Flipkart vs Amazon: E-commerce Companies Trying To Cash in Diwali

  • 9th, Oct 2018 11:55 AM
  • Poonam Hotwani
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The Festive Season is about to arrive in India and famous e- commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart is ready with their biggest yearly sales, Great Indian Festival Sale and Big Billion Days Sale in their platforms.

During the sale, both platforms have been offering great deals, discounts and offers across product categories including home&appliances, electronics, smartphones. 

Amazon's Great Indian Festival 2018 sale will be scheduled for 5 days from October 10 to October 15 and the sale will start at 12 AM IST on 10th of October. One must note that the Amazon prime members will be able to avail the benefits one day prior i.e., 12pm IST (Noon) on October 9 (Tuesday).

Amazon has started revealing the offers and discount that the e- commerce giant will offer in its upcoming Great Indian Festival Sale. An additional 10 percent instant discount will be offered to users payments made via SBI debit cards. Lets have a quicker look at the offers and details being offered by Amazon during the sale.

Prospective customers who wish to purchase the smartphone will get a free mobile screen replacement warranty at Amazon India. Furthermore, Amazon will be offering total damage protection plans at just Re 1.

Amazon won't charge anything from new customers on their first order of any amount, and for this they don't require Amazon Prime Membership.

During 5 Day Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2018, Amazon will be offering a flat discount of Rs 5,000 on recently launched OnePlus 6 and will be available for purchase at an effective price of Rs 29,999.

A discount of Rs 5000 will be applicable on all OnePlus 6 variants. Amazon has disclosed the price cut of OnePlus 6 as the OnePlus 6T soon coming to the Indian market.

Other enticing offers on smartphones, the Honor 7X will be available for purchase at Rs. 9,999, Huawei P20 Lite will be starting at Rs. 15,999, Vivo Y83 at Rs. 13,990, Moto G5S Plus Rs. 9,999, Honor Play at Rs. 18,999, Huawei Nova 3i at Rs. 17,990 and Galaxy S9 will be available at an effective price of 42,990.

The recently launched Redmi 6A will also made available in flash sale at regular price of Rs. 5,999, whereas the Vivo V9 Pro will be available for purchase at Rs. 17,990 for the first time in India. Amazon has not revealed the discounts and offers of Realme 1 and Redmi Y2

During the Amazon sale, mobile accessories will be starting at just Rs 89 and lakhs of accessories to be made available on discounted offers. Power banks starting at Rs. 399, mobile phone covers at Rs. 99, data cables at just Rs 89 and headphones at Rs 299.

Amazon devices like Fire TV Stick and Echo range devices will also be a part of Amazon sale and available at an effective price

Fire TV Stick will be bundled with You Broadband, Sony LIV, Hungama, and Yupp TV. Additionally, Echo devices will also be made available at discounted price during the Amazon Sale and 50 percent discount will be applicable on all Kindle accessories.

The users can avail a discount of up to Rs 55,000 on electronics appliances during the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale. Cameras will be available at no- cost EMI options and up to 50 percent discount will be available on printers.

The Mi TV Pro series will be available for purchase for the first tome in India. Amazon Prime members will purchase the TV from October 9 at 9PM IST, whereas the regular users can purchase the new Mi TV models from October 10 at 11 AM IST.

Amazon will be offering a delivery and installation services on the purchase of TVs and washing machine has been trying to render both services in a common appointment.

On another hand, Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale will commence on 10th October and stop on 14th October wherein the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus available at an effective price.

Nokia, Finnish based smartphone manufcaturer has added two Andorid- based smartphones in its line up, called with Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Apart from Android One, both smartphones come with a glass back panel as well as display notch on the front side which looks like a premmium smartphone while holding in hands.

As far as price is concerned, Nokia 5.1 Plus has been priced at Rs 10,999, while the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a price tag of Rs 15,999. Big Billion Days Sale soon going to start at Flipkart which is scheduled to take place in between 10th October to 14th October where in users will get a discount of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 on the purchase of Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus respectively.

During the Big Billion Days Sale, various smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Zenfone 5Z and more will be available for purchase at an effective price.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is now available for purchase at Rs 10,499 after availing a flat discount of Rs 500 whereas the Nokia 6.1 Plus can be purchased at an effective price of Rs 14,999 after a flat a discount Rs 1000. HDFC Bank Debit and Credit Card Holders can avail an additional 10 percent instant discount on the purchase of Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus.

As far as spefications are concerned, The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a 5.8-inch HD+ along with a display notch and 19:9 aspect ratio.Under the hood, ther is a MediaTek Helio P60 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.

The smartphone comes with dual cameras on the rear panel consisting of 13MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor.For selfies and video calling, the smartphone gets a 8MP front- facing camera. It is armed with a 3,060mAh battery.