We’re proud and pleased to announce an extension of our partnership with Amazon Pay today.
As a part of this extended partnership we are installing 40,000 plastic screens in Uber Autos across 7 Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, and Jaipur.
These screens are transparent plastic sheets which act as a protective barrier between drivers and riders, facilitating social distancing and the best possible safety standards while on a trip.
Riders on Uber’s platform who pay through Amazon Pay will now be eligible for a cashback of up to 50% for every Uber Auto ride.
In October 2020, in a global first, we had forged a partnership with Amazon Pay for providing users a seamless, one-click, contactless, and cashless payment experience.
Our deep ties with Amazon Pay will further boost the growth of Uber Auto. With safety screens and a comprehensive set of other safety measures in place, including contactless payments and a mandatory mask policy, riders will now be able to e-hail an auto ride from the safety and comfort of their homes.
Commenting about the partnership, Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay, said, “Driven by customers’ need for hygienic, socially distant and secure payments transactions for everyday needs, we have witnessed multifold growth in adoption of contactless payments last year. It has enabled us to innovate, simplify and strengthen our partnerships to offer our customers what they want and value. As more Indians resume their daily commute, we remain committed to make their experience safer, convenient, and rewarding.”
Amazon Pay is a trusted way to make digital payments and helps customers reduce dependence on cash, and transact conveniently. In order to do so, riders will need to link their Amazon Pay account to the Uber app by clicking on the ‘Payments’ icon and choosing Amazon Pay.
The ride fare for any subsequent trips will be automatically paid from their Amazon Pay balance after the completion of a trip, without the need for carrying exact change or entering multiple OTPs.