Amazon.in and Bharat Gas join forces to simplify payments for LPG cylinders

Bangalore, November 18, 2019: Amazon.in has launched a facility for customers to pay digitally for their Bharat Gas cylinder refills on its mobile app and website. With this launch, Amazon.in provides customers a convenient way to pay and make faster checkouts.  

Customers get a wide variety of payment options such as UPI, Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Net banking. Moreover, this frees them up from re-entering their details for every purchase. Customers also get 100% cashback in the form of Amazon Pay balance for every 100th cylinder booked.

Majority of LPG customers use interactive voice response system (IVRS) (80%) or SMS (18%) to book their refills. Once booked, customers have the choice to pay for their cylinders only upon delivery, with 95% of customers choosing to pay in cash. Currently, customers have the option to pay digitally upon booking on the LPG company’s website & app.

With the launch of this facility on Amazon.in, customers can pay for a fresh booking and/or an existing booking made through IVRS/SMS for Bharat Gas cylinder refills.

Amazon.in users can log into the app or website to pay for their cylinders from the ‘Bharat Gas cylinder’ category under the Amazon Pay tab or Bill Pay option on the homepage. Users need to enter their Bharat Gas registered mobile number or 17 – digit LPG ID to get the refill charges on Amazon. Upon payment, users will be able to view their Bharat Gas booking ID & distributor details on Amazon.in.

“Our mission at Amazon Pay is to reduce friction from day-to-day payments. Often, customers prefer cash payments for their everyday essentials, due to lack of awareness or inconvenient digital payment interface. Our partnership with Bharat Gas will simplify the payment experience and benefit millions of Indian households.” Said Mahendra Nerurkar, Director, Amazon Pay.

“With this launch on Amazon.in, we are combining the two steps of payment & booking into one seamless process for the customer. We have heard our customers and expect this partnership to lead to customer ease & convenience” Arun Kumar Singh, Director-Marketing, Bharat Petroleum

About Bharat Petroleum

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) came into existence in January, 1976 when Burmah-Shell was taken over by the Government of India. A Fortune Global 500 Company, BPCL is one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. BPCL has attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies enjoying enhanced financial autonomy and other decision making authorities.

BPCL’s Refineries at Mumbai and Kochi, subsidiary Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. at Assam and joint venture Bina Refinery at Madhya Pradesh have a combined refining capacity of over 40 MMTPA. BPCL’s subsidiary, Bharat PetroResources Ltd. has acquired participating interests in 26 oil & gas blocks in India and abroad. BPCL markets its products through a robust marketing and distribution network comprising 14,802 Retail Outlets, 5,907 LPG distributorships, 711 Lubes distributorships, 930 SKO/LDO dealerships, 123 POL storage locations, 52 LPG Bottling Plants, 56 Aviation Service Stations, 3 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines.

About Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay is a trusted, convenient and rewarding way to pay for anything, anywhere on and off Amazon.in. Amazon continues to extend the convenience of Amazon Pay by making it possible for millions of cash customers to start making digital transactions and support the Government’s vision of encouraging electronic payment leading to a less-cash society in India. Amazon Pay smoothens the customer experience of online payments at the time of placing orders with the benefit of ‘one-click’ payments leading to a faster and smoother check out process. With its cash-load feature, Amazon Pay also solves the pain point of tendering exact amount of cash at the time of delivery. For more information, visit https://www.amazonpay.in/

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfilment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about

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+91 9845061533

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