promotional offers, office expense and manpower, company filings reveal, as it managed to boost total income to nearly Rs 4 billion, from meagre Rs 41 million a year prior.

Total income, in the case of Amazon Pay, represents

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 4:57 PM IST

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