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Online shopping has become popular since the launch of e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Paytm, etc. These sites not only offer you the best deals as compared to the Retail market, but also provide good customer service. With a little research, one can save money considerably by using the following tips.
Earn Cashback while you purchase online
The best way to save money when you shop online is by getting Cashback. There are a lot of sites which give you cash back when you purchase through their sites. These sites will use specific links so that they can earn money and hence would give you some portion of the money. Upon successful transaction, money will be credited into the respective accounts after two or three weeks. The percentage of money one will receive in the form of cashback varies for different sites. Some may offer more, while some may provide less. Hence, one should choose the site which gives more in the form of cashback. Some of the best sites which provide good cashback are Pogama and Cashkaro. All you need is to create an account in that site use the same site for purchasing online. Pogama is the one which gives you maximum cashback, out of all the sites I have used. Also, it gives you free 50 rupees bonus for sign up. In addition to that, Pogama will not charge you when you want to withdraw money.
Note : If you return/refund the product after your purchase, you will not get cashback.
Online shopping sites will offer you discounts by applying coupons during the checkout. Many a times, the coupons are only used once, but occasionally, the e-commerce sites will give you a chance to enter more than once. Sites like coupondunia, couponraja will display coupons on their home page daily. If you want new coupons daily then you need to subscribe to their site so that the new coupons will get directed to your inbox.
Mobile app offers
There are a lot of mobile apps on Google play store using which you can earn free recharge by doing specific tasks provided on the apps. These apps will provide you money by performing a specific task like downloading the app from play store which is recommended by then. Once you download it and claim it, money will be added in the form of points, using which you can buy gift voucher for popular e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Amazon.
Loot is a popular word in online shopping in India. ‘Loot’ generally means providing the lowest cost for the product. Most of the times, e-commerce sites will decrease a particular product price so that they can gain attention from the customers. Sometimes, the pricing errors are also called as loots. These will not be online for a long time since they will be bought by the customers instantaneously. Some may even buy the same product from multiple accounts to get the benefit for the product.
Online shopping sites like Amazon, Paytm and Flipkart will provide you daily deals regularly to increase the sales of a particular item. These deals are expired after a certain period of time such as some may expire in days and some in minutes. Many of these sites provide daily deals through apps. Giant sites like Amazon, Paytm, Flipkart and Snapdeal also provide these deals on apps as well as on desktop sites.
Gift card Sites
Gift card sites offer huge discounts when one buys a gift card from their site and use same to buy vouchers in popular ecommerce sites. Woohoo gives promotional offers on their app so that when you buy their gift card and make a transaction through Amazon/Myntra, you will get cash in the form of reward points. These reward points are used in exchange to buy gift coupons in the sites.
Mobile wallet apps are quite popular for Online Shopping as they are easy to buy from any site and also help you save money when shopping online. These sites will give discounts when you buy tickets online through their wallet or when you shop using specific sites which they allow. You will get points in return and every month they will provide new offers. Many people use mobile wallet, because of these discounts. Mobikwik, paytm are famous mobile wallet sites.
By Recharging mobiles and DTH online
These days, most people own Smartphones and even some may have more than one. In the beginning, people used to recharge from near local shops, but after the arrival of Paytm and Freecharge, things have changed. Every month, these sites will provide you free cashback for mobile recharge or DTH recharge. Sometimes no cashback is being provided by them, at that time, you have an option to select coupon/(s) of your choice after successful recharge. The coupons again could be used to shop online from a particular site you choose. Freecharge and Paytm are the best sites for recharging DTH and mobile recharge.
Referral code is a unique number which is associated with your account. When you want to invite your friends, all you need to do is sending your referral code, so that he/she can enter it while signing up. Referral code works only for one time for one account. When your friend signs up using your referral code, he/she will receive the amount in his/her account, while at the same time you will receive some amount in your site. All online shopping sites provide Referral codes so that you can use it and get customers. Amazon offers 200 rupees gift card for referral. So refer and earn money.
In the good olden days, people used to buy groceries near local super markets, but now, there is a chance now to buy everything from home, even the groceries. A lot of online shopping grocery sites provide great offers when purchasing through them. Peppertap, Grofers, Big basket are some of the most famous ones. They usually provide great offers when you buy from their app.
Every month Grofers, peppertap, bigbasket gives you coupons to save money. I saved more than 1000 rupees from these sites with coupons.
When you are shopping online, you need to pay the amount through payment gateway. Now after the rise of the e-commerce sites in India, some payment gateway sites like Payumoney are offering additional discount when you use their payment gateway.
Credit Card/Debit card Offers
Every month online sites gives you additional discount when you purchase the product and pay money through specific Credit/Debit cards. This will help you save a lot of money when you are purchasing products like LED TV, Washing Machines etc.
These are some of the best ways to save money when your shopping online in india.