Everything is online in this fast-moving world; let it be payment of a bill or booking of a ticket, each and everything is available online. Nobody has enough time to travel to get any of the work done so, shopping centers has also changed its source of availability , from small retail shops that were scattered in the market, to showrooms in various malls and now, right in front of us on the screen of our computers.
Welcome to the new world of shopping in India as online shopping has taken grip on Indian market as well. It doesn’t matter who you are where you are, you can get unlimited resources over here that also of your choice which will be delivered to your doorstep.
Yes, confusion is everywhere what item is best or what site is best for your online shopping. So, people can choose a shopping portal by viewing items of their choice and reading their reviews and then according to that they can choose which site is best for their item. Some of them have already purchased some items so they can use their past experience as well to buy any item.
The best service provided by the E-commerce sites is that the client is thoroughly connected with the service provider and is being updated about the status of the order. Fast shipping along with good quality of the product further adds the plus points on any shopping site. Also, a major role in getting into good grades of the customer is addressing the grievances after the product is bought.
The list of best 15 ecommerce websites that we recognize as trustworthy online shopping websites of india are discussed in detail below:
It was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007. It is one of the most trusted ecommerce websites in India which was registered in Singapore, and has headquarters in Bangalore, India. Current net worth of Flipkart is $5.54 billion as of November 2016.
For now, Flipkart delivers the items in India only, but anyone can order from various parts of the world as long as the delivery address is in India. A big range of products is sold by Flipkart, starting from electronics and mobile phones, to fashion clothing and furniture and many more categories. Digiflip is its own manufacturing company which makes mobiles, accessories and bags.
Flipkart has acquired several well performing ecommerce companies over the years, like Myntra and Jabong, and it is looking for expanding its business even more and more.
Amazon is the fastest growing online shopping portal worldwide as it provides all the things a person needs, viz., household items, books, electronics, car accessories, clothing, jewelry, sports items, and many more categories based on the needs of a specific person.
It was founded on 5th July 1994 in Seattle, USA by Jeff Bezus and has grown a market capital of worth USD 292.6 billion as of May 2016. Amzon is rated as one of the topmost ecommerce store in the whole world.
Snapdeal was founded in 2010 by Kunal Behl and Rohit Bansal as a part of Kunal’s the dual degree M&T Engineering and Business program at Penn, which allowed various investors to invest on this site.
Snapdeal is recognized is one of the biggest online market place in the country having an assortment of over 10 million products. Snapdeal has a well-known name in Indian Household since it installed 15 hand-pumps in a village and the villagers named their village after it.
Ebay is one of the oldest ecommerce website (along with amazon), and is 21 years old company which was founded in year 1995, by Pierre Omidyar in San Jose, California.
With the growing success of Ebay, Omidyar took it as a serious business and not just a part time hobby and started from an auction website and thus expanded to an e-commerce website.
So, eBay took off as an online shopping portal which provided old as well as new, refurbished items at the doorstep.
Being a multi billionaire company and it expanded over 30 countries. Not only this, users can also sell stuff of their choice through eBay.
This e-commerce company was incorporated in Delaware, USA and headquartered in Gurgaon, India. ShopClues was founded in Silicon Valley, California in 2011 by Radhika Aggarwal, Sandeep Aggarwal and Sanjay Sethi along with a registered office in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Shopclues also provides a lot of products on their portal based on the user needs to choose from and purchase items of their choice like other e-commerce websites.
Paytm is based on e-cash system which started from the portal exclusively for payment of bills to cash transfer app now! Paytm has grown in a minimum amount of time since its inception in 2010. It was founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of One97 Communications, and so, incubated by One97. Paytm is a purely an Indian e-commerce website which is headquartered in Noida. It not only provides all that the other e-commerce websites provide, but also offers e-tickets for movies and various purposes online.
It started a service called Paytm wallet in the year 2004, by which one can add and spend money on any purchase of item.
It has become the most popular way for money transfer to everyone, for all purposes since the demonetization of INR 500/1000 currency notes has occurred.
It was founded by Vishal Mehta in 2007 and is headquartered in Ahmedabad and serves India and middle-east. Infibeam launched India’s first e-book reader known as ‘Pi’ in 2010. The various categories included in its e-commerce website are gifts, lifestyle, fashion store, entertainment and many more.
