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By Santosh Dubey

There was a time when the postman was the most awaited person in town. People expected a letter or money order whenever a khaki clad postman visited them. But in this age of mobile phones, emails, and other modern modes of communication, the postal department, along with its postmen, has shrunken in its visibility.

Being relevant

Of course, it does not mean that the postal department has lost its relevance in the present times. The department has upgraded itself with time and changed its work functioning.

Today the Indian postal service provides many more facilities like mail product,  insurance facility, speed post, business post,  logistic post, express parcel and various other financial services.

Development schemes under NDA

Under Narendra Modi government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, India Post will tie up with major e-retailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal which will use its services to deliver consumer goods in remote  areas of the country.

At present, the postal department is only able to track the parcel system, but this system is going to be upgraded in the coming time. The government is planning to undertake technical upgradation of different post offices across the country.

Branching out

The department has not given up its hope to convert itself into a postal bank. The government has started working in this direction and 2500 of its outlets are expected to be connected to the core banking platform by financial year-2016. The postal bank will also provide  ATM facility to meet the consumers’ needs.

Not only this, in another scheme launched by the NDA government, named SUKANYA SAMRIDHI scheme, the postal department has opened special counters for parents having a girl child and are willing to open an account.  This was done under the Prime Minister’s Beti Padhao Beti Bachao campaign in January, 2015.

According to sources, the beneficiaries of this scheme get the second highest rate of interest. The five years’ senior citizen saving scheme has the highest rate of interest at 9.2%.

“This department is almost ignored by the people as they are getting such facilities at their door steps, but it is again getting pace with the introduction of schemes like Sukanya Samridhi scheme and others. Hope it will again become people’s choice as it is getting updated,” said a postal department employee.

The department has the potential to cater to the people beyond the reach of  the courier and other wired facilities and it should try to place itself as a relevant and crucial player in these areas.

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June Electronics Sale: Save up to 50% off on Televisions, ACs, and Laptops

One may observe that summer is the time when there are huge electronic offers especially due to the huge increase in demands like ACS, Coolers, inverters, etc.

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So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”!
One may observe that summer is the time when there are huge electronic offers especially due to the huge increase in demands like ACS, Coolers, inverters, etc.

So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”! we can see all e-commerce websites coming up with all kinds of discounts and offers in all kinds of categories – fashion, home furnishing, footwear, accessories, and of course electronic items.

One may observe that summer is the time when there are huge electronic offers especially due to the huge increase in demands like ACS, Coolers, inverters, etc. Shopping electronic goods from online websites is always a wise decision because firstly, you get to explore a wide range of products right sitting at your home, get huge attractive discounts, and thirdly you get quality products delivered at your doorstep which comes with replacement policies and guarantees. Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, etc. are few of the most famous and trusted e-commerce for this purpose.

So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”!
Flipkart Summer Sale

Major Offers on Electronics for June 2018

It’s June, and it’s raining offers on electronics like crazy.  As already mentioned different e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, E-bay, etc. are giving out massive electronic offers in their respective websites ranging till 80% of discount offers! Now that’s what we call an electrifying deal! The different range of products that falls under this category is Mobile Phones, mobile accessories, health care appliance, laptops, desktops, gaming and computer accessories, television sets, home and kitchen appliances (refrigerators, washing machine, inverters, etc.), cameras and its accessories, and a lot more. So, you can guess it is indeed a never-ending deal list.

Major Products to look at?

Let us have an overview of different products that are being available on the different e-commerce websites;

  1. Television sets
  • Television is one of the most sought out product all the year round. And with the huge electronic offers in summer, the demand increases to an extreme level. The discount offer ranges till at least 70-80% off if not more.
  • The major brands which are part of this are MI, VIU, Samsung, LG, Kodak, Micromax, Sony, etc. There is also a wide range of products right starting from Smart TVs – LED, HD, Ultra HD, HD plus, etc.
  • The exclusive offers on this product from the different website are as below;
  • Amazon – Amazon has a wide range of products and offers in this category. The most amazing offer being the “no cost EMI” and “exchange offer”.  Also, there are instant discounts.  These offers come with easy, free installation and are delivered right at your doorstep. Hence, they prove to be very much beneficial.
  • Flipkart – Flipkart is one of the leading e-commerce websites which is providing massive deals and electronic offers. One can buy HD, FHD TV sets at merely starting range from 13,499/- only! There is also instant discount till 30% or more. Purchasing from Flipkart proves to be beneficial because of home delivery, and great replacement policies and warranty on the product.  They also have dedicated 24×7 customer policy which will resolve any of your issues.

 

  1. Air Conditioners
  • Its summer time, and if anything is being sold like hot cakes is “Air Conditioners”.  It has become a common necessity with the soaring temperature.
  • Major brands like Voltas, Carrier, Samsung, LG, etc and each of them has amazing offers to provide. There is also a wide product range varying between Window Acs, Split and Inverter ACs.
  • The exclusive offers by various e-commerce websites are as follows;
  • Snapdeal – Snapdeal yet another one to massive discounts on electronic goods and especially on air conditioners. One can select from a wide range of products of Split AC, Window and Inverter AC. Also, there are varied products depending on the capacity (1 – above2 ton) and depending on its star category (1- 5 star, 5 stars being the best).  Also not to forget each comes with an amazing price range and offers.
  • Shop clues – Shopclues is already a well known e-commerce website that offers massive, attractive discounts on air conditioners. At Shop clues one will find up to 20% discount on ACs. One will also find all kinds of major air conditioner brands like LG, Voltas, Hitachi, Blue Star, etc.
  • All the above proves to be beneficial for the purchasers with different discounts, offers, Pay n delivery options and easy returns.
So, the summers are finally here, and we can’t keep calm because it is the time for raining “Offers”!
Shopping electronic goods from online websites is always a wise decision because firstly, you get to explore a wide range of products right sitting at your home, get huge attractive discounts, and thirdly you get quality products delivered at your doorstep which comes with replacement policies and guarantees.
  1. Refrigerators
  • Yet another common necessity all the year round is Refrigerators, especially during the summers. These days one will find different brands of fridges with the latest technologies.
  • The major brands providing with various discounts on fridges are Panasonic, LG, Intex, Bosch, etc. One will also find a wide variety of product for example; double door top mount, double door bottom mount, French door bottom mount.
  • Few of the exclusive offers by top e-commerce websites are ;
  • Flipkart – Flipkart is one of the top e-commerce websites right now, and doubt they provide with exclusive offers. Amazing offers like exchange offer, No cost EMI, and special bank offers makes purchasing interesting and beneficial. A wide range of products along with huge electronic offers is enough to make anyone’s summer wonderful.
  • Paytm Mall – another emerging yet well-known e-commerce website with amazing deals and offers. One will find a great variety of fridges here. Discount offers till 20% makes purchasing more tempting. Also, one great benefit of purchasing from this website is getting Cashback offers on every purchase.

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How to avail these electronic offers?

Here is a step-by-step explanation for availing these offers;

  1. Visit the desired website, e.g. “Flipkart”.
  2. Click on categories > Electronics > Refrigerators (or any other product)
  3. Go through all the options available and choose one offer amongst them.
  4. While checking out make sure you have selected the offer that you want to avail.
  5. Fill in details and place an order!

 

Conclusion

As we can clearly see, our summer has just turned more interesting. All these electronic offers from different websites make purchasing more interesting and easy. Now, every electronic that we have imagined is easy to purchase with all these offers.  Hence, wait no more and start buying straight away.