Khalti, the emerging digital wallet and payment gateway in Nepal has announced the partnership with Foodmandu, Nepal’s no. 1 online food delivery platform. Amit Agrawal, Director of Khalti and Manohar Adhikari, Founder, and CEO of Foodmandu signed the partnership agreement on Thursday, 27 December 2018.
This collaboration will facilitate users to make digital payments for food ordered online through Foodmandu app and website.
E-commerce and online shopping trend are rapidly growing in Nepal. But the digital payment scene is yet to take off and Cash-On-Delivery is still the principal method of e-commerce payments. With the partnership, they expect to shift payments on online purchase in Nepal, from Cash-On-Delivery to Digital Payments
This partnership for digital payment for online food delivery holds a significance at a time the government has just started receiving revenue and all forms of taxes online in Nepal. They expect the partnership to push the adoption of digital payment in Nepal.
As part of the partnership launch offer, Foodmandu users will get 5% cashback from Khalti on each payment. Users will also get attractive offers in future on digital payment through Khalti.
What do the top managers say about the partnership?
Announcing the partnership, Khalti’s Director Amit Agrawal said,
“With this tie-up, our customers, especially those who love ordering food online will have the unique advantage of making cashless payment through their mobile phone.
“Nepal’s payment ecosystem is in the midst of a shift toward digital. We are seeing a surge in demand for online purchases as more people are feeling at ease paying for products and services via digital channels. And, at Khalti, we are continuously evolving and innovating towards building a hassle-free digital payment ecosystem.
“This strategic partnership with Foodmandu will be instrumental in helping us push use cases that consumers are interested in. We consider this tie-up as another step towards digital and cashless Nepal. We are always committed to providing more value to our users and will be adding many more features and services on Khalti very soon.”
Likewise, Foodmandu’s CEO Manohar Adhikari said,
“We are glad to be partnering with Khalti and make its digital payment facility available to all our customers. Now, Foodmandu customers will not have to solely depend on physical cash for making payment. With digital payments via Khalti, we expect to get rid of problems associated with Cash-On-Delivery”.
“With this partnership, Foodmandu customers will be able to order their favorite food from 300+ restaurants in Kathmandu and pay using the Khalti app.”
Launched in November 2010, Foodmandu is a platform where it connects restaurants to customers. It delivers food to customers at the table menu price of restaurants. Having partnered with over 300 restaurants around Kathmandu and Lalitpur, Foodmandu strives to maintain its quality service to the foodies who seek variation in taste. Customers can place orders for food via Foodmandu’s mobile app, website, or phone and pay via their account on Khalti.
Similarly, launched in January 2017, Khalti is an emerging mobile payment solution. During this very short period of time, Khalti has emerged as one of the most preferred payment choices amongst customers in Nepal. In addition to making payments at Foodmandu, Khalti allows users to top-up their mobile balance, pay DTH bills, internet bills, various utility bills, book movie tickets, flight tickets, hotel rooms, top up Tootle balance, and pay at various online shopping sites in Nepal.