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Monday, 22 October 2012

BRING IT ON WITH FLIPKART!

In the last three months, I've had the opportunity to shop on not one but three different occasions and that too from the same portal - www.flipkart.com !! I assure you if it were not for the gift vouchers I was presented with, I'd never have known what I'd been missing so long!

Thumbs up to the careful packaging!
Though, I'm not a habitual e-shopper yet, but I considered this as a very good moment to explore an all new e-shopping portal that I'd been acquainted with over the months through their frequent commercials on television.
The irony is that despite not being an avid e-shopper, I can pat my back on some of the bold choices I've made lately as an e-shopper, some of those even you'd have second thoughts on, to be precise - a mobile phone and a piece of furniture! 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

OF FESTIVE DELIGHTS AND A GIFTEES PLIGHT!

This post is a part of the contest at BlogAdda.com in association with Badhai.in

On deciding a 'perfect gift'
I've always been in a quandary especially when the festive season is around the corner...wonder why? Besides the fun, frolic and festivities...I'm always in a constant state of flux when it comes to being the 'giftee'/'gifter' ! Many a times I often wonder on why such a pleasure and leisure activity turns into a drag!

India's got countless festivals and it's rather difficult to keep track of them all on your fingertips. And of course on many a such occasion, the mirth is priceless when it comes to receiving gifts but no sooner you realize both the moment and occasion has arrived for you to turn a 'giftee'/ 'gifter', it becomes a nightmare! And if I assess the situation here rightly, it's primarily because the period from the moment you are still deciding on a gift till the point of actually gifting it...you're in a melee, you simply cease to be yourself in an endeavor to land yourself the 'perfect gift'!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

JABONG! - THE NEXT LEVEL...

It seems that I'm fast earning the reputation of the next e-shopper in town...in my very first outing as an e-shopper, I had ordered for a mobile,then it was beauty products and today I purchased a piece of furniture! And this couldn't have got any better! But I assure that in each of my three shopping experiences, I was satisfied and smiling at the smart purchases I had made!

But today, it was a marvel for me to see on how actually a furniture was going to be delivered at my doorstep and I must say... AWWWWW...SOME! Reminds you about something? That advertisement where the courier delivery man starts howling! :) Oh yes, I'm talking of www.jabong.com 

My all new Boston Black Organizer from Jabong
Now with the range and choice of products they had on their portal, I was at first unable to make my pick on what to purchase when I finally decided on a Boston Black Organizer (see pic). Thanks to the detail and clarity of the the product by way of description and images,it naturally happened to become my first choice!

But I still had doubts which anyone in my place would have on how would it be delivered? The packaging? What would I do if there was a damage in transit? etc. So I decided to call their helpline number to get my queries addressed. And the best part was that their executive were so helpful that they even suggested that on delivery, I had the option to open it then and there to check for any damage or discrepancies in the product. Oh boy, I was impressed!!


Couldn't resist the temptation of ripping open the layers of packaging!
After all, this is something even your local vendor wouldn't guarantee of returning/ exchanging the product he sells after he carts it to you. He would rather instruct the carter to take the money upon delivery and go his way. But here I had the option to open a well wrapped and securely padded box that contained my organizer and satisfy myself completely before I could make payment.

And what more...I had placed my order on the night of 9th October and by 11th afternoon it was at my doorstep! Also along the way, Jabong kept me abreast of the product activity and expected delivery through their timely text messages. So the next time you hear someone scream...don't get alarmed...you know it's Jabong! :)

Indeed, this was yet another fulfilling experience I had as an e-shopper and it earns my trust that e-shopping is definitely the next step to retailing in India! 

Sonaal