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Guys, I agree being on this platform this topic maybe funny for you But this is very serious i feel.

During this pandemic many people have converted to Online platforms and this is really hitting Local shops without business. Ya, even i shop online sometimes when we have any bug, Loots or when the prices are very low. I agree as a middle class people’s mentally we be like….buy where items are available for less price but when its less for few rupees atleast then support local shops by avoiding online shopping.

There are few advantages also by purchasing items in local shops…like we have to walk to get items, that will be good exercise to legs and we need to carry those items, so it will be like lifting weights….actually speaking you well save alot by this way by avoiding gyms and hospitals…

Okay, few maybe born lazy and they want to by lazy then use apps like Magicpin, dunzo..etc.. because these apps have delivery options from local shops surroundings your place. By this way you will actually save and you can combine other online offers like payment offers and importantly by staying in home only.

And I’m not telling only about grocery and pharmacy….but also electronics stores…..many mobile shops…

And sometimes we also get fake products online and may people have been cheated too. Here are few links I’m sharing,
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/consum...

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/retail.economict...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews...


So finally want I’m trying to say is SUPPORT LOCAL.

Please give your opinion by commenting and give hotness if you feel my words are correct so that it will reach many .

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You’re correct but I feel gradually we should try and get more offline shops sell online in the long run smile

But the most important problem I feel is the lack of Indian e-commerce website be it Amazon and Flipkart the profit goes to US and not entirely benefits the Indian Economy. Hope that Jio mart can change this monopoly by foreign entities wink

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Gaurav_G wrote:

You’re correct but I feel gradually we should try and get more offline shops sell online in the long run smile

But the most important problem I feel is the lack of Indian e-commerce website be it Amazon and Flipkart the profit goes to US and not entirely benefits the Indian Economy. Hope that Jio mart can change this monopoly by foreign entities wink

True but many local businesses doesn’t have enough funds to go online…as OP tells…magicpin and dunzo are doing great job by bringing local business to online but the problem with them is they take to much commission itseems.

I totally agree with OP and voted up

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Support sellers that are honest and not rude cheats be it both offline and online.
Besides, in this pandemic before 3 months and other spontaneous lockdowns throughout the year, I’ve seen grocery stores making more money then before.
All the stores were cleaned out by panicking ppl lol
Tho other stores like hardware, stationary, restaurant and esp fish/meat/veg sellers were hit very hard.

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Gaurav_G wrote:

You’re correct but I feel gradually we should try and get more offline shops sell online in the long run smile

But the most important problem I feel is the lack of Indian e-commerce website be it Amazon and Flipkart the profit goes to US and not entirely benefits the Indian Economy. Hope that Jio mart can change this monopoly by foreign entities wink

True but along with jio any other player should come to avoid monopoly

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Why I should support this seller who simply charge exhibit profits from me this particular sailor I am talking about is the father of one of the leading doctor in Delhi corporate shops in West Delhi the idiot sell the product more than MRP when cot is simply throw the packet

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I always supported offline buying, still do but then…
… The salesmen at majority of shopes are arrogant, don’t talk to you properly, don’t even attend to you at times, talk nonsense about features and pricing. All of this forces me to buy online.

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rini50 wrote:

Support sellers that are honest and not rude cheats be it both offline and online.
Besides, in this pandemic before 3 months and other spontaneous lockdowns throughout the year, I’ve seen grocery stores making more money then before.
All the stores were cleaned out by panicking ppl lol
Tho other stores like hardware, stationary, restaurant and esp fish/meat/veg sellers were hit very hard.

Yaya true…3 months back many grocery shops were clean Sweep…and ya we should not support rude ppl…but atleast we should support good

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meragoyou153 wrote:

Why I should support this seller who simply charge exhibit profits from me this particular sailor I am talking about is the father of one of the leading doctor in Delhi corporate shops in West Delhi the idiot sell the product more than MRP when cot is simply throw the packet

Let me remind you of the same offline sellers who sell Tata salt 1kg for hundred rupees when last year’s event there is a shortage of salt item which day buy for rupees 14 to 15 and sell at 20 rupees suddenly started to sell 100 rupees why should I care for that person

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meragoyou153 wrote:

Let me remind you of the same offline sellers who sell Tata salt 1kg for hundred rupees when last year’s event there is a shortage of salt item which day buy for rupees 14 to 15 and sell at 20 rupees suddenly started to sell 100 rupees why should I care for that person

In last 15 days also there is a rapid fall in the production of oilseeds due to which prices of edible oil have gone up now a local seller has a stock of MRP 120 rupees Fortune oil but he refuses to sell even at MRP is selling at 135 rupees and the simple fund I raising the price so why I should bother about that person

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Well, this local guy will sell at MRP while your online/big chain stores sell at discounted prices (esp groceries etc)

E.g. I pay ₹50 for a lays packet at the local shop but the same costs ₹34 at DMart a bit further away.. same goes for tea powder or coffee powder.. (things for which I know the explicit prices)..

