Try Amazon India in 4 different languages apart from English and Hindi

Amazon India is planning to launch it’s a website in 4 regional languages apart from English. Newly added 4 regional languages will include Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.

All customers can access Amazon.in features like deals, product information, Account information, place, and pay for their orders including bill payments, recharges, money transfers, order tracking, and order history in the language of their preference.

All Amazon India customers can use this feature on Amazon’s website, iOS Apps, mobile and desktop sites. Adding vernacular language will give confidence and comfort to the buyers and they can shop and browse the product with more freedom.

Steps to change Language preference on Amazon India website :

  • Visit Amazon.in
  • Login to your Account
  • In the top right beside the search bar, you can see India Flag, put your cursor on the down arrow
  • You can see 5 different languages apart from English in the drop-down arrow

 

Even after selecting your language preference some features will still remain in English like

  • The product name will not change even after changing the language preference and it will always be English
  • Product Information will remain in English
  • language of Rating and reviews by the customer will not change
  • Product comparison in the product page will always be in English
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How to contact AMAZON customer service

Getting to Amazon customer service can be a tricky task. Most of the time numbers and details are hidden by the online marketplace to avoid unnecessary calls by the customers. Almost all the services are available online like return, exchange etc.. But still if you are not satisfied with the item you have purchased or if there is any service issue then you can get in touch with the Amazon Customer Support Team.

How to get in touch with Amazon customer support on App?

Once you have opened the Amazon Online shopping App you need to follow below steps :

  1. From the left bar select the Customer Service option. You can see it at the bottom
  2. Once you have selected the Customer Service you will be directed to the page where you can see your last order, return and refund, account setting option. In the end, you can see “Need any Help”. Either you can select a help topic or you can Click Contact Us option
  3. In case you have an issue then under customer service there are two ways to get in touch either you can chat or select the option of Call us
  4. In case you have selected the option to chat with the customer support then you can initiate the chat and discuss your issue
  5. If you want a callback and have selected the Call us to option then after clicking on that you will be directed to Help topics, but if you are not satisfied then selected any option like “I want to cancel my product “.
  6. After selecting any issue a page will appear with topic “Here’s some help for your issue” and at the bottom of that you can see Still need any help ->Continue to Customer service ->Confirm your details so we can call you ( Here enter your mobile number on which you want the call back) -> Call me Now

How to get in touch with Amazon customer support on the website ?

  1. Go to Amazon.in and from the footer select Help
  2.  Select Contact Us
  3. After that, you will be instructed to enter your Amazon account password. Enter Amazon Password.
  4. Select the option to chat, Call back  or mail us
  5. When you select the call option you need to select the language and provide your mobile number. In 5 min you will receive call from the customer service team regarding your order.

 

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How to Return an item on Amazon

We get stuck sometime by buying a wrong product or when wrong product is delivered to us while shopping online. But Amazon has always been an exception while serving it’s customers. Amazon India has an exhaustive return and refund policy to help gain confidence of the buyers. But to bring to your notice like every other website not all the products are returnable and if they are they have certain return period in which they can be returned.

So now if you know that you can return your product so let’s find out how can you do that :

What items/products can be returned?

You may request returns for most items you buy from sellers listed on Amazon.in that are within the return window, except those that are explicitly identified as not returnable on the product detail page and/or Amazon.in return policy. To know about the Return window for Amazon Business orders, please visit here

Items are returnable if you’ve received them in a condition that is physically damaged, has missing parts or accessories, defective or different from its description on the product detail page on Amazon.in.

How to return items?

Go to Your Orders to initiate a return.

Note: If you need to contact the seller for a return and the seller fails to address your query in two business days, the Amazon A-to-z Guarantee is available to you.

What are the return guidelines?

Following are the return guidelines:

  1. Your address and the item that you wish to return must be eligible for return.
  2. If the return is not eligible for Pickup, a Self-Return option will be given.
  3. Once the return is received, you will, in accordance with Amazon.in Refund Policy, be issued a refund to your original payment method.

For Pay on Delivery orders, refunds will be processed either to your bank account (via National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)) or Amazon account (as Amazon Pay balance).

For more details, please see Amazon’s Return Pick up and Self Ship Guidelines.

Where can I view the status of the return?

 

 

  1. Locate the item from Your Orders
  2. Select Return/Refund status

Source: Amazon

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Amazon India Lockdown 4.0 updates

FAQs about Amazon Orders and Deliveries after lockdown 4.0

As per the latest government guidelines, Amazon has started accepting orders for all products across the country and for essential products in Containment Areas

1. Are you delivering non-essential products?

Amazon welcomes the latest notification from Government of India as it enables e-commerce to deliver a wider selection of products while upholding the tenets of safety and social distancing.

As per the latest government guidelines, we have started accepting orders for all products across the country and for essential products in Containment Areas.

2. Can I now place orders using Cash/Pay on Delivery?

Amazon is now accepting Cash/Pay on Delivery in most locations where we are delivering all products. If your location is eligible for Pay on Delivery, you will see the option on the payment page while placing your order. In locations where we are delivering only essential products, they will continue to accept pre-paid orders only.

