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Indian Online Retail: Deal Aggregating sites cropping up.

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E-commerce in India is still in its nascent stages, but we are now seeing glimpse of things to come.

In US, online retail is pretty much main stream. By end of 2006 the US Online retail spending touched a whooping USD 130.3 billion and is growing at an average of 25% year on year.

By comparison India is far behind. The reason is that online retail is directly proportional to internet penetration in India, which currently stands at meager 3.5 percent of population. However, these numbers are estimated to grow at nearly 100% in coming years. Interestingly, the biggest share of Indian e-commerce goes to travel Industry. According to India online 2007 survey by Juxtconsult more than 51% of all online sales are travel related , more so Airfares. You may want to look at my .

Actually, the reason for this post was, I saw a couple of start-ups that have come up recently that make finding online deals easier for Indian consumers. I am not really sure how popular they are, but I am sure as the time passes, a lot of Indian consumers will find value in them. In US, similar sites like Pricegrabber, dealtime, deals2buy and slickdeals have been quite a hit.

Lets look at 2 of Indian deal aggregators:

Deal Maadi Logo

Deal Maadi: I heard about this site couple of months back when it was launched. I have been visiting Deal Maadi every now and then. Sometimes, it does have some very good deals. They comprise of online as well as store deals. From what I see, it gets around 1 -2 deals a day.
Deal Maadi is a brainchild of Rajiv Renganathan. This seems to be a part time venture done by him. The site is based on Pligg, a open source application that is a near cousin of Digg. Deal Maadi depends on user contribution to get its deals. I am not sure what incentive the users have to post the deals.

The second deal aggregator, which I just came across today is Dealaajtak.

Deal Aajtak Logo

Dealaajtak looks like a professionally managed Indian deal aggregating site. I tried finding out more about company and people behind this start-up, unfortunately, no where on the site is there any mention of them.

One of the highlights of this site is that the deals found on this site are contributed by their internal editors. Also, they seem to be catering to online deals only.

Here is how they find the deals, in their own words;

Our dedicated editorial team looks for branded and quality products at different online stores. Our strategy:

  1. compare the prices of that product at these stores.
  2. look for availability and shipping time.
  3. calculate product cost and shipping cost.
  4. post the cheapest deal on our site.

In short, our motto is – “Post the Best – Leave the Rest“.

I see a lot of promise in both of these startups. We will wait and see how popular these deal aggregating services get.

Note: there may be other Indian aggregators, but I am aware of only these two. If the readers can point out, I will be happy to include them here.

  1. Vikram Shah says

    excellent narration

  2. Raj says

    http://dealskart.net – Best shopping deals…online and store..

  3. Raghav says

    Checkout http://www.DealSpace.in for amazing deals aggregated from more than 15 sites.
    They are havinh amazing UI.Experience it and enjoy supermarket of deals.

  4. Abhishek Shankar says

    Manual aggregation can never be chosen by one, that's what is felt by many foreign deal aggregation sites. Yes the automated aggregation and their partial filtering is fine. If we are talking about deal forums then its understandable, but there, people produce and vote. So produce all and get selected is the key. Though there will be a group of people who will ask for value add. I think putting them at one place and making basic tables is value add for everyone.(Deal sites as well as consumers).

    By the way take a look at http://dealspeaks.com. Dealspeaks.com is a free, user-driven deal sharing site with a mission to provide consumers an avenue to collaborate and share information in order to make the best shopping decisions. Dealspeaks achieves this by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools. Dealspeaks.com prides itself on being user and community focused, never allowing paid placement for frontpage deal listings.

  5. Ashish Kaushik says

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  7. Sonia says

    Do checkout http:/dealspick.com. DealsPick.com aims to be a one stop portal for finding daily deals and best online store deals. We provide an aggregated and categorized view of online deals to help you make the online purchase easier.