Coming to fake items, the menace is higher with offline stores than online if you are buying from reputed sellers online.

I tend to agree about supporting local, but for what? Frankly these local grocery shops were the ones who made good business with margins during this pandemic..

Only for unbranded stuff, you may want to risk with your local sellers nowadays IMO

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cocay wrote:

I always supported offline buying, still do but then…
… The salesmen at majority of shopes are arrogant, don’t talk to you properly, don’t even attend to you at times, talk nonsense about features and pricing. All of this forces me to buy online.

Idk why few ppl are like that sweat_smile sweat_smile…they should feel customer as god bz if we do business only they can have food…

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meragoyou153 wrote:

In last 15 days also there is a rapid fall in the production of oilseeds due to which prices of edible oil have gone up now a local seller has a stock of MRP 120 rupees Fortune oil but he refuses to sell even at MRP is selling at 135 rupees and the simple fund I raising the price so why I should bother about that person

All the stores are same? Or at ur place only 1 shop available?

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meragoyou153 wrote:

Let me remind you of the same offline sellers who sell Tata salt 1kg for hundred rupees when last year’s event there is a shortage of salt item which day buy for rupees 14 to 15 and sell at 20 rupees suddenly started to sell 100 rupees why should I care for that person

Ya don’t support those kind of people…

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We should support local but they should also make the price comparable to online, sometimes local price is too high and some time its vice versa.

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I recently bought a toy offline for gifting purpose (I had option to buy same one online and it was 10% cheaper online to be honest Without any bank offer/cashback etc) . The only reason I ended up buying offline was the guy took a lot of effort showing various toys which can be gifted. A lot of hard work to show so many options to customer and then my conscience did not allow me to walk away.

As a dimer, we should always lookout for good offline offers too (example amex shop small offer with 50% cashback)

While I agree with what you say to some extent, some offline sellers had blatantly looted earlier too until their leverage in offline space was over.

I agree with @rini50 that genuine and honest sellers should be supported. Even online, am sure many Honest sellers struggle and sometimes their struggle stories may not be visible as with offline sellers.

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Gaurav_G wrote:

You’re correct but I feel gradually we should try and get more offline shops sell online in the long run smile

But the most important problem I feel is the lack of Indian e-commerce website be it Amazon and Flipkart the profit goes to US and not entirely benefits the Indian Economy. Hope that Jio mart can change this monopoly by foreign entities wink

I feel jiomart could have done it… Bringing the local shops online… Ambani did say this on the very launch of this platform… In march i could see many local shops around me listed on that jiomart whatsapp no. … But later in April ,Ambani being Ambani started selling only Reliance Smart/Fresh/Digital products…

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If somebody from Mumbai is reading this, then you might find it relatable, before and even after these online giants, there are few mobile phone shops that were able to get good business because of fair price policy. Alfa in vile parle and zoom in Charni road are eg. Where they would display an entire list of all the phones they’re selling unlike other shops who would use discriminatory pricing. And u have to haggle with them.
I remember being cheated by one such seller, he had removed original earphones from the box and gave me cheap ones instead.
Also they behave rude if u enquire alot and cant make up your mind to purchase unlike online shops, and try to push products where they get maximum margins.
Same is the case with Vegetable sellers if you’re not observing carefully they try to clear their rotten stock.
I am not totally against offline but there should be something better like experience or after sales services in offline if they cant beat online in pricing

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santosh_blr wrote:

Well, this local guy will sell at MRP while your online/big chain stores sell at discounted prices (esp groceries etc)

E.g. I pay ₹50 for a lays packet at the local shop but the same costs ₹34 at DMart a bit further away.. same goes for tea powder or coffee powder.. (things for which I know the explicit prices)..

Coming to fake items, the menace is higher with offline stores than online if you are buying from reputed sellers online.

I tend to agree about supporting local, but for what? Frankly these local grocery shops were the ones who made good business with margins during this pandemic..

Only for unbranded stuff, you may want to risk with your local sellers nowadays IMO

Yes offline it’s more costly, than in online.
But keep 1 thing in mind, online Amazon FK will lower the discounts sooner when India shops online totally. Example some shampoo bottles already sold in MRP in Amazon. You mean say gv/ bank offers. Yes by that way you seem to purchase in bulk, and not in units. So they can manage.