3. I have already placed an order, but it is showing a long delivery date?

Amazon has geared up operations to start delivering all products across the country in all zones following the Central and respective State Government guidelines. Hence, deliveries may take longer than usual.

4. What about my pending non-essential prepaid order? When will I receive it?

As per the latest government guidelines, Amazon had started processing existing orders for all products across the country, except Containment Areas. You will be notified via email and on App once orders are processed.

5. Can I still create returns for my orders?

Yes, you can create returns by visiting Your Orders. However, the returns pick up timeline may be longer than usual.

6. When will you pick-up my return order?

We are prioritizing our fulfillment and operations to deliver products which our customers would need as they continue to stay at home. We will notify you on when we can schedule the return-pick. We appreciate your patience in this regard.

7. Is it safe to receive orders?

For guidance on COVID-19, please refer to article about Is it safe to receive orders from online shopping companies during COVID -19 Outbreak.

8. What is Amazon doing to keep customers and employees safe?

Check Amazon COVID 19 update as how they are keeping safe and their employees.

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Amazon Live updates during Covid-19

29th April  :

Amazon Pay launches Amazon Pay Later

‘Amazon Pay Later’, is a service that will extend a virtual line of credit to eligible customers shopping on Amazon.in. With an easy digital sign-up process, customers will get access to instant credit that they can use to buy any product ranging from daily essentials to electronics and clothing items. Customers can also use this credit to complete their bill payments on Amazon.in. Amazon Pay Later service offers the option to repay in the subsequent month at no additional fees, or in easy EMIs up to 12 months at nominal interest rates. Read More here

Amazon India launches special fund to help SMB partners in logistics

Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) across India have been financially impacted due to the nationwide lockdown in these unprecedented times. In an effort to enable the SMBs in logistics that are heavily reliant on the company, Amazon India has introduced a Partner Support Fund. This Fund for small and medium businesses in logistics will be available to Delivery Service Partners (DSP) and select Transportation partners in India to help adjust their business model to the new realities posed during the lockdown. Through the one-time disbursement, the fund will support the partners in multiple ways. This includes enabling them to provide financial aid to close to 40,000 of their staff for the month of April’20. Additionally it will help cover some critical fixed infrastructure costs, and support liquidity and cash flow for these businesses as they resume and scale their operations post lockdown.

As on 27th April, 12:00 PM:

  • Amazon Pantry is now accepting orders in 128 cities
    • We are accepting orders for grocery essentials in select pin codes of these cities. Click here to check cities and serviceable pin codes within these cities.
    • We are prioritizing deliveries of existing orders. Delivery of new orders could take 5 to 8 days. We thank you for your patience.

As on 27th April, 12:00 PM:

  • Deliveries resume in 65 cities
    • We have now resumed deliveries in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chandigarh, Chitradurga, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dharwad, Durgapur, Faridabad, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gandhi Nagar, Guntur, Gurugram, Hooghly, Howrah, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mandya, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mohali, Mumbai (including Thane), Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Noida, Panipat, Panjim, Patna, Pune, Puducherry, Raipur, Rajahmundhry, Rajkot, Ramanagar, Ranchi, Rohtak, Salem, Satara, Sonipat, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.
    • We are only delivering existing orders of essential products purchased using pre-paid payment methods. Due to the lockdown and restrictions in movement, these deliveries might be delayed. We thank you for your patience.
    • For new orders, you can check the product detail pages for expected delivery time.

As on 27th April, 7:00 AM:

  • In line with the latest notification from the Government, we are delivering essential products only. We will continue to work closely with all Central, State and local authorities for expedited processes to make deliveries of a broader range of priority products possible.

As on 24th April, 10:00 AM:

  • Amazon Pantry is now accepting orders in 121 cities
    • We are accepting orders for grocery essentials in select pin codes of these cities. Click here to check cities and serviceable pin codes within these cities.
    • We are prioritizing deliveries of existing orders. Delivery of new orders could take 5 to 8 days. We thank you for your patience.

As on 24th April, 9:30 AM:

  • Deliveries resume in 61 cities
    • We have now resumed deliveries in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chandigarh, Chitradurga, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dharwad, Durgapur, Faridabad, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gandhi Nagar, Guntur, Gurugram, Hooghly, Howrah, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mandya, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mohali, Mumbai (including Thane), Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Noida, Panjim, Patna, Pune, Puducherry, Raipur, Rajahmundhry, Ramanagar, Ranchi, Rohtak, Salem, Satara, Sonipat, Surat, Vadodara, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.
    • We are only delivering existing orders of essential products purchased using pre-paid payment methods. Due to the lockdown and restrictions in movement, these deliveries might be delayed. We thank you for your patience.
    • For new orders, you can check the product detail pages for expected delivery time.

As on 23rd April, 10:00 AM:

  • Amazon Pantry is now accepting orders in 117 cities
    • We are accepting orders for grocery essentials in select pin codes of these cities. Click here to check cities and serviceable pin codes within these cities.
    • We are prioritizing deliveries of existing orders. Delivery of new orders could take 5 to 8 days. We thank you for your patience.

