Friday, February 3, 2017

My Five Favourite Shopping Platforms #Online

Online Shopping…there was a time when people had immense fears engraved regarding online shopping…no one budged to take interest…if anyone tried to take the initiative, he was given lectures not to indulge…reason was clear…people didn’t had faith in online shopping and the past remnants are vivid in my memory.
In my childhood days that is late seventies and eighties were the regime of parcels and there were some shops who parcelled the chosen articles via parcel. There were few agents who had brochures of the items and they took the order over brochures…few shops delivered proper goods but few sent cartons in parcel, no chosen item and this way families were duped so they believed in direct shopping, convenient & trusted.
Gradually, time changed and the initiatives of reputed brands changed the mind-set of masses and people ventured out for shopping and they tried from cheap items initially and now people shop for more than lac and in this way, the reputed brands played well to win the hearts of Indian population and finally they achieved their mission and now people of all financial strata indulge in digital shopping and today, one can buy tickets for travelling abroad to a mopper of household item.
In the comforts of our home or office, we can book tickets for movies, tables at restaurants or can enjoy food on the table via home delivery, just you need to have the connectivity and digital payments facility, shopping is at your fingertips.
You don’t have to rush in for marketing things of your choice neither you have to chase the sales guy to serve you better. In cosy corner of your home or office, you can choose from different brands, colors, price range etc.
Today, I am online shoppingholic and I happen to buy grocery items to furniture items and that too in relaxed aura…no pollution, no jiffy or jammed traffics…I have not tried jewellery items, still I need to visit the brand of my choice and feel the texture of it before going for it…not dared till now but I believe shortly will dare to indulge.
If you step in my house, you will find maximum home décor, furniture, wall hangings, carpet, home accessories, dresses, carpets, rugs bought from online shopping…I love shopping but this online shopping has many advantages and now I vouch for online shopping…shopping done with cool mind & comforts.
The major brands where I indulge in shopping are as follows:
1.     Flipkart
The first online shopping I indulged in, was on Flipkart and my first purchase was novel. Frankly speaking, initially, I had fear of getting duped so I started with a low cost item and gradually the sphere of shopping widened as my fear subsided and I dared to get Geyser through online shopping. My hubby too discouraged me in the beginning but now he is happy that he is not disturbed in the weekends to be on shopping spree and my choices and the brands availability at Flipkart had bowled him clean.
This platform beautified my house with their range of furniture, wall shelves, bathroom cabinets, rugs, carpets, bed sheets and other household items. Their return policy is amazing so no fear if by chance you receive a product damaged in transit. They have wide range of furniture items and the price range is broad, so you can buy according to your capacity.

3.    Snapdeal
This platform comes handy in festivals, there are awesome deals on household items and I never miss those deals. Here too, you can purchase from a broom to grand sofa…I have purchased centre tables for my living room at a splendid price.
4.    Amazon
Initially, I wasn’t comfortable with Amazon but now they have changed their style of business and its quite amicable and user friendly and range of products. Initially, I started with MTR packets which I don’t get in Patna. Before Amazon, my son parcelled MTR packs of my choice from Chennai. One day, he found that it is available on Amazon and he shared the good news…now I am regular customer of MTR products. I check for enticing deals on Amazon for grocery shopping or for clothing and I plunge in whenever I locate deals of my choice. 
5.     Zivame
This platform helped me a lot to choose from varieties of lingerie’s, which I never got a chance in stores…When I shopped from store, I asked for the packet with specific number and straightway came out of the shop blushing. I felt very shy and this shy nature never let me discover the up-to-date undergarments. Zivame solved my issue completely and I wander on this platform for hours before zeroing in for my size and design. I feel awesome shopping online.

These are the major platforms that I use for indulging in online shopping. There are times when we buy on impulse, it depends how one takes it. Some take impulse buying as negative. The best thing about online shopping is that there is no need to rush or screech…tune in the music and do your shopping coolly. 

Writing this for #MondayMommy Moments prompt.


  1. My last comment went missing I guess. Love all the sites you mention here.

  2. Online shopping sites have made our lives so much easier. Yes initially even I was hesitant to buy stuff online but now I am hardcore online shoppper.

  3. A wonderful list Ila .I love Amazon too.Thanks for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments

  4. A wonderful list Ila .I love Amazon too.Thanks for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments

  5. I love all the sites you have mentioned Ila. I tried pepperfry only once but they have good range of products. ThaNks for linking up to #MMM. :)