With just over two weeks into 2017, the first round of e-commerce sales is just around the corner. Amazon and Snapdeal are most likely to be the first ecommerce players to come up with their respective mega sales of 2017. While Amazon’s Great Indian Sale will take place from 20-22 January 2017, Snapdeal’s Unbox India Sale will be up from 21st to 23rd January. Interestingly, Amazon claims to generate about 7,500 temporary jobs for the upcoming Great Indian Sale. These temporary employees will mostly be engaged in logistics.
Starting with the Amazon Great Indian Sale, the US-based e-commerce giant will offer 15 percent additional cashback on the app and 10 percent additional cashback on the website for SBI Debit and Credit cards. However, the minimum order for the above offer is Rs 4999 and the maximum discount one can avail is Rs 1750. Further, in an attempt to push the newly revamped Amazon Pay service, the e-commerce giant is also offering 10 percent cashback on the website and 15 percent cashback on the app for orders between Rs 250 – Rs 4999. The maximum discount, in this case, being Rs 750.
Amazon will also bring up some new deals exclusive for Prime members. Further, Amazon Prime members will also get access to the top deals 30 minutes before the non-Prime members. Apart from this, in a collaboration with Musafir.com, the e-commerce website will also reward 10 lucky couples shopping from the app, Europe trip with all expenses covered. Moreover, 10-lucky customers will also win a brand new Renault Kwid during the sale.
For the deals and discounts, the Moto G4 (16GB) will be up for grabs for a 16 percent discount, the 32GB variant will be available for a discount of 7 percent and the Moto X Force will get a 21 percent discount during the sale. Apart from that, various products from AmazonBasics lineup will also be up for grabs at reduced prices along with 45 percent discount on Lenovo notebooks, 30 percent off on JBL speakers, 35 percent discount on HP printers, 50 percent on Logitech PC accessories, and up to 40 percent discount on Sandisk and Seagate products.
Moving on the Snapdeal Unbox India Sale, the e-commerce portal will be offering additional 15 percent instant discount for HDFC Bank Credit Cards and teased discounts up to 70 percent on various products. However, the website didn’t reveal any particular offers and deals as of now. Note that, while Snapdeal is offering an instant discount, Amazon will offer cashback which will be credited post you make a purchase.
Although Flipkart hasn’t come up with their version of early 2017 sale yet, we expect it to happen as well. We say this because, the fight between these three (Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart) often results in follow-up reaction when it comes to setting sales.