As on 20th April, 9:30 AM:

  • In light of the latest government guidelines, we are taking orders of essentials products only.

As on 20th April, 9:00 AM:

  • Amazon Pantry is now accepting orders in 64 cities
    • We are now accepting orders for grocery essentials in select pin codes of Ahmedabad, Ambala, Ambernath, Amritsar, Bardhaman, Barrackpore, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dharwad, Ernakulam, Faridabad, Gandhinagar, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Guntur, Hooghly, Howrah, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kaithal, Kakinada, Kanpur, Karnal, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurukshethra, Lucknow, Luudhiana, Madurai, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mumbai, Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Panipat, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raigad, Rajahmundhry, Ranchi, Rohtak, Salem, Sonipat, Sriperumbudur, Surat, Tenali, Tirupathi, Vadodara, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Warangal. Click here to check pin codes.
    • We are prioritizing deliveries of existing orders. Delivery of new orders could take 5 to 8 days. We thank you for your patience.

As on 20th April, 9:00 AM:

  • Deliveries resume in 41 cities
    • We have now resumed deliveries in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Durgapur, Faridabad, Gandhi Nagar, Guntur, Gurugram, Hooghly, Howrah, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangaluru, Mohali, Mumbai (including Thane), Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Noida, Panjim, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundhry, Satara, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.
    • We are only delivering existing orders of essential products purchased using pre-paid payment methods. Due to the lockdown and restrictions in movement, these deliveries might be delayed. We thank you for your patience.
    • For new orders, you can check the product detail pages for expected delivery time.

Source : Amazon India

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10 Things to buy on Amazon if your Toddler is a Peppa Pig fan

Peppa Pig is a craze among kids especially toddlers. They simply love to flaunt Peppa Pig themed bags, Bottle. Kids also love to have a Peppa Pig themed Birthday party. To make your life simpler we have sorted out a few Peppa Pig themed products which are available on Amazon. You can give these as gifts or buy them for your kids.

Peppa Pig Coin Purse

 

Peppa Pig themed purse for kids. This Pink colour Small sling Bag features attractive print with embossed with Peppa Pig character. The snap lock of the bag have good smoothness that is designed for your kid’s tender little hands. Made of durable and quality material and have enough space to store all your kids stuff with ease.

Peppa Pig Toothbrush

This is twin toothbrush featuring Peppa and George. This pack is available in Pink and Blue. So have fun while you clean.

Peppa Pig Books

Peppa pig books collection includes Magnet books, Wipe and clean books, Read it yourself books and many more for your toddlers. It can invoke the feeling of reading while having fun.

Peppa Pig Miniatures

Peppa pig family, design inspired by Peppa, George, daddy, mummy & friends. They are made of Good quality PVC material, rubber heads, articulating hands and legs. You can use them as gifts for any occasion. This is a Kid’s PVC Peppa Pig Family and Friends Toy Set Action Figure. The size is 9 cm and 5.8 cm . It comes in a Set of 14. Amazon has others options also Peppa Pig family miniatures.

Peppa Pig Sipper Bottles

The slim design fits into most standard auto cup holders, making it perfect for long car rides and commutes. Swap out wasteful, warm bottled water for a longer-lasting, better quality solution, and enjoy delicious drink out of a water bottle.Durable & Lightweight, it can take a beating and still remain Leak Free And Sturdy. SPILL PROOF & EASY TO CARRY ON THE GO: Spill Proof Lid Keeps your drink safely inside, and the leak proof bottle shape allows the bottle to easily fit into your cup holder! Plus, the double walls prevent condensation, so your fingers stay dry.

Peppa Pig Cutlery

Peppa pig theme cutlery set for kids, Suitable for kids of all ages. It comes in the set of 4 which includes the Peppa Pig Family Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig, Peppa Pig and George.

Peppa Pig Girl’s Accessories

These cute little bands are like little ornaments for your little girls. These bands are easy to put and take out from hair. Perfect for all formal and casual occasions wears.

Peppa Pig Home Decore

This pillow is perfect for toddlers up to 4 years old. Velvet Material is soft and comfortable.

Peppa Pig School Bag

Peppa Pig EVA Mask Bag. Made of durable and quality satin material. EVA Emboss on the front. It features Kids favourite Peppa Pig print making it more appealing to kids.It also has Peppa Pig Detachable Mask; wherein kids can wear the Peppa Pig Mask for Theme Parties. Shine on the front with Emboss making it a visual treat for eyes and happiness for your child. Spacious to accommodate all your essentials

Peppa Pig Mug

Cute and attractive 5D steel body rubberised embossed mugs for kids. The mug is a normal size mug with capacity of about 200 ml. This attractive mug is made up of steel and can be used to drink hot beverages and milk and any other drinks

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10 Must read books for Kids upto 5 years available on Amazon

Kids love books especially the preschoolers aged up to 5, who are exploring the world of Books thorough colours, sounds and touch.

