E-commerce giant Amazon India now allows users to load money into its digital payment wallet Amazon Pay through doorstep cash pickup . The new service is available across India at all pin-codes where Amazon logistic services deliver.
The Amazon Pay cash load service also allows users to top up their balance using cash for digital services such as mobile recharges, food delivery, bill payment, payment for Amazon Prime membership, ticketing etc. It is unclear if the top up will be delivered at the time of order or after delivery associate picks up the cash.
What it doesn’t do? Note, you cannot load cash in Amazon Pay without transaction or buying something.
What does it do? On Cash on Delivery orders via Amazon e-tailing site, users can ask the delivery associate to add the leftover change or provide additional amount up to INR 10,000 to be added to their Amazon Pay balance (for example, product was of Rs 270, and a user handover a Rs500 note, and the delivery guy doesn’t have change to return, he can add the remaining Rs 230 into user’s Amazon Pay balance, plus if a user gives more cash to be added).
Siladitya adds: Last week I ordered a Micro SD card on Amazon via cash-on-delivery. The delivery agent did not have the required change, so he added the balance amount to my Amazon Pay wallet, the amount reflected instantly. While extremely swift and convenient there is a quirk, the Amazon pay wallet used for the said transaction was tied to the account the order took place from, which in this case was mine but could be different in the for someone else.