How To Get Refunds?

For Indian consumers, its important to know about ways to get refund for their transactions considering that a large number of Indian consumers are going for online transactions. While an online transaction has its benefits, the most common question people have confusion about is how to get refunds for their online or cashless transactions if needed. And what they can do if the other party is not responding or helping. In this post, we will try and answer your all questions regarding this.

Refunds For POS Sales

After demonetization, almost every shop in India is now having POS (Point Of Sale) machines for accepting card payments. When you pay using your card and need a refund later, the machine and the vendor/shop owner has the ability to refund the partial or full amount of sale directly back to your card. Whey they do so, banks take time to refund but you will be getting your refund back to your card within 1-7 business days mostly. In case, if a vendor is saying that he refunded you but you haven’t got a refund even after 7 business days, contact your card issuing bank.

Refund For Wallet Transactions

With more use of online payments, India has got a lot of online payment wallet companies as well like PayTM, Mobikwik, Amazon Pay, etc. If you use any of them for payment, all refunds will be credited back to your wallet balance most of the times until you made a transaction with a wallet which do not allow you to keep wallet balance. So if you get refund of any of your wallet payments, be sure to first check your wallet account balance. Most of the vendors using wallet payments can refund your payment in full or partially with the amount reflecting in your wallet account balance instantly. In case you do not get a refund, you can contact the wallet company for help which is another benefit of paying from a wallet.

Refund For Online Payments

When you pay online, you and your card are not physically present. In such scenarios, it is advisable to use your credit card for online payments where you can control the limit of spending as well as make a dispute with your bank in case you do not get what you paid for or someone misuses your card details. In case you use a debit card, try and use it through wallet payment services so that you can contact them in case of any disputes. To get a refund for online payments, contact the vendor you paid online and they can refund your payments in full or partially easily. Banks will take some time (1-7 business days) to credit the amount back to your card so have patience because obviously, paying online is instant and money gets deducted from your account instantly but when you need a refund, there is no option but to wait for your bank to process the refund request which the vendor will initiate.

Refund For UPI Payments

When you are using UPI for transferring money for any transaction online or offline, you are also able to get instant refund to your bank account when a vendor refunds you. Try and use reputed online payment wallet companies to register your bank account and create your UPI handle. This way, they can also track your transactions and can help you in case of any disputes.

Refund For Net Banking Payments

Net Banking payments are instant and cannot be reversed which means pay using Net Banking only when you know the vendor of your transaction can be trusted. If you need to use Net Banking for a vendor not so known, try and use it through an online payment wallet so that in case of any issues, you can contact the wallet company for help. To get a refund, you need to contact the vendor but he will not be able to refund it directly to your bank account if you paid through Net Banking without a wallet so do provide your vendor your bank account details in which you wish to get the refund.

So there you have it. Whatever ways you use to pay online, refunds are possible so do use digital transactions as it helps you in many ways and do not worry about getting refunds later if needed. If you follow the above process, there will generally be no issues in getting refund as and when needed. Already using online payments? Please write bank reviews, payment wallet reviews and online or offline shopping reviews on ReviewItIndia.com to help other Indian consumers make a right decision on which company or vendor to trust. Also get a chance to win Amazon gift cards with your reviews.



Online Grocery Delivery Services In India

India, with its increasing use of fast accessible Internet, is on the forefront of start ups trying to take the brick and mortar businesses to the online market. Online shopping of grocery is one such category where some of the players are already established while some are still launching their services every now and then. ReviewItIndia brings you the list of top online grocery delivery services in India. If you have used any of these, do help other consumers by writing reviews about them on ReviewItIndia.com and also get a chance to win Amazon gift cards.

BigBasket

Founded in 2011, BigBasket is one the leading companies delivering groceries for thousands of customers everyday in India. You can  go to either their website or download their Android or iOS application and select your location to browse the products available to you and place your order. They accept online payments as well as cash on delivery.

Grofers

Founded in 2013, Grofers has captured the market by offering smart club members only prices and timely delivery of essential groceries. Similar working concept to that of BigBasket, you can go online either to their website or mobile application, select your location to browse the products available for you and place an order for delivery. They too accept all major payment methods including wallets & cash on delivery.

Amazon Fresh

Its an Amazon service currently delivering in only select cities of India. Similar to the Amazon shopping app, you can do Amazon Fresh shopping on same app by selecting your delivery location, browsing available products and placing orders for selected time slots. Pay using Amazon Pay or any online methods.