Kids up to 5 years of age can show interest in Counting books, storybooks, Alphabet books, Plant & Animals books depending upon their interest and exposure.

10 Must read books for Preschoolers available on Amazon
10 Must read books for Preschoolers

Spot Can Count: An Original lift-the-flap book

Spot Can Count is a classic Spot book by Eric Hill In this classic Spot book, flaps on every page reveal an increasing number of surprises as every toddler’s favourite puppy, Spot, counts from one to ten, meeting farm animals along the way. One small mouse under some sacks is followed by two squirrels in a tree – all the way to ten cows in a barn. This book is lots of fun and full of surprises – and the perfect early learning tool for children learning to count.

Peppa Pig: Practise with Peppa Wipe-Clean First Numbers: Practise with Peppa Wipe-Clean Numbers

Develop and practise first number skills with Peppa Pig and friends in this colourful wipe-clean activity book. Children will learn how to write the numbers 1-10 and begin to link number words with the numerals (one = 1) through a range of fun Peppa-themed activities.

Ideal for young readers who are starting school and developing first number skills and pencil control. Children can wipe the page clean and practise again and again. Includes a free pen.

For more confident learners, why not also try Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Counting to practise numbers up to 20?

Preschool Color & Activity Book (Color and Activity Books)

Preschoolers will have hours of fun with this activity-packed book. There are puzzles to complete, pictures to color in, drawing activities, as well as over 200 stickers to place on the book pages. A great way for kids to learn while having fun.

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit is a delightful story from bestselling duo Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard. Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciates his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other animals, he meets?

Why I Love My Mummy

I love my mummy because…’

Everyone’s mummy is the best. And who better to tell the world than children themselves? This charming book combines endearing things said by children about their mothers with gentle illustrations of familiar animals. With beautiful pictures and charming words from children, all about mummies, this is the perfect book to share with Mum!

How a Seed Grows: Let’s Read and Find out Science – 1

 

A bestselling Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book, with a brand new look! This classic picture book is all about how a seed grows into a plant! How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? This classic Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book by Helene J. Jordan and illustrated by Loretta Krupinski shows how a little seed becomes the plants and trees that surround us. Now rebranded with a new look, this book includes a Find Out More activity section with a simple experiment encouraging kids to discover what a seed needs to grow. Both text and artwork were expert-reviewed for accuracy.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin’s rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.

No Matter What

Small feels grumpy, but Large knows what to say to make everything better, in a charming tale about the relationship between parents and children, featuring rhyming text and appealing pictures. 40,000 first printing.

Shark in the Park (Usborne Phonics Readers)

This is a story with a phonics-based text, designed to help children learn to read. Some pages have fold-out flaps which give new readers a chance to guess what will happen next.

My Little Pony – Wipe-Clean First Spellings

This fun My Little Pony activity book has shiny, wipe-clean pages and a special pen to make practising first spellings as easy as A, B, C!

Each page provides practice of themed words that children will come across, both at school and in the My Little Pony world, to help support school and home learning. Content includes key phonics spelling patterns such as ‘ai’, ‘er’ and ‘igh’, nouns, verbs, tricky words, numbers and character words. The last page can be used as a place for your child to practise their own school spellings using the ‘look, cover, write, check’ approach.

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8 Website to send Rakhi to India

Rakhi is a very special festival in India, as it celebrates the bond of brother sister relationship. Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August.

One of the major problem now a days is sending Rakhi and gifts to their brother and sisters as most of them are staying apart/ different cities/countries. Gone are the days when he used to snatch chocolate which was given as gift in Raksha Bandhan and you used to personally go to store to buy Rakhi for your brother.

Options are available online to send Rakhi and gifts online within and outside India. But there are some challenges also for e.g. quality of Rakhi and gifts as some of the protals display beautiful Rakhi on their website but when it gets delivered it turn out to be of not good quality, delay in delivery of Rakhi after Raksha Bandhan, Cost is much higher as compared to the same Rakhi and gifts available in the nearby store. But still you have to make a choice among available option as you want that it should reach within specified time.

There are websites which can deliver Rakhi and gifts like chocolates, dry fruit, cake, flowers, personalized gifts and many more things for your loved ones even when you are in India or outside India.

 

