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United Payment Interface (UPI): How Will it Make Life Simpler for You?

United Payment Interface UPI
India drew a stage nearer towards turning into a cashless economy with the launch of National Payments Corporation of India's (NPCI's) Unified Payment Interface (UPI) on Monday. 

The NCPI works the Rupay payments infrastructure that – like Visa and MasterCard – permits distinctive banks to interconnect and transfer funds. The UPI can be considered as a digital framework to do likewise – the thought being that every single financial instrument can be given a unique identity on the UPI, which can then be utilized to rapidly and effortlessly complete online payments. 

With UPI, will we at long last see the tide move in the opposite direction of money towards digital money? There are numerous motivations to seek after this, as digital frameworks can be utilized to decrease the haziness of money, and to manufacture a man's financial history, which will be a vital device for financial incorporation. 

What is Unified Payment Interface (UPI) about? 

With the usage of UPI, clients can transfer money between various banks, or even do an online exchange without hardly lifting a finger. The NCPI cases it's as basic as sending a text message. 

Not at all like the present situation when you require an IFSC code and expansion of a recipient, with UPI the exchanges/purchases made are connected to a unique number which goes about as your virtual address number for all payments. 

What Will UPI Work on? 

It is a portable interface and will take a shot at cell phones as it were. 

One-Click Secured Payment is Here 

Rather than an internet banking password, trailed by an OTP code, now clients need to simply put in their single-access code for all exchanges. This procedure at long last gives you a solitary click payment system however in the two-variable verification mode - you require both a phone with an enrolled application, and your password, to acknowledge a payment - this implies it's a protected technique for payments as well. 

Since it doesn't depend on individuals having charge or Visas by any stretch of the imagination, and improves net-banking rather, the UPI could open up online payments for an immense number of individuals. 

How Does One Start Using UPI? 

A few banks have incorporated UPI into their existing applications. Some have launched new ones for it. Clients can download the application and register - the vital piece of this is a virtual ID and a versatile pin or MPIN. 

Password is Your License to Buy 

Individuals can send you money utilizing the virtual ID, and you can shop utilizing this ID. 

You can pay for your taxicab or online staple without sharing your bank points of interest. You should simply share your virtual address gave to you by the bank. The individual on the flip side will then demand you to make the payment, which can be finished once you authenticate the payment by writing in your password. 

UPI Launch Android App

One should likewise take note of that the UPI will be accessible to clients 24x7 as it depends on the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) stage, right now utilized for internet banking exchanges. 

Who Needs E-Wallets? 

The UPI could make it less demanding to refill your virtual wallet and use it - however it could likewise get to be simpler to specifically execute with a merchant. All things considered, would individuals still require digital wallets? 

Mobile wallet organizations like PayTM, PayU and ItzCash say they are more than alright with the UPI coming into power. 

What's more, it appears to be enormous players like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon have been preparing for it too. 

Not long ago, Flipkart purchased PhonePe which is said to be chipping away at an item in light of UPI system. Snapdeal as of now has FreeCharge under its wings and Amazon could make its turn in the coming months. 

The impact of UPI on electronic wallets is to be seen. A few individuals say it could mean the end for wallets—a passing stride between traditional payments mechanisms and a full-fledged digital one, for example, UPI—while others say it will essentially make it simpler to possess and work wallets. 

Big bucket deals expected: Amazon-Jabong & Alibaba-Snapdeal

Mergers and Acquisitions News

Indian ecommerce industry is all situated to witness some major firecrackers as industry biggies: Amazon and Alibaba are in a major acquisition mode. According to reports rolling in from different sources, Amazon is crawling towards procuring Jabong and Alibaba is viewing Snapdeal nearly, and an arrangement might leap forward whenever now.


On the off chance that this Amazon chooses to acquire Jabong (and appears chances are high), Indian Ecommerce will witness its greatest acquisition till date. Sources are letting us know that the first level of talks in the middle of Amazon and Jabong is presently over, and management groups from both the portals are encircling out the details. According to insiders, this first level of talk had happened short of what a week prior.

In spite of the fact that Indian FDI laws doesn't allow investments in Jabong, henceforth its an inventory based ecommerce model, though Amazon India is fundamentally a marketplace. Fashion is the greatest market starting now, and no one needs to miss the first move.

This arrangement, if facilitated effectively, will by one means or another impersonate the Flipkart-Myntra acquisition, where the management from both the gatherings made some perplexing corporate structures to traverse the Government approbation.

Jabong reported horrible stock quality (GMV) of Rs 509.5 crore from 3.197 million orders amid the January-June, 2014 period, and if their growth trajectory stays steady, then before the end of March 31, 2015, they will report sales of Rs 1300-1500 crore. Valuation in Indian ecommerce industry is regularly 3.5 times the aggregate sales in a year; which makes Jabong worth around Rs 5000 crore or around $900 million.

Flipkart Myntra arrangement was pegged around $340 million, which is hailed as the greatest acquisition in the Indian ecommerce sector starting now. Amazon-Jabong acquisition is consistently discussed in the scope of $1.1-$1.2 billion, which will dominate the past record by a decent edge.

Both Amazon and Jabong has declined to remark on this advancement.

Alibaba – Snapdeal

Alibaba Snapdeal Acquisition - DP2Web

Jack Ma, organizer of Alibaba and China's richest individual with a total assets of $30 billion is in India alongside a designation of 99 top representatives from the place where he grew up of Zhejiang. Furthermore according to reports coming in, he will meet a few entrepreneurs from India, including Snapdeal's originator Kunal Bahl.

