E-commerce giant Flipkart who once again came up with the big billion day this time from 13th-17th October sold half a million handsets within 10 hours on 16th October on which there were huge discounts under the category of Mobile and Accessories. The sale of mobile phones opened last night.
This sets a record for the highest number of mobile phones sold in India in a short period of ten hours in any platform, either online or offline,” Flipkart said in a statement.
It was but obvious that metros like Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi were ahead in terms of sales Tier II cities like Nagpur, Indore, Coimbatore, Vishakhapatnam and Jaipur were attracting huge interest and were leading in sales.
The most sold items were 4G enabled devices.
“Seventy five percent of the phones sold during the ten hours period were 4G phones,” it added.
“It has been a blockbuster beginning for our mobile category sale. The half a million mobile handsets sale record is truly a testament to the growing demand for smartphones in India,” Mukesh Bansal, head of Commerce Platform, Flipkart said.
During the first day of the sale Flipkart sold ten lakh products in the first ten hours with six million visits coming and 25 items sold per second.
The portal offers 30 million products across 70 categories which include books, consumer electronics, media and lifestyle.