Indian ecommerce is blooming. More Indians now shop online. Recently a major Indian Ecommerce retailer Flipkart.com acquired Letsbuy.com for an undisclosed amount. Their annual turnovers shows how much online shopping activity is going on currently in India. This is impressive.
Don’t have credit cards to shop? You can shop with debit cards or net banking! But a large number of goods aren’t well delivered. The number of stolen, item replaced, package hampering exists! The safest and hassle free way is to use the Cash On Delivery (COD) payment mode.
This is self explanatory, Cash paid on purchase item Delivery! You pay in cash right at the moment to the delivery guy on receiving the item.
Paying with COD is like any other payment mode, you check Cod as a paying mode in the checkout, process the order, you receive the order item number by email and by a message to your phone. Your order is processed immediately as soon as you confirm the order by attending the confirmation phone call you get, or entering a verification pin sent to your mobile in the field on the order confirmation page.That’s it!
So, lets go through the list of top online shopping sites in India that has COD payment mode. In no particular order here,
Their COD mode of payment followed by phone verfication of the order, and then 2-3 days of fast shipping by Aramex courier with great packaging is what makes it the number one place to shop electronic especially. Cameras, laptop, gaming console, home appliance, books etc… Since Flipkart.com acquired Letsbuy.com I am grouping them together as 1.
After completing the 3 steps as shown in the image above, you see COD is being selected and its the first in the list. Enter the verification code, and the order is placed.
For people with long house address name, make use of the landmark field in the Step 2.
COD is available for products that have the “cod” icon in their listings. They also have other payment mode, that is Payback.in points and cash drop. For payback you can redeem points that for products and for cash drop you visit those service outlets and pay cash. You can read more about paying by cash here.
For COD, the order value shouldn’t exceed Rs.18,000.
To confirm if you can get a COD to your location, check this http://www.futurebazaar.com/trust/cod.html to know if they service to your city.
For clothing, fashion accessories, fashion jewellery, home decors, cosmetics, perfumes, diamonds, this site has COD payment mode on these conditions,
You can visit each items page to see if COD is available for that item.
If COD is available, you will see, (this is for item FCUK Black Denim pants)
If not you will see COD is not available message.
Even though if COD is shown available it is only under these following conditions,
- Available only in serviceable pincodes in India
- Only available for orders under Rs. 5000
- Not available for Furniture and Precious Jewellery
This is your apparel shopping go to site for orders below 5000 Rupees.
As you shop each item click on View payment options to see what are all the payment options available.
If the list has COD, then the product will be sent to you to pay with COD.
Only on Selected items that have the Icon on its listing. As well as only on selected locations in India. You should have a valid phone number as they verify it after placing the order and order value should be less than 10,000 Rupees. It’s better to call them up and order on Phone to know if they can COD you or not. For more information, you can read their COD page here, http://www.infibeam.com/static/help/cash-on-delivery.html
On the items page, you will see if the COD is available for not. Also make sure to check your pincode to see if they will deliver it to you.
Check if your pincode is accepted for the COD before placing an order. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Check COD Service Location under Help & Information.
This is the only site that does COD service for order value upto Rs.50,000.
Fashion, accessories, appliances, electronics are the popular categories.
Only products that have “cod” icon has the COD service. I am unable to see ‘COD’ icon, I guess it’s better to contact them with online chat support.
9. Inkfruit.com – Apparels, accessories and footwear.
Cash on Delivery is free for all the orders above 399/-. However, for orders less then Rs. 400/- Cod will be chargeable. COD Charges will be Rs. 40/- extra.
But they say you get 5% discount if you choose to pay by netbanking or credit/debit card and a speedy delivery?! Here’s the COD page for a clutch bag for Rs.299
Grabmore offers COD on items like electronics, watches, cameras, kitchen appliances etc… Products that have a COD tag, has the cash on delivery payment option, like shown in the image below,
Their COD terms are,
- The maximum order value for COD is Rs. 50000 and it varies from location to location.
- Gift Vouchers or any form of credit cannot be used for COD orders.
- Please make ONLY cash payment at the time of delivery. Cheques or demand drafts will not be accepted.
- Cash on Delivery is available for selected Pin code only. In case service is not available to your Pin Code, please select alternative payment options.
Placing a Cash-on-Delivery (COD) Order with Grabmore.in
- Only items mentioned with the “Cash-on-Delivery Available” Icon are valid for order by cash-on-delivery. Add the item(s) to your cart and proceed to checkout.
- When prompted to choose a payment option, select “Pay By Cash-on-Delivery”
- Our customer care will verify and confirm the order with you and then it will be processed for shipment in the time specified, from the date of confirmation.
- You will be required to make a Cash payment to our Courier Partner representative, only at the time of delivery of your order.
11. Other sites
Rediff Shopping – http://shopping.rediff.com/shopping/index.html
SnapDeal.com – for items that have “cod” icon.
IndianPlaza.com – Selected items.
And …. if you know any site that accepts COD as payment mode, share below.
Thanks for sharing,