Amazon India has just announced that it will host its annual Great Indian Sale during this festive season. Amazon will take on rival e-commerce company Flipkart, as the sale will go on from September 21 to September 24. Meanwhile, the Flipkart’s sale called the Big Billion Days will be held from September 20 to September 24. It is interesting to note that both Flipkart and Amazon have announced the festival special sale on the same days, as usually, they differ a bit. Notably, the Great Indian Sale will open for Amazon Prime users on September 20 itself from noon.
As e-tailers gear up to rain discounts on the eve of the festive season, they have already started to add new warehouses, apart from onboarding more products. Early in September, Amazon India almost doubled its warehouse capacity by launching its largest warehouse at Jamalpur, Haryana. The company now runs 41 fulfilment centres across India. Meanwhile, Flipkart, which will be rolling out the fourth edition of the Big Billion Days sale, claims that customers will get as much as 90 percent discount on products across all categories. According to the e-tailer, categories such as fashion and large appliances, have also been revamped.
When it comes to the Amazon Great Indian Sale, the website claims that there will be over 40,000 offers spread over 4 days, including 500+ deals on smartphones and 2500+ offers on other electronics. There are huge discounts on Amazon exclusive products as well. If we talk about mobile, the brands included in the Amazon Sale are, OnePlus, Apple iPhone, Xiaomi, Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, Honor, and LG. Ever since the launch of the Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8, 8 Plus, we have already seen massive price drops in the previous iPhones. Additionally, we can see more offers on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6 and 6 Plus during the sale. It will be interesting to see if there are discounts on Xiaomi smartphones, as they usually go out of stock within minutes, even on their original MRP.
Other than the mobiles, there are discounts on electronic items too. Laptops will see a 20 percent drop in prices and television sets will get upto 40 percent discounts. People who love music, have good news for them. Speakers and headphones will see upto 60 percent price cuts. Additionally, there are offers on Amazon Kindle, Fire TV Stick, washing machines, ACs, Refrigerators etc. Even DSLR camera will see discounts of upto 55 percent, Amazon claimed.
Additionally, HDFC Debit and Credit card holders will get a further 10 per cent cash back on every purchase. If you use Amazon Pay, the company’s own payments app, you will get an additional 10 percent back. Amazon will also provide No Cost EMI options along with exchange offers.