Indians can rejoice the Great Online Shopping Festival is just days away! The GOSF is India’s very own black Friday moment, and this year it’s not just for one day, but three days!
The GOSF was created by Google in 2012, focusing on the online shopping market. Google collaborates with several online sites and brands to bring the GOSF to Indian customers. All you need is the internet and a list of all you want ready. The collaborations and categories are increasing every year, keeping in mind the Indian customer who is not just spending time online a lot but also making online purchases.
Categories include; women’s and men’s lifestyles, books, and media, groceries, electronics, healthcare, telecom services, to name a few. Over 400 Brands have been partnered with this year like; Lenovo, Titan, Metro shoes, Onida, MTS, Panasonic, fab bag, and many more. Your favorite online stores may also be part of the GOSF; those already in partnership for the festival are Myntra.com, Naaptol.com, Koovs.com, healthKart.com, fabfurnish.com, etc. Subscribe for a reminder to avail of the discounts and know about special offers. The website is well organized and simple to browse; get yourself well acquainted with the offers heading up to the 10th Dec to make the best of this festival; coupons and special discounts are up on the website.
Google is taking the fun route to keep the customers gripped for the upcoming festival by launching a game. This game was launched on Nov 25th and helps you score points that will assist you in your shopping during the three days of the festival. It is a simple, fun game that even a little kid can play. You have to pick a team and then a category; 4 images will be displayed that you have to keep in mind; once the game starts, you have to keep clicking on those four images to score points. So fun!
GOSF is partnering with 14 brands to give 14 winners free shopping worth up to 2.5 lakhs in Rupees. That’s a great way to spread the shopping cheer! Basically, every day till 9th Dec, a new brand will show how you can win this free shopping spree. The winners will be flown to the official opening of GOSF to participate in the free shopping win. On the 10th of Dec, a whole corner will be dedicated to products never seen before in India exclusively on GOSF. Another fun corner is the Rs.299 corner, which will have all products priced at Rs.299 with unbelievable; free shipping and COD from several retailers.
This is actually a great way to save up those wish lists and go crazy. The sane thing to do would be to not shop two or three months before the GOSF and really make the most of this once in a year festival. The best thing about GOSF is that it’s only online-based, which is extremely practical for an overpopulated country like India. Since GOSF has partnered with present online shopping destinations, shopping would be easy because you will be familiar with your favorite websites’ layout. This the Indian way of spreading cheer, buy your last-minute gifts, participate in contests, and enjoy the last month of the year! GOSF will last for 72 hours, from 10th to 12th Dec 2014.