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Silchar phuchkawala goes the digital way

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Special Correspondent

Silchar, Dec 20: In the midst of the campaign of the Centre and the state government to adopt digital method of transactions in the market, a street phuchka wala has treaded into the high tek zone by adopting Paytm for selling his favourite golgappas to customers. He usually sets up the modest cart with golgappas and the added spicy products in a glass covered box just near the traffic point of Central Road in the evening. His selling point draws an appreciable number of customers. What has added to his attraction is the signboard for making payment through Paytm.

Paytm is one of the modes of making payment which has been described as e-commerce website. To be precise, Paytm was founded and incubated by One97 Communications in 2010 as a prepaid mobile recharge website. Paytm is an acronym for ‘Pay Through Mobile’. Apart from being accessed from the browser, its application is available on the Android, Windows and iOS operating systems. Pradip Kumar is a vendor who has been perhaps the first in this town, may be in Barak Valley, who has taken to this e-system. How he could so easily pick up this method, Pradip Kumar, the chat wala, said, “It is the representatives of Paytm who came here for marketing their system. I was given a sort of training and they fed me with tits and bits of operating it.”

For the last 5 days he has been doing his business with Paytm. It is so easy to operate and so convenient for customers to pay. It is true that most of the customers continue to follow the traditiol mode of payment by cash. Pradip Kumar is confident the number of Paytm users will grow gradually and that day is not far away where everyone everywhere will use it and adopt cashless transaction. It will not be exaggeration to say Pradip Kumar, the street vendor, has set the bell ringing.

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