- Flipkart is now charging a sale fee for discounted products.
- It is charging Rs 10 as a sale fee.
- Many users have expressed their disappointment with Flipkart’s new money-making tactics.
Flipkart recently held its Big Savings Days Sale a few days ago where several products were offered at a discount. However, users were disappointed when they found out that they would have to pay a sale fee. While Flipkart is charging a small amount of Rs 10 as a sale fee currently, many users believe that it’s just another money-making tactic from the e-commerce platform just like the secured packaging fee.
Flipkart recently increased the price of its packaging fee from Rs 69 to Rs 99. Here’s everything users have to say about the Flipkart sale fee on Twitter.
Customers Disappointed After Flipkart Starts Charging Sale Fee
Many customers are disappointed after they found that they will have to pay another Rs 10 as a sale fee. The sale fee is applicable to discounted products. Several buyers have called it ‘looting’ on Flipkart’s part whereas some other buyers have said that the Flipkart sale fee is pointless as it makes the discount irrelevant.
Whenever you are buying a discounted product during a sale period, a nominal charge of Rs 10 will be added to your total bill. It comes with a message,” You are enjoying top deals with a one-time sale fee of Rs 10″. Flipkart claims that over 20 lakh users have saved more than Rs 20 crore so far with top deals.
Many users took to Twitter to complain about Flipkart charging sale fee. A user wrote, “Another way to loot money from your customers.”
What is this "Sale fee" now?@flipkartsupport
Another way to loot money from your customers.@Flipkart @GyanTherapy @TechWiser pic.twitter.com/x04BYK9lGI
— Arsh🍁 (@arshsisodiya) May 3, 2023
Hilariously, Flipkart is charging sale fee on products that are not even on discount as per a tweet from a user.
@Flipkart is charging *SALE FEE of ₹10* on an item that isn't even on sale!
Good Job #Flipkart 👏 pic.twitter.com/OM14CUkhhK
— Pawan Yadav (@CrisONViper) May 3, 2023
A user was disappointed when he found out that even after paying a Rs 10 sale fee and Rs 40 shipping charges, he received a broken product.
After having @Flipkart plus member,after paying extra ₹40 as shipping charge,₹10 as sale fee. This is what you get from flipkart. A broken product with no outer packaging. @flipkartsupport kindly look into this. pic.twitter.com/Y0U28rNUhN
— Sarthak T (@Sarthakk023) May 9, 2023
Another Twitter user termed the sale fee as unfair.
Hey @Flipkart why is this unfair practice of levying a sale fee of Rs.10? #FlipkartSale #Flipkart #flipkartscam @flipkartsupport @CCI_India pic.twitter.com/46gpW6lHxp
— Akash (@IndianTweeetz) May 6, 2023
A user said that even if Rs 10 is a small amount, collecting it from 10 million people during the sales period may turn it into a big amount.
One time sale fee @Flipkart really? 10 rupees might be a small amount but think if this is levied on 10 million people who might purchase during such sales 😕 #Flipkart #FlipkartSale pic.twitter.com/J6kTqGPexq
— Prasanth Vardhan P (@pvardhanp) May 3, 2023
Apparently, there are endless complaints about Flipkart charging sale fee on Twitter and on other platforms.
Why Flipkart is Charging Sale Fee?
After several allegations, Flipkart responded to the users with a statement on sale fee. While responding to a user on Twitter, the Flipkart support handle said.
“We understand your concern related to the Sale fee. Please note that it is a nominal fee for select products with great offers and is applied only to your first order during a sale event. This fee helps us bring you a wide range of products with great value during a sale event. Thanks for your understanding.”
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