Online shopping is not a secret now a days and it’s gaining really excellent popularity especially across India. As I’m an Indian, I’ll never like to show any lacuna of mine to others but frankly speaking there are lot many places in India where we’re not getting a good market to purchase our needy things and mostly we’re depending on metro cities for shopping commodities with wide selection, good quality, and at affordable price. Well glad to say that online shopping sites are currently offering all at one place on your door step. Through online shopping we’re able to grab a range advantages including 24 hours shopping, at your door step, wide verity of product at one place, affordable or discounted price, even free shipping (condition apply).
When we’ll talk about online stores, Ebay and Amazon are the market leaders in the world. But here I’m reporting you only about India. There are many online shopping sites in India from which some are most reliable, while few simply cannot be trusted with your money. That’s why we’re listed few online shopping sites to choose your best one among them.
1- Home Shop 18: It’s the name what you might have heard or seen a number of times on your TV, as it have its own TV channel named HomeShop18. It’s best because it offers wide variety of commodities including books, cameras, jewelry, apparel, appliances to toys, home appliances, mobile phones, and so on. Most interesting thing about this site is you’ll have the option to watch demo videos before buying anything, which help you to choose a better quality product. Obviously like a front line online seller the homeshop18 is also offering free shipping with returns policy (http://www.homeshop18.com/).
2- Flipkart: In case you don’t know this site was founded in 2007 by two engineers (Sachin and Binny Bansal) who worked for Amazon (world’s top online shop). In this short span of 4 years the Flipkart has become a leader in Indian online shopping with more than 30 thousand products shipped every day. According to the founder “Sachin Bansal”, Flipkart is making more than Rs 2.5 crores daily sales.
No doubt it’s one of the best shopping sites with great customer support. It offers customers 24X7 phone and email support. If you’re getting a damaged or faulty product in transit (which happens very rarely) then Flipkart will replace it without any additional charges, no questions asked. In addition you will get free shipping with every shopping above Rs. 100/-, even to Andaman and Nicobar. The product are said to be reached at your home within 3 days. Most importantly about 60 percent of the purchases on Flipkart are based on cash-on-delivery option that means you’ll pay money after holding your product. (http://www.flipkart.com/)
3- eBay India: eBbay is the second biggest (in terms of sales) shopping portal after Amazon in the world and it’s also applicable for ebay India. It’s not only ships more but also offers a wide range of product category to choose from. In it you need not stuck with a single franchise unlike other shopping portals, you can choose product from multiple vendors. On eBay there are many vendors set up their shop and compete in an open manner to offer the best deals. So it’s your duty to grab a best deal among them. (http://www.ebay.in/)
4- BeStylish: If you’re looking for a footwear shopping site then bestylish is the best place for you. The site also claimed as the best place for branded footwear and its claim seems impressive as well. It offers a wide range of men and women footwear from different brands like Fila, Adidas, Nike, Senorita and many more. Most importantly this site offers free shipping on most footwear; apart from free shipping it also offers 28 days free returns policy which is very useful. (http://www.bestylish.com/)
5- Fashion and You: Its name suits its job as it’s an online fashion shopping site in India. It’s basically targeted at Women but it also has many things for men’s fashion as well. It offers stylish wear, fashionable accessories, kid’s items, home and living stuff, etc. Before buying at Fashion and You, you have to go through a quick registration like other shopping sites. If you’re asking about its delivery then you will have two options such as; regular and express shipping. If you’re purchasing items under the Express Shipping then it will be delivered within 2-7 days from date of order, while regular shipping will take 2 to 3 weeks. (http://www.fashionandyou.com/Login.html)
6- Naaptol: This online shopping site was released in January 2008, and now has grown to become India’s most emerging online shop. This online shopping site is one-stop destination for all shoppers, merchants and market enthusiasts as it offers a wide verity of product including, mobile phone, cameras, laptops, home appliance, and much more. (http://www.naaptol.com/)
