Paytm Mall set to hire about 2,000 employees this year to scale its operations


Online shopping platform Paytm Mall is set to hire about 2,000 new personnel across various business and tech roles to successfully scale its operations.

The shopping platform is under the wing of Paytm Ecommerce, a recently incorporated separate entity by the parent organization One97 Communications, to address the potential in online trade, Paytm said in an announcement in Mumbai.

Further, Paytm has moved more than 800 personnel actively included in the growth of its e-commerce business from One97 Communications to the recently joined Paytm Mall.

Paytm Mall recently raised $200 million from SAIF Partners and Alibaba Group Holdings to develop its business.

The firm has assembled a team with diverse set of experiences and skill sets to deal with key roles, it said. The team will continue overseeing various categories across the organization.

“We will make the largest selection of items available to clients on their cell phone, while empowering brands and nearby retailers to offer online and offline with equal ease,” Paytm Mall’s Chief Operating Officer Amit Sinha said in the announcement.

Paytm Mall is likewise scaling its partner network by adding another 3,000 Paytm agents to its current workforce as it goes deeper into tier II and level III cities, digitising catalogues of neighborhood business people and trusted brands, it said.

It will leverage mobile technology to make its wide retail stock available to clients while helping retailers reach out to a wider set of clients around them.