As the festive season began in India, so did major sales in e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon India. Flipkart s Big Billion Days sale began on September 20 and will continue till September 24. Today marks the third day of Flipkart s festive sale, and it has announced that its smartphone app has secured the top position. Flipkart leads the Top Free Apps Charts on Apple s App Store. Also Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days saleAlso Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins: Pixel 4a, Realme X7, Samsung Galaxy F62, more on discount
On Google Play Store, Flipkart has managed to rank number 5 in the Top Free Apps charts. Flipkart is preceded by Hotstar, WhatsApp Messenger, the new Google Tez, and Facebook Messenger. On the App Store, Flipkart s main competitor Amazon is in the third position just below Google Tez. Whereas on Google Play, Amazon India is listed as the eight top free app. Flipkart also says that within three days of the Big Billion Days sale, there were over 5 million new app downloads on both App Store and Play Store. Flipkart has over 50 million downloads on Play Store currently.
On announcing this milestone, Ravi Garikipati, CTO of Flipkart said, We re seeing tremendous interest from customers to shop on Flipkart this BBD and our app rankings are an endorsement of that. The app is built in-house on robust technology that consumes very little data, and the overall ease of navigation, selection, and payments experience makes it an absolute delight, which is why customers love it.
Other than consumer experience, it s the deals on Flipkart s Big Billion Days sale that have garnered this response. Some of these deals that are worth talking about include discounts on Apple products like MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, AirPods and iPhones of course. For example, the iPhone 7 32GB model is available at Rs 39,999 after a 28 percent discount. Reliance Jio is also offering up to 60GB of additional data on the purchase of 4G LTE smartphones during Flipkart s festive sale. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus available for pre-orders on Flipkart, Amazon India and Infibeam
The Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro which had been Amazon exclusive, are now available on Flipkart with Rs 10,000 and Rs 3,000 cashback, respectively. Huawei s P9 smartphone has received possibly the biggest price drop from Rs 39,999 to Rs 14,999 after a 62 percent discount. ALSO READ: Flipkart s Big Billion Days sale: Infinix Hot 4 Pro, Note 4 gets Rs 1,000 price drop