Online shoping is now growing in India as more people accept it as a norm. The convenience that one day shipping offers coupled with safe online transactions or traditional cash on delivery payment options already available have some believing that growths as high as 1000% are possible in the next few years. As more people access smartphones in the country with more than 1 billion people, it is only a matter of time before these expectations are tested. Some of the more famous shopping sites for Indians are:
This is one of the most visited websites in India offering customers very competitive prices and a remarkable collection of products. Launched in 2007 with a bias on buying and selling books, Flipkart has grown to offer apparel, footwear lifestyle products and accessories, electronics, mobile devices and computers, toys, sports and fitness equipment, beauty products and more.
Leading brands are also available on the online store which offers clients a 30 day replacement guarantee, free home deliveries, and the options of paying via cash on delivery, debit and credit card and net banking. Flipkart also sells online music and eBooks, and has a famous affiliate marketing option for people looking to join online shopping in India as business owners.
Started in 2010, Snap Deal is a leading online marketplace in India the offers Fashion Accessories, apparel, footwear, kid’s clothes, home and kitchen appliances, sports and fitness equipment and books. An additional feature of Snap Deal that differentiates it in the online shopping marketplace in India is the services that can also be bought on the site.
With over 18+ million users, snap deal delivers products to over 4000 cities in India and features 3000+ brands and 250000+ listed products divided into 200 categories. Snap deal sees over 25000+ products sold daily on its marketplace. The 1500+ customer friendly staff offers their clients a remarkable user experience and great customer support 24 hours 7 days of the week. Shopping via cash on delivery, net banking and major credit and debit cards is accepted.
Snap deal remains the destination for millions of shoppers in India. Shoppers can track their orders online or via their phones using SMS allowing for an easy process.
They also waive the shipping charge for purchases above Rs.300. They do not charge for delivering. That means as long as you have a shipment coming your way, you can expect it to reach your doorstep within 1-3 days.
Another impressive Indian online marketplace is Pepper Fry, which started operating in January 2012. Their goal is to make lifestyle products affordable and available to as many customers as possible through their professional ecommerce platform and retail professionals. They already have some rave reviews from highly satisfied clients and may see some great growth ahead. They offer over 40,000+ products such as clothing, jewelry, gemstones, furniture, home decor and health and beauty products, and accept all methods of payment including debit and credit cards, net banking and cash on delivery.