  • Amazon : You can get wide variety of Rakhi to choose from Amazon. Ordering from Amazon has it’s own benefit like delivery to even small cities and town and cash on delivery option. So you don’t need to worry if Rakhi can be delivered to your desired location or not.
  • FNP : Fern N Petals is one of the most popular and trusted gift sending portal. You can get option to choose from beautiful Rakhi options and combos as per your requirement. Plus apart from sending Rakhi and Rakhi combos for your brother, website also offers gifting options for Sisters. They also offer same day delivery at an additional cost to selected cities. Select from the awesome collection and pay online as per your preferred payment option.
  • Floweraura : Floweraura delivers Rakhi and gift combos to more than 200+ cities. They have a collection of 671 Rakhi gifts on sale, ranging from INR 149 to INR 2999, so you choose as per your budget and choice.
  • Archies online : Archies one of our favorite childhood shop is has also gone online from past few years. Archies offers wide range of Rakhi, Rakhi cards, gift combos to choose from. One of the best collection of Rakhi and gift hampers for both brother and sisters
  • Flipkart : Flipkart is offering Rakhi starting from Rs. 35 to Rs.5,500, so you can choose as per your choice and the target delivery destination. Not all the Rakhi will be delivered in all the cities so you need to select your pincode and check the same.
  • Snapdeal : Snapdeal offers Rakhi, Rakhi hampers, Rakhi Thali, Kids rakhi, LED Rakhi and scented Rakhi.
  • Fabindia : Unique handmade Rakhi for your brother which he is going to love with no doubt. Rakhi will be delivered in 5 working days from the date of placing your order and no additional shipping charges are applicable. 
  • India Gift portal : IGP offers Rakhi set, Rakhi hampers which includes chocolate, gifts, sweets, dry fruits. They also have option of Express delivery in selected cities. You can make payment though debit/ credit card or netbanking.
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Theft at Amazon office

A theft has occurred in the early hours of Sunday at Amazon office, suspected burglars are sacked employees of Amazon.A theft has occurred in the early hours of Sunday at Amazon office, suspected burglars are sacked employees of Amazon.

Some unidentified burglars barged into the office of Amazon in Shimlapuri, tied up the security guard, and escaped with a cash locker in the early hours of Sunday. While fleeing, they also took along with them the CCTV recording. Amazon officials said their office was shifted to Shimlapuri on June 18, and recently, they had replaced their staff. The police are suspecting the role of sacked workers behind the incident.

As per Economic Times,” Assistant commissioner of police (Industrial Area B) Sandeep Vadhera said: “The workers closed the office on Saturday at 1 am for the weekend. Thereafter, an elderly security guard, Amarjeet Singh remained in the office. At around 2.30am, the accused barged into the office by scaling the wall.”

ACP Vadhera said: “The accused have also taken along the CCTV recording. They also knew the office is closed on Saturday and Sunday, and only one guard would be present. It seems they were quite familiar with the office and CCTVs etc. The workers who were fired recently are the prime suspects in this case, and the police have started tracing them.”

 

Source: Economic Times

 

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How to know review and rating are fake or real on online shopping site

While making online purchase reviews and rating play a very important role. But the thing is, not every review or rating is genuine or real. But it is true that Reviews and rating influence your decision-making process.

We tend to check reviews not only for brands which are not known to us as we do not know how it will come out once we receive the delivery but also for brands with which we are familiar, to know if it is genuine, it is as per your requirement or not, it is for the purpose for which you are buying, etc.. It is proved that online rating and reviews are checked by people as they consider them as personal recommendation from buyers.

Reviews on online shopping websites or marketplace product page can be described in two parts:

  • Reviews about the online shopping platform
  • Review about the product

For e.g someone ordered a mixer grinder from any online shopping website and when it was received, it was broken. So there could be review regarding the seller that broken product was delivered or it could have been broken during shipping and delivery or like reviews regarding the brand that it not worth the price. So you should understand what response you are trying to find out from the review. Below is review of Juicer on a leading online shopping marketplace:

 

There are fake reviews and rating also on these online shopping websites, so who writes them:

  • Robots or AI are doing these jobs on behalf of sellers
  • Freelancer writes reviews on online shopping websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal etc… for sellers or brands
  • Fake reviews exist on social media or blogs/forum like Mouthshut.com, Twitter, Facebook

So, to crack the code, how to clear the clutter and read real reviews and use them in your decision-making process.

How to spot fake reviews on Online shopping websites:

  • Trust your instinct, this is the most important thing. Is the review sound too good/ bad to be true.
  • Watch out for generic names and/or photo-less profiles.
  • Look for verified purchases, use sort by the option, also look for reviews with images.

  • Look for phrase repetition. “Look through several reviews and see if any words or phrases are repeated in different reviews.
  • If in doubt, most of the online shopping marketplace have an option where you can reach out to the reviewer.

But don’t worry as you are not alone who is fighting to stop these fake reviews. This unethical bad review technique can be devastating for a business, especially on Amazon. The website is dealing with a serious counterfeit problem, so it has a few automated systems in place to protect buyers from fraud. If a product gets a lot of bad reviews in a short period, then the person who’s selling that product will get suspended from Amazon.

Also know how  to avoid fake reviews online while shopping online

 

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Looking for some extra income, Deliver for Amazon

Amazon India has launched Amazon Flex, where college students, food delivery executives, service sector staff or security guards can sign up and deliver goods for the company. 

Amazon has activated Flex’s app downloads here, where one can apply and upon verification and background checks and could start delivering for Amazon on their bikes. 

If you are looking for Flex app on your Play store or iPhone store than you will not be able to find it because it is not available there.

