India’s biggest digital mobile wallet provider is inching towards launching its Paytm Payments Bank. To facilitate a quick shift from its shopping section Paytm has launched a new dedicated online marketplace app – Paytm Mall. Well, it’s the same Paytm app with only the marketplace part in it. The original Paytm app may be now used exclusively for Paytm Wallet or Paytm Payments Bank, once the service gets launched.
The Paytm Mall app is somewhat a replica model of TMall, China’s dominant e-commerce platform. It also marks the formal entry of Chinese web giant Alibaba into Indian e-commerce sector. The new app is now available exclusively for Android device, but it’s expected to launch for Apple iOS devices in the coming month.
So what’s packed in Paytm Mall? The online e-commerce marketplace has over 1.4 million sellers who have passed strict quality guidelines and qualification criteria. You will able to shop for products across a range of categories like electronics, fashion, consumer durables, home furnishing, accessories, jewellery, home appliances, baby & kids and kitchen supplies among others. All the listed products go through the Paytm certified warehouse. While the products are shipped through Paytm approved shipping channels ensuring guaranteed consumer trust. So that’s exactly the Paytm Shop you have used before.
With the new Paytm Mall app, the company is also presenting a new concept to Indian customers – Mall and Bazaar. While the Mall focus mainly on structured categories and big brands authorised stores. It will also sell electronics, mobiles, FMCG section and fashion from top brands. While in Bazaar you will find curated products from small sellers. It will have products mainly under fashion, home & kitchen, bags and accessories among others.
Paytm Mall features
- A standalone app for Paytm Shop.
- Mall and Bazaar concept shopping.
- Faster app with easy to use filters and relevant search.
- Safe and secure payments with Paytm Wallet.
- Offers buyer protection and see seller rating feature.
For now, you can shop from both Paytm original app and use the inbuilt Paytm Wallet right there. Or you could download the new Paytm Mall shopping app for a better shopping experience. Finally, for payment on Paytm Mall, you need to use your Paytm Wallet details. You can pay from your Paytm Wallet balance, Credit card, Debit card, Netbanking or via Unified Payments Interface (UPI).