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Amazon to expand its offline QR code payments to More and other stores: report

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Amazon Pay is looking to start its ‘scan and pay’ payments at retail stores, which it currently provides at Shoppers Stop, reports Mint. It will start this at the More supermarket, which it now co-owns with Samara Capital. Aditya Birla Retail Ltd currently operates 523 More supermarkets and 20 hypermarkets selling FMCG, groceries, and daily consumer goods. Amazon told Mint that it had started its Amazon smile code service at ‘neighbourhood retail stores.’ This seems to be an extension of Amazon’s payments via QR codes at retail stores, which it introduced in September last year, something that rivals Paytm started doing 3 years ago, and Freecharge 2 years ago. Users could scan the ‘Amazon Smile Code’ and pay the retailer, and see ratings and reviews on scanning the product. The feature was first reported by FactorDaily, after it was spotted at an Amazon Home store in New Delhi. In February last year, Amazon India added a UPI payments option for users making purchases on the website. Last month, Amazon Pay, along with Ola, Uber and Samsung Pay, started issuing their own UPI handles. Amazon had tied up with Axis Bank for this. In November last year, Bangalore-based payments company CashFree added Amazon Pay as a payment option for its merchants and vendors. In November last year, Amazon India pumped a further Rs 220 crores into Amazon Pay, taking its total investment to Rs 1692 crores. The push for offline Note that earlier this week, Amazon said that it would add…

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