eBay and Flipkart war to get one more participant in India. We will see another huge online shopping giant Amazon in the war field soon. Amazon.in the website is now live and lets you order Music and Movies CDs and DVDs. Amazon.in to target eBay, Flipkart, Snapdeal and all other shopping websites in India. When Junglee.com launched by Amazon, we thought that it will become a good competitor the existing shopping sites in India. But it was just a “Service Provided by Amazon” where the site just indexes products from various shopping sites in India and some products from Amazon.com that supports International shipping.
There is a huge gap when it comes to shopping products from United States. Amazon can really fix that gap and become the best shopping website in India. Mainly for Gadgets, Mobiles and Electronic goods. Currently the shipping expense is very huge if you want to order products from amazon.com when some product offers shipping to India.
Amazon.in vs Flipkart vs eBay
Flipkart is one excellent competitor for eBay in India when it comes to Online Shopping. Flipkart has very positive reviews and excellent customer care support. Fast shipping is another advantage that Flipkart has and its like All in One place from the moment you ordered your product. You can cancel them quickly if you have ordered wrongly or change the order just by a phone call. eBay is different from Flipkart because of its business model and Flipkart gains more points easily with its successful model in connecting the Sellers, Retailers and Buyers.
Amazon is very successful is in United States mainly because it has everything. So the landing of this eCommerce giant will be wonderful for Buyers and Sellers. Flipkart, eBay and other shopping websites will face some tough time for sure after the arrival of Amazon India shopping website.
Gift Cards, Discount Coupons and other Promotional offers are always one special reason that people shop online. Amazon is an expert in that game.
Free Shipping for Limited Time
The shopping giant currently limited to products but supports Cash on Delivery and Netbanking payment options. 30 days return and money back guarantee also available. You may noticed in the above image that amazon.in is offering Free Shipping for any orders for limited time as an introductory offer and soon it will be Rs 499 to be eligible for Free Shipping. I would say “Not Bad” and i hope the gap the gap between amazon.com and amazon.in will be bridged soon with Shipping charges in mind.
Amazon is one silent giant that launches products and services suddenly to the market without much noise about it. Indian eCommerce space is quite different and lets hope amazon brings huge difference with Online Shopping in India. There is no official announcement about Amazon India Shopping website anywhere, even the site amazon.in is yet to be indexed in Google. So we can expect soon an official announcement in Amazon blog about service expanding in India and more news for Retailers and Sellers as well.
Amazon is popular for Kindle eBook Reader and Cloud services in India. The official entry of amazon will help Book Sellers world wide to sell more numbers in India very much. India has very good consumer base and Amazon can really bring some good difference with Online shopping.
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Update: Amazon has just published a Press Release to officially announce Amazon.in