At launch Amazon.in is cheapest for 44% books vs 11% for Flipkart, But …

June 6th, 2013 | Posted by Sulakshan in Books | General | Infographic

…once Amazon.in starts charging for shipping, it will be cheapest for only 7% books.

Amazon.in launched yesterday with Books and Movies. We at MySmartPrice tried to crunch some data to find who is cheapest for books. To do this we took top 2000 books across all genres (as our sample set) and did a price comparison for them. Following charts show the percent of books where a store is cheapest on.

 

Case 1. List Price + Shipping Cost (as on date)

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Shipping Costs considered for Case 1.

  • Flipkart – Rs. 50 for books below Rs. 500
  • Amazon.in – Free Shipping (as on date – limited time only)
  • Infibeam – Rs. 30 for books below Rs. 250
  • HomeShop18 – Free shipping (they are not charging any shipping charges for books as on date)
  • Landmark – Free shipping
  • Crossworld – Rs. 30 for books below Rs. 300

 

Case 2: List Price + Shipping Cost (when Amazon.in starts charging for shipping)

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Shipping Costs considered for Case 2 (after limited time offer, when Amazon starts charging for shipping)

  • Flipkart – Rs. 50 for books below Rs. 500
  • Amazon.in – Rs. 49 for books below Rs. 499
  • Infibeam – Rs. 30 for books below Rs. 250
  • HomeShop18 – Free shipping (they are not charging any shipping cost for books as on date)
  • Landmark – Free shipping
  • Crossworld – Rs. 30 for books below Rs. 300

 

Case 3: List Price Only (No shipping cost included)

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Notes:

  1. For books or orders above Rs. 500, clearly Flipkart is the cheapest store. 
  2. Amazon.in will be one of the most expensive stores when they start charging for shipping.

 

Following is the raw data for the top 2000 books that we extracted and used for the above analysis.

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