7- LetsBuy: LetsBuy is a similar shopping site like HomeShop18 and Flipkart with amazing customer satisfaction and shopping experience. This site is special in electronics product but it also offers toys, watches, games, sports and expanding further at a very affordable price. (http://www.letsbuy.com/)
8- Yebhi: It’s a shopping site where you can find a wide range of product categories to purchase. This site ships shoes, clothing, lifestyle, electronics, mobiles, home and kitchen, as well as lingerie, etc. It’s offering 30 days money back guarantee. (http://www.yebhi.com/index.aspx?15)
9- BabyOye: If you’re searching for an online site to but your baby product then BabyOye will be a great solution for you. It offers from clothes to different baby care products. Though it’s a baby specialist online shopping site but it also ships many things for mommies including mommy clothes, lingerie, fitness courses and more. Importantly this site provides 24X7 phone support and free shipping to anywhere in India. (http://www.babyoye.com/)
10- Infibeam: It’s an emerging online shopping portal based on Ahmedabad and Gujarat. Most interestingly this offers same day delivery option, physical inspection and test drive for cars and bikes before you pay, it also provide home delivery, as well as free shipping in some cases. (http://www.infibeam.com/)
11- Indiaplaza: It’s now the world’s largest India-centric e-commerce company with over 1 million online transacting customers globally. These shopping site operations are from Bangalore, Chennai and Austin. This site provides 24×7 customer service in Bangalore. It offers support to shopping gateways of Sify, Manorama etc. You can find catalogue of over 3.5 million items for sale and also has in-house control of web technologies, warehousing and logistics. (http://www.indiaplaza.in/)
12- Koovs: This site was introduced in 2009 and now headquartered in Bangalore. It’s founded by four school friends (Manish Tewari, Amit Shukla, Kanishk Shukla & Rajesh Kamra) in Indian Institute of Technology with an initial funding of 5-10 lakhs. It was introduced with an aim to provide the best range of products or services at affordable prices. It’s basically covering the major segments of lifestyle shopping. (http://www.koovs.com/)
13- Future Bazaar: This online shopping site is owned and operated by Future Bazaar India Ltd. (FBIL), the people behind shopping malls like; Pantaloon Retails, Bigbazaar. The company was incorporated in 2006 and started business in 2007 and it’s the e-commerce arm of the Future Group. It has its office at Mumbai which offers 24 X 7 customer service. (http://www.futurebazaar.com/)
14- Indiatimes: This online shopping site is at an aim to provide a wide range of consumer electronic items at an affordable price. This shopping site is powered by the Times of India group and offers support mostly in the north western part of India. (http://www.shopping.indiatimes.com/)
15- Rediff: This is operated by India’s leading news and entertainment portal Rediff. This shopping site covers almost all lifestyle products. (http://www.shopping.rediff.com/)
16- Zoomin: If you’re a photographer then Zoomin will be a nice place for you to purchase. This online shopping site sells everything related to photos including cameras, photo prints, frames, photo mugs, calendars and collage prints, etc. Most interestingly you can customize your style at shopping means it gives you the option to add your photos on coffee mugs and design custom photo prints as well as collages. In addition Zoomin also offers a unique price match guarantee on cameras that means if you’re getting the same camera at a lower price elsewhere then the site promises to return the price difference if notified within 7 days. In case they won’t able to match the price they will give a Flipbook at no cost. (http://www.zoomin.com/)
17- Indiavarta: This site is incorporated by the Express Network Private Limited that published the English newspaper “The New Indian Express”. It has delivery locations mostly in South India that especially based on Chennai and Tamil Nadu. (http://www.indiavarta.com/)
18- RetailsDirect: It’s claimed as the India’s first online interactive store which offers reward points, group bargains, blog, forum, video chat etc. (http://www.retailsdirect.com/)
We can’t say it’s the end of list, because there many more uncountable online shopping sites in India such as; Crossword.in (for books), CaratLane.com (for Jewelry), Fetise.com (for Men’s fashion), Myntra.com, many more. If you’ve more sites to add in this list then don’t hesitate to add them through our comment option. Well now it’s you turn, we’ve added a poll option at below to choose your best online shopping site. I’ll personally prefer both Flipkart and HomeShop18 for my best shopping sites but we have to choose one from all, so I’ll finally go with HomehSop18. So which is your best shopping site?