Top 7 Best Online Shopping Sites in India 2016
Did you know that the online shopping in India is expected to generate revenues of around $38 billion in 2016? That’s really huge by any yardstick of measurement. Online shopping in India has truly arrived, and how! It has changed a lot about the lifestyle of millions of people in India.
Indeed, many malls in India have closed down because people prefer to shop at sites such as Flipkart and Snapdeal, get what they want for a much better discount and have it delivered to home as well. Online shopping has certainly influenced Indian culture more than anything else over the past few years. We have discussed this in detail here. Also, read this blog post on how to shop safely online.
So what are the best online shopping sites in India 2016? No doubt you are eager to know. Here’s a list of the top 7 best online shopping sites in India 2016.
Much has been said about Flipkart – started by two young men from the IIT, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, with just Rs. 100,000 in startup capital, Flipkart is today worth $15.5 billion! Flipkart has grown so fast and so quickly because of the range of products and services it provides and also because of its user-friendly website, secure payment gateway and the trust it inspires in people across the country. Flipkart sells everything from books to electronics, home appliances to mobile phones.
Amazon is, of course, the biggest e-commerce store in the world. Amazon India is Amazon’s attempt to dominate the e-commerce industry in India in the same manner as it does in the U.S. Is the plan working? It certainly is – despite being in India only for a couple of years, Amazon has emerged as a serious threat to Flipkart, the market leader. Amazon sells everything you could possibly imagine.
Snapdeal is a proud Indian e-commerce site that was in a bit of trouble recently because of the controversial statements made by its brand ambassador Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, which resulted in a lot of its customers boycotting the service. But the company has since severed ties with the actor and has largely recovered from the recent blip that it has had. Snapdeal sells everything from furniture and home appliances to computers and mobile phones. It is trusted by people across India for its prompt service and fast delivery times.
eBay is one of the mist powerful online shopping sites in the world. eBay was actually a serious contender for the top position in India, but it has since fallen behind, the likes of Flipkart, Amazon India, Snapdeal and even newcomers such as Jabong and Shopclues. But it still enjoys a lot of support in India. eBay is an online marketplace that connects buyers to sellers across the country. It is certainly the most popular seller of used products in the country.
Jabong is an American company that has adapted itself to Indian conditions and is doing surprisingly well, taking on some of the toughest competitors in the Indian e-Commerce marketplace. Jabong sells clothes and fashion accessories. You will find all sorts of clothes in India for men, women and children, from western wear to Indian saris, and kurtas.
Paytm is India’s biggest mobile commerce platform which began by offering mobile recharge and utility bill payments to customers across India. Paytm Cash is a secure online wallet offered by Paytm which allows customers to recharge and shop from whenever, anywhere. Today, Paytm works as a comprehensive marketplace for consumers through its mobile apps. Paytm has an incredible 100 million registered users across India and delivers 60 million orders per month. Paytm is owned by one of India’s leading mobile internet company, One97 Communications.
Shopclues is a fast emerging online shopping site in India which has done exceptionally well recently. It sells a variety of products such as books, clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, toys, computers and computer accessories, mobile phones and a lot more. It is popular largely because of the fabulous discounts it offers. The youth in India, in particular, favor Shopclues.com.