PayNearby cash collection crosses 3.5 bn worth transactions in monthly GTV
By Leandra Monteiro
PayNearby, an Indian digital payments company and a branchless banking network, recently announced that its enterprise offering that facilitates ‘cash collection’ as a service has crossed 3.5 billion worth transactions in monthly Gross Transaction Value (GTV).
The company, through its extensive last-mile connectivity, enables businesses of all sizes across industries to digitize cash collection at the last mile, thus promoting a less-cash economy. It also enables businesses to optimize their cash collection cost while helping them expand their business seamlessly.
With over 3.8+ million retailers spread across 17,500+ PIN codes, PayNearby’s vast network is ubiquitous, enabling clients to harness the company’s last-mile connectivity and offer services despite consumers’ remote locations. Through its uninterrupted network across the country, PayNearby seamlessly enables semi-urban and rural communities to access online shopping, online entertainment and food delivery, among many other digital services, through their local retail agent.
On one hand, it brings financial and digital services in simplified, sachetized form to the common man and enables customers accessibility and ease to conveniently deposit cash at a store nearby. On the other hand, it aids businesses to expand their serviceable market and reach customers across geographies and different income cohorts while also helping them handle large amounts of cash effortlessly.
By partnering with PayNearby, companies gain access to the services of the largest retail network in the country whilst leveraging its hyperlocal reach. Additionally, physical cash deposited by customers and collection agents is converted into digital cash in real-time, and the settlement is processed even beyond banking hours every day of the week, enabling faster settlement. Besides seamless access, businesses can harness transaction insights easily. A single unified cash collection dashboard ensures they have the required information to make well-informed business decisions in real-time. Besides, it also helps businesses in getting collection figures daily, weekly, monthly, by region or agent type, while tracking their business performance regularly. Furthermore, it also aids businesses in reducing their overhead costs by eliminating expenses required for manual reconciliation in a traditional cash collection set-up across multiple modes of repayment.
Lastly, financial transactions require a certain level of trust and PayNearby’s time-tested systems service more than a million transactions per day while offering the highest success matrix of 99.9% uptime. The company is certified with the highest compliance standards and a high level of data security.
Speaking on the achievement, Anand Kumar Bajaj, Founder, MD & CEO, PayNearby said, “We are thrilled to reach a milestone of ₹350 crores in cash collection through our enterprise arm. The pandemic has only bolstered the necessity and penetration of digital services across industries, and we are happy to level the playing ground in terms of accessibility for Indians beyond their location. Our retail partners have served as cash disbursal points, and are now outlets for secure cash disposal. Through our cash collection services, we are helping our clients solve the biggest challenge of timely cash collection and deposits in the remote corners of the country resolving the cash handling risk and cash management issues. While our collection process is seamless, it also gives companies deep in-roots to areas that were not serviced earlier. At PayNearby, we want holistic financial and digital services to reach the bottom of the pyramid, and we are delighted to be aiding enterprises as a constant partner in their growth trajectory.”
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