Save mart, the Irish supermarket chain that started life in Thailand and now has stores in Thailand, has launched its first-ever mobile payments application in India.
The company said the app, called Payless, will allow customers to pay for their groceries with mobile phones and pay with cash at nearby restaurants and stores.
The app, which will be launched on July 1, allows shoppers to pay with the mobile phone and pay using cash in restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses.
In addition, the app allows customers to make online payments from their mobile phones.
“Our first mobile payment app is a really exciting one, one we are really excited about and looking forward to bringing to India,” Save Mart Chief Executive Richard Murphy said.
“We believe our Payless app will be a huge success in India and in the long run will bring us great value to our shareholders, which is why we are investing heavily in the project and in bringing Payless to the Indian market.”
In the US, Target, Walgreens, Best Buy, Sears, and Costco are among the retailers to offer online shopping services.
The US government has already granted its permission for Walmart to offer a mobile payment service in India, while the Indian government is mulling over how to ensure the safety of its citizens using mobile payment apps.