One of the most awaited online sales of the year, the Flipkart Big Billion Days and Amazon Great Indian Festival are set go live in less than 48 hours now. Revenues for ecommerce sites around festivals clocks around millions of rupees, and in a bid to capture that both online shopping portals have already started teasing their offers.
One has to agree that teasers are important to aid customers take better decisions. Also, according to a recent survey by free Internet provider Jana, 60 percent respondents said their online shopping decisions depend on which website offers better deals while 32 percent said it will be based on which portal offers lower prices.
Indians also responded to the survey saying that they would most likely pick Flipkart with over half the respondents opting for the ecommerce portal, while 40.6 percent chose Amazon. Smaller players like Myntra, Snapdeal, and Shopclues together captured less than 10 percent says a report on Quartz quoting the survey.
However, irrespective of what surveys say, the result of who captures the larger slice of the festive Indian market worth 2 to 3 billion dollars can only be concluded by the end of the sales as it has been observed that shoppers are most loyal to the sit offering better discounts. Let us now take a look at some of the deals being offered by both Flipkart and Amazon.
Flipkart Big Billion Days 2018
Several leading mobile phone companies have announced they would slash the prices of their handsets by up to 62 percent for the Flipkart Big Billion Sale 2018. Some of the mobile phone offers that have been teased by Flipkart and are raising eyebrows are Samsung Galaxy S8 would be available at Rs 29,990, which means a discount of Rs 20,000. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available at Rs 12,999, Nokia 6.1 Plus at Rs 14,999, Asus Zenfone Max Pro at Rs 12,999, Asus Zenfone 5Z at Rs 24,999, Honor 10 at Rs 24,999 and many more offers.
Mastercard and Flipkart have also announced a partnership for the Big Billion Days sale through which Mastercard cardholders stand a chance to win an iPhone X for the winner of daily quiz on Flipkart and one lucky winner from all the quiz entries can win trip to Australia to watch India vs Australia One Day International cricket match.
Amazon Great Indian Festival 2018
Amazon too is offering attractive discounts and offers on its sale that will go live from 10 to 15 October. Some of the attractive mobile phone offers being teased on Amazon are Vivo V9 at Rs 17,999, Moto G5 S at Rs 9,999, Honor Play at Rs 18,999, Huawei P20 Pro at Rs 54,999, and so on. The Samsung Galaxy S9 would be up for grabs at Rs 42,990, which is nearly Rs 20,000 less than its current MRP. Amazon is also offering free screen replacement and total damage protection.