PayUMoney, an online payment solution by PayU India, has announced first of its kind payments collection feature – ‘SMS Invoicing’. According to the company, with this special feature, an invoice (essentially a Payment Link) is sent via SMS to a customer. As a merchant, you can specify the amount of payment, the mobile number of customer, name of customer, description and transaction id for your reference. The customer receives a SMS with the above details and a payment link which he/she can click to make the payment.
When a SMS invoice is sent, the Customer will receive a SMS in the following template –
Dear Customer-Name, you have a payment request of Rs 123 ( Amount as per the exact invoice) for Description from Merchant–Name. Make payment at http://pmny.in/payLink. Contact [email protected] for more info.
Here Customer-Name, Amount and Description will be as per the value provided while sending the SMS Invoice.
In this age of smartphones, most of the small merchants utilise mobile as a medium to take orders and SMS is an easy way to send an invoice. This feature of SMS invoicing is seeing a strong response from merchants with over 50 merchants already using SMS invoicing, as claimed by the company in its press release.
Commenting on introducing SMS Invoicing, Nitin Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, PayU India said, “We are excited to bring the SMS invoicing feature for our users. A simple yet smart feature same as email invoice but using SMS rather than email. Time and again we have tried to simplify the payment procedure and this is one step ahead to facilitate the same. We will continue to introduce unique features to assist our users with a smart payments support system.”