The Top 10 Indian Online Shopping sites of 2015
Once upon a time, people spent their weekends in a highly air conditioned structure called a shopping mall. The mall was a place where you had a chance to try on clothing, test-drive gadgets, buy items in person and actually take them home the same day. In the past, the shopping mall was the most efficient way to locate a variety of products in the same space, until ecommerce was introduced and the Internet revolutionized itself into a digital mall with quick, simple and effective. The arrival of ecommerce worldwide has become increasingly evident over the past few years. For the past few years, the Indian retail sector has been witnessing tremendous growth, and contributing significantly to the country’s GDP. Though the country’s retail sector is highly unorganized, organized retailing is growing at a rapid pace to grab a considerable market share. It is estimated that the online retail market will grow at a compound annual rate of around 39% during FY 2013 to FY 2016.
We have created this top 10 list based on a combination of different metrics. Here is our list of the top 10 online shopping sites that stand out from the crowd.
Flipkart went live in 2007 with the objective of making books easily available to anyone who had internet access. Today, Flipkart has present across various categories including movies, music, games, mobiles, cameras, computers, healthcare and personal products, home appliances and electronics, stationery, perfumes, toys, apparels, shoes – and still counting. Flipkart offers multiple payment methods like credit card, debit card, net banking, e-gift voucher and Cash on Delivery
Headquartered in Bangalore
Revenue: Rs.500 Crores +
eBay Inc. is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California in 1995. eBay India launched in the year 2000,is a trading platform tailored to the unique needs of Indians. With a community of over 2.5 million registered users across 2471 towns in India.
Jabong.com is one of India’s leading fashion and lifestyle ecommerce portals.It retails apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty products, fragrances, home accessories and other fashion and lifestyle products. The site started operations in January 2012.
Headquarters: Gurgaon, Haryana
Estimated Revenue: 100-150m USD
HomeShop18 is the online and on-air retail and distribution venture of Network 18 Group, headquartered in NOIDA, India. HomeShop18 was launched on 9 April 2008 as India’s first 24-hour Home Shopping TV channel, where anchors performed live demonstration of products on sale. The television channel established HomeShop18’s foothold in Indian retail because of high television penetration. Later, as the internet reach grew all over the country, HomeShop18 expanded to the internet. G S Home Shopping of Korea, the third largest home shopping company in the world, has a 15% stake in the company.
Myntra is an Indian online shopping retailer of fashion and casual lifestyle products, headquartered in Bangalore. Awarded ‘Fashion eRetailer of the Year 2013’ by Franchise India – Indian eRetail Awards. Myntra.com was announced as a winner of the Red Herring Global 100 award. Myntra currently offers products from more than 350 Indian and international brands.
Yebhi is an Indian Online shopping E-commerce portal for Home, Lifestyle & Fashion e-retailer, launched in the year 2009. Yebhi.com declared that they shortly introduce “try and buy” where the shoppers can actually try the clothes and shoes they buy on the portal when it is delivered to them and return it if they are not satisfied.
Headquarters: Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Website: www. Yebhi.com
Tradus is India’s fastest growing marketplace, where buyers and sellers come together to conduct transactions. With over a thousand pre-qualified merchants and an industry-leading buyer protection policy, Tradus offers a worry-free shopping experience where you can buy a wide variety of products across 50 different categories ranging from the latest gadgets to exquisite hand-crafted jewelry – all in one shopping cart. With no retailers in the middle, you get wholesale prices on branded products.
Indiatimes Shopping is the ecommerce division of the The Times Group, India’s largest media conglomerate. It is one of the pioneers electronic commerce in India and services its customers through various channels including online, selling over phone and also selling in bulk through B2B channel. It also provides platform services for brands to go online and sell their wares in partnership through its White-label product. Some of the major categories sold through Indiatimes Shopping include Mobile phones and other Consumer electronics, Books, Apparels & Accessories, Jewellery, Music, Movies, Games, Baby Products etc. Indiatimes Shopping operates through a mix of warehousing, drop-shipment and pure marketplace models.
Snapdeal is an online retail website, headquartered in New Delhi, India. Snapdeal.com was started in February 2010, as a daily deal platform, but later expanded into product retailing across various categories. Snapdeal claims to have a subscriber base of more than 20 million and has a presence across 4000+ towns and cities. eRetailer of the Year & Best Advertising campaign of the year – Indian eRetail awards 2012 organized by Franchise India in Feb,2012
Futurebazaar is a destination for shopping home, lifestyle, electronics, gifts, kids, baby and supermarket products in India. Futurebazaar.com is the digital commerce arm of Future Group, home to leading retailers like Big Bazaar, Home Town, Central and more.