Jabong.com- An Online Shopping Extravaganza.
The rise of the World Wide Web has changed just about everything. The search engine giant Google has recently predicted that India will have 300 million active internet users by 2014. Despite just 100 million Internet subscribers, India is still the third largest Internet market in the world. Imagine! Believe it or not, digital has taken over our lives. Consumers are more active than ever on social platforms. There is far more amount of media being consumed and the upsurge is very significant.
Online shopping, often referred to as online retailing is growing every day in India. A good number of savvy online users are making big purchases on the digital space. Bargain-hunting consumers are latching on this trend as Internet retailers are known to offer products at special discounted prices compared to store-based retailers.
Jabong.com is one such example of the most trafficked online retailing site in India. It is attracting close to 50% more traffic than the very famous Flipkart. Now that's a phenomenal success given that it is a very recent and just about a year old site. It is a very secure, user friendly site and off course investing a huge amount on advertising. You can see it's advertisements almost everywhere. But well, all this is also backed by a great service.
I am not much of an online shopper when it comes to clothes and shoes. I have this phobia of getting my size wrong in spite of all the convincing. But recently, my love for animal print defeated the fear of online shopping and I finally plunged into it and ordered my first piece of outfit online (an animal print dress: picture below). Do I have to mention that I found the perfect deal and bought the dress in just Rs. 990. Isn't that great?
|A Glimpse of Jabong and What I bought.|
Jabong offers huge discounts on it's products and it's products range from Menswear, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewellery, Accessories to Kidswear as well. They have great brands also. The best part is that you get a voucher worth Rs. 2000 on signup and you can use it for upto 3 times. Their collection is vast and they offer free shipping within India. They also offer a great variety of most of their products and their customer service is top notch.
|Some of their products and brands.|
Once I placed my order, I was immediately sent an SMS with the order number and confirmation of my purchase. This was followed by another mail for re-confirmation. I made the payment via Debit Card so it wasn't much of a formality anyway, and waited eagerly to receive my order.
Jabong offers the following payment options:
- Payment by Credit Card,
- Payment by Debit Card,
- Cash On Delivery (with free shipping again and upto a limit of Rs.20000), and
- Net Banking.
I was told that I would receive my order in 2-5 business days but in my part of the country couriers do not get delivered so soon. Surprisingly, I got a call from delivery boy of DTDC services in just 2 days and by the next hour my order was at my doorstep. Now that's pretty fast.
A glimpse of the packaging:
The package was neatly done and looked impressive. Jabong also offers a 30 days, full refund, return policy just in case you are not 100% satisfied. I was told by the delivery boy to try the product and see if everything was OK. Of course it was.
The dress fitted perfectly well and I'm very happy with my experience shopping with Jabong. I'm looking forward to buying more such amazing stuff from Jabong. Just a few pointers they could incorporate:
1. They could include trendy clothes like Pallazzo Pants, Jodhpuris, Jeggings and Corsets etc. There are not many options when it comes to professional wear and suits as well.
2. They could include trendy accessories like hats, stockings, gloves, hair bands and it's likes and also some cheap trendy jewellery.
So what are you guys waiting for? Go Jabong and start shopping right now.
Until next time,
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