Ever since the advent of e-commerce it has changed the way Indian consumers shop and now consumers in Tier-II, Tier-III cities [some cases villages] also know that they can do online shopping, The fact that the India Post that delivers parcels from e-commerce to even remote villages is a blessing and a major reason of success for the portals.
Growing penetration of 3G and advent of affordable smart phones is a major factor for the Online portals to dream big.. However whenever consumers shop online, they make it a point to check for similar products on other trusted e-commerce platforms and if there is any cash-back/discount with the product, chances of puchase with that platform are much higher.
Alibaba owned 9Apps could turn out to be your Go-To place, they have recently announced its foray into the lucrative e-commerce space in India, which will now offer multiple new features on its app for shopaholics, along with its existing role as India’s leading provider of android apps and games.
The move marks a major shift in the company’s strategy for India market and is expected to benefit 9Apps’ 250 million monthly active users [MAUs]. 9Apps store that is trusted by many mobile consumers for downloading apps can now rely on this latest offering catering to the e-commerce segment : Price Comparison & Coupon Zone
Coupon & Deal websites are the major players that offer discounts on top of the discount offered by the e-commerce stores. ‘Price Comparison’ and ‘Deals’ are two seperate entities & and an amalgamation of both is definitely a boon for Customers !! If you are a Shopaholic and have been waiting eagerly to save extra bucks.
Serving over 250 million monthly active users globally, 9Apps also plans to offer comparative pricing where users can compare product prices from eight different sellers such as Paytm, Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal, Jabong, Voonik, Shopclues to name a few. The discount aggregation/coupon zone is a one-stop shop for all discounts and coupon codes.
Speaking about the latest offering from 9Apps, Ebrahim Popat, Country Manager of 9Apps said
9Apps is the first app marketplace to offer these services to users. With these features, we aim to become a one-stop solution for our users and help them shop smart. 9Apps is much more than just a tool to download apps and games. We are on a constant look out for ways to evolve user experience
9Apps : Price Comparison
With this latest offering, consumers can now do a Visual Price Comparison of various products between e-commerce portals. Price Comparison is a user-setting can be turned ON/OFF from the 9Apps App. BETA version of 9Apps with Price Comparison can be can downloaded from here
Some of the snapshots from the app are below:
We performed a search for couple of products and the comparison turned out to be very useful. We no longer need to go to any Price Comparison website since this app does it all 🙂
9Apps : Coupon Zone
Along with Price Comparison, 9Apps has also released the BETA version of it’s app with Coupon Zone. Now, you will never miss any special offers and coupons !! The BETA version of this app can be downloaded from here By downloading the apk from 9apps, user will have a coupon zone in their 9apps interface, where they can get a code for various offers.
The coupons cater to the Shopping and food-tech market. To top it all, users also get a discount of Rs. 50 for free when they sign up for Amazon via 9Apps