More than half a million products sold in less than one hour of opening the sale
Bengaluru, 02nd October, 2016: Kick-starting day one of ‘The Big Billion Days’, Flipkart announced that it sold over half a million products within one hour on Day 1 of the sale.
With massive participation from customers from across the country, the sale witnessed the highest number of concurrent users in 5 minutes of going live. This was 10 times more than any given day, making it the highest ever in the history of Flipkart.
Within the electronics and gadget category, we sold more Apple watches in 10 minutes than the total sale of Apple watches online and offline in a month. TV’s are flying off the shelves, with a number of large size (40 inch and above) LED TVs sold in 6 hours already higher than the total number of TV’s sold during The Big Billion Days 2015. Over 40% of customers who shopped for home appliances availed product exchange. Myntra also had a blockbuster sale on day 1, clocking 3 times more revenue in the first hour compared to 2015 edition of Big Billion Days.
Upon hitting this milestone, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Head, Category Design Organization, Flipkart said, “The Big Billion Days, like every year, has now set a new landmark in the history of commerce in the country. What makes it special is that the number of units sold in the first 6 hours of sale surpassed the total units sold in a day during the first day of The Big Billion Days in 2015! It’s a matter of immense delight to see this response from our consumers, inspiring us to make it even more special over the course of next 4 days of this sale.”
Flipkart is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace with over with over 60% market share of mobile commerce. With a registered customer base of 100 million, Flipkart offers more than 80 million products across 80+ categories including Smart Phones, Books, Media, Consumer Electronics, Furniture, Fashion and Lifestyle.
Launched in October 2007, Flipkart is known for its path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, experience zones and a 10-day replacement policy. Flipkart was the pioneer in offering services like In-a-Day Guarantee (50 cities) and Same-Day-Guarantee (13 cities) at scale. With over 95,000 registered sellers, Flipkart has redefined the way brands and MSME’s do business online.