Presently, an unimportant gathering between two big cheese entrepreneurs is not a news, however the way that Kunal Bahl has transparently expressed their plan of action is near Alibaba's plan of action makes this gathering really fascinating.

Prior, Kunal Bahl had advised to CNBC 18, "If Alibaba in China, which is the business we are most like, creates $5 billion EBITDA a year, there is a purpose behind it. They are not a retailer, they are an innovation stage and that provides for me certainty that at the appointed time course…  we will see comparative matters of trade and profit developing out of our organization also,"

In spite of the fact that Alibaba has a vicinity in India, which they propelled in 2010, it has unimportant impact in the primary B2b market, contrasted with China where they charge 80% of the market!

Snapdeal, which has gotten individual investment from Ratan Tata, other than very nearly one billion dollar venture capital (till now, including Softbank's late $627m investment), may search extremely guaranteeing for Alibaba, which is currently in a major expansion mode crosswise over Asia.

Absolutely some energizing days for the Indian ecommerce, with some top notch mergers and tie-ups in the offing. We will keep you redesigned as more points of interest come in.

Amazon planning To Buy Fashion & Lifestyle Portal Jabong

Amazon Planning To Buy Jabong?
While the speculations have been going ahead in the media from over a month now around Amazon securing Rocket Internet upheld Jabong, the same may be working out soon.

In October, distributers like Firstpost, ET, Trak and so on reported that the two firms may be shaking hands, however in a late development it has surfaced that the first phase of talks for Amazon to secure Jabong have been finished. Also Amazon would obtain the organization in a deal sum worth USD 1-1.2 Billion.

Jabong is a piece of Rocket Internet's Big Foot Retail (Family of Jabong, Dafiti, Lamoda, Namshi and Zalora), henceforth the billion dollar deal may include these other global retailers as well.

A source with the knowledge relating to this matter told Vccircle that post acquisition, Amazon would keep Jabong as an issue substance. Jabong is an inventory based e-tailer, where FDI in not permitted, and the structure of the deal hasn't been uncovered

Amid January-June 2014 period, Jabong reported Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of INR 509.5 crore from 3.197 million orders. The organization has two other significant shareholders other than Rocket Internet i.e. Swedish speculation firm Kinnevik and UK's CDC.

Big Foot Retail with Rocket-Internet supported locales, for example, Jabong, Dafiti, Lamoda, Namshi and Zalora cases to have worth around USD 2.5 billion as of September 30, 2014.

In the event that the deal experiences, then Amazon would have the capacity to rival Flipkart neck to neck. Myntra and Jabong both are favored fashion destinations, in spite of Amazon & Flipkart having various categories including apparel. Flipkart's marriage with Myntra, provided for it an edge over Amazon. However now if Amazon gets Jabong, it would have the same ammo to stay in the competition.

However now if Amazon gets Jabong, it would have the same ammo to stay in the competition.

India to have 10 crores Online Shoppers by 2016: Google Report

India Online Shopping - Ecommerce Boom
As per Google's annual online shopping growth trends report discharged on Thrusday, done in a cooperation with Forrester Research, India will have 100 million online shoppers including 40 million women, by 2016. The quantity of online shoppers was 8 million in 2012 and is 35 million not long from now. This implies there will be a growth component of 12x somewhere around 2012 and 2016.

Mobile is driving this growth in e-trade and India is required to cross 300 million internet clients by end of the year. Rajan Anandan VP and MD, Google India said, " Mobile is driving most if not all the growth on the Internet. All the huge markets like China and the US, created as Desktop markets, however India is consistently created as an issue market." 

The review secured 6589 respondents covering 50 urban areas including tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 urban communities. The growth in nearing year will originate from Tier 1 as 71 percent respondents in this section will purchase in the following 12-year and a half. In Tier 1, women outspend men by two times. Furthermore, 1 in 4 women will be shopping by means of their mobile devices.

As indicated by Google officially 1 out of 3 individuals in tier 1 and tier 2 urban communities are executing online by means of their mobile devices and in Tier 3 urban areas as a large portion of the transactions happen through mobile devices. What's more, shopping queries has grown from 24 percent in 2012 to 57 percent in 2014.

By 2016, Indian e business could have retail revenues of Usd15 billion. Nitin Bawankule, Google India's industry executive for e-business, nearby, and characterized said, "The shopper certainty to shop online has grown fundamentally in the most recent year and a half. "

Google Online Shopping Growth Trends Report 2014
Around 65 per cent individuals purchase online because of accommodation, 64 per cent purchase on account of the variety, and 60 per cent purchase to enhance social status. The report incorporates that hardware is a well known fragment now and classifications like Skin Care, Baby Care, and Home furniture are becoming quickly. 

The report additionally found that 62 percent individuals who shopped online have not been fulfilled by their shopping experience. A large portion of the grievances originated from Tire 2 down urban areas bounced from 58 percent in Tier 1 to 70 percent to Tier 2 urban communities. 67 percent individuals likewise highlighted that returning purchased item was entangled and costly.

Google has turned out with this report without a moment to spare for the Great Online Shopping Festival 2014, which is planned from tenth to twelfth December in the not so distant future. Consistently online organizations take part in GOSF, and run offers to pull in the shoppers in the nation. In spite of the fact that it has ended up being a frustration for a few online shoppers, it is to be perceived how Google will oversee it in the not so distant future. 

What do you think is the main reason behind this boom? Government policy? Internet Penetration? Boom in E-commerce? Consumer Awareness? Like our article and share your views with us.