Below is the step to download Amazon Flex app on Android :

Click on the link : http://flex.amazon.com/downloadtheapp

A file will automatically begin downloading. Swipe down from the top of your screen, and you should see a progressing download for a file called “signed_AmazonFlex-X.X… .apk” where X.X may depend on the latest Amazon Flex app version release

Once the download is complete tap the icon. Here you will see a list of other files you may have downloaded in the past. Tap on the file you just downloaded, which will be at the very top.

The next screen will ask if you want to proceed with the installation. Note that the Amazon Flex app will require significant amounts of access to your phone, including access to your camera, GPS location and filesystem. Tap the “INSTALL” button located at the bottom right.

The Amazon Flex app will proceed with the installation. Now you can click on ” Open”.

Amazon will pay Flex partners on a weekly basis directly into their bank accounts.

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How to pay by card in Amazon cash on delivery orders

You can follow below steps to pay by card for Amazon cash on delivery orders :

  1. Add items to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  2. On the Select a payment method page you can add your credit card or debit card details by choosing either of the options in the Another Payment Method section.
  3. Continue placing your order.
  4. The order will be out for delivery and delivery boy has reached your doorstep
  5. Ask your delivery agent for a card swipe machine/mPOS
  6. Be ready with your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Rupay debit or credit cards from any bank
  7. Swipe/insert your card
  8. Enter your card ATM PIN number to complete the payment
  9. Post successful payment, you will get a confirmation message.
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How to pay through Amazon Pay link

Amazon pay link is available in a limited location, but you can check this with your Amazon delivery person at the time of receiving the product. By using cash on the delivery option or Pay on the delivery option you can pay through the Amazon Pay link

How to use Amazon pay link :

  1. Ask your delivery agent for Pay link SMS on your smartphone which has internet connectivity
  2. Click on the link in SMS and initiate payment
  3. Select your payment method and complete payment using your credentials
  4. Post successful payment, you will get a confirmation message.
How Amazon Pay works
How Amazon Pay works
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8 things you should know about Amazon Cash on delivery option

Cash on delivery or Pay on delivery is option available to it’s buyers alongwith other payment options:

Amazon India Pay on Delivery orders can be paid using Cash ( Cash on delivery) or Credit card/Debit card/Net banking.

You can check with the delivery associate if you can pay by using Amazon Pay link and card swipe machine/mPOS

Amazon India also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Rupay debit and credit cards from all banks

Things to remember for using Amazon Cash on delivery or Pay on delivery option :

  • Amazon Cash on delivery/ Pay on Delivery’ is not available for all pin codes. This is due to limitations of courier services. Click here to see the list of states where this facility is not available.
  • ‘Pay on Delivery’/ Cash on delivery in Amazon is not available if your order value exceeds Rs. 30,000.
  • ‘Pay on Delivery’ / Cash on delivery in Amazon is only available for some items under Lightning Deals.
  • ‘Pay on Delivery’ / Cash on delivery in Amazon is currently not available for Fine Art category.
  • Amazon India Pay on Delivery / Cash on delivery is not available for orders which include items sold by Global Store.
  • For precious jewelry, all orders placed using Pay on Delivery
    / Cash on delivery as a payment method will be verified through a call before shipment.
  • If you’re using Pay on Delivery / Cash on delivery as a payment method and your mobile number is not verified on Amazon, you will be asked to enter a One-Time password in order to complete your order. This One- Time password is sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Amazon India Prime customers are ineligible for No-rush shipping cashback if they choose to pay for the order using Cash on delivery or Pay on Delivery’.
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to buy Men’s Sportswear Online in India

When it comes to buying your new gym wear, sports wear or active wear online, most of these top sporting brands come to mind. Of course, you can buy directly from Adidas or Nike, but this can often cost more and they do not deliver to all cities.

Buying from online stores has a number of benefits. Often you can get delivery the very next day, and if you get your order in early enough, you may even get same-day delivery. Also, keep your eye out for sales at any of these stores as the sales will often include a lot of these sporting brands.

Below websites in India can help you shortlist your perfect sportswear, but be sure about your fit because comfort is the only primary requirement in this category. If you are not sure about the size don’t forget to have a look at the return policy of these websites.

8 Websites to buy men sportswear online in India :

Columbia Sportswear : Men can buy Columbia’s wide range of products of active wear and sports wear from their website. You can buy T- shirt, lower, shorts, jackets, footwear to complete you sports look. You can avail free shipping for orders above Rs.1000. Website does not offer return only exchanges are acceptable, so be sure about you purchase.

Prolineindia : Proline is a well known brand among fitness lovers. Men can buy sportswear products from their websites. Sportswear products like Sweatshirt, Polos & Tees, sweater, jackets, bottoms and shorts are available on their website. You can avail free shipping for orders above Rs. 500, below that you need to pay Rs.50 additional cost as shipping cost. You can make payment through debit card, Credit card and Net Banking. To check if your area is covered in their delivery, you can call on 919620900049  and provide your pincode.

