Has the demonetisation drive dampened your Christmas cheer? After all, what is Christmas without presents, decorations and celebrations? While some of our needs can be fulfilled by online shopping, we still require cash for some tasks. While the government might not be understanding this basic thing, India’s leading online marketplace Snapdeal has not only understood the matter but has also done something to bring the much needed festive cheer back into the country.

Snapdeal has announced the launch of a pilot service called Cash@Home, which will allow users to order cash and deliver it at the doorstep. Yes, you read it right. Now, you can order cash instead of queuing up for hours at your nearby ATMs.

In the pilot phase, the service is currently only live in Gurgaon and Bengaluru. Users availing the service can pay for cash using their ATM card. And, don't worry, the service won't cost you a bomb. Snapdeal will be charging a nominal amount of one rupee as convenience fee, which can be paid through FreeCharge wallet or through a debit card at the time of booking the order. The service is a goodwill gesture by the ecommerce giant so as to allow users in need of cash to access it without having to queue up at their banks or ATMs.

"Snapdeal will be using the cash that it receives through Cash on Delivery (CoD) service to operate this facility. The delivery of cash will be done one day after requesting for the service," read a press release by Snapdeal announcing the launch of the service.

Commenting on the new launch, Rohit Bansal, Co-founder, Snapdeal said, “The launch of the cash on demand service is intended to further help our consumers tide over any cash crunch that they might face in addressing their daily needs."

For now, Snapdeal has put a limit of Rs. 2000 per booking. Users can make use of any bank’s ATM card to pay for the cash. When the cash is delivered to the customers, they will be required to swipe their ATM card on the PoS machines, which Snapdeal’s courier partners will be carrying with themselves for all such deliveries.

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