- Time Saving
- No annoying crowds
- No waiting in line to check out
- Sometimes offers are for short time
- Items ordered online are sometimes back-ordered
Online shopping is slowly creeping into India. As of now, a large number of people prefer buying everything from groceries to clothes online. Not so long ago, the Indian audience was wary of shopping online owing to potential thefts etc.
However, that has now changed. Only last year during Diwali, online portals made more profit compared to retail stores. Thus, India has come a long way from being a country of wary online shoppers to a country of millions of happy online shoppers.
There are a large number of online shopping portals out there. However, which one to trust is quite a dilemma.
Here is a list of top 10 online shopping sites in India 2018
This one has to come first hands down. The entire country is completely dependent on Flipkart for nearly all their shopping needs. Flipkart sells everything from gift vouchers to electronics to home appliances. In fact, statistics claim that there are more items on flipkart than in a mall. Hence, Indians are heavily reliant on flipkart for all their shopping needs.
A large number of people from India swear by the services of amazon. Amazon and flipkart are always at war with each other and are always at close heels. Amazon has an equally large number of products as flipkart. In fact, Amazon apparently sells more than flipkart. Since amazon is an American company, it lacks the desi taste that would be preferred by an Indian. It would be wise to indianise its Indian domain. It would then be an instant hit amongst the masses.
Snapdeal is a completely Indian website and is often preferred by the masses for its cheap rates. It sells products at really low prices and hence, is a favourite of the masses. It is a good idea to buy from Snapdeal if you are looking for absolutely cheap prices. However, there have been times when consumers have complained of the products of Snapdeal and hence, some of them stay away from Snapdeal.
Jabong is again an American brand but seems to be doing very well in India. It has a large number of clothes and accessories for sale and is a complete paradise for those who love shopping for clothes. It has all kinds of products from western wear to desi kurtis and it would be fun to sit home and shop for clothes on jabong. Jabong is excessively preferred by women shoppers.
An equally large number of women favour myntra over jabong. Myntra also has a large number of accessories and clothes on its online portal. It has a large number of categories as well and one can buy from a category of their choices. From western to ethnic to traditional, all kinds of clothes are sold on myntra.
This is a website meant for shopping groceries and is a blessing for working women. It is also a blessing for the woman who is busy all the time. All of the grocery items are available over here and one can buy according to their needs. From organic to inorganic items, everything is available over here. Thus, localbanya.com is indeed one of the leading grocery shopping sites in India.
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This is an equally popular website amongst online shoppers. Those who do not mind waiting a little extra for delivery at the reward of a lower price, order from here. A lot of times, the cheapest of items and the remotest of items are easily found on homeshop18.com. Thus, this site also has an equally large number of shoppers who are loyalists. However, homeshop18 cannot be trusted when one is in an emergency. You’d rather buy from one of the websites where they give express deliveries.
Infibeam.com is a place where you often find things that are not found anywhere else. The rarest of things, the rarest of books and the rarest of electronics and many other such items are easily found on infibeam.com. Infibeam.com has a long way to go before it comes higher up the ranks but it definitely isn’t doing badly so far.
Shopclues is famous for their heavily discounted best shopping deals. Shopclues is one of the best online stores that offers a wide variety of cameras, Computer accessories, Mobile, Gift, Jewellery, Cosmetics, toys, clothes, books and bag.
Firstcry.com India’s largest store for Kids selling 70000+ items from 400+ top International and Indian brands.
Started just as mobile recharge app, now Paytm become the Indian Alibaba. Provides a number of services like mobile recharge, bill payments, tickets etc. along with a variety of generic products. Paytm offers cashback with the discounts, that makes it different from other shopping sites in India. Sometimes such cashback makes a big difference and saves your extra money.
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Voonik is one of those sites that specifically focus on only women products. This thing makes it more popular among women as compare to other fashion sites. The products include Indian wear, western wear, lingerie & sleepwear, footwear, bags and accessories, jewellery and beauty products. Voonik offers deep discounts on its products along with cashback offers.
