Top 37 Best Online Shopping Sites In India – Part 1

There are millions of websites which offer online shopping facility for their own products or services, there are also a number of eCommerce sites which sell other branded products directly and some marketplaces just work as a mediator in connecting seller and buyer together and provide us with lots of cheap deals for all types of products like Electronics, Cloths, Jewellery, Books etc.

But What Exactly Online Shopping is ?

According to Wikipedia:
Online shopping or online retailing is a form of electronic commerce which allow consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet without intermediary service.

Online shopping sites often provide cheaper price than our local market or malls, so that’s why I built this list of 37 Best Online Shopping Sites In India to help out people who are thinking to try online shopping for the first time.

But wait, As most people in India don’t trust in online shopping till now because of several solid reasons, which contains some rumors and some bad experiences. Almost every person fear from online shopping for reasons such as:

1). People Think Their Credit or Debit Card Can Be Hacked !!

Solution:- This is not going to happen ever if you are alert when making a purchase online, you should always use your own computer (with a licensed and updated Internet security program) or mobile to make a purchase. This is because making a purchase at a cyber cafe possess a high risk of getting your credit or debit card data stolen as they mostly use a pirated anti-virus or not use at all.

You should also make a habit to clear your browser cache, cookie and history on regular time intervals so no one else can use your data when your are away from your computer.

Only use trusted browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozzila Firefox (Most secure) to make a purchase online.

2). Unavailability of Payment Options

Solution:-  These days many sites give you option of Cash on delivery (COD), but not every site, mostly for making a purchase online you will need either Debit or Credit card, Debit cum ATM card works at many places but not on every site so for those other sites you will need a Credit card. But getting a Credit card is not an easy job, most banks only gives you a credit card when you regularly do lots of transactions of big amounts through their bank, which is not possible for everyone, especially for students like me.

But even after those ugly rules there are some private banks which provide you an alternate way to get a Credit card, they can provide you a Credit card against your Fixed deposit, contact your bank for more details about this.

I have mine with ICICI Bank :), which also support International payments.

3). Thinking of Getting Fooled by Sending Wrong or Broken Product

Solution:- This fear has two different kinds of problems:

i). Wrong Product
In most cases wrong product is only being sent by mistake, but some site such as ebay.in where they don’t sell anything by itself, they just connect consumer and individual merchants together, merchants try to fool people by sending wrong products. So, on these types of shopping sites you should be careful, you should check the rating of the seller before buying anything from them.

But even then you get any unexpected product then you should contact that website support team immediately and tell them about your problem, in most cases site only transfers the money to the merchants when you mark that you have received the product.

ii). Broken Products
In this case you should always check for the return polices, and transit insurance before making purchase, it really matters, if you get something broken or in not working condition then instantly contact that website’s support team asking for replacement of the product as sites like Flipkart do a transit insurance of every product sent to the customers, so even if you get something broken they will replace it easily.

4). Unable To Try or Check The Product Physically

Solution:- This is very obvious you can not touch & feel the products on the computer screen, if you are purchasing an electronic gadget then you can check the same product in your local market and make the purchase online. But if you want to purchase clothings then you should always try to buy branded products only which you have already tried, for non-branded clothings you should purchase it only if the site provide return policy, so if you don’t like the clothes you can return/replace it.

5). Due To Extra Shipping or Import Charges

Solution:- In some cases your shipping charges are more than the price of the actual product, this often happens if you buy something from the international website like Amazon.com. So, always try to find the same product on local websites first.

Now every fear has been abolished and now you can start shopping online on these top sites:

#1. Flipkart

Flipkart Screenshot

Flipkart Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.flipkart.com/

About the Company:- Flipkart is the most popular shopping site in India, they sell more than 100K products daily and hence the biggest online seller in India. I personally like their support team and their guaranteed 3 day delivery time is just more than expected.

Flipkart was founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, both alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. They worked for Amazon.com before quitting and founding their own company. Initially they used word of mouth marketing to popularize their company.

