MakeMyTrip Limited, India’s leading online travel company has partnered with P2P and social payments company Mypoolin to enable group-payments for travel gift cards. This collaboration will help ease the process for consumers who want to shop for shared gift-cards and vouchers on MakeMyTrip for personal or corporate gifting as a group of friends or colleagues.
MakeMyTrip has doubled down on products and services that cater to unique as well as everyday needs of Indian travelers. After the introduction of industry-first travel gift cards, MakeMyTrip is now making it even more convenient for people to make group payments and opt for gifting their loved ones a holiday of their choice. These gifts cards allow recipient to avail a wide range of travel offers including flights, hotels, and holiday packages ranging from Rs 1000 to Rs 50000. Tailoring it further per consumer choice, these gifts cards can be easily customised and remain valid up to 12 months from the date of purchase.
Commenting on the partnership, Mohit Gupta, COO Online, MakeMyTrip, said, “MakeMyTrip has always been a one stop shop for all things travel and given how more and more people now value travel as the ultimate gift, we want to offer them all the choice they deserve. This partnership with Mypoolin will help our customers make seamless and hassle free group-payments, facilitating ease and convenience in buying travel gift options.”
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Announcing the new initiative, Rohit Taneja, Co-Founder, Mypoolin, said, “Social Commerce’ or more simply ‘Social Payments’ has been a new concept to come up in the last few years. It is the proliferation of ‘shared economy’ lifestyle that makes these social use cases so prominent and common for us. With this functionality, a customer can easily purchase a bigger and better gift for someone’s wedding or reception can simply invite his friends to put in their share of contribution with the click of a button. The idea is that pre-collection of the amount for the gift leads to a higher purchasing power and increase in choices as well as the thought process that goes into the gift. This leads to a huge benefit for the consumer in terms of making the process more seamless & fun as well as avoiding the hassle of chasing his friends after the purchase in case they thought of settling it later. “
Added, Ankit Singh, Co-Founder, Mypoolin, “Empathy for the consumer has always been our first priority as we move along in our vision for high frequency social payments. That is why we support all possible payment options when it comes to group payments, because members of the group will always have different preferences. We are very happy to have an amazing brand like MakeMyTrip with us in the beginning providing us a huge validation in our approach. This is just the tip of the iceberg and we intend to partner with a lot of category leaders in the domains of dining, travel, gifting and more.”
Listed on NASDAQ, MakeMyTrip Ltd is India’s leading online travel company. We own and operate well recognized online brands – MakeMyTrip, goibibo and redBus through mobile apps and websites. Making travel seamless and convenient, we help consumers research, plan and book a wide range of travel services and products in India as well as overseas. From air ticketing, hotel and alternative accommodations bookings, holiday planning and packaging, rail ticketing, bus ticketing, car hire to ancillary travel requirements such as facilitating access to third-party travel insurance and visa processing, we are a one-stop-travel-shop that offers the broadest selection of travel products and services in India.
We provide access to all major domestic and international airlines operating to and from India, over 45,000 hotels, 13,500 alternative accommodation properties in India and more than 500,000 hotels and properties outside India apart from Indian Railways and all major Indian bus operators.
Mypoolin is a social payment app that enables users to send and receive money with friends in the smartest and fastest manner possible. With 150,000 registered users, Mypoolin is the leading fintech startup in social payments category. ‘It is also present on UPI platform and allows an innovative way for P2P and P2M payments for customers’