Flipkart and Amazon sales are all ready to kick off next week, announcing e-commerce discounts for the festive season. Both Flipkart and Amazon are busy supporting their upcoming sales, both online and offline. These sales promise great deals on hundreds of products. Not surprisingly, many consumers are waiting for the Amazon and Flipkart sales season to catch big deals on electronics, large appliances and other popular products. After all these years, we have some idea of what we can expect from the sale of Flipkart Big Billion Days and the great Amazon festival this year. The limited sales period is so huge that it becomes quite a challenge to track good deals and find the products you are looking to buy. But if you prepare well, you can save a lot of money and buy your favorite gadgets without worrying about anything.
We have prepared a simple guide for you to help you prepare for Flipkart and Amazon.
1. Create a list
First, it is best to plan ahead. You should do your homework beforehand in order not to lose valuable time during the sale. Do your research and create a list of products you want to buy during the sale. This will help you decide what you need and which online marketplace you need to visit during the sale. On sales days, both Flipkart and Amazon reveal or at least irritate some of their biggest deals. Watching this information can help you make a purchase decision before selling it. Once you have your list ready, add these products to your wish list on Flipcard or Amazon.
2. Join Flipkart Plus, Amazon Prime
Entering a loyalty program such as Flipkart Plus or Amazon Prime can help you take advantage of many free benefits. The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale will be open at 9 am on October 9 exclusively for Flipkart Plus members, while Amazon Great Indian Festival sales start on 12 October for Amazon Prime subscribers. Timely access to sales ensures that you have a better chance to catch some great deals. That’s not all. These programs also come with a host of other benefits that can be useful if you do a lot of shopping online. While Flipkart Plus can join, Amazon Prime costs Rs. 999 per month. Although telecom operators offer Prime membership to free members to select customers.
3. Cashier as a pro
Your personal information, such as your shipping address and payment information, is stored in your accounts for a faster payment process. This makes it easier and faster to grab the stores and offers in the flash sales area. You may also consider saving your payment information in your account to make the payment process easier. If you want things to go to the next level, add a balance to your Amazon Pay or PhonePe wallets so you don’t have to worry about OTP (one-time password) when paying for Amazon and Flipkart, respectively. An online marketplace usually offers cashback if you add money to your wallet before selling it. Keep in mind that some online marketplaces disable cash-on-delivery methods during festive sales to prevent abuse. Make sure your plans.
4. Pay with the right payment options
Both Flipkart and Amazon offer a wide range of payment options this year. Choose the one that will help you save money and make things fit for you. Online marketplaces do not want to leave any stone to prevent you from buying high-value goods online. Flipkart teamed up with MasterCard and HDFC Bank to offer discounts on card-based transactions, while Amazon merged with the State Bank of India. In addition to specific cards, both Flipkart and Amazon will offer cashback for PhonePe and Amazon Pay users.
5. Download the Amazon, Flipkart app on your phone
While desktop websites are easier to use during festive sales, you should still maintain the Flipkart and Amazon mobile apps installed on your smartphone. Since the next week’s sales season start on weekdays, you may be busy with other things or don’t have access to an e-commerce website at work. Make sure you’re signed in to your account and ready for your wishlist. This will make it easier to access the products your interest in buying.
6. Keep the budget
It’s easy to get carried away during such holidays. Once you have a list and stick to it, it will be easier to stay within your spending ceiling. Decide what you want for yourself or your friends and family and shop only when you find it a lot. Impulse purchases can easily damage your budget. Do not look for online marketplaces for aimless browsing during sales. This can result in large credit card bills at the end of the month, which you don’t need.
We will cover the best deals from both Flipkart and Amazon sales, so make sure you visit the Gadgets 360 when sales go live.