Bigbasket is the top grocery shopping site in India. From Bigbasket you can purchase products under the category of grocery, household, personal care, gourmet, beverage, dairy and fruit & veggie. It offers a wide range of top brands product. It additionally offers up to 20% cashback on different debit and credit cards.
Sometimes it is very difficult to find a service in the local area. UrbanClap is website that make your work easy. It makes available services like electrician, plumber, carpenter, interior designer, trainers and personal services etc. In following cities only UrbanClap service is available. The cities are as follows, i.e. Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune.
Zivame is the best and most popular online lingerie shopping site in India. All the lingerie brands are made available on this online portal in India. It offers a variety of inner garments for women in India, be it bras, panties, sportswear, swimwear and nightwear. You can find fabulous discounts on Zivame on world class brands.
Lenskart is India’s leading online site for eyewear. You can buy eyeglasses, sunglasses and lenses from the Lenskart. You can try any number of frames on your face while sitting at your home. On your first order of your frame, you get it free of cost only on Lenskart. Its’ currently available in the seven cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune.
Clovia is fast growing online shopping site for lingerie and giving Zivame equally tough competition in India. But, it holds the second position after the Zivame online portal. Being an exclusive online lingerie and nightwear store, Clovia offers various types of bras, panties, swimsuits and nightwear which are not only very stylish but are also comfortable.
Futurebazaar has a variety of main categories, with detailed sub-categories. Be it the home related section, we found fairly little in terms of variety in other categories. For instance, the magazine section did not have much variety. It has a section called clearance, which has products selling at heavy discounts as it pertains to stock clearance.
Gadgets.in has most amazing and exciting electronic gadgets. They sell everything from the usual cameras, iPads, etc. to precision engineering equipment, spy gadgets, signal jammers, telescopes, weird gift ideas and much more. The prices are reasonable for some products, over-priced for others and as such, you’ll need to cross check the prices of some of the items to be sure you’re getting a good deal.
On first glance, the design aesthetic of the homepage of this site seems to have taken some inspiration from Pinterest. This becomes obvious when you enter the respective categories, with product pictures splashed across the screen. It offers something unique from other sites in terms of the look. And it has electronics and mobile phone section, but on the whole, the site shows the favour of fashion and lifestyle products.
The website has a large range of electronics from digital cameras to gaming hardware and everything in between. The website focuses heavily on camera equipment and is a worthy destination if you’re in the market for carry-cases, tripods, and filters. We even spotted a bamboo pen & touch input device. Overall the prices are fairly competitive.
AJIO carries a wide portfolio of owned, branded and handpicked collections from India and around the world. AJIO Own is AJIO’s trendy in-house label, has a wide collection of clothing, footwear, and accessories, maternity wear, a tweens collection, and an activewear range. The company has an exclusive Indian collection, showcasing a variety of creations by artisans and boutiques from all around the globe.
Forever 21 has seen some high-end achievements in the past 30 years. They have an aim to reach $8 billion company till the end of 2018. They have a goal to launch 600 stores in the next three years, it’ll be exciting to see the company achieve in three years what it initially took 30 years to do.
Although this site may not look as inviting as the ones we have seen above, do not go by the looks. So, under computer hardware, you will have all the components necessary to build your rig, along with the NAS categories the networking section has categories for wired and wireless routers. Especially when you consider the competition, mobile phone section but there aren’t many options to choose from. Same goes for digital cameras.
This website too had a change of heart somewhere down the line. From its early roots in social networking, it moved on to join the e-commerce site. They have high-quality stuff but prices are a bit on the higher side with worth mentioning deals. Once, you buy into it, you could be a “lucky” winner who gets it for that amount.
For, the options available to the consumer are fairly limited and it will be a while before the consumer is spoilt for choice with a large number of online shopping portal.
What are your favourite shopping sites in India 2018, do let us know in comments below.