  8. Ashish kaushik says

    Dealsonline4u is the best and first fully professional Indian deal Aggregator sites. We find the best daily deals, weekly offers and group buying bargains India has to offer, then list them together on the one site, saving you time AND money. on quality brands and products and make it easy for you to discover and share these offers with your friends.

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  9. mohan says

    Among all these websites http://www.dealsbuy.in is the #1 site and it works great to find good deals at discount price…!!

  10. Rahul Arora says

    Dealites is a deal aggregator which aggregates deals in popular categories like Dining, Health and Beauty, Apparel, Electronics, Events. We have tie-ups with 30+ group buying and e-commerce websites. Our job is to provide a one-stop place for users to check all deals at one place. The link to our website is http://www.dealites.com

    Apart from users, we also provide an API for businesses interested to show the aggregated deals on their app/portal.

  11. mmr says

    Guys – I have been using dealsbuy from last few months to buy group deals. It’s excellent and I got great deals….give it a try.

  12. kavithap says

    Latest list of group buying sites
    http://www.badiyadeals.com/Deal-Websites-in-India

  13. Naresh says

    I recently came across http://www.desidime.com and I am quite addicted to it, to check the deals daily. They have front page deals (few in number) but they have a lot of deals in forums.. i guess, atleast 100 daily.. and they also give rewards to top deal hunters.

  14. Gaurav says

    The best Indian daily deal and group deal aggregator i have come across is: http://www.checkalldeals.in

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  16. Divyang says

    Hi Arun,
    You’re authority in indian business scenario (specially viratul world). Nice blog and keep it coming. One suggestion though, your blog needs more breathing-space. That’s wider template. Seems little clutter over here.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Thanks for the feedback Divyang…I will be revamping the design of the blog shortly…It will be much less cluttered then…

  17. Siraj says

    There is an another Sales and Discounts Listing Site – UPto75.com. Currently it has presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad

  18. nmadhubala says

    Hey one more to add http://www.discountsvu.com. This site has lot of info but the site looks needs to be improved

  19. Socius says

    Another website is city based deals and offers across multiple product categories is JantaReview – http://www.jantareview.com/promotions.php or deals.jantareview.com

  20. Aaru says

    Well, I know one more site which is to compare products, their prices and features to make your best buying decisions. This site is http://www.TolMol.com

  21. online shopping India says

    Please Add http://www.naaptol.com Also in this post 

  22. Kumar says

    Wanted to bring to your attention our recently launched site in.discountandoffers.com which falls in a similar genre. The site is a comprehensive directory of all the shopping offers & discounts from retail stores and online shopping sites in India.

  23. Manish says

    Wanted to bring to your attention our recently launched site http://www.theofferdirectory.com which falls in a similar genre. The site is a comprehensive directory of all the shopping offers, deals , discounts from retail stores and online shopping sites in India.

  24. Deepa says

    hai,
    There are many other sites I came across that deal with deals and offers in India.
    Please see my below notes
    http://www.discountsindia.com/ — both online and store discounts
    http://www.dealheadlines.com/ or http://dealz.nfshost.com
    http://www.sulekha.com – one of their yellow pages services
    http://www.onlinedeals.in/ — only online
    http://www.plentyofoffers.blogspot.com/ – not a company but recently active
    http://www.compareindia.com – comparative analysis of prices
    http://www.offersforshoppers.com – for Bangalore & Delhi

    -Deepa

  25. sarath ks says

    hai i have found one more online shopping portal named Storrz.com where we can shop groceries online.I couldn’t find any other sites which allows customers to buy groceries online.storrz.com is selling branded and quality products..

  26. Sumedh says

    mKhoj does this…

  27. Shabbir Husain says

    It would be great to have location/product based sales promotion advertisements/messages on mobile. Both the site mentioned on the posts are a good start anyways.

  28. Sumedh says

    OffersForShoppers…

    ShoppingTadka is in the making…

    1. Rohit says

      Checkout http://www.dealspace.in,site is pretty cool and is easy to navigate.

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