Today, as per Alexa traffic rankings, Flipkart is among the top 15 Indian Web sites and has been credited with being India’s largest online seller & bookseller.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Mobiles & Accessories
  • Computers
  • Cameras
  • Home & Kitchen
  • TV, Video & Audio
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Watches, Bags & Wallets
  • Daily Personal Needs
  • Books
  • eBooks
  • Music, Movies & Posters
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Gaming
  • Baby Care & Toys
  • Sports & Fitness

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • American Express
  • Net Banking
  • E-Gift Voucher
  • Cash On Delivery

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 30 Day Replacement policy
  • Transit Insurance

#2. eBay India

eBay India Screenshot

eBay India Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.ebay.in/

About the Company:- Ebay is the worlds most popular marketplace which only acts as a mediator to connect consumers and merchants/retailers. Ebay also offers its great service in India as “Ebay India“. Ebay India has far more product listing than any other online seller in India, almost everything can be found on their website from Antiques to Latest gadgets.

Ebay was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, and soon became a notable success story of the dot-com industry; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries. The company manages eBay.com as center of their online spread.

The Categories they are serving in:- eBay serves in wide list of categories but we have sort listed some main categories.

  • Audio & Home Entertainment
  • Auto Accessories & Parts
  • Books & Magazines
  • Cameras & Optics
  • Cars & Bikes
  • Charity
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Coins & Notes
  • Collectibles
  • Fitness & Sports
  • Games, Consoles & Accessories
  • Home & Kitchen
  • Home Appliances
  • Jewelry & Diamonds
  • Laptops & Computer Peripherals
  • LCD, LED & Televisions
  • Memory Cards, Pen Drives & HDD
  • Mobile Accessories
  • Mobile Phones
  • Movies & Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Perfumes, Cosmetics & Health
  • Shoes & Other Footwear
  • Stamps
  • Stationery & Office Supplies
  • Tools & Hardware
  • Toys, Games & Baby
  • Watches

Accepted Payment Options:- eBay offer both online and offline payment methods you can choose one per your convenience.

Online Payment Mods

  • Online Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Cash Card
  • Mobile Payment (IMPS/Airtel Money)

Offline Payment Mods

  • PaisaPay Cash on Delivery
  • Cheques
  • Demand Draft
  • The buyer picks up and pays

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 30 Day Replacement policy
  • 100% Satisfaction or Refund/Replacement
  • Payment processing through PaisaPay, payment only released to the seller when you allow.

#3. Jabong

Jabong Screenshot

Jabong Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.jabong.com/

About the Company:- Jabong is the fast grown online shopping site, launched in 2012 and became the most popular shopping portal specially targeting fashion products.

It was co-founded by Lakshmi Potluri, Arun Chandra Mohan, Praveen Sinha, Manu Jain and Mukul Bafana.
This e-store at present carries over 700 brands and over 50,000 products. Jabong.com offers same-day delivery in Delhi/NCR, and within 48 hours in other cities

The Categories they are serving in:- Everything they sell is somehow related to the styling, in these categories.

  • Shoes
  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Watches
  • Bags
  • Fragrances
  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Furnishing
  • Decor
  • Kitchen
  • Sports

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Cash On Delivery (COD)
  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 30 Day Return or Replace policy

#4. SnapDeal

Snapdeal Screenshot

Snapdeal Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.snapdeal.com/

About the Company:- Snapdeal.com was founded by Kunal Bahl, a Wharton graduate and Rohit Bansal, an alumnus of IIT Delhi in February 2010, as a daily deal platform, but later they expanded their services into product retailing across various categories. Snapdeal claims to have a subscriber base of around 18 million which regularly receive deals and has their services in across 50 cities in India.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Mobiles & Tablets
  • Computers & Gaming
  • Cameras, TVs & Audio/Video
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Watches, Bags & Accessories
  • Jewelry & Coins
  • Perfumes, Health & Beauty
  • Home, Kitchen & Chocolates
  • Books, Stationery & Movies
  • Sports, Fitness & Toys
  • Automotive
  • Spa, Salon & Wellness
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment & Adventure

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Credit card (Visa/ Master/ Amex/Diners club/ JCB)
  • Credit card EMI (in 3 and 6 months installments)
  • Debit card (All leading bank debit cards)
  • Netbanking (For all leading banks )
  • Cash on Delivery (Available on select deals and products)
  • SD Cash

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Snapdeal provide 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, don’t expect much.

