It looks like Flipkart has made a habit of creating history. From first Indian e-commerce company to set billion dollar status to biggest sale figures, company is setting new benchmarks day by day. The much hyped “big billion sale” ended up having some unbelievable figures.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) October 6, 2014
The 24 hour sale was live from 8 o’clock Monday morning and whole nation was busy surfing the website, the results were:
> Sale of more than 25000 TV sets, 5 lakh mobile phones, Over 5 lakh units of clothes and shoes.
> Sale worth $100 million (approx. Rs 600 crore)
> Achievement of GMV (gross merchandise value) in 10 hours.
> Over a billion hits on the website.
However huge transactions caused technical faults even after deploying 1000 additional engineers. Social media sites were overflowed with tweets and status expressing regrets, which is a very rare thing for Flipkart.
You maybe facing issues shopping on our site right now – sorry! We’re fixing this as we speak and will be up and running in 15 mins! — Flipkart (@Flipkart) October 6, 2014
Snapdeal on the other hand also claimed that they witnessed sales of over a crore rupees per minute, within hours lakhs of products were sold out. More than one million downloads of mobile app was registered in a single day.
— Snapdeal.com (@snapdeal) October 6, 2014
On the other hand Amazon India’s sales figure were not known but they bought bigbillionday.com and their Dhamaka week for Diwali (Blast week for Diwali) will kick start from 10th of October
— Amazon.in (@amazonIN) October 7, 2014
Flipkart has however apologized by sending emails to each customer regretting about the bad experience they had. Addressing about the Price change, out-of-stock issues, cancellation and website issues specifically Flipkart promises for much better experience for the future.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) October 7, 2014
OUR VERDICT: In Pixr8 verdict we have seen first time a giant accepting the faults and apologizing for the same to each and every customer. From the past seven years this Bangalore based company has been gaining trust across the nation with its honest and dedicated services.