It’s that time of the year when two of the things that we love most come together and result in a bunch of ecstatic Indians- festivals and online shopping deals! The garba songs, Diwali firecrackers, and Christmas carols are accompanied by celebratory smiles on online shoppers’ faces as they check out the latest offers, deals, and discounts on the websites of e-commerce giants like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, etc. If last year’s online festive sales pegged Rs.52, 000 Crores is any indication, then this year the amount will only increase with more and more consumers understanding the benefits of online shopping.
What is pleasantly surprising is the renewed faith that consumers have in buying tech gadgets and electronics online; thanks to the easy return policies of these websites. If you too like millions of other Indians who are looking to gift yourself or your loved ones, or even those pesky office colleagues something this festive season, we give you a list of the upcoming mega sales that these online players have come up with to charm you:
Flipkart’s ‘The Big Billion Days’
One of the most awaited sales of the year, Flipkart’s mega sale ‘Big Billion Days’ will take place from 13th– 17th October. An app-only sale, BBD has a wide range of Smartphones, laptops, tablets, kitchen appliances, television sets, gaming consoles on offer. Apart from these, there are some 70+ categories with offers on them.
Flipkart will introduce great deals in new category everyday as follows:
13th October – Fashion
14th October – Home and Appliances
15th October – Mobile and Accessories
16th October – Electronics and Automotive
17th October – Books and more
The flash sale will definitely be difficult for Flipkart to execute but if done well, it will earn itself some very loyal consumers. What’s more? Myntra will also join the festive celebration with Flipkart during this grand sale! So what are you waiting for? As Flipkart says, “Abhi nahin toh kabhi nahin”.
Amazon’s ‘Great Indian Festive Sale’
We don’t know about Christmas, but Diwali definitely has come early! Amazon, one of the most well known and loved e-commerce websites when it comes to online deals and offers, will start its annual Diwali sale – ‘Great Indian Festive Sale’ from the 13th and will shut it down on the 17th of October. If you’re looking to buy your hubby that new laptop that he was eyeing more than you, or you wish to reward yourself with a new TV set for your room for completing your Diwali cleaning early, you ought to download the Amazon app ASAP. The site’s “pehle APP” promotion includes a special ‘App Only’ deals for users on the 16th and 17th. Also check out their Daily Deals and Lightning Deals section to stay on top of the matter. Download the app and get 15 minutes early access to the exclusive deals and also get 15% Cashback with HDFC debit and credit cards. If you purchase through Amazon’s website you get only 10% Cashback. Another benefit of buying using App is you get a sneak peek into the exciting deals even before the website users.
You can expect around 50% Off on Mobiles, 35% OFF on Kitchen Appliances, 50% Off on Top 25 books and more in this mega sale.
And for the gold loving women of today, Amazon also gives you a chance to win 1 kg gold everyday while the sale is on, on a minimum purchase of orders worth Rs.299.
Snapdeal’s ‘Diwali Deals’
You may very easily find your ‘dil ki deal’ as Snapdeal likes to call it on the website or the app. The sale which started on 28th September is not very different from its usual days as Snapdeal has great offers all through the year. Its Diwali Sale starts off with ‘Electronics Monday’- 12th October. You can make purchases with card from HDFC, Standard Chartered Bank or Yes Bank. It has a diverse range of products, right from iPhone 6 to Dell laptops as part of its hourly deals. Massive discounts of 70% are common if you check out the Diwali deals. Major brands like Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nikon, Philips, Samsung etc. have their products being taken within seconds of it being uploaded! So hurry up and snap a deal or else…!
What’s more? Yu has announced its Yu Yunique smartphone to be available at this grand electronics mela without registrations!
So grab your ghagra and cholis, hold on to your turbans as you will surely be blown away by these massive deals that these e-commerce websites have to offer this festive season! Oh, and don’t let your Smartphone know that you’ll be replacing it with a new one bought from one of these sales as it might just sense it and start throwing tantrums and not let you shop…