Flipkart MIlestones

How much can you pack into a ten-year timeline? A lot, and more, if you’re Flipkart.
In 2017, Flipkart celebrates a decade of fulfilling the wishes of online retail customers in India, and solving for India’s dynamic e-commerce ecosystem. Since starting up in 2007 from a two-bedroom apartment in Koramangala, Bengaluru, Flipkart’s founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have built an e-commerce bellwether that has held the torch aloft for a generation of Indian startups. Each year, Flipkart has solved complex problems in Indian e-commerce with path-breaking technology innovation aimed at empowering online shoppers in India. Strengthening its leadership position with every milestone achieved, Flipkart has built what is today arguably India’s most exciting company to work for.
On April 10, 2017, Flipkart announced that it had received an investment of $1.4 billion, the highest in its ten-year history as well as in India’s internet sector. Read the story here.
Flip back the years with this timeline of Flipkart milestones.

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Offer: Additional 10% instant discount with SBI Credit Card on applicable products.
Offer Period: Mar 22, 2017 (00:00 hrs) – Mar 24, 2017 (23:59 hrs)
Minimum cart value is INR 5999.00, Maximum discount per card INR 1500.00
The offer is also valid on 3, 6, 9 & 12 month EMI transactions on SBI Credit Card.

Le1S on Flipkart – all about the new silver edition

In less than a month we saw the gold version of the Le 1S superphone from LeEco (formerly known as LeTV) clocking record sales on Flipkart. Now, we introduce the much awaited silver edition at an introductory price of INR 10,999. Register before 11:00 AM on Feb 16 and participate in the Flash Sale.

Registration for the Le1S (Gold edition) launched exclusively on Flipkart on January 20. Within less than 24 hours, over 100,000 registrations were clocked on Flipkart. In five days, the phone saw massive pre-sale registrations, underscoring the humongous demand for this feature-rich, affordable ‘superphone’ from the stable of LeEco (formerly known as LeTV), and record breaking sales during the Flash Sale day. If you missed the train, there is no need to worry. The LeEco Day is here between the 7th & 8th of April 2016, and all versions of the superphone is available.

It was not too long ago that LeEco, a leading Chinese information technology and content company, entered the global smartphone space. Better known for their video streaming business, they caught the world’s attention in April 2015 with the launch of four premium mobile phones, better known as the ‘Le Superphones’.

5 Tips for Better Shopping Habits

In a recent survey on back-to-school promotions, the National Retail Federation revealed coupons, in-store promotions and advertising inserts still carry the most sway when it comes to shopping for back-to-school. If you’re tech savvy, maybe you’re guilty of liking every coupon website page on Facebook. Perhaps, you even get a 140-character dose of the latest deal updates on Twitter to stay current on sales.

Whether shopping this time of year, for the holidays or any other time, ask yourself, does social media cause you to spend less when purchasing necessities or more? After all of this effort, if shopping still tends to throw a monkey wrench in goals for spending while at the store, consider forming new shopping habits. Instead of chasing every discount, consider linking your shopping to dream-based goals.

No matter what new habit you’re looking to reinforce, Tom Corley, author of the bestselling book, “Rich Habits” and soon-to-be released book, “Change Your Habits, Change Your Life,” emphasizes creating habits around meaningful goals.

Through his research, Corley discovered the reason why most people fail to achieve their goals. He explains that it’s largely due to the goal-setting process. “In order to develop meaningful goals, goals you want to pursue, you need to create those goals around your dreams and wishes. So, the starting point to goal-setting is dream-setting,” he says. Here are some tips:

1. Take your budget along for the trip. Dorethia Conner, financial coach, author of the book “Money Chat” and website owner at MoneyChat.com, understands traps that people fall into while shopping. She encourages her clients that use spreadsheets to print their budgets out and bring them on the trip to help them stick to their budget.

