As the addiction for online shopping is increasing day by day, the e-commerce sites are adding many customer-friendly features in order to entice customers.
Snapdeal, one of the biggest online stores in India has started card payments on COD orders in which customers can order products by availing COD option and on delivery they can pay for the order using their debit or credit cards.
Snapdeal has confirmed this move in 120 cities and towns to make online shopping even more easier. This service has already been made available across metros and cities like Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Aligarh, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Darjeeling, Gorakhpur, Hisar, Kanyakumari and Ooty.
Interestingly, Flipkart is not the first to offer this kind of feature. Way back in 2012, Jabong became the first Indian e-commerce site to offer this feature to their customers.
Flipkart and Amazon too have it, but for limited cities. Snapdeal is actually one of the last large e-commerce sites to offer card payment for COD orders.
While COD is still used by many, it is no more the preferred payment mode, especially in Metros. Generally, transaction values that are more than Rs 20,000 often are COD transactions.
Snapdeal is revamping it’s logistics and delivery operations and by March 2016, the e-commerce giant is expected to invest about Rs.940-1250 crores for that purpose.
According to Snapdeal COO Rohit Bansal, they are looking at 10X growth over next 2-3 years which will take their delivery numbers to nearly 80 to 100 million packages a month.
A recent study revealed that now some Indians are spending more time on shopping online than they would actually spend in stores.