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Friday, June 29, 2012

No time to go to the market to buy groceries? Gargi Bansod suggests you log on to localbanya.com to get them at your doorstep

It’s hard to tell if the growing trend of online shopping is making our lives easier or turning us into sheer spoon-fed citizens. But, yes, our fast-paced lifestyles and the numerous activities we are involved in leave us with no time to even spare even a few minutes to shop for basic amenities. And that’s where Localbanya.com steps in.

You don’t have to go through the disgusting moment while buying groceries from your local vendor, wondering where his hands might have traveled before he gathered up the vegetables for you. Localbanya.com has come to your rescue to save you from all that ickiness. An online supermarket which hosts a wide array of products such as packaged foods, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, spices, personal care products such as shampoos, baby care products, household supplies such as pet food cleaning equipment and several other amenities.

The most simple and easy website that I have come across, you feel like browsing through Localbanya.com when you log onto it. No fuss, no jazzy colours or pop-ups, the website has a clear design and format for anyone to understand (read: housewives who have just learnt to surf the net). On the left side, you’ll see a column named Browse Aisles, just like in a supermarket, where the whole list of products they offer is mentioned. Or you can just type in the product name and category to directly reach the product that you want. They also have a ‘My Usuals’ section, where all the items you purchase on a regular basis are listed according to your usual budget.

Apart from the regular items, they have two unique sections: Bunyas Bundles and Shor Sharaba. I loved them for the sheer quirkiness of the items on display.

Shor Sharaba includes graphic mugs, coasters, clocks and mouse pads, of which we instantly fell in love with the laptop sleeves (`1,022.07) which are available in funky prints and colours. Under Banyas Bundles, you’ll find some really interesting items such as a Hangover Kit (`1,536.30), Girl On The Go (`920.7) and FootBall Fanatics (`893.54). While the Hangover Kit includes everything you might need to cure yourself after a dreadful night, from lemon flavoured Eno, water and lemon tea to a whole breakfast meal, the Girl On The Go includes sweet nothings needed by every woman. And to keep up with the Euro fever, the FootBall Fanatics bundle comprises of all the things you will need to throw a football party at home, including Maggi noodles and garbage bags!

Another interesting concept of the website is that they offer Local Banya Expert Advice on many items; a few helpful tips from them about the concerned product.
With discounts on almost every item, free home delivery, payment on receiving your order to even choosing the time slot of when you want it to be delivered, could you possibly need any more reason to place an order on Localbanya.com? For a minimum order of `500, we suggest you get clicking right away.

Where www.localbanya.com

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