In the run up to Diwali 2017, Flipkart has announced a limited-period sale to offer up to 90 per cent discount on select products. Flipkart will kick off its 'Big Diwali Sale' on October 14, 2017, the e-commerce company said on its website - flipkart.com. Customers making purchases on the Flipkart network using HDFC Bank debit and credit cards within the four-day sale period would get an instant discount of 10 per cent, the e-tailer added. The Flipkart Big Diwali sale comes days ahead of the Diwali festival, which is on October 19 this year.
The discounts under the Flipkart Big Diwali Sale will be across the categories including home appliances, mobile phones, electronics, clothing and furniture. "Best time for home makeover...40-80 per cent off on home & furniture," Flipkart - India's largest e-commerce company - said in one of the banners on its website.
Flipkart is also offering a 'No Cost EMI' option to purchase products during the festive sale on more than 4 lakh products, according to the Flipkart website. Flipkart offers a no-cost EMI facility to enable its customers to buy a product from the e-tailer at zero interest. "Flipkart has launched the No Cost EMI offer scheme to enable its users to buy any expensive product of their choice without burning a hole in their pocket," the e-tailer had said earlier.
SoftBank-backed Flipkart said on Thursday that it would invest $500 million in PhonePe to scale up operations of its payments arm. The commitment is in addition to the $75 million infused by Flipkart in PhonePe since the acquisition in 2015, Flipkart said.
(With PTI inputs)