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Last updated: 30 Jan, 2016's Great Indian Sale Round Up

NewsVoir | 27 Jan, 2016 has reported very impressive sale growth in the recently concluded Great Indian Sale (Jan 21st to 23rd).


Few key highlights --

    Day 1 of the Amazon Great Indian Sale became the biggest day ever in the history of It was bigger than its previous big day (Day 1 of the Great Indian Festive Sale during Diwali last year), in terms of unit sales

    Amazon’s Great Indian Sale was three times bigger than last year’s Republic Deals Parade hosted between Jan 23-26, 2015


    Amazon Fashion showed phenomenal growth which was 3 times the Republic Day sale recorded in January last year and Apparel emerged as the second most sold category during Great Indian Sale 2016; first being Mobiles

    Over 65% orders came from outside of top 8 metros


    Top non-metro cities - Pune, Jaipur, Thane, Patna, Surat , Nagpur


    Traffic on mobile continued to be 70%


    The Amazon Shopping app became the #1 shopping App on iOS and Android platforms


    Most categories witnessed growth up to 9X as compared to their daily run rate


    Fastest selling product on the sale was “Instapower Base E27 9-Watt LED Bulb (Cool Day Light and Pack of 2)” which was 100% claimed in seconds and sold out completely in 13 minutes


Some of the Fashion sale Highlights are –

    On the first day of the Great India Sale (GIS), Amazon fashion surpassed the last biggest day of the October 2015 Diwali sale on the website; Apparel was the biggest category in terms of ordered units across, which was a first for Amazon Fashion in such a sale

    Amazon Fashion sales on the first day of 2016 GIS was bigger than what the category fetched during combined 4 days sale in Jan 2015

    All categories have shown over 200% increase in comparison to last year’s January sale


    Highest growth has been observed in Luggage, Watches, Apparel and Handbags as compared to last January sale


    The biggest subcategories in terms of ordered units this sale were Men’s Shoes, Women’s Traditional Wear, Men’s Tops, Men’s Sports Shoes, Women’s Tops and Men’s Watches

    Top 5 Products sold were Casual Shoes, Running Shoes, Men’s T-Shirts, Sarees and Kurtas (Women’s Traditional wear)


    Women’s Traditional Wear, handbags and accessories, Women’s tops, women’s basic shoes and Earrings have been the highest contributing women’s categories in Jan 2016 GIS – all of them exhibiting around 2-4x growth over Jan 2015

    Jewelry and Handbags recorded over 3x growth in January 2016 GIS over last year’s Republic Deals Parade sale


    Tier I cities saw an increase of nearly 2.5x in terms of ordered units between Jan 2015 and 2016; with the top cities being the 4 Metros, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmadabad, Thane, Gurgaon, Noida and Chandigarh.

    4.8x increase in ordered units from Tier II cities was witnessed. Top tier 2 cities this year were Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Surat, Nagpur, Kanchipuram, Indore, Vadodra, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar, Mysore, Guwahati, Lucknow, Nashik. All these cities have shown a growth of about 3x or more in comparison to last year January sale.



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