Mukesh Ambani - owned Reliance Jio and employee benefits provider Sodexo today announced their partnership to accelerate India's digital transformation.
JioMoney, the PPI wallet offered by Jio Payments Bank Ltd., has enabled integration of Sodexo Meal Cards with a user's JioMoney account to allow mobile-based payments via Sodexo Meal Card. The partnership will enable thousands of Sodexo Merchants like grocery shops, kiranas, restaurants, and cafes across the country, to accept digital payments via Sodexo.
Anirban S Mukherjee, Business Head, JioMoney said, "Jio's partnership with Sodexo will further Jio's endeavor to deliver the benefits of evolving digital technologies to every Indian and allow them to live Digital Life to the fullest. The integration will bring convenience and new digital transaction options for both JioMoney and Sodexo users in India. Going forward both brands will leverage core strengths, develop synergies and expand their reach and presence in India's growing digital ecosystem."
Sodexo's proprietary meal benefit solution, Sodexo Meal Pass can be linked to the JioMoney App for making quick payments on-the-go.
It will also be an added digital transaction option for JioMoney's rapidly growing user-base across India. Consumers no longer have to carry the Sodexo's physical card for the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages. They can simply add the Sodexo Meal Card balance to the JioMoney app and start transacting on-the-go. Jio and Sodexo will continue to work together to accelerate adoption of services offered by both the brands.
Stephane Michelin, CEO Sodexo Benefits, and Rewards Services India said, "At Sodexo, we constantly strive to enhance the consumer experience by expanding the ways to use the Sodexo Meal card within our proprietary network. Our endeavor has been to improve the retail experience for our 3 million daily users. With this partnership, JioMoney's MPOS system will help segregate the food & non - food items among standalone, smaller merchants, which will further strengthen Sodexo's position as a compliant meal benefit solution in the country."
The solution has already been launched in Mumbai and the consumer response has been excellent. The JioMoney solution will be enabled at all Sodexo accepting merchants nationally over a period of time.