#5. Myntra

Myntra Screenshot

Myntra Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.myntra.com/

About the Company:- Myntra is ranked amongst the top online fashion retailers, It was founded by Mukesh Bansal, Ashutosh Lawania, and Vineet Saxena, a group of IIT/IIM graduates in 2007 and today it has its headquarter in Bangalore.

Myntra was originally started as an online destination for personalized products, but later it has been expanded into a broader lifestyle and fashion retailing. Today, Myntra is very large online lifestyle retailer with over 500 nationally and internationally known brands under its banner.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Men’s Footwear
  • Men’s Clothing
  • Men’s Accessories
  • Women’s Footwear
  • Women’s Clothing
  • Women’s Accessories
  • KID’s Zone
  • Special STYLE Zone

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Cash On Delivery (available for select Pincodes)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net banking
  • EMI (Credit Card)

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 100% Original Products Guarantee
  • Provide 30-Day-Return Policy

#6. HomeShop18

HomeShop18 Screenshot

HomeShop18 Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.homeshop18.com/

About the Company:- I personally like this site very much and made more than 20 purchases from them, including clothings, electronics and eatables.

This is a service from world known Network18 group, they also telecast a channel 24×7 specially to showcase, demonstrate and advertise products on Homeshop18.com.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Accessories
  • Books
  • Camera & camcorders
  • Clothing
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Footwear
  • Gifts & flowers
  • Health & beauty
  • Home & kitchen
  • Household appliances
  • Jewelry
  • Kids & baby
  • Mobiles
  • Office & stationery
  • Toys & games
  • Watches

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Debit Card – Visa/MasterCard/Maestro
  • Credit Card – Visa/MasterCard and American Express
  • Internet Banking
  • Cash on Delivery (CoD)
  • Cash before Delivery (CBD)
  • Cheque/DD
  • EMIs
  • Gift Certificate

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 100% Genuine Products Guarantee
  • Provide 30-Day-Return Policy

#7. Tradus

Tradus Screenshot

Tradus Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.tradus.com/

About the Company:- Tradus is not just a participant in the race of online retailing, Tradus.com is an Indian venture of a European auction company, according to them they provide goods at wholesale prices on branded products, which really seems to be cheaper than any other e-store pricing.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Cameras & Photography
  • Mobile & Accessories
  • Computers & IT
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Home Decor & Kitchen
  • Appliances
  • Footwear
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Beauty & Healthcare
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Baby & Kids
  • Toys & Games
  • Books & Movies & Music
  • Gifts & Stationary
  • Cars & Bikes

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Internet Banking
  • DD & Cheque
  • EMI

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 15-Day-Return Policy

#8. ShopClues

ShopClues Screenshot

ShopClues Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.shopclues.com/

About the Company:- ShopClues.com is the India’s 2nd largest managed marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers together, Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley. They provide great service with their effective Return Policy and Buyer protection polices.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Mobiles & Tablets
  • Computers
  • Home Appliances
  • Cameras
  • Electronics
  • Auto Accessories
  • Fashion
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Beauty & Perfumes
  • Books & Media
  • Gaming
  • Kids
  • Gifts & Flowers
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Pet Supplies

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Net Banking
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Cash Cards
  • Cash on Delivery (COD)
  • 0% EMI
  • Gift Certificate

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 10-Day-Return Policy
  • Have 100% Buyer protection policy

#9. Infibeam

Infibeam Screenshot

Infibeam Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.infibeam.com/

About the Company:- Infibeam.com is an e-commerce website with headquarter situated in Ahmedabad, India. It is basically an online retailer for books, electronics, and automobiles but also serve in many other categories. It was founded in 2007, the company has offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, and has a total of 600+ employees.

