New Delhi, October 13: The festival of lights is just around the corner and e-commerce platforms are making the most of this opportunity to woo customers. Amid the ongoing festive season across e-commerce platforms, Flipkart will kick off its ‘Big Diwali Sale’ on October 14, 2017 till October 17, Amazon’s Great Indian Sale will begin from October 14 and will continue till October 17. Both the e-commerce rivals have announced their sales on the same date even this time. Apart from the two major runners, Paytm Mall has announced its Maha Cashback Sale from October 10 to October 13. Meanwhile, Snapdeal too has joined the bandwagon and has announced its Unbox Diwali Sale from October 13 to October 16.
Amazon Great Indian Festival:
E-commerce major Amazon India is back with its Great Indian Festival Sale this Diwali. The sale clashes with Flipkart’s Big Diwali Sale which falls on the same date i.e. October 14. Under the Great Indian Sale, SBI credit, debit card users will be eligible to get 10 percent additional cashback. The sale offers top deals on popular brands across all sections including mobile phones, TV sets, laptops, accessories, headphones, speakers, and other electronics. Under its Diwali offer, Amazon India will also be offering no-cost EMIs on as many as 30,000 products, exchange discounts, and up to Rs 500 cashbacks on Amazon Pay and up to 10% discount on SBI credit and debit cards.
According to details on Amazon India website, mobiles will see discounts of up to 40 percent while mobile accessories will see discounts up to 80 percent. Laptops will see a discount of up to Rs 20,000 while discounts of up to 65 percent off on power banks, 80 percent off on mobile cases will be offered under the Diwali sale. Amazon will have golden hours deals from 8 PM to 12 PM, and this is exclusive to the Amazon app.
Flipkart Big Diwali Sale:
Flipkart’s Big Diwali Sale will start on October 14 and will continue to be till October 17. Flipkart is offering deals and discounts across categories such as mobile phones, electronics, fashion, home and furniture, etc. Under the Diwali sale, customers will see flat discounts, exchange offers, 20 percent cashback on PhonePe (maximum Rs. 200). According to the Flipkart website, the e-commerce major is also offering a ‘No Cost EMI’ option to purchase products during the festive sale on more than 4 lakh products. Customers using HDFC Bank credit and debit cards are eligible to get 10 percent cashback. Flipkart also announced a 20 per cent cashback up to Rs. 200 on payments made via digial wallet PhonePe.
The e-commerce major is also hosting the first sale of the Honor 9i smartphone at Rs 17,999. The sale will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 12 am. The smartphone was launched in India on October 5. The online major will also be offering washing machines at a starting price of Rs 8,999 and a discount of 50-80 per cent off on fashion products. Customers can also avail the no-cost EMI option on over 4 lakh products with Bajaj Finserv cards.
Snapdeal Unbox Diwali Sale:
Snapdeal has announced its “Unbox Diwali Sale” from October 13 and will be live until October 16. Under the Diwali sale, Snapdeal is offering top deals, cashback offers, and instant bank discounts on a range of products across categories. Citibank credit card users are eligible for a 15 percent cash back, where the maximum cashback is that of Rs 2,000 while HSBC credit and debit card users can avail up to 10 percent instant discount throughout the sale period. As per reports, Snapdeal which till last year was the third largest player in the e-commerce market followed by Amazon and Flipkart has now gone down on the growth graph.
Paytm Mall Maha Cashback Sale:
Paytm Mall’s Maha Cashback sale started on October 10 and will continue toll October 13. Paytm Mall firm is offering huge cashback deals across all variants of Apple iPhone under Maha Cashback sale. The firm is offering a cashback of Rs 15,000 on the newly launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 64 GB and 256 GB are available on Paytm Mall at a price of Rs 46,950 And Rs 59,800 respectively, while the iPhone 8 Plus 64 HB and 256 GB are selling for Rs 58,000 and Rs 71,000 respectively. Yes Bank Credit Card customers can also avail an additional Rs 6,000 cashback which will be credited within 24 hours of the phone’s delivery.
Chief Operating Officer, Paytm Mall, Amit Sinha said that this Diwali, the firm wants to cater to the festive shopping needs of the widest set of customers. “Our platform will host a vast range of festive offers in partnership with thousands of retailers across India. This will allow us to serve more customers and ensure that our partner retailers are able to drive massive order volume ahead of Diwali, he added.