The world’s largest e-commerce company is making its foray into the Indian market by signing up its own payment app to support Apple Pay.
The deal, which has been confirmed by a DHL spokesperson, will be announced at a DFW media event on Thursday.
It is the latest step for the DHR’s Indian arm, which is building a global payments network that will help Indian businesses and individuals pay for goods and services through Apple Pay using the company’s existing network in India.
DHL said it will also be supporting a number of other payment networks in the country, including Paytm and Rakuten.
The DHR has a long history of working with Apple in India and has been testing Apple Pay on a number different platforms, including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
It has partnered with some of India’s biggest tech companies like Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, and Infosigen, among others, and partnered with the country’s leading bank, State Bank of India, to launch Apple Pay to its customers in India in February.
While the DHA said it was not yet ready to share details about the app, the spokesperson said DHL would be providing the app to Apple Pay users for free.
Apple Pay is currently supported by the likes of Amazon, Amazon Payments, and PayPal in the United States.
DHR did not respond to questions on the deal.
Apple will be testing Apple’s new payment network in over 30 countries in the coming months.
The DHR will partner with other retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy, as well as select grocery stores and pharmacies to offer Apple Pay services to their customers.
Apple has also partnered with a number local retailers in India, including H&M, Walmart, and Tampax.