Tuesday, May 08, 2012

E-Commerce: My Latest Encounters

Last year December I put a story that book prices over Flipkart is not the cheapest, while Infibeam & Indiaplaza is offering a way cheaper than Flipkart.

After 4 months, TimesofIndia agrees with me, as they covered a story - Flipkart faces heat of rivals’ discounts. The article says people over India are now more aware to get the cheapest deal online.

Now a days I buy books online, after comparing prices over Indiabookstore.net. From my last some purchases I find that books are cheapest on Homeshop18 (on basis of April-May shopping). While Indiaplaza comes second on pricing, but delivers fast (in 2-4 days)

While to get online comparison of other stuffs (eg: Pendrive, mobile phones, camera etc) I use Google. Well here is a catch, select the model you like to buy and search like this: 'Micromax A73 shop' on Google (India). Google will reveal the product pages of top Indian sites - Naaptol, Saholic, Flipkart, Indiaplaza, Sulekha, Snapdeal, Letsbuy, Homeshop18 and many more.


Letsbuy once popular with its coupon codes are now fading with no working coupons post-acquisition by Flipkart.

So Flipkart and Letsbuy - are good for whom? In case you are looking for a product which is not available in other sites.

In last week I bought 2 items from Indiaplaza, and they came fast in 2 days! Earlier Indiaplaza had a low reputation in dealing customers, but certainly this heat of competition changed the attitude of India's oldest online seller.

Snapdeal, which is my brother's favorite also good enough, offers COD via Firstflight and delivery is pretty fast!

Jabong.com - I came to know about this newcomer of Indian ecommerce in March via email. Actually I got the press release of Jabong launch forwarded to me. But at that time it was not in my radar, as I am more concerned about books and gadgets but not on fashion & lifestyle portfolio which is Jabong's feature.
Last week my brother bought something from Jabong, and I got interested as Jabong has its own delivery system.

Today I got an article which may help you to know about Jabong in a deep way. Plugged.in reports about Rocket Internet - the company behind Jabong.


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