Homeshop18 Teleshopping – Review
Do you remember those teleshopping ads with non-sync dubbing on foreigners? Avowals like ‘Pehle main bahut mota hua karta tha’ with that weird accent still make me laugh! Somehow, those ads never enticed me to shop on TV and instead I became a fan of online shopping. My recent shopping experience with HomeShop18 did change my outlook about teleshopping though.
HomeShop18 is the online and on-air retail and distribution venture of Network 18 Group, India. It was launched in 2008 as India’s first 24-hour Home Shopping TV channel, where anchors performed live demonstration of products on sale similar to HSN or QVC in the US. Later, as the internet reach grew all over the country, HomeShop18 launched www.homeshop18.com which was ranked as the #5 most trafficked e-commerce portal in India by Comscore in July 2013.
My Review on Homeshop18 Teleshopping :
I really wanted to buy something from HomeShop18 but didn’t have all the time to sit in front of the TV and watch the products. Hence, I went to their website and noted the schedule of shows that captivated my attention.
I liked HomeShop18’s B.O.S.S – Bumper Offer Super Saver, which is aired everyday at 11 AM. It is really difficult to resist the offers and deals they announce during B.O.S.S. Right after B.O.S.S, I saw two anchors talking about this pretty looking Philips Miss Freshers Hair Styling Kit. My hair straightener was not functioning properly and I was anyway in need of one. The deal was attractive but I have never ordered hair tools on TV and was a little sceptical about the product. However, the anchors demonstrated the product and its usage really well which made me relieved and confident to go for it.
I immediately dialled the toll free number flashing on the TV and was assisted by a very helpful woman. She took all the required information and I was done in 5 minutes. If you’re not comfortable making your payments over the phone, they also provide cash on delivery. I got a text message within a few hours with my order details and estimated delivery time.
To my surprise, I received the product within 48 hours. Amazing, isn’t it?
The product was placed inside a cardboard box but there were no bubble wrapping around it. Thankfully, nothing was damaged and the product was in perfect condition.