Epayment in Nepal is not a Vogue which has recently come into the downtown but a hot cake for a long time.
With the advancement of IT industry in Nepal, many payment gateways came into the race. eSewa was the first which was established in 2009 AD conceived by FonePay Private Limited and ultimately lured people into epayment in Nepal. As technology ease the living standard of people, eSewa got a good market in Nepal with the services like Mobile Topup, Recharge, Electricity Bill Payment, Khanepani Bill Payment, etc.
With a similar vision, Khalti Digital Wallet launched under the umbrella of Janaki Tech which has been a leading IT company in Nepal for the past 7 years. Let me tell you that Janaki Tech owned Sparrow SMS which is very popular among the students for Result Announcement through SMS. Apart from this popular service, the company also provides bulk SMS services.
Just after few months of launching in the market, Khalti became the winner of Google Business Group Storytelling Contest, a worldwide startup competition. As the winner, Khalti has earned an opportunity to get directly mentored by Google Payments at the headquarters in San Francisco.
Khalti was introduced in Nepali market on January 26 last year. In this short span of one year, Khalti has emerged as one of the most preferred mobile payment solutions in Nepal, allowing users to pay for mobile balance top up, pay electricity/water bills, DTH and internet bills, movie tickets, airline ticketing and more. Recently, its Android app crossed 50 thousand downloads on Google Play store. Khalti is approaching the milestone of 100,000 users that include users from Andriod App, iOS App, and web.
According to Director of Khalti, Amit Agrawal, “Khalti also believes in community building and has been supporting many youth and IT events happening in various towns across Nepal.”
Khalti has also open sourced their SDK which enables Developers from different sectors to integrate with Khalti payment.
“On the occasion of CAN InfoTech 2018, Khalti is launching ‘Loyalty Points’ and ‘Refer & Earn’ offers which enable users to earn upto Rs 5000 by referring Khalti to their friends and family,” said Agrawal.
Let’s join the cashless revolution and digital Nepal movement.
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This article was originally published at Pramod’s Blog on January 21, 2018. Read the original article here.