At the forefront of India’s digital transformation stands Paytm, a company that has revolutionised everyday payments with its innovative QR Code and Soundbox technologies. This pioneering enterprise has played a pivotal role in driving financial inclusion, ushering people into an era of mobile-centric transactions. Paytm’s iconic products have fundamentally reshaped the way merchants and consumers handle their finances across India.
The QR Code and Soundbox, both household names today, owe their popularity to their simplicity and powerful functionality, enabling users to conduct seamless, hassle-free payments in mere seconds. These products have made digital transactions accessible to millions, even in the remotest corners of the country.
A recent tweet on X (formerly known as Twitter) highlighted the transformative impact of Paytm Soundbox with its local language feature on a humble tea seller in Bihar. “Fresh tea, boiled in a fresh earthen pot every day. Had with fresh-made litti, today. Bakhtiarpur, Bihar. Do you notice 3 brands in this picture? The one most people interact with is in the center. And now, with a soundbox, it talks in the local language as well… Changing the simple seller & consumer’s life, one transaction at a time… #payTM,” the tweet exclaimed.
Fresh tea, boiled in a fresh earthen pot every day. Had with fresh made litti, today. Bakhtiarpur, Bihar.
Do you notice 3 brands in this picture? The one most people interact with is in the centre. And now, with a soundbox, it talks in the local language as well…
Changing the… pic.twitter.com/n3GCsTBYsW
— Damodar Mall (@SupermarketWala) September 14, 2023
Praising Paytm’s ubiquitous presence in daily life, management student Amrat Vaar expressed his conviction that the next edition of Philip Kotler’s marketing bible will feature it prominently. He tweeted on X, “@vijayshekhar ji being a management student have studied many brands built in the past, but this one #paytm I have witnessed as a user. It’s quite heartening to see an Indian brand reaching such heights! It’s part of routine life now… I’m sure the next edition of Philip Kotler is going to include this for marketing professionals!”
@vijayshekhar ji being mgt student hav studied many brands built in past but this 1 #paytm i hav witnessed as user. Its quite heartening to c Indian brand touching such heights! Its part of routine lif now..M sure next edition of Philip Kotler ging 2 incld dis 4 mktg profesinls! pic.twitter.com/ddY2CoGjo6
— Amrat Baar (@AmratBaar) September 25, 2023
Another user, Sonu Devi, shared a picture of a cobbler proudly displaying a Paytm QR Code, attributing the growth of UPI to Prime Minister Modi’s visionary outlook. “In 2017, former Finance Minister Chidambaram Saheb was making fun of UPI. UPI has become very important in the country today. This picture is the result of Modi Ji’s far-sighted vision,” read the translated tweet from Hindi.
2017 में पुर्व वित्तमंत्री चिदम्बरम साहब UPI को लेकर मजाक उङा रहे थे।
आज देश मे UPI कितना महत्वपूर्ण हो गया है।
मोदीजी की दूरगामी सोच का परीणाम है ये तस्वीर pic.twitter.com/P0Z4WhWAFq
— सोनू देवी (@SonuMdevi) September 14, 2023
As a fintech giant, Paytm continues to revolutionise mobile payments, empowering people with its pioneering and innovative products. The company remains committed to ensuring that no one is left behind in the journey toward a cashless future. As of August 2023, the number of merchants subscribing to Paytm’s payment devices has surged to 8.7 million, an increase of 490,000 devices in just one month, signaling a significant expansion in technology adoption among merchants.
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