E-commerce cos see big boom in smartphone sales in festive season

Amazon began its Great Indian Festival for all its customers on Thursday while Flipkart kicked off its sales a day prior with its Big Billion Days sale. The company said it will host its flagship Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale between September 21 and 24.

Flipkart's direct competitor, Amazon, hasn't been spared too.

Apple's iPhone 7 base model was priced at Rs 60,000 when it was released in India a year ago.

Flipkart will also run its "Flipkart For India" campaign as part of the sales offer during which it will ship festive gift hampers to the families of army martyrs, and current personnel of the army, Border Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force, posted in hostile locations away from home. But those who are Prime members of Amazon can grab the deals of Amazon Great Indian Sale from 20th September, one-day early access.

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Asus Zenfone 3, which was launched at a price tag of Rs 27,999, which later fell to Rs 22,999.

The connectivity options of smartphone are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type-C, 4G VoLTE, A-GPS and GLONASS. A 10.1-inches Acer laptop is being offered Rs 11,976 at 25% off. The e-commerce platform is offering a no-cost EMI for the smartphone at Rs 1445 per month.

If the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out of your budget, you might want to consider the Apple iPhone 7.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime: The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is available at a discounted price of Rs 10,590.

The JBL Cinema SB150 soundbar is available at a discounted price of Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 24,990) as part of the Flipkart Big Billion Day sale.

The sale even surpasses the total number of smartphones sold across India in a single day, both through online and offline channels, by a big distance, it adds.

Samsung Galaxy S7 will be at a great discount of Rs 29,990 as opposed to Rs 46,000. To buy the silver variant it will cost customers Rs 48,490. The discount isn't as heavy as Amazon is letting on, however, since you could pick up the device for around 54,000 anyway.

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There will be nearly 60% discount on headphones and speakers and nearly 20% discount on TVs. You can swap your old printer for up to Rs. 1,000 additional discount. Consumers can also avail 10 percent cashback by using their Amazon Pay balance. The iPhone 7 is available in two storage variants but the 32 GB variant has got the highest price cut.

  • Kelly Blake