Top 10 Online Shopping Sites In India

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Top 10 Online Shopping Sites In India

Nowadays it has become a rage to shop online, and everyone is a part of that bandwagon. Why would you travel in the heat and dust to walk around in markets or malls and tire yourself out when you can buy the same stuff from the comfort of your home? Not only is it time-effective but also the most comfortable shopping option available to people, online shopping websites have a range of items all put together in the same space. Instead of going from store to store you have the facility to browse through all your requirements at one place and make your purchase. 

India got its first online shopping site in June 1999, which was initially called Fabmall. It was later re-named as Indiaplaza. This site sold a whole range of products such as books, CD-ROMs, cameras, mobile phones, apparel, jewelry, flowers, chocolates, watches, and food items. It would be years later that e-commerce would pick up and become a flourishing industry.

There is no dearth of shopping sites in the country presently and each one of them boasts of great products. You can easily shop for branded clothes, jewelry, electronics and various other items on any of your preferred website. There is a huge variety of online stores to pick from and each one has a different range of products. In order to narrow down your choice, we have compiled a list for you. These are the top 10 shopping sites in India that are preferred by a majority of the masses.

#1. Flipkart

A name that has become synonymous with e-commerce, Flipkart is a leader as far as online shopping sites are concerned. According to many, it is the pioneer in the business, and many people chose to visit Flipkart as their first mode of choice to shop online. You will find almost everything here at very reasonable prices. The products are of good quality and get delivered right on time.

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#2. Amazon

Another online shopping website that is giving tough competition to Flipkart is Amazon. The shopping portal; was launched in 2013 and is a big global brand, it easily roped in trust of the customers. Its superior quality products and efficient delivery add to its appeal. Amazon has a whole range of products that include electronics, beauty, apparels, books and a lot more. You would find a more varied range of products on Amazon due to it being a global and far reaching brand. 

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#3. Snapdeal

This e-commerce company is based out of New Delhi and has climbed up the popularity charts in no time. The company was started in 2010 by Indramani Shukla and Rohit Bansal. It offers a range of products ranging from electronic appliances, men and women apparel, home appliances and more. Its various sale offers targeted especially around festive occasions have made it all the more popular with the crowd.

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#4. Jabong

Jabong is a purely fashion based online shopping site that sells men, women and kids apparel, accessories, bags and other fashion based items. There are various brands that sell their products on Jabong. The great variety of products and timely delivery makes it a great experience for every customer. This online shopping site was founded in 2012.

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#5. Myntra

Another purely fashion based online shopping website is Myntra. The company was founded in 2007 and started selling branded apparels in 2010.A lot of famous clothing, shoes and perfume brand are available on Myntra which makes it easier for people to choose from their favorite. The prices range is affordable and the recurring discounts make it a great place to shop for great products at affordable prices.

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#6. Localbanya

Grocery shopping is a major necessity for everyone, running a household means stocking up on the monthly groceries but it is also very time-consuming. Given the grueling schedule that everyone has these days, Localbanya is a blessing for everyone as it makes it easier to shop for all the required groceries all at the click of a mouse. It has organic and inorganic items that you can choose from and is currently the leading grocery shopping site in India.

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#7. Nykaa

If you love fashion products then this is one site that you need to check out. This site founded in 2012 that runs on the motto ‘Your Beauty. Our Passion ‘has a whole range of beauty products. It has beauty items from famous brands, herbal beauty products, wellness products and mother and baby care products. The online shopping website offers great discounts and has a great customer base.

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This online shopping website was founded in 2008 and sells a whole range of items. You can find clothes, kitchen appliances, digital appliances, beauty products and home décor articles on this site. Despite the varied number of products that are available on this shopping site is everyone’s primary source to find cheap kitchen appliances, home décor stuff and also lesser known articles that are not available anywhere else. If you want to buy good and at times even quite remote products then this is the place you should be heading. The delivery of products at times takes up time and that is one factor you need to consider but in return, you will get what you want at a considerably cheaper price.

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#9. ShopClues

If you are looking for cameras, computer accessories, mobile, gift, jewelry, cosmetics, toys, clothes, books, and bag, then ShopClues site is the place for you. The company was founded in California’s Silicon Valley in 2011 and is pretty popular among those who are looking for accessories and other items at giving away prices. There is always an offer going on at ShopClues which makes it a lucrative place to buy great products that would cost you a bomb offline. It even has a certain price range section where you can browse for products that are under INR 99, 299,499 and so on.

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#10. Pepperfry

This online shopping website is purely a furniture-based shopping site. It is one of its own kind and sells sofas, beds, home décor, kitchenware and wardrobe on its online portal. The furniture’s offered here come in a whole different range and it has various brands as well. They haven’t kept themselves limited to just general furniture but also offer a contemporary design that you will not find easily at any offline store. They also sell hanging lights, studio lamp, vintage décor, wall art, food preparation equipment and housekeeping stuff.

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There are of course a great many other shopping sites that people choose to shop from but these are some of the top best. From apparels to groceries and even sofas are at an easy access for everyone because of these shopping sites. They offer great products at really good prices and often have discounts on many of their products. So, ditch the constant travel to malls and stores and shop away from the luxury of your bed room.

Are you fond of online shopping as well, if yes, which is your favorite online shopping website? Do share your opinions with us using the comment box below.

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