Category Archives: Shopping

Shopping on EMI? Look before you leap!

How many people can honestly say that they are not tempted to go on a shopping spree with all the stores giving festive discounts and great offers? And thanks to the considerate retailers who understand the need of liquidity at that hour and offer EMI payment options. Equated Monthly Installment technique of payment has grown… Read More »

Top 6 reasons for shopping online!

With the popularity of internet and smartphones grown to aggressive heights, consumers also have become efficiently tech savvy. From shopping of clothes to buying electrical appliances, everything has become so easy with online shopping portals. Gone are the days when you needed to browse store to store to hunt down a pair of shoes; now… Read More »

5 ways to avoid bank charges this shopping season!

When the term ‘bank charges’ comes to mind, an awful image of dwindling money bundles appears with it. Thanks to the new banking regulations, there is a hike in everything; account maintenance fee, excess withdrawal charges as well as minimum balance penalties. The result? Increase in monthly expenses, daily budget quota and decrease in the… Read More »

Tips to save – Attention brand addicts!

A good friend of mine is a brandholic. He never thinks of anything other than a Puma or Nike shoes, a UCB, Rayban…the list goes as he says quality matters more. He might be right, but with the whopping prices of ‘branded items’, a substantial chunk of your income goes into it. With the fashion… Read More »

Shopping? 5 ways to avoid bank charges!

When the term ‘bank charges’ comes to mind, an awful image of dwindling money bundles appears with it. Thanks to the new banking regulations, there is a hike in everything; account maintenance fee, excess withdrawal charges as well as minimum balance penalties. The result? Increase in monthly expenses, daily budget quota and decrease in the… Read More »

Six ways to curb impulsive shopping!

How often have you walked into a mall or a supermarket to buy some essentials like groceries and came out with a cart full of some unnecessary stuff? I can hear many ‘yes’ to this question. It happens with all of us. Or it might be on flash sales that popular websites like Flipkart or… Read More »

The secrets of thrifty shopping revealed!

  The Golden rule of 3: Among the shoppers’ community, there is this well known universal rule that if a thing could be used in 3 different ways then it is worth buying. Likewise, if you think whatever stuff you are buying could be used only one way then no doubt you will be putting it… Read More »

Credit card companies to utilize E-commerce boom!

The growing trend of online shopping is not only good news for e-commerce portals but banks and credit card companies are also enjoying the fruits of the new online shopping trend. While the growing internet penetration in India is likely to touch $4 billion by the end of the year, and $45 billion by the… Read More »

Discounts are passé – e-tailers use technology to good effect!

Sandeep was looking online for a tripod for his new camera as he was too busy to go to a shop for the same. He browsed a few websites selling the stuff but didn’t make the purchase as the model he was looking for was not available at that time. A couple of days went… Read More »

Local retailers go online to fight for a piece of sales pie!

With online retailers like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal making all the news, local retailers are worried about of losing customers and gradually deteriorating figures. The fall out between local retailers and online e-commerce websites which had been brewing for a long time eventually came to a showdown after local retailers officially complained to the government… Read More »