Local shops suffer :
Rent,
Property tax, Trade tax on municipalities,
GST on purchase & sales,
Card swipe machine and MDR rates,
Electricity charges with Genset fuel,
Salary for workers,
Competition in local City and over online,
Stock b Availability (consider a dress having more colours/design options, for as single City audience a shop keeper can’t buy all designs, so he chooses his taste, but Myntra can have all design/colours as his audience is pan India and have more investments),
Local trade union yearly fee,
Bonus for workers yearly, for festive days different higher salary,
More money being stuck in shop as ‘goods’ & only dependon sales.

Des much burden
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So what I try to say is offline shops are tougher to run.
And difficult to run, if selling items that are sold online. But quite smoother, if selling items that are not available online.
So be clear and choose the right business, and be unique in your city.

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admin wrote:

I recently bought a toy offline for gifting purpose (I had option to buy same one online and it was 10% cheaper online to be honest Without any bank offer/cashback etc) . The only reason I ended up buying offline was the guy took a lot of effort showing various toys which can be gifted. A lot of hard work to show so many options to customer and then my conscience did not allow me to walk away.

As a dimer, we should always lookout for good offline offers too (example amex shop small offer with 50% cashback)

While I agree with what you say to some extent, some offline sellers had blatantly looted earlier too until their leverage in offline space was over.

I agree with @rini50 that genuine and honest sellers should be supported. Even online, am sure many Honest sellers struggle and sometimes their struggle stories may not be visible as with offline sellers.

When I saw a notification that you mentioned me, I honestly got worried that I was getting a warning for some rough words or something flushed sweat_smile
I saw that some small offline sellers are gradually turning to online platforms and their feedbacks from customers are good too (my experience has been genuinely positive so far) + genuine products, some discount and securely packed.
So please try to give these sellers a chance instead of the usual cloudtail/appario/retailnet.
Along with the support to your honest local sellers too!

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AJ89 wrote:

We should support local but they should also make the price comparable to online, sometimes local price is too high and some time its vice versa.

True

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admin wrote:

I recently bought a toy offline for gifting purpose (I had option to buy same one online and it was 10% cheaper online to be honest Without any bank offer/cashback etc) . The only reason I ended up buying offline was the guy took a lot of effort showing various toys which can be gifted. A lot of hard work to show so many options to customer and then my conscience did not allow me to walk away.

As a dimer, we should always lookout for good offline offers too (example amex shop small offer with 50% cashback)

While I agree with what you say to some extent, some offline sellers had blatantly looted earlier too until their leverage in offline space was over.

I agree with @rini50 that genuine and honest sellers should be supported. Even online, am sure many Honest sellers struggle and sometimes their struggle stories may not be visible as with offline sellers.

Ya thats wt I’m trying to say…support good…that store person put lot of effort to show u because he doesn’t have business soo he doesn’t want to loose any customer….supporting those people is not wrong…

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Sm2698 wrote:

Ya thats wt I’m trying to say…support good…that store person put lot of effort to show u because he doesn’t have business soo he doesn’t want to loose any customer….supporting those people is not wrong…

ya its not wrong.. But lets say someone puts up a recharge shop where you can go and recharge your mobile/utility bills at MRP… He is also working hard… Would you support him? smile

Sometimes business(es) have to evolve too…

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admin wrote:

ya its not wrong.. But lets say someone puts up a recharge shop where you can go and recharge your mobile/utility bills at MRP… He is also working hard… Would you support him? smile

Sometimes business(es) have to evolve too…

Hmm true

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As of 2020, more than 85% of the retail shopping in our country still happens offline.

I am someone who like to support our local shopkeepers and does 90% the grocery purchases locally.

Purchasing from the shops that are closest to your house, because they are the ones most dependent on you.

But eventually everything will shift to online and this change of shopping trend is inevitable.

The 45+ aged shopkeepers and retail workers who are currently in the offline retail trade will somehow manage to survive. But if any young ones are planning to enter this line of trade, will find it difficult to make the ends meet as more shoppers shift online.

Here is the point to think about, as responsible buyers and informed citizens, we want to support the local shops and trade, but when was the last time you received a “Thank You” at the counter for choosing to shop locally? When was the last time you received a warm welcome with a smile at the local shop for choosing to spend your money with them?

Are these people really grateful to you for supporting them, I don’t know, but it doesn’t stop me from being a responsible citizen.

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No to Offline, I always prefer Online Stores.

Here in Goa, Offline Sellers Loot a lot and they are rude too. Mostly all of them.

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Cody wrote:

No to Offline, I always prefer Online Stores.

Here in Goa, Offline Sellers Loot a lot and they are rude too. Mostly all of them.

Is this because GOA is a tourist destination, more tourist population than locals?

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