When an Indian mind thinks of shopping, offers, deals, discounts; the first thought most of the times goes toward Flipkart. What’s the price or deal for the product I am thinking off on Flipkart? That's an average Indian thought! At least out of 10 an average of 5 people know about this store, what it sells, about its incredible pricing, amazingly friendly customer service, and timely deliveries.
With the recent growth of Coupon Industry in India, people often come to our website to find some coupons for Flipkart. However, instead they get deals with bumper discounts. That's because it is the top E-Commerce store in India, and they do not rely heavily on promotional offers to make sales.
This, India's largest multi-category online brand, keeps on offering heavy discounts, deals and price off's on a regular basis. These price off’s can range anywhere from 10%, 30%, 50% or even more on the listing price of the product. Especially if we have a look at the electronic items category as in Cell Phones/Mobile Phones. They can be found at really competitive Prices. This category of Items has contributed a Ton in catapulting it to Market leader position if not Numero Uno.
Offers on Flipkart
Now let us have a Look on few of the Deals/Offers/Sale Days that Our beloved Site has carried in Past and carries New Deals and Offers from time to time throughout the Year.
- Republic Day Sale
- Cooling Days Offer
- Independence Sale
- Flipkart Big Billion Day Sale
- Mega Electronics Sale
- Diwali Sale
- Christmas Sale And so on.
Out of all the occasions, it has been seen that on Republic Day Sale, Independence Day sale and Big Billion Day Sale, Flipkart Offers the greatest and deepest discounts though not Necessary. Their internal team keeps on working hard to strike great deals with Manufacturers, Wholesalers etc.
Speaking of the Big Billion Day Sale, It was Kaboom! Mother of all sales, something that was never witnessed in E-commerce space. It was somewhat like Big Bazaar’s Sabse Saste Din or Republic Day Sale. Even Big Bazaar went through Flipkart like issues during that time , unable to cater to every consumer, breakdowns, product stocks down etc. Bigbazaar boomed the retail brick and mortar industry and banged the Online Industry. But Flipkart’s sale-days left everyone amazed, wanting for super discounts offers and more offers :)
Every year people wait for this sale to happen. We have in fact heard of fan’s keeping aside a budget for this particular Sale.
This online store enjoys a huge customer base looking out for Cellphone and Cellphone Accessories purchase. Every once in a while, it launches off an offer for this category that is hard to resist.If you remember the recent sale on Samsung phones, Samsung S5 was selling out for just 16k whereas it was selling for 20K on other websites and retail market, also Samsung Note 4 was selling for 24k whereas the market price was way higher than this.
Note: This is one of the many offers that Flipkart gives off. It also has a huge catalog of products for mobile accessories, nothing short of a manufacturer's Inventory. If you check for the mobile covers section, you will literally go mad at the collection available from cheapest to the Premium stuff.
Another category that can be said to have very good sales is Laptop and Accessories corner or computer accessory products. These too have a very good sale price tags on them much-much better than retail market.
Well, they have tied up with almost all the major banks for payments and shopping. From time to time throughout the year, they keep on launching offers or discounts for Debit and Credit cards, Net banking of different banks as in HDFC, Axis, ICICI, Kotak, Standard Chartered, SBI, YES bank etc. It offers 5% , 10% or even more discounts/cashback as per the deal with the Bank.
Payment Methods Accepted
It accepts a variety of payment methods such as credit or debit card, cash on delivery, Net banking, e-gift voucher and card swipe on delivery.
It covers a very very vast Majority of products, you name it they have it. Let's have a look on the exhaustive Category list on their website:
- Men’s Fashion
- Women’s Fashion
- Baby and Kids
- Home and Furniture
- Books and Media
- Auto and Sports
- Offers Zone
All these categories cover products that are required for a normal human for his day to day needs. Clothing, Home electronics, Gadgets, Mobile Phones, Home furnishing and decor, Kitchen Items, Child care, etc etc. You just think of a product for shopping, hit google and 99.99% it will be on there for sale and that too at a rate that your local shopkeeper or vendor won't be giving in , with home delivery and a customer service that is hard to find.
Returns Policy, a term that an Indian customer was not that familiar until their arrival. Whatever websites or stores that used to have a return policy was quite filled with hassles.
Flipkart's steps in 2007 and changes the whole scene. They offered a very robust hassle free returns policy covering almost every product on their site. Any item not covered under the policy has a clear notification on it.
The return policy is either 30 days or 10 days depending on the seller and the item. Any manufacturing defect or transportation damage is covered. This “RETURNS” Policy is rare to be found at a local store, In fact, the moment you step out from a local store and if the purchased product wears off due to manufacturing defect, you get a straight answer to go to manufacturer’s service station, though it has been just a few minutes to your purchase. The local shop keeper won't even care to have a look into the issue and talk to the Product manufacturer or Distributor or Regional Product Head whose contacts these people generally have which are influential enough to give a prompt and satisfactory solution to the customer.
Come to Flipkart, if any such thing happens i.e a Manufacturing defect , Then just a phone call or email to their customer service will do the task, they understand one’s issue quickly and easily return, replace the defective product for you and if the replacement doesn’t work then you get a refund.
i.e A full cash-back of your purchase. Whoa! Try this at your local electronics store and we would be happy to listen to your experience if it's a minuscule equivalent of what Flipkart offers.
All these factors of Superb customer service, good pricing, quick doorstep delivery (many a times within 24 hours) of items right from the size of a small tennis ball to the sizes of full fledge 893 Litre Refrigerator and a Diamond hardened return policy have bought Flipkart to achieve one of the Eiffel-like standing pillars that it's standing on today.