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Top 10 Best Online Shopping Sites in India

Updated on April 30, 2015
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Online Shopping in India is going great guns with enormous numbers. India is ranked 3rd when it comes to internet users and increasingly more people are coming online with the rise of cell phone users. More and more people are shopping online as it is convenient, hassle free and with the huge number of options that one can avail.

Companies such as Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal have got huge investment and generated sales more faster compared to other shopping malls. These companies have become billion dollar entities with their ability to deliver anything and everything that a shopper wants.

In the last ten years or so there has been an influx of online shopping websites from small to large ones. We have also seen many mergers and acquisitions as well. For example Flipkart earlier bought Letsbuy.com and has recently acquire Myntra.com. But with the entry of Amazon there is no clear winner here. Also Snapdeal has been creating a name for itself and has all the qualities of becoming the Alibaba (Chinese online B2B and B2C) of India. Also then there is HomeShop18 with its online and shop on TV model which has been successful.

Ebay has been doing well right from the start and recently we have seen similar model of business such as AskMeBazaar and Shopclues coming to the fore.

So here are the best and my favorite Top 10 online shopping websites that are operating in India. Also note that the below have not been list a a countdown.

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1) Flipkart.com

Originally started as books only site it now has a good collection of games and movies among other items.

Flipkart.com has now emerged as a major player in the online shopping arena in India. They offer cash on delivery on products of all sizes and amount. Moreover they have now started giving 30 day replacement guarantee which is of utmost use. Specifically when we buy electronic items and other gadget there is always a chance that it might get some problems.

Also, as Flipkart themselves acquires products in bulk directly from suppliers and ships items by its own self delivery personnel, for this reason there is a marked difference in the product price at Flipkart.com. Whereas sites such as ebay.in has different small-time sellers that sell their items.

Majorly shopping at Flipkart is a great experience and value for money.

Recently they also started a new trend in the industry when they got exclusive partnership to sell Motorola phones. The tie up was hugely successful and many other exclusives were later signed with other companies. Many others such as Amazon, Snapdeal, and Ebay have also come up with exclusives.

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal the founders of Flipkart
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal the founders of Flipkart | Source

2) Amazon.in

The biggest online retailer of the world came all guns blazing to India with its huge technology enabled online shopping and delivery system.

The company is betting big dollars in India and its CEO Jeff Bezos is taking active participation in its affairs. Jeff Bezos was prominently featured on the first page of all the leading dailies with a picture of him atop a Lorry when he was in India. He also promised an investment of 2 billion dollar for its boosting India operations. Amazon India is headquartered in Bangalore and giving its competitors a hard time.


Jeff Bezos atop a lorry handing over a cheque to Amit Agarwal head of Amazon India.
Jeff Bezos atop a lorry handing over a cheque to Amit Agarwal head of Amazon India. | Source

3) Snapdeal.com

Snapdeal has been growing exponentially since it converted itself into a marketplace. The fight for the top destination for shopping it is giving Flipkart and Amazon a tough fight. The battle is clear and one of these three will become the winner.

If we look at the categories that it offers is huge from baby diapers to vehicle accessories to gold coins and jewelry. The prices are best and shipping is oftentimes free of cost.

CEO Kunal Bahl and co-founder COO Rohit Bansal
CEO Kunal Bahl and co-founder COO Rohit Bansal | Source

4) Ebay.in

Ebay is the leader when it comes to online shopping in India. With just about every thing under the sun, ebay is the best portal for shopping in India. It provides a large number of options for buyers in every category. May it be laptops, music CDs, jewellery or fitness equipment they have it all.

Ebay was the first major companies to enter the e-commerce market in India and must say it is still going great with mind-boggling sales figures. Also Ebay has been active in investing money in many other e-commerce startups here. One of the major being Snapdeal.com in which Ebay has a considerable stake.

If you want to sell your own products then that is also possible and becoming a seller is very easy compared to any other online shopping site.

