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Google to host online shopping festival in Dec

India Blooms News Service | 25 Nov 2014, 10:47 pm
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IBNS) Google India Tuesday announced the launch of its third “Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF)” from Dec 10 to 12.

Aditya Birla Money My Universe has joined hands with GOSF this year as a preferred partner. Designed to boost the adoption of online shopping in India, the mega online shopping festival will feature over 450 partners offering their best deals for 72 hours this year.

In addition to the best deals, this year GOSF will also feature very exciting exclusive launches from leading brands like Motorola Nexus 6, HP, Lenovo, Tata Housing, Karbonn, Van Heusen, Asian Paints and great deals on exclusive designer collection from Pernia's Pop Up Shop.

Focusing on the first time buyers, gosf.in will feature a special section of Rs. 299/- with heavily discounted products with free shipping and cash on delivery option. The section is designed to excite first time buyers and will feature products and offers from leading brands like Philips, Uber, JBL, Benetton, Alia Bhatt collection, EverPure water purifier and many exciting free rewards from My Universe.

As a run upto to the launch date, gosf.in will host a special contest offering a chance to win 14 minutes of free shopping (upto 2.5 lakhs in value) hosted by leading brands.

Users will be able to participate in this contest across leading social media platforms from  Nov 25 till Dec 8. #WinGOSF2014. The contest is hosted by 14 brands like Asian Paints, Jet Airways, Kindle, Micromax, HP, Ask Me, CraftsVilla, Cox & Kings, Goibibo, Big Bazaar, KOOVs, Trendin, Lakme and Lenovo.

The initiative was launched by Google in 2012, and has seen tremendous response with most players seeing over 350 percent growth in daily sales.

Last year, 2 million users visited gosf.in and over 16 million users visited across all partner sites including smaller players registering 2x growth on an average in their daily sales.

Speaking about the momentum of online shopping in India, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google India said, “Great Online shopping festival is India’s version of cyber Monday and is an exciting platform to move the industry forward. The consumer confidence to shop online has grown considerably in the last 12 months, boosting the growth of both large multinational and homegrown companies. Our recent report projects that the Industry will continue to see robust growth in next few years making it a USD 15 billion industry by 2016.”

Speaking about the plans for gosf.in, Nitin Bawankule, Industry Director, eCommerce, Local and Classifieds said, “Last year over 30 percent of buyers shopped online for the first time during GOSF, and this year we have worked hard to make it even more exciting for the first time shopper. We have partnered with over 450 players in the Industry, and have created a special Rs. 299/- corner with free Shipping and cash on delivery option.

"Every player in the industry is gearing up to offer GOSF shoppers a great experience on their site. We are hopeful that millions of buyers will enjoy thousands of deals and offers available on GOSF this year and will set new benchmarks in daily sales.”

Amit Boni, General Manager, Motorola India, said: “We have seen tremendous success and overwhelming consumer response for our Motorola devices in India. This year during Google’s Great online shopping festival, we are very excited to be featured as one of the leading brands for the exclusive launch of Nexus 6 with our partner. With the Nexus 6, we’ve tried to bring you a bigger phone with more everything. More screen. More speed. More power. In India, we have been following an online sales-model and Great Online Shopping Festival will be a great platform to engage with consumers and showcase our amazing devices to a wider audience.".

Buyers can look forward to exciting deals across categories. Great Online shopping festival promises to offer something for everyone with great discounts across categories like footwear, property deals, holiday packages, insurance, spa packages, air tickets, auto, books, jewellery, taxi service, groceries, electronics, apparels, baby care, home decor, gifting and flowers, online games, bridal wear and many more.

Google to host online shopping festival in Dec

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