Flipkart began its journey in 2007 and has seen tremendous growth since its inception. This online store has negotiated strongly with all their branded vendors to offer the consumer the best possible prices on their merchandise and their reputable and reliable courier partners will ensure that all purchases are delivered within the stipulated time reflected during the purchase process.
Online is Shopping Time
The Flipkart online shop is divided up into numerous user-friendly menus, some of which are reflected below.
The ‘footwear’ menu hosts casual shoes, sports shoes, formal shoes, ethnic shoes, sandals, flip flops, slippers, running shoes, basketball shoes and golf shoes manufactured by brands such as Fila, Puma, Woodland, Benetton and Reebok. The ‘clothing’ menu offers T-shirts, casual shirts, pants, jeans, trousers, suits, blazers, cargo pants, sportswear, sleep wear and ethnic wear made by leading brands such as Classic Polo, Crocodile, Duke, Monte Carlo and Puma.
In the ‘mobile & accessories’ menu there are a variety of mobile phone options up for grabs, Tablets, cases, covers, headsets, headphones, screen guards and chargers made by Nokia, Samsung, Blackberry, Micromax and HTC. The ‘computers’ menu showcases desktop computers, laptops, Tablets, computer components, graphics cards, motherboards and processors from top brands such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and Sony. The ‘watches, bags & wallets’ menu highlights an array of belts, watches, luggage, cufflinks, clutch bags, laptop bags, wallets and backpacks made by Casio, Timex Sonata, Maxima, Citizen and Guess.
Digital SLR cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, camera bags, tripods, filters, flashes, lens caps and straps are offered in the ‘cameras’ menu and brands such as Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm and Olympus are common to this menu. Some of the sub-categories of the Camera menu can be viewed below.
A huge selection of academic books, professional titles, fiction and non-fiction books can be purchased in the ‘books’ menu at prices way below those found in retail stores. Air conditioners, lighting, vacuum cleaners, water purifiers, washing machines, coffee makers, microwave ovens, induction cookers and toasters made by Phillips, Bajaj, Whirlpool, Panasonic and Samsung are obtainable in the ‘home & kitchen’ menu. Skincare products, bath products, hair care products, personal care products, shaving accessories and fragrances are available via the ‘daily personal needs’ menu. The ‘gaming’ menu hosts Playstation 2 and 3 consoles, PSP options, Wii consoles, gaming accessories and XBox 360 consoles that are priced to suit the pocket of the purchaser. Home theatre systems, MP3 players, iPods, radios, turntables, boomboxes and DVD players are common to the ‘TV, audio & video’ menu. Action toys, puzzles, dolls, building blocks, diapers, strollers and prams offered by Barbie, Lego, Fischer-Price and Ben 10 can be purchased in the ‘baby care & toys’ menu. The ‘sports & fitness’ menu offers equipment for racquet sports, outdoor activities, adventure sports and indoor sports and brands like Cofit, SG, Domyos, Head, Tunturi and Wilson abound in this menu.
Online Payments and Excellent Warranty Backup
Flipkart offers an extensive replacement policy on their merchandise, which is another reason why they have the customer following that they do. All electronics purchased from Flipkart come with a minimum 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and mobile phones, gaming consoles, cameras and laptops are insured against theft and damage during transit. Flipkart provides multiple payment methods and these include Visa, American Express, Maestro and COD among many others. Complex internet security and encryption technology is utilised to safeguard all sensitive customer information during the purchase process.
Redeeming the Flipkart Discounts
Redeeming discounts at Flipkart is easier than ever before as they no longer require you to enter a coupon code upon checkout. In order to benefit from discounts they offer, visit CouponSpy or check out the blog posts to the right for the best deals available at this online store. Once you have decided on a deal, simply click on it and you will be redirected to the Flipkart website. What you will see when you are redirected is this banner along the top of the page:
After a few moments the banner will automatically close, don’t worry this is normal. You would now be on the Flipkart homepage. Keep the deal you would like to use in mind by browsing for related items and adding them to your basket. Once you have completed the requirements, i.e. added 2 pairs of socks to your basket to receive a third one free, you will begin the 4-step checkout process.
If you have a Facebook or Google account logging in will take mere seconds as you can link your profiles to your Flipkart account. Otherwise you have the option of registering with Flipkart or checking out as a guest.
2. Shipping Address
Next up, you will need to enter your shipping details on this page:
Luckily for us Indians, Flipkart delivers all over the country. Unfortunately for those abroad hoping for great Flipkart deals, you will not be able to have your goods shipped internationally. Simply enter your details, including your phone number, and ‘save & continue’ to the next page.
3. Order Summary
A page like the one below will appear, giving you one last chance to check the contents of the shopping basket. If you are sending someone a gift there is an option to have your purchase gift wrapped on this page.
4. Payment Options
The last step of the purchase process will be making your payment.
You can choose to pay via traditional methods like credit card, debit card or cash on delivery but what Flipkart offers that not many other online stores offer is the option to pay by card upon delivery instead of cash. It does add some extra peace of mind as you will not need to give your card details to any third parties.
Once you have completed this page your order will be confirmed and will be shipped to your front door (or wherever else you specified) in no time at all.