She explains that they can fold them up and keep them in their wallets, so they’ll have a concrete, visual reminder to cue the new habit of only spending what they can afford when they go to reach for their money. Conner adds that crossing out the former amount and subtracting what you just purchased right then is vital, too. Updating the total keeps you from estimating in your head and potentially spending more than you planned. This approach is especially helpful if you need to head to another store. “It holds them accountable to themselves and helps stop impulse purchases,” she explains.

2. Take time to get a discount even before you shop. Radio and web producer Joel Larsgaard for the Clark Howard Show and website owner at SaveOutsideTheBox.com also makes it a habit to keep a budget and emphasizes that not going over is key. After checking it, he makes an effort to maximize his dollars on a regular basis. Larsgaard suggests buying a discounted gift card to get anticipated purchases for less. He adds that choosing stores where you often shop from a site like GiftcardGranny.com can work to your wallet’s advantage. You get the gift card at a discount so you are spending less before you even begin to shop. If you purchase an item on sale, you can stack the discount.

3. Take advantage of discounts where you shop on a regular basis. Larsgaard makes it a habit to buy gift cards when he knows he’s about to make a big purchase. “For instance, I just bought some new windows for my rental home and I knew roughly what I was going to spend. So I bought a discounted gift card and saved an additional $45 on my purchase,” he says.

4. Take a look at what you have before buying clothes. Kathleen Celmins, website owner at FrugalPortland.com, makes a clean sweep before shopping for clothes. She strongly believes that you shouldn’t go shopping until you have cleared out room in your closet. She thinks this will give you a clearer picture of what you actually need. “You’ll be motivated by that instead of being swayed by the more expensive fashions the store is trying to get you to buy,” she says. This approach can also be applied to grocery shopping or stocking up on any other items needed for your household. Shop your pantry first. I don’t know how many times we’ve purchased duplicate items unnecessarily.

5. Take a minute to shop online if it stops you from overspending. Though there are certain things I have to get in-store, I personally find it easier to keep better tabs on what I’m spending when I shop online. I can more readily click away from flashy sales and keep myself in the sections where I need to shop. I don’t get lured into looking at items I wasn’t intending to buy. I can also check in on my subtotal whenever I like to see where I stand without needing a calculator at a store. I find that I tend to be more efficient and can cut back on my shopping time.

Smart spending patterns can be established with a little planning and practice. Use these tips to better guide your spending when planning a shopping trip. Find a way to link your habits and purchases to dream-based goals so you’re more likely to succeed. Remembering the big picture can help you avoid buying impulsively or overspending.



Save money with coupons

The secret to couponing success

A few years back, as a new stay-at-home mom and living on one income, I knew I had to find a way to save money at the grocery store and stockpile necessities like diapers. I started clipping the coupons in the Sunday paper. Then I moved on to magazines and local fliers that came in the mail. I started out using just an envelope for coupons, but as I got more involved in couponing, my storage system grew into a three-ring binder, complete with plastic baseball-card-holder pages to hold the coupons. This system has worked well for me the past few years.

Along with coupons from the Sunday paper, be sure to check these online coupon sites:


iPhone 6 Discount Offers

Apple’s iPhone 6 is a favorite of tech enthusiasts, and with its overhauled design it managed to sell in huge numbers. But some shoppers were let down by the high price tag and hoped for a price drop. Although Apple refused to make such an offer, online retailers like Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart have taken a step forward in giving a treat to those prospective buyers. iPhone 6’s 16GB variant has received a massive discount online, with its price pegged at ₹42,999.

The pleasant surprise comes shortly after the e-tailers offered iPhone 6 at ₹46,000 in March. There have been fluctuations in the price since, but this is the first time that iPhone 6 is being offered at such a low price in India.

Going by individual product listing, Amazon.in and Snapdeal are offering iPhone 6 16GB variant at ₹42,999. You can also choose any colour (silver, space grey and gold) without paying anything extra. But Flipkart has a slightly different offer, which can be of great savings for Axis bank customers. Apple iPhone 6 16GB gold variant is listed for ₹43,475, but purchasing the handset using your Axis debit or credit card will fetch you an extra 10 percent off.

