eBay India festive shopping survey highlights

ebayMobile shopping gaining ground over PC shopping – 

 – Upsurge in shopping from Tier II and III cities over Metros –


Mumbai, October 20, 2014:eBay India festive shopping survey based on actual transactions on ww.ebay.in in early October 2014, revealed interesting consumer shopping trends of India


  • ebay.in witnessed a surge in mobile traffic of 46% this festive season as compared to 25% last year during the same festive season


  • PC shopping saw a decline with 73% of the transaction being recorded this season as compared to 85% last year


  • Metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad witnessed marginal decline in percentage of transactions. Durga Puja festivities continued to sustain interest for Kolkata online shoppers


  • Cities like Kochi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kanpur, Jaipur, Indore and Chandigarh saw 50-100% increased  interest in online shopping this festive season as compared to last year


  • Women shoppers are driving sales this festive season, shopping heavily for categories like Clothing & Accessories, Home & Living and Fragrances, Beauty & Health Products


  • More and more consumers are preferring Cash-on-Delivery payment option over online payments and this again reflects from the increased interest from shoppers in Tier II cities


Ms. Shivani Dhanda, Head – Marketing, eBay India, “Online shopping is increasingly becoming a mainstream phenomenon with consumers shopping across towns & villages on ww.ebay.in this festive season. What’s interesting to note is that women are now taking the lead in consumption of technology and lifestyle products. They are smartly leveraging the limitless variety available online.”


eBay India had recently launched the ‘eBay Diwali Fest’, their biggest shopping bonanza for customers this festive season. The shopping fest will be live till October 23, 2014, offering great deals on technology and lifestyle products including smartphones, TV sets, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, clothing & accessories, Home décor, jewellery and many more.

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