Five Questions to Answer when Purchasing a New Laptop

LaptopsWith laptops, tablets and portable computers potentially costing 1 lakh rupees or more, it is critical to understand your requirements well before buying. The hundreds of laptop configurations from brands including Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft make purchasing confusing.

Five key question to answer before parting with your hard-earned money:

  1. What is your budget?
  2. What operating system will you use?
  3. What will you use the laptop for?
  4. How important is portability?
  5. How critical are reliability and durability?

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Clothing and Fashion Shopping

Indian fashion has evolved tremendously since independence in 1947. Today’s fashion incorporates both western and traditional ethnic influences. From jeans and t-shirts to contemporary designed saris, lehengas and sherwanis, the choice of clothing styles and brands available for purchase today is only limited by one’s imagination.

Rajasthani dressBefore the internet, most men’s and women’s apparel was purchased at the local bazaar, tailor or clothing shop. Now shopping websites including Fashion And You, Koovs, Jabong, Myntra, Fashionara, Amazon, Yepme and Stylista compete with bricks and mortar stores for every rupee of spend.

Fantastic ethnic wear, western wear, party wear, formal wear, inner wear, footwear and accessories for women, men and children is now easily accessible from any smartphone, tablet or computer.

Although Delhi and Mumbai are the major centres of fashion, social media and industry websites allow designs from the India Fashion Week catwalk to be shared instantaneously around the country.

The price for the blazer, dress or shoes paraded on the catwalk by your favourite model may start beyond your budget. However, seasonal clearance sales can provide opportunities for fantastic designer discounts and offers.

The act of fashion shopping in itself can be very exciting. But nothing can match the thrill of wearing your purchase out at a party, wedding or to the office for the first time!

India’s Online Shopping Revolution

Online shopping in India has boomed in recent years. The wide distribution of smart phones and high speed internet access combined with a large and expanding middle class has contributed to online commerce growth.

These days, people often don’t have the time to visit multiple bricks and mortar shops for a great looking dress or the best jeans bargain. Instead of spending hours shopping in bazaars, markets and shopping centres, locals can now compare and buy online within minutes.

With many crores of potential customers, international e-commerce giants Amazon and eBay compete with Indian shopping brands Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong and Myntra in retail sectors including:

  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Fashion and Footwear
  • Food
  • Gifts
  • Health and Beauty
  • Home Electrical
  • Jewellery
  • Music
  • Office Supplies
  • Pet Supplies
  • Travel

With more people every day coming online and developing e-commerce habits, India is rapidly becoming a major internet shopping force.