Our lives have become so busy and hectic that it leaves us with little time for anything else. What does one do in this world where leisure has become all but non-existent?
Adapt. As we have done through the ages, we adapt such that we find little pockets of time and enjoy our favorite pass times in them.
Our smartphones are incredibly capable pieces of technology, and they can satisfy our various cravings on the go.
From music to movies, and from grocery to shopping, everything can be done by these little wonders. However, even the experienced shopaholic may need some help traversing the world of online shopping!
So here we are to help you with a list of best online shopping sites!
The 10 Best Online Shopping Sites
Today in this curated list of best online shopping sites, we have focussed primarily on sites that sell new items. While there are plenty where unboxed or semi-new articles could be bought off, that’s a discussion for another day and another list of online shopping sites.
Oh, one last tidbit before we rush off, this list is mainly for Indian shopping sites, but if the websites have an international presence, I’ll be sure to link them in here! You can use the Shopify website builder to create these eCommerce sites.
The one who started it all off, Flipkart is the biggest e-commerce site in India. While some of the sites below are also under the Flipkart umbrella, they deserve a separate mention as they cater to a different sort of shoppers. Flipkart is fast, fluid, efficient, and they even provide same day and next day delivery options in major cities.
You can buy from Flipkart with complete confidence, and they even have a 30-day no-hassle replacement policy on Flipkart Advantage sellers. For the first time buyers who might pay a bit more for the convenience factor, Flipkart is the best!
The global online retail giant makes its clout felt even in India. With prices and reliability matching Flipkart on many counts, the only thing that holds it back from claiming numero uno on the top 10 online shopping sites list is the lack of product diversity.
Don’t get me wrong, Amazon has a ton of products. However, I’ve found what I’ve been looking for more often on Flipkart than on Amazon.
It also has one killer mobile app to boot! You can also look at the global site by clicking on this link!
You can manage your Amazon merch with the Merch Informer Tool. Read its complete review.
Now eBay is more than just your typical e-commerce site. There are a lot of niche products that you’ll find on eBay that you won’t find anywhere else.
However along with that, there are some small time sellers who sell sub par products and often lead to customers mistrusting and not returning to eBay again.
So why is it still so high on the list? It offers some incredible deals at prices that no one else can match. Again just look at the seller’s reputation and the eBay guarantee before you purchase any product off this site, Also eBay runs regular discount coupons that you can take advantage of to get some price cuts!
The global version of their site can be found here!
Snapdeal is the sort of the wobbly fourth wheel. It’s good, but it’s not great. The product selection is middling, and the delivery is nothing to write home about!
However, the one thing that they have in their favor is that they are reliable. Add to that they often have items listed at lower prices than the competitors, and you start to realize why it took the fourth spot on the list.
They also have a snazzy app that does look good and performs really well!
After being acquired by Flipkart, Myntra has only grown by leaps and bounds! Supporting only fashion and lifestyle products, this site is layed out is beautifully and the stocks are impressive.
They also have an excellent return policy which is invaluable while shopping for clothes.
A niche product site but a very very good one!
#6. Homeshop 18
Loaded with products Homeshop 18 differentiates itself from the crowd by providing many unique items that too at rock bottom prices.
However, they are infamous for long delivery times and have not the best customer service in the business!
Moving can be a tough job especially if you have to carry all your furnishings with you.
Pepperfry looks to change all of that with its shopping site dedicated to all sorts of furniture and home decor accessories! It’s one of a kind, and the site is superb both in looks and in its options!
This unique take on e-commerce earns it the number 7 spot on our list of online shopping sites.
Originally starting off as a recharge app Paytm has now branched to e-commerce.
Their main USP is the fact that they allow users on the app to haggle for prices on products via chat till a satisfactory price is reached.
Another unique thing is Paytm cash which can be earned as rewards for purchasing various items from the app. This is can then be used to pay for other products on the app.
The service integrates with many other services and is one of the most popular online wallets in India.
Related Post- If you are interested in Dropshipping, then you must definitely check out our post on Shopify integrations here.
Another one on the line of Fashion and apparel based websites, Jabong has a long list of products and an equally long list of features.
It’s easy to use and has a relatively straight forward return service to boot. It is a bit more heavily geared to cater towards the fairer sex, but if you’re an apparel store, I guess that’s the way to go.
The last one on our list of best online shopping sites, but in no way the least. Famous for their Jaw-Dropping Deals collection, ShopClues shot to popularity in 2012 and has been continuing ever since. The product choice though is not that great and delivery times have been known to be erratic.
While in no way a new player in the game, it seems like ShopClues is yet to get a firm grip on the market! They do offer fantastic deals on electronics and clothes though so if you’re looking for a website to buy things on the cheap, you might give this one a lookover!
With that, we come to the end of this article! If you have any comments or queries, leave them down below. I’ll be back tomorrow with another article to help your online life be a bit easier. As for now, you want to check this one out to know more about cloud storage; you might need some considering all the photos you’ll be taking of the new products you buy!