Alcissports : Alcis Sports products for men are Dry-Tech , Anti-Odour, Anti-Static, Anti-UV and Light X, the products are specifically designed keeping Indian lifestyles and weather conditions in mind. The product range consists of clothes to wear while running, training, yoga, football, racquet sports and other athletic and leisure activities. For your first order with ALCIS, shipping will be completely FREE. Also, for all the subsequent purchases of Rs. 999* or more, they will deliver the order to your doorstep free of cost. A shipping charge of Rs. 99 will be applicable to all orders under Rs. 500.

2golife : 2GO, have you covered when it comes to your activewear needs with an ultimate range of sportswear for men. Choose from a wide range of sweat-wicking sports t-shirts, jackets, shorts and track pants and enjoy the benefits of our odor-free & bacterial free fabrics. Refund and return is available on all products except socks and vest. Cash on delivery is available and free delivery on orders above Rs. 1000.

Rockit.co.in : This is an all Men website for sportswear, Gym wear and active wear. Men can shop active T-shirt, Polos, sandows, Trackpant, shorts, tracksuit and sweatshirt. Cash on delivery option is available for orders above Rs.1000. Return and exchange policy is their by the website.

Didasportswear : Dida sportswear provides gym clothes and activewear for Men. Men Sportswear absorbs sweat and increases body temperature making you dry on the outside. You can opt for jackets, Shorts, tracksuit, t-shirt and tights in activewear and sportswear category. Free cash on delivery is available on all orders.

Sporto : Sporto is a men sportswear brand. Men can buy T-shirt, athletic jersy, Vest, tracks pant , Bermuda in sportswear , active wear and gym wear category. Free shipping is available across India.

Decathlon : Decathlon is one of the most renowned brands in sportswear, gym wear and active wear in India. With value for money offering, they are preferred in the activewear category. On their website, you can shop online. They have an easy return policy, 2 years warranty on products and free delivery on orders above Rs. 2999.

Still if you are not able to find what you were looking at then you can try Amazon, Jabong, Myntra, Flipkart and search for sports wear.

Want to complete your sports wear, active wear or gym wear with perfect shoes , try these shoe shopping websites online in India.

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How to Contact Amazon Customer care executive with issue in order

Have you ever faced a problem with your order on Amazon and wished to speak or chat with their executive. Normally orders are delivered successfully and buyers don’t face any problem. But when shoppers face any problem or issue with the order, they want to discuss with the Amazon representative.

You can share your order-related issues with Amazon support .

Amazon Customer care
Amazon Customer care

If you have faced any issues regarding any order from the above option you can click on shipping and Delivery option.

Select Contact courier option from the further drop down. After clicking on the page you can see list of courier services. You can view your courier service partner in the order details or the message you have received. Select on Contact Amazon from the Amazon Transportation services box. After clicking on that you will be redirected to the support page.

Select the order with which you facing the issue after that select the issue with the order :

Select from the list of issues you can select the exact problem which you are facing.

After selecting your problem in detail you can decide whether you wish to receive a call for the same or would like to chat with Amazon customer care executive or would like to receive mail for the same.

If you wish to receive a call, just put your mobile number and will receive a call within a few seconds.

Steps to Contact Amazon Customer care 

Go to Amazon Help at the footer –> Browse help topic –> Shipping & Delivery –> Contact Courier –> Contact Amazon ( Login if are not logged in) –> Select order –> Select problem in detail

 

 

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8 Websites to buy birthday gift for wife

Buying a birthday gift for the wife is very special, to show your wife how truly special she is to you, the same old presents just won’t cut it. Whether you’ve been married for five years or 50, you would like to surprise her with gifts to make it clear just how important she is to you. Birthday gift options for wife can be anything personalized gifts, dress, jewelry, footwear, accessories etc…

Whatever you buy for her with love the most important thing is the thought and the message behind the gift. Women want to feel loved, special and appreciated, so that’s why well thought out presents go a long way. If you buy her something that’s personal to her rather than a generic gift, she’ll know that you really care

Whatever you have in your mind these websites can help you to select from a wide range of options depending upon your requirement and budget.

Websites to buy a birthday gift for wife:

  • Personalised Gifts: For personalized gifts, you can buy from Fern n Petals and  Archies online as they have a nice collection of mugs, lamp, cushion covers, cards, magazine cover, photo frame.

 

  • Dresses: For dresses, you have a huge collection online you can select from western wear, ethnic wear, saree, winter wear. For this, you can try Jabong, Amazon, Myntra, Satya Paul, Shoppersstop, TataCliq,  Global Desi, as they have an awesome collection of dresses online which she is surely going to love.

  • Footwear : You can go for running shoes or sports shoes if she is a fitness freak, you can opt for sandals or boots, flats if she loves one of them. You can choose from the website like Jabong, Metro shoes, Lulu & Sky, Bata, Flipkart, Amazon. Do check for the return policy as if shoes do not fit in properly you might have to replace or return it.

 

 

  • Jewellery : Women have by default for jewelry whether it is fashion jewellery of gold or diamond. If you are looking for gold or diamond jewellery you can buy them online at Bluestone, Caratlane or Tanishq. Buying fashion jewellery or imitation jewellery is also a good option you can buy them at Voylla, Craftsvilla, Jabong, Amazon, FabIndia.

