Khalti, launched in 2017, is one of the trending digital payment solutions in Nepal. With this app, you can pay for mobile balance top up, electricity/water bills, DTH and internet bills, movie tickets, airline ticketing, hotel booking and more.
Launched in 2017, Tootle app connects riders and passengers to get a ride to the particular destination. It aims to pioneer in the sharing economy which is an emerging concept in Nepal.
These two most popular Nepali startups Khalti Digital Wallet and Tootle signed an agreement on Tuesday to make ride-hailing service easier and cashless. An official agreement between two startups will now allow users to top-up tootle balance using Khalti Digital wallet.
Amit Agrawal, Director of Khalti, and Mr. Sixit Bhatta, Co-founder, and CEO of Tootle signed the MoU on Tuesday.
Announcing the partnership, Mr.Amit Agrawal, Director of Khalti said, “We are glad to be partnering with an innovative bike ride-sharing app like Tootle and provide users to top-up their Tootle balance easily using Khalti. Mobility and payments are common problems in Nepal. This collaboration is focused on jointly solving these problems.
Further, if we work together, it will bring synergy to both the companies. This partnership will spread vibes that young entrepreneurs and startups should come together and work together to build a world-class ecosystem.
We are confident that our users will be delighted with their Tootle experience. We are always committed to providing more value to our users, and will be adding many more features and services on Khalti very soon.”
Similarly, Sixit Bhatta, Co-Founder/CEO of Tootle mentioned, “In Nepal, just a few years ago, it was uncommon to get access to transportation or payment via digital platforms. But the landscape of smart mobile technology has been rising and apps like Tootle and Khalti are ready to soar high. The user growth and enthusiasm has also been astounding.
Furthermore, I believe brands like Tootle and Khalti synergize each other because of a variety of things in common, for instance, primary target market being one. This partnership with Khalti gives both the brands a terrific opportunity to move fast and stand out in the mobile business space.”
After this agreement, Tootle users can now top up Tootle balance using Khalti and get 5% extra instantly on each Tootle top up. Similarly, Khalti is also providing 5% Khalti cashback on Tootle top-ups.
Currently, Khalti is used by more than 500,000 users on a regular basis to make various payments. Tootle has also acquired more than 50,000 users in a short time.
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