Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My first online shopping experience - memorable and special

We as a family enjoy shopping. For us shopping has been an exploration, education and an experience . When my children were small,  we took them to supermarkets to expose them to those exotic fruits and vegetables rather than through those hard bound colored  books.

 And  even now they get educated through the various open air traditional markets, craft fairs,  and glitzy malls. These shopping experiences have exposed them to the various cultures at crafts fair, various people at the traditional markets. They have seen smart little children(shop keepers) handling the customers at the traditional markets.

I believe  the product range in the super  markets help them to make judgement while buying a product and the children  exposed to the many advertisements( mostly aimed at them including the income tax ad which asks children to ensure if their parents have paid their taxes) are able to apply their minds and have become decision makers in many  families.The  exposure to the open air kitchens at the superstore like Ruci and Idoni, Nature basket and the counters of Master chef Australia have inspired them to be junior chefs today.

At home, they are the ones who check the product list  and cross check the rates when ever we are back from the supermarket.  So shopping for us is a learning experience and we as a family have always enjoyed it( expensive at times). Many a times window shopping through these malls helps us to study the features of the new products in the competitive  market too.

Apart from the above markets, we now have an other option the various online shopping sites. Though my husband has bought many electronic gadgets and books through  online shopping, I was never comfortable with e-shopping.

But it happened soon when i got an e-voucher to exchange it for a product on flipkart. It was very special and memorable  since  this e-voucher  came through my blog  and introduced me to online shopping.

It all happened when Karthik Vijayakumar of Ilovemadras.com left a comment on my blog asking me to write a few articles. I was very glad to share my experiences of my birth town on this site. I never expected anything in return, neither did he offer. But it was a surprise  when Karthik sent me a flipkart e-voucher last December.

And  my first online shopping experience happened . I browsed through the flipkart shop and clicked on the handblender which was evading me since long. My sleek uncluttered kitchen has many  kitchen gadgets modern and traditional. one gadget which i wanted to own since long was the kitchen hand blender and a little sil batta(grinding stone) but never felt the need for this. The whipper in my mixer did its job.  But this time, i  bought my dream gadget  and so this Kitchen hand blender came through my blog and flipkart.  I clicked on the product, entered the e-voucher number, address details and the second day it was delivered to my home. As simple as that.

And recently, we shopped online for a physics text book. My daughter's NCERT Physics text was unavailable for more than 45 days in the various NCERT book shops of the city and the booksellers had no clue when the stocks would arrive.  Her unit tests were to begin in school. We immediately booked it online  and got the books in 2 days time from sapnaonline.com. Today, I enjoy shopping online too. I don't generally shop for mass produced items which we get in malls especially home decor and dresses. It is a pleasure to buy those hand crafted, exclusive items on special online craft and furnishing stores.

So along with the many forms of shopping, i have also comfortably added online shopping to my cart now and thanks to my blog.

This post exclusively for blogadda's contestt  "My most memorable online shopping experience" sponsored by Snapdeal.com


18 comments:

  1. wow!!! sponsored blogger aagitel :D:D kalakrel pongo :D

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  2. sponsorum illai... onnum illai..irukkara velaikkay time kanum. thalai mela ennoda Pro. manager katthi vechirrukay.. inikku indha contest last day ippo daan entry a poradu..

    BTW edhum iyer ponnu mattinala?ivlo ...el potrukkel :)

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  3. lol :D usuala pesarathu thaan..

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  4. May you win more vouchers in the blogadda contest and may you shop even more online ... :)

    ROFL on the repartee between you and Gilsu.

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  5. It is good to know you got an unexpected voucher to shop online. My husband is a great fan of flipkart, his music CDs get delivered in 2 days. It depends on what you plan to buy, for everything doesn't look good and many times we regret getting carried away by how it looks in the picture.

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  6. It sound good that you won the e-voucher for your online shopping. Online shopping is good but I mostly prefer to go to malls or supermarkets for my shopping.

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  7. ya May you win more vouchers..u r such a good friend:)

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  8. Congrats on the gift voucher, you really have a nice space here with good writings.

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  9. congrats for getting that e-voucher....
    BTW over the period of time online shopping is really something that has become very common and made the whole process of shopping so easy.

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    Os la sugiero ya que son bastante honestos y te atienden de una forma bastante personalizada. Esa es mi experiencia.
    La dirección de la web es la siguiente:
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