Paytm Launches Offline Payments Solution “Paytm Tap Card” using near-field communication (NFC) technology to enable safe and convenient digital payments, completely offline at Paytm-issued NFC PoS terminals.

The Paytm users can add money from their Paytm account by scanning the QR code on the Tap Card and by authenticating it at any of the add value machines (AVM). At the launch event Kiran Vasireddy, COO, Paytm said, “We are aggressively pushing digital payments to users from every walk of life. There are a large number of people who at times do not have access to the Internet or they have a limited daily budget so they shy away from using online payments. For them, we offer the “Paytm Tap Card” to enable seamless offline payments. For ensuring a wider acceptance, we are also reaching out to the merchants and are actively enabling them with NFC PoS terminals to accept payments without Tap Card.”

The company also claimed that the new offering is in sync with the company’s vision to provide innovative and seamless payments solutions for non-internet customers.