E-shopping has taken over the modern world much like e-mail had when it came into our lives. When emails were introduced the era of letters and postcards was replaced by instant electronic letters which found the addressee in nanoseconds.

For a long time the internet was used for correspondence and fact findings and accounting works and then came the tsunami of e-shopping. Electronic shopping or online shopping as we call it was a feature that took the world by storm.

K Vaitheeswaran started India’s first e-commerce website Fabmart.com back in 1999. Fabmart was acquired by Aditya Birla Group and rebranded to More. But he continued his marketplace under a new brand Indiaplaza.com. Indiaplaza.com though had to shut shop after the arrival of Flipkart.

Flipkart.com can be hailed as the site which revolutionised e-shopping in India. I remember, one of my first purchases on Flipkart was a power bank and a few books. Over the following years, I continued shopping on Flipkart and then on Amazon India which too had a wide array of products.

These sites gave me the freedom of choices that wasn’t really available in my city and the fact that I could shop while watching TV was an added bonus.

Needless to say, I have spent a lot of money on these sites. Clothes, shoes, mobiles, food items, books, home decoration, you find what you like, make a payment and it will be delivered to you. Retail therapy is so easy these days. Although, my credit card statements do seem angry with me.

I have also started shopping online from small businesses. They not only give amazing products but also add a special note with every order which makes unpacking a very pleasant experience.

This post is a part of #BlogchatterAtoZ 2023

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