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Electronic gadgets top choice for e-tailers this R-Day sale

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With the Republic Day online sale offering some great discounts entering its last phase, the nation's top e-taliers have seen a tremendous response from the customers for mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.

Almost all the major e-retailers like Flipkart, Amazon, Naaptol, eBay, Myntra and Snapdeal have come up with their own themes on Republic Day.

According to Snapdeal, the demand for mobile phones and accessaroies and other eletronic gadgets soared since it started its sale with a tagline "Republic of Savings" on January 21 for six days, offering discounts of up to 70 percent.

"The response from the public is fantastic for mobile phones ranging from Rs.10,000 like Lenovo A6000. With special offers on Nexus5, I-phone 5S and Micromax, sales are rising as Republic Day approaches," Rahul Taneja, vice president (category management) of Snapdeal, told IANS.

"Apart from mobile phones, JBL headphones and Canon 1200D cameras, Boothtooth audio equipment and sound bass of JBL demand are rising," Taneja stated as the Snapdeal sale ends on January 26.

Flipkart's "Republic Day" three-day sale that was kicked-off on January 20 saw consumers buying heavily into electronic brands like Micromax, Lenovo, Samsung, Apple, Canon and Nikon.

According to Flipkart, it saw 30 percent growth in traffic with home appliances and large appliances among the top searched categories.

"Samsung Galaxy On5 and On7 sold close to a lakh units with 10 times spike in air fryers. Memory cards were the top-selling item with 300 percent growth in this segment," a Flipkart statement said.

For Amazon, the "Great Indian Sale" that was spread across three days from January 21-23 saw great response.

"With this 72-hours marathon deals, our customers had a delightful time shopping in the New Year across a wide selection of products at best possible price-points," Samir Kumar, vice president with Amazon India, said.

The Amazon 'Great India Sale' had limited-time deal on brands like GoPro Cameras, ME Electronics and Ravensburger Puzzles.

According to Amazon, video games and music witnessed their biggest days in terms of units sold on first day of sale.

Customers also availed up to 7.5 percent off on HDFC bank debit and credit card on Flipkart.

On Amazon, customers enjoyed instant discounts on gift cards while Citibank credit card holders were given 10 percent cash back in addition to great savings during the sale.Naaptol, on each day of its sake Jannuary 22-26, is offering two of its best-selling products at jaw-dropping discounts of up to 70 percent.

"During the Naaptol Republic Day Sale, we have adopted a new and highly exciting approach for the benefit of our customers. We will be unveiling 'One Day' offers. Each day becomes replete with thrill and unbelievable discounts adding to the festive mood around Republic Day," said Naaptol founder and CEO Manu Agarwal.

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First Published: Mon, January 25 2016. 17:38 IST