Shraddha Kapoor's Anarkali churidar selling at Ebay.in
Shraddha Kapoor's Anarkali churidar selling at Ebay.in

5) HomeShop18.com

HomeShop18 comes from the Network18 group and is fast becoming one of the best place to shop online in India. Almost all products can also be bought via the cash on delivery option. It provides free shipping and also has an EMI facility for ICICI Bank card holders with no additional cost. Items related to home and kitchen, ladies stuff, and apparel do well over here.

They also have a dedicated 24 hour TV channel where they feature absolute steal-deals. If you are looking to buy stuff for you kitchen or home then make sure to watch it.

HomeShop18 logo
HomeShop18 logo

6) Infibeam.com

Infibeam carves itself from being different from other sites because it has a dedicated section for used cars and bikes that connect you the seller of the vehicle. Besides it has a large collection of books and latest electronic items.

Infibeam logo
Infibeam logo

7) ShopClues.com

Another marketplace model and if we consider only the listings that it has then Shopclues has outnumbered every other competitor.

At the time of writing they have published details having 100,000 sellers, more than 16 million products having a combined value of about 3 lakh crore.

ShopClues logo
ShopClues logo

8) Yepme.com

To me Yepme is the best when it comes to buying lifestyle items. Prices are great and often cheap. I have shopped for many items and every time the product is of good quality and the delivery time is as well good.

The site has been growing naturally covers items such as clothes, shoes, and watches. Recenly they have also roped in Shahrukh Khan as a brand ambassador.

Yepme's Shahrukh Khan collection
Yepme's Shahrukh Khan collection

9) AskMeBazaar.com

Online shopping can also be done with AskMeBazaar. Just like ebay this also brings various sellers at one place for convenient and cheap shopping.

You can also buy items on a wholesale over here. There is a separate section for you if you are looking to get items to resell at your shop.

Kangana Ranaut advertising for AskMeBazaar.com
Kangana Ranaut advertising for AskMeBazaar.com

10) Junglee.com

Junglee is an online comparison shopping site which provides convenient and easy choice for shoppers. We can read reviews, view similar products matching our criteria and get the best deals from various brands.

As a personal recommendation it is a must use when you want to shop online to check prices for the items on various websites. With experience I can tell you that you will save lots of money just by comparing the items that you want to buy.

Junglee logo
Junglee logo

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      babjik 8 months ago

      nice list

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      Sheetal Sharma 14 months ago

      A Great Article on Shopping in India. One of the best Coupon website in India is http://www.couponustad.com. You can get Amazon Coupons codes simply free of Cost.

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      Saif 15 months ago

      All websites listed here is correctly ranked as per customer’s choice (Vote). As expected, all are involved in a healthy competition. Yet I must say each one of them is easily accessible and the products sold are good quality and genuinely acclaimed.

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      Nisha Yadav 18 months ago

      IndianZari.com is good for Fashion Apparels & Jewelry

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      Krishna 21 months ago

      India's new online shopping website www.ekabyte.com has been launched in Bangalore with the category consumer electronics, computer, servers and more.

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      manoj kumar 2 years ago

      http://watchpriceindia.com is the best watch price comparison shopping site that compare prices from more than 15 stores

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      Aarya 2 years ago

      Amazing Site list for online shopping.

      I can suggest you one more online shopping website wholesalehungama.com

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      DEVARAJ K 3 years ago

      what about shop clues,who offers great discount on almost all its listing

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      Ajay Dumasiya 3 years ago

      I have bought so many products from eBay, Tradus and Flipkart. Those are cool website and never had any problem in any order.

      Thank you

      Kind regards,

      Ajay Dumasiya

      DesiDime.com

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      Pharma780 3 years ago

      Hello! dadeekc interesting dadeekc site! I'm really like it! Very, very dadeekc good!

