For many people, including me, Flipkart has been the go to destination to buy anything electronics. It’s tough to even think about any other site other than Flipkart, unless there is a really compelling discount on offer. The prime reason for this is the trust factor. I know I’d get my product delivered with in 3 days (except when Saturday and Sunday come in between) at worse. On most occasions, I would have the ordered product with me the day after tomorrow.
If you are a keen online shopper, you’d have heard about Saholic.com, an arm of Spice Group. To gain that trust factor from shoppers, it has introduced something called as ‘On Time Guarantee’. As you may have already understood, Saholic is willing to pay you if it doesn’t deliver the product with in the promised delivery date. This is applicable to all products that are priced over Rs.2000. But importantly; this is NOT applicable for Cash On Delivery (COD) orders.
Not all cities have same delivery period. On the product information page, you can enter your Pin Code to see the promised delivery time for your area. For where I stay, Parel (Mumbai), most products on Saholic show a 4 day delivery time. I also checked for a few PIN codes in Delhi NCR and it shows a 3 day delivery time. If you don’t get your products delivered with in this period, Saholic will pay you Rs.50 per day via Gift Vouchers, which you can use to buy any product (including recharging) on the site.
From the 16th of January 2013, this Guarantee has been emailed to all eligible orders after their payment has been confirmed.
So, will people now buy things from Saholic.com?
Well, it’s not like there aren’t any people buying things from Saholic now, but this Guarantee just adds more to their confidence; to put in their orders. And why not, just looking at a sample product, Karbonn A9+, which is priced at Rs.8099 (After Rs.300 cashback) at Flipkart, is priced at Rs.7990 at Saholic. Price is definitely less and with a 3 or 4 day guarantee, there’s little that I need to worry about now.