Amazon Great Indian sale: The year 2016’s first bumper sale is here courtesy Amazon India! After the Diwali and New Year sale, Amazon India is back with its 72-hour deal marathon Great Indian Sale, which started on January 21.Among the hot deals on offer are smartphones and other gadgets whose prices have been slashed in a major way – OnePlus 2 is priced at Rs 22,999, Coolpad Note 3 priced at Rs 8,999, Redmi Note Prime at Rs 7,999 and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at Rs 89,990.
Amazon India is offering discounts ranging from 20-40% on more than 40 international brands that have been launched on the e-retailer in the last six months, the company announced on Monday. Additional 15% cash back offers apply for on-app shopping and 10% on on-site buying.
Amazon India, which has set aside $2 billion for its operations in the country, had closed 2015 festival season celebrating its listing as the most visited e-commerce site. As per comScore research Amazon had over 200 million visitors in October (peak festival season) as compared to Flipkart which had 164 million visitors and Snapdeal which had 109 million visitors.
Talking about the Great Indian Sale, Samir Kumar, vice president category management, Amazon India said, “With this 72 hours deal marathon, our customers across the country will have a delightful time shopping in the new year across a wide selection of products that they would like to buy at the best possible price points.” Top deals will be available 15 minutes earlier on the app, giving customers a better chance to bag the deal of their choice even if they are on the go. Customers can also enjoy instant discounts on Amazon.in gift cards.”
Customers can access Amazon India deals from their PCs, mobile phones or mobile app.
With just three years of operations in the country, Amazon.in has emerged as the largest store, with over 40 million products. Its rival Flipkart, which had declared a $4 billion GMV in March last year is targeting a GMV of over $10 million by around March this year, while Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl claims that his firm would be the No. 1 e-tailer in the country by March 2016. Snapdeal’s GMV as of August last year stood at $4 billion.
The e-commerce companies are leaving no stone unturned in a effort to woo customers and increase GMVs. Each player is seeking a bigger slice of India’s burgeoning ecommerce market that is set to rise to $60-70 billion by 2019 from $17 billion in 2014, according to a February report by The Boston Consulting Group and Retailers Association of India.
Other discounted products on the Amazon Great Indian sale include:
1.While One Plus X is priced at Rs 14,999; Coolpad Note 3 can be purchased for Rs 8,999
2. Amazon is offering a 40% off on televisions; wherein Samsung FH4003 81 cm (32 inches) HD Ready LED TV (Black) is priced for 9,000 and Micromax L43T6950FHD/43T7200FHD 109 cm (43 inches) Full HD LED TV is available for 35,990