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      madhu 3 years ago

      snapdeal.com is also good site

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      raising_sun 4 years ago

      You must have forgot about the leading bookstore while writing this post, ever heard of a brand named Landmark if not then you must be from one of rural areas of India, Landmark is a 25 years old book store owned and operated by TATA Group subsidery TRENT LTD. here is the link to the website http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/

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      sneha 4 years ago

      flipkart is worst don't buy

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      lokesh 4 years ago

      Can one share information about rediff online shopping

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      Egrove Sys 4 years ago from Nashua, New Hampshire

      Yeah! I have voted most voters voted, Flipkart.com

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      sridhar 4 years ago

      I luv homeshop18.

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      subratnath 4 years ago

      tradus in is a best shoping in india .thank you

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Ebay and Homeshop18 are my favorites; well written ;

      voted up

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @Metro Melvin Thanks for commenting and feels good it helps.

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      Metro Melvin 5 years ago

      very useful buddy,,,,,,,,

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @john770 Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      john770 5 years ago

      Hey it is really useful article.

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      vasmenon 5 years ago from India

      Nice list. Very useful information indeed. Thanks a ton

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      aakash mihani 5 years ago

      never shop from indiatimesshopping it is a very bad website.

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      S.Ashok reddy 5 years ago

      All the sites are good but the only one worst site in the list is naptol.So guys and girls don't buy any product in naptol site.

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      siva prasad 5 years ago

      FLIPKART is a no1 online shoping site in india... I strongly recommended for flipkart in my experience... I really 100% trust my flipkart... I love u flipkart....

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      amal 5 years ago

      you forgot he best site

      www.letsbuy.com

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      amernath kerala 5 years ago

      FLIPKART is a no1 online shoping site in india... I strongly recommended for flipkart in my experience... I really 100% trust my flipkart... I love u flipkart....

      email: amaru.amarnath71@gmail.com

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @Vamshi Try Ebay.in

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      vamshi 5 years ago

      IS there any site For basketball shoes.......... please post it ........thank you

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      aa 5 years ago

      sflipkatr is best

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      Jons 5 years ago

      Those are good enough. but I never satisfy with the services of all those shopping site. nowadays i like to do shop online at indiaemporium.com which become mine reliable portal within no time. I like this great shopping site customer deal and services.

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      Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

      @krishty You are right on the money.........Yes its time that we start to shop online. Similar experience with Flipkart.com (Mumbai), probably the best site to shop online in India. And there customer support is also great. Just that Flipkart needs to add more categories of products which of-late they have started.

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      krishty 5 years ago

      i had done shopping from flipkart, mostly no shipping charge n its genuine. Go for it india its time for change. 8Gb pen drive(HP) for 414 whereas best deal in shops is 600. (Gwalior) n Cash on delivery option rocks.

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      yumedeals 5 years ago

      wow!now i find the best 10 India online shopping center's....thanks a lot.....

      online shopping india

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      shashi 6 years ago

      Please do not buy any jewellery set(specialy a pearl) in INDIA TIMES SHOPPING because they miss out many sets and my they give you bad quality in this and again they wont replace it and even they know that any Currier guys they wont take jewellery item so Times people they ask as to send it our own and they keep quit until we fed up and stop asking. It mean that they are not interested in exchanging any thing.

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      Anthrax 6 years ago

      But now a days you can find the deals of all these sites on a single site called desidime, which can make life so much easier for shoppers

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      hunz 6 years ago

      could any1 tell me best on9 shopping site bt only option for cash on delivery

      plz send me to at my mail id plz

      yoman549@gmail.com

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      Kannan Reddy 6 years ago from Mumbai

      atish, it mostly depends on the product you are looking for and the cost and shipping charges you want to spend, all the sites are genuine, be rest assured.

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      atish 6 years ago

      which one is the best,

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Nice compilation of onlines buying sites. Can also add NAAPTOL to your list, it is also good one.

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