Amazon.in launches bus ticket bookings in partnership with RedBus
Amazon India has partnered with the leading online bus ticket booking platform, redBus, to provide the largest selection of bus services from Bus operators, for 50,000+ routes across India. All Amazon customers can get 20% cashback up to INR 200 on their first bus ticket booking on Amazon for a limited period, with additional benefits for Amazon Pay ICICI credit card customers; who will earn an extra 2% reward every time they book bus tickets on Amazon.in.
With this partnership, Amazon customers will also get access to redBus platform’s exclusive features such as Bus Service Ratings by passengers and live tracking of buses. Customers can use ratings of a bus service, by other customers, as a guide to choose the best bus option available on their route. They can track the live location of their bus and check the expected time of arrival to their boarding point. They get the bus number and contact information of the bus staff prior to departure.
The customers can now find largest selection of shopping and payment use cases on Amazon which provides added convenience and control. In addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges, flight bookings, and movie tickets, they now have – all in one single app – ability to
buy tickets for private buses.
To book bus tickets on Amazon.in, customers can go to ‘Bus Tickets’ category under ‘Amazon Pay’ tab and they can use their existing contact details and payment information which saves the effort of re-entering this information every time. They can use their Amazon Pay balance, Amazon Pay UPI or Amazon Pay ICICI credit card or other digital payment methods for an easy checkout experience. In case customers need to cancel a ticket, they only pay the cancellation penalty as per the cancellation policy defined by the operator; Amazon.in does not levy any additional charges.
Speaking on the launch, Vikas Bansal, Director, Amazon Pay said, “Over the course of time Amazon app has become one stop destination for shopping and payment needs of our customers. They love the convenience we offer of shopping and paying - all in one single app. Today, we are pleased to announce
the booking of bus tickets on Amazon. We are excited to partner with redBus and move another step forward in making life easy for our customers.”
ManojAgarwala, Senior Vice President,redBus, said, "We are excited to partner with Amazon to bring bus ticketing to its large customer base to further widen and deepen the penetration of online bus ticketing in our country. With this partnership, we are offering yet another avenue to our bus operator partners to distribute their inventory and help grow their sales and occupancy"