By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:45
If you have to shop, shop now because this is probably the best time to shop online.
Festive season is just round the corner and so is massive festive season sales on various e-commerce websites. If you have a lot to shop, this is the best time of the year to do so. Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal all the three will be hosting their mega festive sale in the first week of October. While Snapdeal's and Flipkart's sale would take place from 2nd October to 6th October, Amazon's Great Indian Festival Sale will commence from October 1 and end on October 5. Let's brief out everything related to this festive sale on all the three websites.
Starting with Amazon's Great Indian Festival Sale, the current leader of Indian e-commerce industry promises a lot of discounts and offers. Moreover, HDFC debit and credit card holders will get flat 15 percent cashback on the app and 10 per cent cashback on web. Apart from this, if you are using Amazon Prime, you will get all the deals first. Amazon Prime can be availed for free for first 60 days with a post fee of Rs 499 for one year subscription. Taking an idea from advertisements, Amazon will offer flat 50 per cent on ethnic wear, up to 50 percent on kitchen essentials, 40 per cent on Televisions and other electronics and 15 per cent on Jewellery and flat 40 per cent on Trending Jewellery. Also, there is a contest with the name Wish and Win where one has to Add one of the given OnePlus devices to their wishlist by today and 9 random winners will get a chance to win a OnePlus device. However, this contest is not valid on app installed on iPhone 4 or below. This Wish and Win contest seems to offer a new product every day till the actual sales starts on October 1.
Flipkart's Big Billion Days Sale which is the 3rd edition of this kind for the company will happen from 2 - 6 October. After harming its reputation in 2014 with the first edition of this sale, Flipkart this time claims that the Sale will be glitch-free. SBI debit card holders in this case will get flat 10 per cent cash back in addition to the given discounts and offers. The first day will be Flipkart's fashion sale plus discounts on televisions and home appliances. The second day will be full of discounts on Mobile and Accessories. The third day will see deals on various other electronics and the 4th and 5th day will witness deals on complete range of products. Further, just like Amazon, Flipkart also has 'Your Wish, Our Offer' where highly wished products will get more discounts and offers. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy On8 will also be released during this Big Billion Days Sale.
Snapdeal has recently witnessed a complete revamp of their website. The 'Unbox Diwali Sale' from Snapdeal has already lured a lot of customers to buy it from them instead of other websites. There will be separate deals and offers every hour in addition to up to 70 per cent discounts on different range of products. For select locations, users will also get free next-day delivery with no shipping charges and a 14-day return policy. Instead of any specific Bank, Snapdeal is offering 5 per cent discount on any debit or credit card for a select range of products. Apart from that, it is also offering flat 20 percent discount on Citi Bank debit and credit cards.
So get set for the shopping season of this year and make your wishlist as soon as possible since many good deals might not last as you would hope for.