India: More Kirana Shops Accept Digital Payments as Customers Prefer Contactless Shopping

Source: The Hindu and Business Line

It’s always a good idea to step out with some cash when going to buy out vegetables and groceries, but more and more neighborhood kirana shops seem to be now accepting digital payments as customers are keen for contactless transactions in the Covid-19 world.

Payment companies have reported a surge in digital transactions for buying essential goods since the lockdown began, and more and more fintechs are now working with mom-and-pop stores to enable them to transact digitally. Many of these shops have already armed themselves with UPI-based payments solutions, and the National Payments Corporation of India has said that it is being used popularly at grocery stores and supermarkets.

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