Following in the footsteps of Ola, which last month joined hands with some leading banks to deliver cash to doorsteps, online marketplace Snapdeal has launched a pilot service called ‘Cash@Home’ that allows users to order cash and deliver it at the doorstep.
In the pilot phase, the service is currently live in Gurgaon and Bangalore and will be extended to other major cities in the coming days.
However, users can only request up to a maximum amount of Rs 2,000 per booking and use an ATM card to pay for the cash. Snapdeal will charge Rs 1 as a convenience fee, which needs to be paid through FreeCharge/through a debit card at the time of booking the order.
Speaking about the service, Rohit Bansal, Co-founder, Snapdeal said “At Snapdeal, we aim to be the marketplace that seamlessly services every customer need. As the country transitions to a more digitally enabled economy, we’ve launched a series of timely initiatives – from wallet and card on delivery, to extending FreeCharge partnerships to smoothen this transition. The launch of the cash on demand service is intended to further help our consumers tide over any cash crunch that they might face in addressing their daily needs.”
The customers are not obligated to order anything else from Snapdeal to access the “Cash@Home” facility.