Bhubaneswar: When everything is on fast-track, why not Raksha Bandhan? First, there was ordinary post to send a Rakhi to a brother living in another city, then there was registered post, speed-post and now, online Rakhi.
Although it would be wrong to say that markets have lost their sheen when it comes to festival shopping, it is a fact that online shopping has devoured a good part of the market share.
Not to say that the Raksha Bandhan is not alive in Bhubaneswar markets. Festivity is very much in the air with enthusiastic sisters hand-picking Rakhis for their brothers from the various special stalls in the markets and big shops.
There is also a sizeable number of sisters who do not have the time for such indulgences due to work schedules etc. The regional Rakhi shopping sites that have sprouted almost overnight are their saviour. These sites promise to accept orders and deliver to the provided address on the same day.
Bhubaneswar Cake, Rajdhani Florist, Bhubaneswar Gifts, Bhubaneswar Flower Shop are just some of them. They sell customised, tailor-made and designer Rakhis, and provide offers on Rakhi combos with brother-sister themed gifts, chocolates, flowers and cakes.
“We are a Kolkata-based business entity and we also have a branch in Bhubaneswar. We provide free home delivery services with cancellation, substitution and refund policies,” said Rahul, an employee of Bhubaneswar Gifts.
“We are six months old in Bhubaneswar. As we are an online website, we also coordinate with local shops to deliver products to our customers,” said Ranjan Das of Bhubaneswar Cake.
These stores promise best quality products and exciting offers. The customers are attracted by their free and same day home delivery services. They are convenient for people who are hard-pressed for time or those who want to avoid the market rush.