FreeCharge a digital payments platform has announced its partnership with the largest branded networks of hotels in the country, OYO. Now consumers can use the Freecharge portal to pay for OYO in less than 10 seconds covering 5500+ hotels in a secure way. It will also help OYO to get access to FreeCharge robust partner and to bring more value to its partners and consumers.
Freecharge Headquartered at Mumbai and was founded in August 2010 by Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon. OYO Rooms Headquartered at Gurgaon and was founded in 2013 by Ritesh Agarwal.
Freecharge will expand its business in hospitality sectorand to strengthen its partner ecosystem. It earlier announced its partnership with Cleartrip. FreeCharge has further expanded its business for customers across India and across 15 sectors. It claimed its wallet is the fastest growing wallet in the country.
In order to strengthen its payments at offline stores, FreeCharge is partnered with ePaisa. It crossed a mark of 1 million transactions after 4 months of its wallet service launch & by the end of 2016 it aims to react upto 7 million transactions.
Another feature it launched was ‘Chat n Pay’ in partnership with WhatsApp, it allows users to send money to their contacts via chat.
Govind Rajan, CEO of Freecharge said ,
“OYO has brought about a real overhaul in the hospitality industry, providing travellers with a wide array of places to stay as per their requirements. With consumers getting access to over 5500 hotels and 65000 rooms, Freecharge will further enhance the experience of booking by providing travellers with a safer and swifter way to pay with our wallet anytime, anywhere. We are focussed on building habit commerce and are moving towards building a less-cash society. Our partnership with OYO marks another aspect of a person’s life that will be made more convenient with our wallet.”
Abhinav Sinha, COO of OYO Rooms said
“At OYO, we focus on enhancing guest-experience through tech-powered solutions. Agility and innovation are factors that determine our choice of partners. Freecharge offers a fast and reliable payment option through which guests can book a room in any of our partner-hotels across 170 cities. This partnership undoubtedly makes the purchase experience on OYO more convenient and seamless.”