The Era Of Online Shopping!
The one element that has swept the market in the recent past has been the focus on online shopping. I remember the first time I actually ordered online – I was highly doubtful and it was the time I had heard about Flipkart who according to my friend gave amazing discounts on books. And since I was quite into them atleast at that point of time, I thought – “Hey, Why Not?!” It does save a lot of time for me to go to the store and then pick up a a book. Instead I can just do it conveniently and it does save me about 20-30% which a retailer would not offer. And thus began the entry to online shopping. And now it has gone on from books to footwear, electronic stuff and a lot more. I guess apart from clothes the online shopping market has surely made inroads.
We all are aware of the Flipkart Big Billion Day where they hit a billion sale just 6Hrs after the sale went online. Imagine 1 billion in just that fraction of time?! It seems impossible to say the least but that is the extent online shopping has made inroads to and I am just talking about one service provider here – Flipkart. The other sites too have made it equally impressive and I guess of late I have become a huge fan of amazon.in and I find their offers and also the prices pretty competitive. I think of the three SnapDeal is a relatively old one and so is ebay. However with the way recent trends have shaped up, the three biggest giants remain – Flipkart, Amazon and snapdeal
Apart from these, I am very curious about zoutons which has started offering discount coupons for these sites like Snapdeal Zouton Coupons, ebay, flipkart, amazon. I am yet to understand the marketing model of a site which offers these coupons but it does sound pretty exciting. The one thing I can think of right now is that the market is evolving to provide the customer the best possible option to buy a product of the same quality at a low price provided one plays the online shopping well. The discounts out there seem very promising and I myself have been quite lucky in getting a decent price for the products I am interested in.
The one trick I realized is to know the product you are buying, do a crossreference in the popular sites like flipkart, amazon, ebay and snapdeal and then find a competitive price. Also do be careful about the shipping charges while you place an order and make the best choice. One idea I love about the entire process is that the customer is still the king and he still gets the best offer. There have been proponents of the physical shops and I don’t deny them but I think in the end, the market is such that it provides the best possible option for the customer who has to make a clever choice while he picks up the product he desires.
Happy shopping 🙂