Although they say that they provide guaranteed lowest price I’m not much convinced, as their “guaranteed lowest price” is even more than the local market.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Books & Magazines
  • Mobiles & Accessories
  • Home & LifeStyle
  • Gifts & Flowers
  • Computers & IT Products
  • Electronics
  • Cameras & Accessories
  • Movies, Music & Posters
  • Auto & Services

Accepted Payment Options:-

  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Net banking
  • Cheque/Demand draft
  • Paypal
  • Wire/Online transfer from all major Indian and International banks
  • Cash on delivery
  • Mobile payments (Paymate)
  • ITZ cash cards
  • Pay by ATM deposits

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is Yes.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?

  • Provide 30 Day Replacement Guarantee

#10. Junglee

Junglee Screenshot

Junglee Screenshot

Site Address/URL - http://www.junglee.com/

About the Company:- Although this is coming on that 10th position on this list I have a lot more expectations than any other marketplace above, because it is an Indian venture of the worlds biggest and most popular eCommerce website Amazon.com.
Junglee was launched in Feb 2012 and at the time of launch, Junglee.com had more than 11 million in-stock offers from 400+ online sellers and 2000 brands connected to them already.

The Categories they are serving in:-

  • Kitchen & Home
  • Toys
  • Sports
  • Automotive Accessories
  • Phones & Accessories
  • Tablets & Accessories
  • Computers & Accessories
  • Cameras & Accessories
  • Home Cinema, TV & Video
  • Hi-fi & Audio
  • Portable Audio & Video
  • Kindle Store
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Handbags, Wallets & Luggage
  • Watches
  • Jewelry
  • Beauty
  • Health & Personal Care
  • Baby
  • Books
  • Music
  • Movies & TV
  • Games

Accepted Payment Options:-
Junglee is also a marketplace but they do not process the payment through them hence you may have a variety of payment options to pay varies in the case of different sellers so till now what I mentioned in payment options of the above sites you can count all of them here in case of Junglee.

Is the Payment Processing is secure by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ?
The Answer is, I don’t know. As every seller has their own website and payment processing systems it varies in every case.

What they do for Customer Satisfaction ?
Again, same answer as above.

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These are the Top 10 Online Shopping Websites in India, the rest of the list will be published in the next part so stay tuned and also let me know what you think about these site or share your experiences with these sites by leaving a comment below.

Hey this is Rajnish k. (+Rajnish) currently a full time Blogger. I’m well known of Web development including visual and working, Started this blog to express my knowledge to readers and hopefully make some money.

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13 comments on “Top 37 Best Online Shopping Sites In India – Part 1
  1. Excellent Stuff Rajnish. Being in the industry and after reading your article, I really want to say that its a very genuine article about online shopping in India.

    However, if you can include some real time user reviews about these sites then it will be more helpful for you readers (just a feedback)
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  2. Oakwood Systems says:

    Hey thanks,Its really very helpful for online shopping,i appreciate your work…keep it up,go ahead…….

  3. Online shopping sites are now become very popular day by day. It can save our time and money also. I hope everybody should like this post very much.

  4. Nikhilesh says:

    At Voonik, we are working on a personalized and expert curated e-commerce platform.
    Currently the focus is on fashion apparels. Users will be able to get dress recommendation based on their style preferences, body shape, skin tone etc.

  5. Very great article about online shopping. Nice information.
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  6. Hey it’s a very beautiful and nicely done information about best online shopping site on one ploace.it rally help us to go for that site which i want.thnakss

  7. shailesh says:

    Guys don’t prefer all online shopping websites because they send damage products. I have been cheated several times, only prefer Flipkart.com because they give money back guarantee.
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  8. I usually find good stuff in eBay.
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  9. Kevin says:

    Really informative post. This is what I call a perfect post. Nicely researched and posted.
    Everything is explained in proper way. Keep it up.

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  10. Prices on junglee are too inflated its not even worth checking out the site, though other sites provide good deals.

  11. Jeet says:

    Nice article. It has provided me a detailed discription of online shopping websites. I have also visited http://www.indiandailydeals.com which has great offers at cheap price and latest hot deals. Its worth checking.

  12. Heena Khan says:

    Yes, it is really very informative site as I have seen no other website gives you so much of detailed and deep information about the top sites with good safe shopping tips.

    Thanks for sharing it a1dealshop.com

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