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Going beyond digital: Google Pay goes offline to take on Amazon Pay, Paytm

Google Pay's monthly active users have grown three times, from 14 million in March 2018 to 45 million in March 2019

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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Google showcased an innovation for its mobile payments app Google Pay on Wednesday, wherein merchants at stores can initiate payment requests by punching in a customer’s mobile number on their point-of-sale (POS) terminals.

With this the California-based firm is taking on PhonePe and Paytm in their own home ground and is also challenging its US rival Amazon. 

Google also unveiled two other services through which its payments application users can book train tickets and buy gold.

“Digital payments has been a phenomenal story for India,” said Ambarish Kenghe, director, product management, Google Pay, India. “We want to address use cases

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First Published: Mar 27 2019 | 9:35 PM IST

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