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Paytm hits $5 bn GMV, clocks Rs 120 cr worth of daily deals

Company is currently doing more transactions than the combined average daily usage of credit and debit cards in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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With people being compelled to switch to non-mode after the move, payments company has been witnessing over 7 million transactions worth Rs 120 crore a day, helping it cross $5 billion gross merchandise value (GMV) sales, four months ahead of its target.

GMV, which is an industry term for estimating the total worth of goods sold through a platform, for was $3 billion last year.

The Alibaba-backed company, which offers both mobile payment platform and e-commerce marketplace, said it is now witnessing about 7 million daily transactions worth about Rs 120 crore.

"is registering over 7 million transactions worth Rs 120 crore in a day as millions of consumers and merchants across the country try mobile payments on the Paytm payment platform for the first time," Paytm Vice President Sudhanshu Gupta said.

The company is currently doing more transactions than the combined average daily usage of credit and debit cards in India, he added.

Mobile wallet including Paytm have seen manifold growth in transactions and new users coming on board with people turning to platforms as serpentine queues outside ATMs continuing to hassle cash-strapped public.

Paytm has been able to serve over 45 million users in last 10 days alone and over 5 million new users added since the drive, Gupta said.

"Offline transactions now contribute to over 65% of the overall business from 15% about six months ago. We are also working on expanding our merchant network by 150,000 additional merchants," he said.

Gupta added that the company has now crossed the overall $5 billion GMV milestone.

Over 10 lakh offline merchants across accept Paytm for payment including taxis, autos, petrol pumps, grocery shops, restaurants, coffee shops, multiplexes, and parking.

Paytm has over 150 million mobile wallet users currently.

The company has also waived off its 1% transaction fee for transferring money to the Bank for KYC-enabled merchants to facilitate this shift towards digital in merchant behaviour.

According to an Assocham-RNCOS joint study, the mobile payment transaction volume is likely to register a compounded growth rate of over (CAGR) 90% to reach 153 billion by FY 2021-22. This is against a meagre 3 billion transactions in FY 2015-16.

Mobile payment transaction value in is also likely to register over 150% and cross Rs 2,000 trillion by FY 2021-22 from just over Rs 8 trillion as of FY 2015-16, the study titled Indian M-wallet market said.

With over one billion mobile subscribers, has a promising potential for internet on mobile and the same is expected for payments and business transactions on mobile.

Mobile banking segment contributed the largest share of 49% in Indian mobile payment market with over 386 million transactions worth Rs 4,000 billion in FY 2015-16, with a majority being money transfers, the study noted.

Besides, a share of mobile banking in the mobile-payment market has increased tremendously from 8% in FY2013-14 to 49% in FY 2015-16.


First Published: Mon, November 21 2016. 14:58 IST