The terms and conditions page explains that the maximum discount on each card is ₹2,500. This means the cost of a brand new iPhone 6 from Flipkart, using Axis Bank card, is ₹40,975. There is a slight difference of price while choosing a different colour for your iPhone on Flipkart. The space grey iPhone 6 costs ₹43,899, while the silver variant is listed for ₹44,380. The Axis Bank discount is valid on all variants, including the 64GB and 128GB models.

The retailers haven’t listed any end date for the discount, but it is not known when they plan on changing the price again.

Online coupon codes

Online coupon codes can maximize your savings, but it may take a little know-how to navigate the constantly changing, vast amount of coupon information available on the web.

We’ve all seen it while shopping online. That little coupon code box that shows up in the cart or during checkout. It might be labeled promo code, discount code, offer code, source code, gift code, or other variations but, regardless of the name, it always represents a small window of opportunity for extra savings on your order. Use it wisely, and you can maximize your potential savings — but it may take a little know-how to navigate the constantly changing, vast amount of coupon information available on the web.

If you’re unfamiliar with how to find and apply the best coupon codes online, don’t worry; this article will arm you with the knowledge you need to go from newbie to expert in no time flat. And there are even some tips for you seasoned pros as well!

Couponing 101: Basic Training

First, you need to know what a coupon code is and how to apply it. Coupon codes can give a certain percentage off your order, a fixed dollar amount off, or free or discounted shipping. They can apply to most items a store sells, or only to specific items or categories. Some require a minimum purchase amount.

Stores issue these codes through various channels, such as their email distribution lists, their own website, or through other websites that highlight information on current deals and coupons. Some discounts are applied automatically at checkout without a code, at times only by clicking through a certain link.

How to Read the Codes

A coupon code will be a mix of letters or numbers, usually around 5 to 10 characters in all caps, that will sometimes appear random (ex. FT596RFT) and other times will spell out actual words or portions of words (ex. FREESHIP50). The code itself can sometimes give clues as to what kind of discount it provides. For example, FREESHIP50 would likely be free shipping with a $50 minimum purchase.

How to Apply a Coupon Code

Once you locate a code to use, you can usually apply it to your order by typing it or copying and pasting it into the coupon code box, and then clicking the button to apply it. This box can be found at various stages of checkout, depending on the store you are ordering from.

Some stores will let you apply the code in the shopping cart before proceeding to checkout, while others may not let you apply it until you’ve reached a certain point in the checkout process. This may be after you enter your shipping and billing address, or even after your credit card information. Just be careful not to accidentally place the order before you’ve entered the code.

Got it so far? Excellent! Then let’s move on to Intermediate Couponing

Freebies and Deals

You don’t have to blow your budget to treat your mom on Mother’s Day. In fact, you can show her that her money-smart ways have rubbed off on you by taking advantage of special offers that can lower the cost of doing something nice for your mom. Several restaurants, retailers and attractions will be offering freebies, deals and sweepstakes for moms on or around Mother’s Day on May 10. If you don’t find your mom’s favorite establishment listed below, check its website or Facebook page to see it it’s offering a Mother’s Day promotion.

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Get Discount on Every Online Purchase

If you ask me, shopping online is the way to go. No need to pack the kids in the car; no need to fight the crowds in the store. All you need is yourself, your computer and a piece of plastic. And in some cases, you may even be able to do without the plastic.
In fact, paying without plastic is No. 10 on our list of ways to get a discount on everything you buy online. Keep reading to see what other strategies made the cut.

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Coupon Codes

Have you entered the world of online buying? Do shipping costs send you fuming on yet another mall run? Coupon Codes will become your new best buds if your preferred shopping attire is pajamas and bed head. For all non-food, online buys you owe it to your pocketbook to save with a coupon, or promotional, code.

There’s no need to print anything—simply find the stuff you want, proceed through billing and shipping, and type the coupon code near the end of checkout. Among the many ways to save include free shipping, percentage off total purchase, discount with a minimum purchase order, and gift with purchase.

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