Find Out Why Online Orders Of Robotic Vacuum Cleaners Increased By 31-Times; What Are Indians Ordering Online?
During the lockdown period, almost everyone counted on e-commerce platforms to deliver essential goods to their doorstep.
And now, the popular e-commerce platforms, Flipkart, Amazon India have revealed that there has been a huge surge in online ordering ever since the lockdown has been announced.
As shown by these orders, Indians are now preparing to stay indoors for a long time and fight the Coronavirus disease by maintaining social distancing.
Find out all the details about online shopping trends in India during the lockdown period right here!
Amazon, Flipkart Note 9X Increase In Number Of Sellers Coming For Business
The lockdown 4.0 began by lifting the restrictions on e-commerce platforms to deliver non-essential items to every zone across the country.
Reports have revealed that both Amazon and Flipkart have seen a 9X increase in the number of sellers coming to the platform for business. A Flipkart spokesperson said, “We are proud to see a 9X spike in the number of sellers and MSMEs resuming business this week, compared to the first week of the nationwide lockdown.”
Also, the most popular items that are being ordered on Amazon show that the general population of India is prepping themselves to stay indoors for a longer period of time. This can be deduced as they have bought more home products that will make living at home easier than before.
Household Appliances, Electronics, Kitchen Appliances Top Shopping Lists
As per reports, Amazon saw a surge in demands for household appliances and products within the first 24 hours. As compared to the lockdown phase, Amazon saw a 31X growth in demand for robotic vacuum cleaners, 10X for dumbbells & weights, 23X for dishwashers, 12.5X for bicycle trainers, women’s flip flops witnessing 2.3X growth, 3.5X in innerwear, 3.9X seen for guitars and 3.6X for children’s books.
The sellers of Amazon saw a surge in demand for consumer electronics, kitchen & home appliances, smart devices, laptops, phone accessories, apparel, and so on. Amazon’s spokesperson also revealed that people working from home or students taking their classes online went for electronic products, such as laptops, books, headphones and computer accessories, etc.
Whereas, Flipkart noticed a surge in demand for kitchen appliances, such as Hand Blenders, Microwave Ovens, and Induction cooktops. online shoppers also bought fans, air coolers and air conditioners, etc. to deal with the summer.