Online shopping is replacing shopping at brick and mortar stores among those who live in apartments in Ahmedabad; while the best programmers in the world may be Chinese or Russian, Indians have adopted online shopping with poise and gusto. The savings from online shopping are the primary reason why a great deal of shopping is done online, easy online access is another huge reason as being online is simple and saves time. A large number of people using the internet go online via their mobile device and having a mobile device which is always connected to the internet is rapidly becoming the norm, especially among those under the age of 40. Lower date tariffs are expected to further increase internet penetration across the country even in regions as yet untouched by the benefits of the internet.
Online shopping is more common among the young, many of whom spend more time online than they do interacting with people in the real world. Many of the new projects in Ahmedabad have an online presence where the property is effectively advertised all across the country. The top builders in Ahmedabad use the online marketplace to attract buyers to their projects regardless of where such prospective homebuyers may live.
Non-Resident Indians who would earlier return to India once every few years, today have their feet in more than one country as they can conduct commerce in India at the click of a button while enjoying the relative comfort of first world infrastructure. Had it not been for the online marketplace where all things from household goods to real estate can be purchased, the frenzy observed in the countries real estate market may have been more subdued. While many of the luxury apartments in Ahmedabad are first browsed online before being visited in person, a few buyers may opt to purchase a unit without even visiting a development.
With the upcoming holiday season, online marketplaces shall very likely be flooded once again with orders for everything from clothing to electronic goods. As the state of Gujarat retains its status as a region popular for its trading class and their inherent instinct for the art of the deal, many of those who make online purchases this festive season shall live in affordable flats in Ahmedabad as well as in more upmarket localities.
Gujarat is very well connected with the rest of the country, thus orders placed within the state are likely to be delivered promptly and with cheer. Online marketplaces seem to be aware of what’s in store this holiday season and some have begun to hire thousands of new employees to meet the spike in demand for products expected within a few weeks. The ironic aspect of the recent hiring is that a large number of the recruits will themselves be the ones to order products online in effect garnering a subsidy to online retailers.
The online world has opened up a large new marketplace, by buying products directly from manufacturers online retailers pass on savings to consumers, the conventional retail store still has advantages however as many individuals over 50 still prefer to purchase from a brick and mortar store than purchasing online. Additionally buying at brick and mortar stores means walking out of the store with a product within a short time, many prefer such additional benefits to waiting two or three days to receive the goods ordered online.