The Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has upped it’s game by finally launching the much awaited Flipkart plus. Flipkart has made the move to take down Amazon’s membership program i.e. Amazon prime.
Amazon Prime offers access to exclusive deals, free one-day deliveries, subscription to Amazon Prime Video and much more at a price of Rs 999 per year or Rs 129 per month. Flipkart plus also aims to do the same but there’s a catch on how to join the membership.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER ?
To become Flipkart Plus members, shoppers will first have to collect 50 coins from Flipkart. Buyers can earn 1 coin on a transaction of Rs 250 and a maximum of 10 coins can be collected in one order. For instance, if you shop for Rs 2,500 on Flipkart, that order would earn you 10 coins. If the amount exceeds by another Rs 250, you will not get an eleventh coin because each order is limited to earning a maximum of 10 coins.
So here’s the math. If a user wants to be part of the program the user will have to buy products worth of 2,500 Rs 5 times i.e. taking the total to 12,500 Rs in total.
– Members will get Free Plus Fast delivery on purchase of any Flipkart Assured products.
– Early access to products during sales on Flipkart including it’s biggest annual sale, the Big Billion Days.
-EnhancedPlus Priority customer support which ensures Plus members get a priority helpline.
– As a welcome offer, Flipkart also offers its Plus users free vouchers from its partners such as BookMyShow, Chai Point and Ixigo.
FLIPKART PLUS VS AMAZON PRIME
The biggest difference between Flipkart Plus and Amazon Prime is that the former is dependent upon purchases made on the platform to avail content subscriptions and other rewards.
Amazon Prime, on the other hand, charges a one-time (or monthly) transparent fee with which shoppers not only get early sale access and free & fast deliveries, they also get free access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music. Amazon also offers 2-hour express deliveries to certain cities for Prime members, along with other benefits on using Amazon Pay balance while shopping.