As per the report of NDTV ‘Online shoppers in India are expected to increase from 20 million in 2013 to 40 million in 2016, as an additional 200 million Indians will access the Internet in the next three years. ’ This statement makes it clear that India is one of the biggest consumer markets for online shopping websites. This trend of online shopping in India has grown rapidly and has gained popularity at a very fast pace. Due to this upcoming trend, these websites have gained popularity and a loyal customer base within a short span of time. Wikipedia states, ‘By the year 2020, India is expected to generate $100 billion online retail revenue out of which $35 billion will be through fashion e-commerce’. The online market in India is ruled by some big names that have grabbed a strong place. This article describes the list of most popular online shopping websites in India and pivotal services offered by them.
The top most online shopping website in India nowadays is Amazon.in. Amazon.in is Amazon.com's retail website for India. Originally, it is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is one of the most reputed names for online shopping of electronics, CDs, e-books, etc. It specialises in delivering orders in one day and that is the USP of this USA based online shopping website.
Flipkart.com is one of the most preferred websites for online shopping in India. This online shopping website was found in the year 2007 with Rs.4,00,000 and is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. You can estimate the kind of growth achieved by this online webstore with the fact that in 2014 its cost was Rs.60,000 crore. Books, mobile phones, mobile accessories, electronic equipment, appliances, Clothing, Footwear, etc. , everything is available on this webstore.
This online webstore stands apart from the crowd and specialises in selling products of United States of America to Indian customers. They have a dedicated customer base in India who are interested in buying international brands. Everyone knows that US based products are not normally available in India, so iBhejo.com facilitates buying international brands through online shopping in India. This webstore offers only 100% genuine products to the customers and maintains the deadline for delivery of order. Unlike other websites, iBhejo.com gives the facility of 60 days returns and free shipping on products from the USA.
Jabong.com is one of the acclaimed online shopping websites which offers fashion & lifestyle products and specialises in providing a huge discount on all listed products. This online shopping website is famous for their variety of apparels and reasonable prices. During the Great Online Shopping Festival 2013, Jabong.com became one of the most visited e-commerce sites. Recently, jabong.com has been acquired by Flipkart's unit Myntra.com in $70 million dollars. It was previously owned by Global Fashion Group.
Snapdeal.com is an Indian online webstore whose headquarter is situated in New Delhi. It started operating online in the year 2012 and became popular rapidly. It not only sells laptops, smartphones, clothing, games, eateries, lifestyle products, etc. but also offers deals on spas and restaurants. According to a report, Snapdeal sells almost 25,000 products daily and has announced to reach the milestone of 1000 sellers on its platform.
Paytm.com is a one-of-its-kind website which initiated its operation with bill payment and mobile recharge but now it has expanded its area of operation and is selling Laptops, Home Decor items, Clothing, Mobile Phones and other products at very low prices. In 2015, the website added bus travel and has also launched movie ticket booking by collaborating with Cinepolis. Paytm.com is one of the best examples of rapid growth & expansion lead by an unusual concept.
Homeshop18.com, launched on 18th of January, 2011, is a well-known online shopping website which also operates through 24 hour home shopping television channel dedicated to selling various products like home appliances, jewellery, clothing, mobile phones, etc. It is a venture of the Network18 group which runs India's leading television channels like CNBC Aawaz & CNBC TV18. This website is trusted by customers for a range of household items offered by it.
Lenskart.com is an eyewear shopping portal. It is the only online webstore which is dedicated to selling spectacle frames, sunglasses, and contact lenses. The main attraction points of this webstore are that you can try sunglasses & spectacle frames (either at home or by uploading a photograph of yours) and the first frame ordered by you is free. This webstore revolutionised the online purchase of eyewear.
Pepperfry.com provides home decor solution to those looking for ideas to decorate their homes. One can visit this website for jaw-dropping designs of furniture and home care items. You can also book orders in bulk by choosing the option of ‘Buy In Bulk’ option at pepperfry.com. Pepperfry achieved a milestone in November 2014 by shipping 1 lakh furniture units.
Shopclues.com is famous for some unusual products offered by it like knife sharpeners and cow dung cake. As shopclues.com call themselves ‘sellers of Aflatooni products’ they justify it by selling what nobody thinks of offering.
This was the list of the popular most online shopping websites in India. You can choose from the above list which one is your favourite in terms of offering products and providing services.
Online shopping gives me a reason to live for another 3-5 business days.
Shopping is cheaper than a Psychiatrist.
Why do women live longer than men? Shopping never causes heart attack.