15 Times India's Online Shoppers Got A Nasty Surprise At Their Doorstep

26/05/2015 3:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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I wanted to carry one home, but Poonam wouldn't let me.

India’s e-commerce industry has truly come of age over the last few years, it's slated to do more than $16 billion worth business this year, according to a recentASSOCHAM-Deloitte study.

With so many flash sales and shopping deals available every week, it’s hard to keep away from the action. That being said, being shipped a brick must surely count as an online shopper’s biggest nightmare. Customers are savvy enough to take photos and share then on social media to vent and resolve their issues. Here’s a roundup of online shopaholics who took to Twitter to complain about these ridiculous shopping snafus.

When Flipkart shipped a brick instead of an iPhone

When Flipkart delivered a 100 rupee toy watch instead of a Fossil watch

When Snapdeal shipped a stone instead of an iPhone 5

When Snapdeal shipped a stone instead of a phone

When Paytm delivered garbage instead of an Asus Laptop

When Snapdeal shipped a stone instead of a watch

When Snapdeal shipped a Vim soap bar instead of a smartphone

When Snapdeal shipped a brick instead of speakers

When Snapdeal shipped a stone instead of a phone

When Amazon shipped a rock instead of a Samsung Note 2

When Amazon shipped a vegetable cutter instead of a thermosteel flask

When Shopclues shipped chaddis instead of briefs

When Flipkart delivered but failed

When Snapdeal showed us the yawning gulf between expectation and reality

When Flipkart shipped a Funskool toy instead of a Sony NEX camera

When Snapdeal shipped a rock instead of slippers

Typically e-commerce companies attribute these instances to fraud by employees of logistics partners or elsewhere on the delivery chain. And since nobody likes to be called out on social media, most companies move promptly to remedy the damages.

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