The Last Minute Shopaholic’s #EveryWishFulfilled

Posted: May 15, 2015

Ever bought the wrong gift for someone you love and hastened to make it right? Here’s a mom describing her own experience with last-minute gift buying.

When I came across this video, I felt like every element spoke to me – from the cute little girl who is upset she didn’t get the doll she wanted to the hapless parents who just want to make their child happy; most of us can relate to how young children want a small thing so badly – there may be no rhyme or reason to it, but that’s what they want! This video does capture that feeling. It also got me thinking of my own experiences with the ‘Giftman’ and how its changed the way we shop.




There used to be days when I had to create time in my daily busy routine to shop for gifts, for all the personal special days don’t occur only on holidays! Those are the days when my wallet ended up very light after a long day of searching for that best gift. And for people like me who use add-on credit cards, the surprise is just spoiled by the purchase sms, if the person receiving the sms and to whom the gift is meant to be, are one and the same! Yes, in this case it is none other than my dearest hubby.

The easiest way out of all this is now is online shopping in India, ruled by Flipkart! For my hubby’s birthday this time, I just ordered from Flipkart with a ‘pay on delivery’ option which saved the surprise as there was no credit card purchase sms included in this mode.

Here is the other cool stuff that made me feel like I had #everywishfulfilled!

1. Faster than the Flash!

This is a lifesaver for all those busy minds from which the special days just slip and come back just a day before the special day itself; no time for shopping and no excuse for not gifting! What would you do then? I opted to go in for Flipkart given their delivery options like ‘same day delivery’ and ‘one day delivery guarantee’. After searching offline and online for that perfect badminton racquet, thanks to their one-day delivery option, I got this awesome racquet just in time to surprise my hubby on his birthday! Needless to say, it delighted him, his birthday and of course me!

2. Offers that make you go ‘O’

Be sure to check their ‘offers zone’ to know more about ‘Deals of the day’. There are amazing discounts on select products everyday, and you will definitely hit the jackpot if the item you wanted to purchase lands up on this page! Exclusive offers also happen for people who use their mobile app and also who register for the ‘flipkart first’ membership

3. Click, and…it’s Shipped!

My favourite bit is their tracking protocol once an order is made. You will receive an sms, an email and a call – all to acknowledge your order and ensure you of the mode and time of delivery. They also have a ‘Track your order’ option on the site for those who want to check the status of the shipment. Most often, my orders were delivered a little ahead of the original promised time of delivery, which surely brought a big smile to my face! And a prompt delivery guy would call you when you are not available. It so happened once, we just forgot that a flipkart delivery was scheduled on a particular day and we were off to Ooty! We requested the delivery guy to deliver the item at my neighbor’s home and it happened perfectly too.

4. Finding things to love has never been this easy!

This actually helped me a lot while shopping for my kid. The options and colors while shopping for kids are just too many these days! So when I started checking it out, they had so many options that I thought it will take a great deal of time to choose one finally. To my surprise, with the efficient sorting and refining criteria on the site, it took no time to finalize on the right one.

5. Pretty packaging

I have never seen that level of detailed packaging anywhere else. The items are packaged so well with respect to their fragility. Some of the packaging material actually looks like a chain of big air bags stocked together to give all the needed cushioning to your precious orders. This explains how far they go in providing the best ever experience to their customers. On a lighter note, I still play the bubble bursting game with their small air bubbles package material!

6. Green invoice

As a mother, I want my kid to learn how to care for the environment. And it really impressed me when I got the invoice of my purchase as a soft copy and not on paper from Flipkart. Once the delivery is made, they send the invoice by email and they do not contribute to wastage of paper. This ‘go green’ initiative from flipkart is just the need of the hour and is much appreciated.

These things make my shopping days worth, enjoyable and hassle free. The kind of smart shopping experience Flipkart provides is just the thing a shopaholic needs!

This post is supported by the Flipkart #EveryWishFulfilled campaign which encourages users to share the wishes that Flipkart has made come true for them.

Loves to click pictures, dance, cook, travel, craft, read and write!

Learn More

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Comments

Share your thoughts! [Be civil. No personal attacks. Longer comment policy in our footer!]

NOVEMBER's Best New Books by Women Authors!

Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!

TRUE BEAUTY