 

  • Flowers and Cake : Cake can start from personalized cake like photo cake, fondant cake, and fresh flowers bouquet, chocolate bouquet. All this you can buy at Fern N petals, Archies, India gift portal.

 

  • Gadgets and electronics: Gadgets and electronic equipements like fitness band, Smart watch, hair stylers can be good option. You can buy them online at Amazon and Flipkart.

 

  • Books : If your wife is a book lover you can always buy book suiting her taste or even Kindle at Amazon. Books can be bought at Flipkart and Amazon.

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How to protect privacy in Alexa enabled devices

Recent news related to Alexa regarding the an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family’s private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies.

Maintaining privacy in this internet and connected world is one of the biggest issues.

In India Alexa enabled Devices from Amazon are Echo Dot, Amazon Echo, Echo plus and Echo Spot.  These are hands-free smart speakers that lets  you control using your voice. It connects to Alexa – a cloud based voice service to play music, make calls, check weather and news, set alarms, control smart home devices, and much more.

Amazon records all the commands you give and uses that data to make Alexa even smarter, but you can delete all of it pretty easily if you want to.

How to delete Conversation with Amazon’s Alexa

The Amazon FAQ states, “You can delete specific voice recordings associated with your account by going to History in Settings in the Alexa App, drilling down for a specific entry, and then tapping the delete button. Or, you can delete all voice recordings associated with your account for each of your Alexa-enabled products, by selecting the applicable product at the Manage Your Content and Devices page at www.amazon.com/mycdor contacting customer service.” Amazon recommends against doing this, however, as it will result in a less personalized experience and poorly tailored responses.

Amazon also pointed to a very helpful Alexa and Alexa Device FAQ page that provides more detail on how the Echo devices work. More importantly, it also provides information for how to shut off the Echo / Echo Dot microphone if you don’t want Alexa to listen at all, or review and delete things Alexa may have recorded you saying. Mute the Echo when not in use. A physical mute button is located at the top of the device. The “always listening” microphone will be disabled until physically unmuted.

Below Video tutorial can also help you how to delete conversation with Alexa.

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Alexa’s Creepy laugh to funny search results to make your day lighter

In past few days Amazon’s Alexa has been making buzz on the internet for the both good and bad(creepy) things. People are dying to own a one and also not letting go nay chance go to make fun with Alexa by asking funny questions.

In case you  are not aware about Alexa, Alexa is the brain behind Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot and Echo Plus. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question—just ask and Alexa will respond. Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. Alexa can make your life easier and more fun. You can engage with Alexa for Music & Entertainment, News & Information, Calling & Messaging, Shopping, questions & answers to name among few.

These days Alexa is making buzz for the funny question people are asking from her.

Alexa has been designed to understand different languages, but still glitches can happen.  A twitter user has posted that after he was drunk Alexa couldn’t decipher his accent. Uhhh probably this is not a bug but Alexa has not been designed to understand people accent and language when they are drunk

Alexa review on Twitter

As per a report in Metro US, a man from California claimed that his Amazon Alexa, out of the blue, said, “Every time I close my eyes, all I see is people dying.” While there have been many instances of Alexa saying creepy things that went viral on social media, the latest addition to the list is a claim by 30-year-old Shawn Kinnear.

On of the Twwitter user has mentioned that instead of playing Pandora Alexa started playing Dora. Oops sometime errors  can happen.

Comments on Alexa by Twitter user

Alexa user response

Customization as it’s own advantage. What a great to start with this positive note from Alexa. “..Just stop for a second and smell the roses, or the fresh laundru, or motor oil or whatever it is that makes you feel OK about taking an extra moment to get from Point A to point B.”

People are excited to give this as present.

A sweet Birthday song is always welcomed.

You can still play around with Alexa and Grab your own Alexa enabled devices such as:

  • Echo Spot
  • Echo Dot
  • Amazon Echo
  • Echo Plus
  • Eufy Genie
  • Jabra Elite 65t
  • Harman Kardon Allure

Share your funny Alexa’s response in the comments section and let others enjoy.

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Amazon Echo – Voice control your music, Make calls, Get news, weather & more

Amazon has launched Amazon Echo in India.

All you wanted to know about Amazon Echo 

  • Amazon Echo is a hands-free smart speaker that you control using your voice. It connects to Alexa – a cloud based voice service to play music, make calls, check weather and news, set alarms, control smart home devices, and much more.
  • Echo has powerful speakers that fill the room with immersive 360° omnidirectional audio, and deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass response.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from your favourite music services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, and TuneIn. Using multi-room music, you can even play music across multiple Echo devices at the same time.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even in noisy environments or while playing music.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Simply ask “Alexa, how do I set up calling?” to get started.
  • Controls lights, plugs, and more with compatible connected devices from Philips, Syska, TP-Link and Oakter.

Amazon Echo is available at Rs. 9,999 in 3 different colour Black, Grey and White.

 

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