“Shop with a smile” is the slogan followed by Infibeam which makes it easy for its customers to shop along with its given hefty discounts and sale. Its strategy as the one “that seems to defy most standard models” as described by forbes.
Jabong was founded by Praveen Sinha, Lakshmi Potluri, Arun Chandra Mohan in the year 2012 which promoted fashion and accessories shopping portal and had tasted the sweet fruit of success as early as in first year of when it was launched.
It is one of the most successful online shopping portal for clothing, accessories and furnishing followed by the customers. It showcases millions of items from various brands which include clothing range by famous Indian fashion designers, and provides exemplary service. Jabong made its way to other parts of the world also as it delivers its items all over the world.
It was acquired by Flipkart in July 2016, through Myntra, for an undisclosed amount with the same quality of products and services.
As a personalized gift items e-shop, Myntra was founded by IIT Graduates in 2007 but since 2010, it focused on the retailing of branded apparels. It has its headquarter in Bengluru, India.
The fashion e-commerce company showcases its fashionable clothing in such an attractive manner along with great deals and discounts. It becomes almost irresistible for any viewer with such available offers.
It shows the clothing and accessories that is ‘in’ for the season and updates as soon as the fashion changes which is considered as the best part of Myntra.
It merged with Flipkart in the month of May 2014.
It was established in April 2011.Yepme being a private label fashion brand sells men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.
Its founders are Vivek Gaur, Sandeep Sharma and Anand Jadhav who are the alumni of IIT and IIM. Yepme has acquired different place and position in the market as they sell private label apparels opposed to other fashion clothing portals that sell mostly the branded clothes.
Yepme has also introduced Hindi, tamil, telugu, malyalam and kannada languages since a large chunk of shipment goes to smaller towns in India. This makes it easy for the customers to understand and shop.
An exclusive seller of Furniture and home decor, Pepperfry was founded in January 2012 by Ambreesh Murty and Ashish Shah. Pepperfry offers a wide range of furniture which has been categorized into various groups like Décor, lamps, bed and bath, garden, kitchen, dining, hardware and electrical appliances etc. People can also buy in bulk as well as sell their furniture easily over here.
This online shopping portal is also opening up offline pepperfry stores to shop from, after establishing its name in the furniture market.
It is owned and operated by Reliance Industries. It is a part of Network 18 media. Homeshop18 is an online as well as on air retailer and distributor of clothing, furnishing, appliances, mobile and electronics, and beauty products. Partnership of major brands has been added like Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, Canon, Nikon, LG, Prestige, Godrej, Titan etc.
Homeshop18 has over 15 on air TV shopping channels that also in different Indian languages which sell different products on attractive discounts and are available on all cables and DTH operators like Tata Sky, Dish TV, Reliance, Videocon, Airtel, DD Free Dish etc.
It is an e-commerce division of The Times of India Group which, like other sites, sells everything, clothes, mobile phones, appliances, books, flowers, cakes and various other items. It was created by Gautam Sinha, Saurabh Malik and Vivek Pandey, and was launched in the year 2000. It also provides reader’s offers in its Print Business (newspapers).
It has its headquarter located in Gurgaon and has its customer care centers across the country. It launched its mobile application in 2012 and has contributed to the surging company growth.
Firstcry is an exclusive online store available for the kids. Various products for babies and kids are available here, from clothes to toys to books to everything else. It was founded by Supam Maheshwari in 2010, Firstcry in today’s world is the largest online and offline shopping store for kids and expecting mothers in Asia.
It has over 1 lakh items for babies and kids based on their needs in its inventory and an estimated turn-over of approx. 50,000 crores.
Fabfurnish was founded by Vikram Chopra, Mehul Agrawal and Vaibhav Aggarwal in March 2012 which is an exclusive retailer of furniture, décor and home appliances. Its headquarter is in Gurgaon and has been restructured a couple of times since its inception.
After Vaibhav Aggarwal quitted, Ashish Garg and Ankita Dabas were introduced as new co-founders of the company. It was included in the Future Group in 2016 and has a stable position in the market now as it is now a part of the Group’s long term growth plan.
A lot of promise in the field of e-commerce has been observed because of its selection of exquisite pieces and reasonable rates.
The commitment towards providing more and better to the customers, in terms of both products and services is the only one thing which is common with all other e-commerce websites. Apart from this, there are some sites that provide the facility of trial at home for its customers.
The shopping experience of people all over the country is being revolutionized because of the efficiency and availability of these e-commerce sites.