Online shopping in India has been in rise since inception of Flipkart in 2007 by Sachin and Binny Bansal both IIT Delhi Graduates. With the unexpected growth of online shopping, Amazon too entered Indian markets in 2013, beginning with Books and Movies categories, earlier it entered India with Junglee.com in 2012, a price aggregator and selection website.
With the increase in number of e-commerce websites such as Myntra, Jabong, Infibeam, eBay, Yebhi, Homeshop and much more, its said in India the current number stands at whopping 200 and above, with a penetration of Internet to only 10.1% of India’s population, there is a huge opportunity for both shoppers and e-commerce giants.
That said, as a consumer one should always try to get the best deal out of a price being offered online, they are already lower than a retail store, but what if we tell you the ways to save even more on that. Read on our saving tips and tricks guide to know more. The best ways include:
- Plan in advance, do not be an impulsive buyer: Flipkart Big Billion Day Sale Exclusive Offers
When shopping online it’s a common occurrence that shoppers tend to make decisions with in split seconds, hold on, plan your purchase in advance, for example you liked a new shoe, check it’s current price and see the difference in coming days, there is a huge chance of price being lower than what you saw three or four days back.
- Compare prizes on various platforms:
There are plenty of price comparision websites like Junglee.com, an Amazon product which lets you compare prices on various ecommerce websites.
- Read about the company and policies:
No matter which website you are visiting and planning your purchase, reading about it and it’s shipping and return and refund policies can save you a lot of bucks. Trust factor plays a vital role in decision making, if you find any website which is mising all these details, its advisable to move on to next one as it will help you to be on a safer side.
- Add Products in Cart and Leave:
Now this can be a wild advise to give but it works every time, when you add products to your cart and leave without making the purchase, within few days you might start getting emails from the concerned brand regarding offers and discounts catered specifically to you. What else you need? Got your product on a discounted price.
- Contact via email or chat for coupons:
When you visit any e-commerce store you will find a chat option on most of them and executives at the other end would oblige if they have any specific coupon codes which might not be showing online for the moment, this has always worked for me on websites like Simplilearn, getting 15-20% off on any course, without any special offer being run at the moment. If chat option is not available contacting them over a mail is a good idea, but it can be probably a slower process than a chat.
- Opt for 0% EMI: Exclusive Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale
If you hold a credit card, and planning to buy a costly product, it’s advisable to opt for 0% EMI Option as you pay the same amount but in parts and not burning a hole in your pocket. Looking out for small details can help you save money for other essential products or day to day life.
- Opt for Newsletters from e-commerce and coupon websites:
There are numerous e-commerce and coupon websites where you can opt for their newsletters by just providing your email id and you will be reieving special offer announcements, helping you mark the dates and plan to shop in advance.
- Cashback websites:
With e-commerce booming there are websites specifically to help you find out the best deals and save huge on your purchases, and what takes the cake is you do not have to go on specific brand websites, these all are catered on a single platform, providing you 5-10% extra cashback on purchases not even made on a specific festive offers, if festive offers are their then you can find even additional deals to the offers being provided by the websites.
Best of them is Paisawapas.com Which gives good cashback offers on every Shopping.
Also published on Medium.