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Online Diwali Shopping

From ET : This Diwali, over 30 lakh people are likely to go shopping online, according to industry body Assocham, and the total e-shopping business is expected to more than double to Rs 5,500 crore mark this year against Rs 2,200 crore in 2006-07. The two weeks leading to Diwali are likely to contribute almost 15% of this.

According to marketers, last week, among the top picks for gifting included products such as LCD TVs, washing machines, MP3 players, microwave ovens and mobile handsets. Online shopping portals are not just getting orders from large cities in India. Only 30% of orders come from the top eight cities and the rest come from small towns and cities. Close to 20% of the orders come from abroad.

Comments

JANE JEYAKUMAR said…
wowww man.. ya really enlightened me wyd tat sorta juicy info, maybe betta than the diyas wud- i dun shop online but kudos, atleast the left dusnt oppose the internet shoppin mania as it does teh nuke deal- we're climbin the online civilisation ladder slowly. yet surely..[:)]
Ray Titus said…
'If left is part of India's future, then India has no future left' - CHO RAMASWAMY
Josh said…
Its great to see these figures and i expect it to rise even further with sites like www.storrz.com introducing grocery shopping online! Now there nothing much left to enter the online world! Online Shopping has targeted every possible consumer! Now i guess chickens and fishes need to be sold online too! Hope I am not wrong!
Ray Titus said…
Josh...you will be surprised what avenues of trade the internet will create in the future...wait and watch...

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