to me or for that matter any girl could be a number of things- therapy for
depression or mood swings, stress buster or hobby or all; but certainly not
just an activity. It is an anchor for it supports us when we are low. We shop
when we are happy or sad or both. There is hardly any girl around who doesn't fathom the romance of Shopping! The contentment of going through clothes;
trying them on; mixing and matching and finally walking up to the counter to
swipe the card and owning that beautiful piece of cloth or accessory is too
wonderful for words to even describe.
me selfish, but I love shopping alone where I have all the time to myself. I
like to walk through each section and carefully select clothes; try them on at
my own pace and finally pick up what I like the most. I need to touch the
fabric, feel the texture and see how I look in it before making that ever
important decision of whether to buy or not.
today’s day and age, with the ever shrinking world and with the dearth of time
for any activity let alone shopping everything is available to us just at the
click of a mouse. Online shopping is a phenomenon I have been aware of for
quite some time now but never really felt the need to try it on. For me
shopping was sacred and I didn’t want to trade the whole experience with just a
few pages on the internet. More so I had seen my friends shop online and always
end up disappointed with the product they received. So for such reasons not
only was I orthodox in my views about shopping but skeptical too about this
whole spectacle of e-shopping. For the same raison d'être when jabong.com approached
me for a review of their website, I was hesitant. Nevertheless, I took it
up. Afterall it couldn’t hurt that much now could it! So I decided I would buy
the cheapest item available just to make sure I wouldn’t be hurt if things
didn’t go as expected or shall I say as ordered!
I opened jabong.com I was pleasantly surprised with
the interface. It was as they say very ‘User Friendly’. There were a remarkable
variety of products and brands available. From clothes, watches, shoes, bags,
blankets, sunglasses, perfumes, home furnishings, kitchen ware, jewellery to toys;
everything was to be had. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to order but then after
some contemplation decided on buying a kurti for office. So I navigated to the Women’s Kurti section
where I could choose from a number of brands based on colour and price. Here I
was absolutely certain to spend Rs.500 maximum for whatever I decided to
purchase, but as I went through the pages that idea slowly began to vanish.
There was so much variety in jabong.com!
with the selection it was time to make the payment and I was actually really
pleased with the way the website was designed and how effortless it was to move
step by step to place the order. Gradually I felt my inhibitions for online
shopping disappear and I was becoming more open to the idea of shopping from
within the confines of my office or home!
often seen my friends call customer care of the sites they used for online
shopping as the shipping was either delayed or the wrong item shipped. So in a
way that was on my mind too hence I was a little on the edge till I finally got
the call from the delivery boy within just two days after placing the order.
was the moment of truth. Either what I had ordered would be really good or end
up as a disaster. So slowly I took out what was inside the bag and viola I
wasn’t disappointed a bit!
Thanks jabong.com for
opening me up to the idea of online shopping. Hope to continue this channel of
shopping too in future much to my husband’s dismay of-course!