Google Pay is planning to bring customers of smaller offline retailers or kirana stores.
Recently, Google had announced plans to partner with point-of-sale providers to onboard retail merchants.
Now Google is now piloting transactions based on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to be made by consumers while making offline purchases, according to two people aware of the matter.
“It will bring the convenience of card payments onto the smart phone—the only thing required here will be, instead of the card swipe, customers will have to share the mobile number at the billing counter,” said a top payment executive aware of the matter. Consumers will get a ‘collect’ request on their Google Pay application and make the payment by inserting the UPI PIN.