Did n’t get a chance to grab the most out of the festive sales on e-commerce portals? Don’t worry. Here’s round three. Christened The Great Indian Festival (on Amazon) and Big Diwali Sale (on Flipkart), round three will run from midnight of October 25 till 11.59 PM on October 28 in India.
During the sale period, products (ranging from clothes, accessories, gadgets, smartphones etc.) would be listed with a certain percentage of discount. There will also be flash sales where some items would only be available during half an hour time-slots. This means that the user has to either push the selected product into the ‘shopping cart’ and pay or lose the deal to another customer.
A timer and percentage of product inventory left with the retailer will also be displayed in order to help the customer make the correct choice before stocks run out. Further details on the deals are, however, still awaited.
Call it a bumper bonanza , a super-deal season, or even the e-tailers’ inability of sell their required quota in rounds one and two, the third ‘season of sales’ within a month promises to be a win-win situation for customers. Speculation is rife that others, such as Snapdeal and TataCliq might soon follow suit.
Both e-tailers have tied up with a leading banks for EMI and other options. While Amazon has chosen State Bank of India, its competitor Flipkart has collaborated with Citibank to offer cashback of up to 15% while using credit and debit facilities offered by the two banks. SBI has also gone on to offer an additional 10% discount on purchases made through its cards.
Sale periods on both portals are said to be valid for all products appearing in their inventory.