By OneCard | October 05, 2023
The Indian festive season is just around the corner, and so are online shopping sales. If you are looking forward to checking off some wishlist items during the upcoming Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Day, here are some effective shopping tips for you.
Grabbing the best deals during festive sales requires you to be really quick with the checkout process. To ensure you complete your purchase on time, following are some account essentials you need to set up.
If you haven’t shopped from your current location for a long time, ensure you have saved your current address with the right contact number for quick delivery. On some platforms, you can also set a default delivery address so you can save some more time while checking out.
Just like address details, if you are planning to use a new card, saving its details on the online shopping portal can help you save some time and make checking out easier. You should also check the transaction limits, if any, on your card.
With OneCard, you can simply visit the My Controls section on the app to ensure online transactions are enabled and the per transaction limit is adequate. If you are planning to buy from the app, you can also activate the Swipe to Pay option for faster payment without having to wait for OTPs.
While this is not a must, it can save you the hassle of authenticating your card or UPI payments. So, whether you are making the full payment, adding a gift voucher from your company, or loading a giftcard you purchased from OneCard, wallet balance is a great option to make the entire shopping experience smooth and fast.
Becoming a premium member gives you a host of benefits, including extra discount/cashback, early access to deals, early delivery on eligible items, and access to some exclusive deals.
If you are planning to buy something expensive, even if it’s on EMI, make sure you have a sufficient credit balance on your account. If you have the credit limit upgrade offer, this is the right time to accept it. Credit limit increase comes at no extra cost and can help you improve your credit utilisation ratio.
For faster checkout and easy browsing, create a wishlist on the shopping platform of your choice. This way, you can also track the price changes for the particular item and seller and buy when the price is just right.
During the festive sale, both the platform and your card issuer will send you multiple offers. Keeping a tab on the notifications can help you discover the best deals, such as cashback, rewards, EMIs, and their timeline.
In case you have turned off notifications in the past, visit the Menu → Notifications → Deals and Recommendations settings of your Amazon app. Now, turn on notifications for savings, recommendations, and new releases. In the Flipkart app, go to Account → Notification Settings and turn on the offers and recommendations notifications.
If you are a OneCard user, don’t forget to keep a watch on your notifications and email inbox to get notified of the latest offers on various popular brands. To find ongoing offers, visit the Rewards tab and then click on Offers in the top menu. For quick access to offers of your choice, apply filters and choose the category or mode of shopping.
Apart from direct offers on the items of your choice, you can avail of other indirect ways of saving on them. These include buying giftcards available at discounted prices or ones that come with cashback, using no-cost EMIs to save on interest charges, and exchanging your old products for a discounted price on the item.
If you are a OneCard user, explore giftcards from popular brands by visiting the Store section in the app. Here too, you can browse the giftcards as per category or search for your preferred brand. If you find a great deal but there is no EMI option available, you can convert it to EMI using the OneCard app. Simply click on the eligible transaction and convert it to EMI after reviewing the applicable charges.
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The Amazon and Flipkart festive sales are starting on October 8th this year. We hope that with the tips shared above, you will be able to grab the best deals and have a great time shopping.
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