Amazon Pantry

Similar to Amazon Fresh but different in terms that it sells only packed grocery items and not fresh ones. Available to more cities and offer great offers every month. To shop, just select Pantry category in Amazon.in or Amazon online shopping app.

Spencer’s

Being a retail store which also sells grocery, they also allow anyone to browse the available products online on Spencers.in OR on Spencer’s mobile application and place an order online. They deliver on time and also accept online payments however most of the time, they are not able to fulfill your complete order but they offer instant refunds in case you paid from a wallet.

Nature’s Basket

Started by Godrej and later acquired by Spencer’s in May 2019, Nature’s Basket offers online shopping of gourmet food in many cities around India. Good quality curated product selection focusing more on healthy living and international cuisine can be found on their website or mobile app.



Writing A Good Review To Help Others

A good review means your real & honest re-view of anything. How it looks to you? What are the things you feel should be appreciated or should be brought to the notice of the others so they can avoid it. Your review should not consist of basic generic information as that’s already available online for others to see. It should only consist of your views regarding the product or service or brand or place.

So with this post, we will try and highlight few points which if you will keep in mind while writing a review, it will surely be a good review and will not only help a lot of consumers in India but will also help you gain trust as a review author and with more and more brands in India going online nowadays for marketing, your position as a good review author can earn you free product samples, free hotel stays and sometimes some handy extra income for writing honest reviews. So you have got nothing to lose but a lot to gain by writing a good genuine review.

Be Honest In Your Review

This is most important thing. If your review sounds like a promotion or a personal bashing, it won’t gain the trust of the consumers reading it. No matter how sad, angry or happy you are while writing your review, keep it honest and describe what expectations you had and what you got. Do not make it personal. A genuine good or bad review is more appealing to a future consumer so your honest opinion will help them make a better decision.

Write What You Can Prove

Most of the time people write a lot of things in their reviews but do not have enough evidence to prove that what they wrote is truth. So write only the facts and things you can prove later if asked in your review. This way, your review will stand out among other generic reviews as a solid review backed up by facts and evidences.

Keep It Simple & Short

An age long saying is to keep it simple & short. You don’t need a long review to make your point. Rather, keep it short and simple. Make your points right away, do not tell a story. A review is your view about anything so you should just stick to the points you wish to make. People are more willing to read quick reviews rather than long ones. Also especially in India, English is not the first language and hence you should use simple words in your review so that even someone with very little knowledge of English can understand it.

Post Pictures & Videos If You Can

Along with your reviews, pictures can help say it louder so if you have any pictures that can support your review, do post it. And if you have made videos about the thing you are reviewing then post it as well along with your review to make your review look more genuine and stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Highlight The Main Points

Sometimes people are in a hurry but they still search online to read reviews quickly before making their decision so in that case, if you can highlight major points in your review by making those lines BOLD or underlined OR bullet points then that will surely get the attention.

Summarize The End

No matter the length of your reviews, do summarize it at the end so that others know what exactly you decided. So writing even a single line at the end of your review like “Due to the issues I faced with customer service of this brand, I would think twice before using this brand products in future”, will help other consumers make their mind.

So keep the above points in mind for a good review and write a review today on ReviewItIndia.com to help others & also get a chance to win Amazon gift cards with our review reward contests. For any help, do comment below or contact our support team.



Get Social Campaign By ReviewItIndia

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Social media has a massive reach in India. So whenever you do a written review or video review of anything on social media, it could potentially reach the masses as well as the brands associated with your reviews very easily. But the social media is mostly flooded with bad reviews only and while we support both bad and good reviews, we encourage consumers to write good reviews as well because if something is good, it probably needs more publicity so that more and more consumers can get benefit of the good thing as well.

In order to achieve that goal, ReviewItIndia is launching Get Social campaign on major social media platforms, namely – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter. We will be rewarding users of these four platforms for doing original honest reviews on their social media accounts. So if you use any of the above four social media platforms, you can do a review in writing or by video of anything in India, that is, movies, products, shopping, websites, restaurants, doctors, hospitals, apps, beauty products, services & even places so you can do a review on basically anything in India. And once you write/post a review, just add a hash tag #ReviewItIndia so that we can get to it.

The best reviews selected by our social media team will be getting Amazon Gift Cards worth anything between ₹25-₹250 (Also Share Your ReviewItIndia.com Username In Your Review Posts To Get Double Value Gift Cards!). We will be announcing winners on social media post of yours if you do not disable the comments on it. Once your social media review post is declared winner by our official handle in that platform, you need to contact us to claim your Amazon Gift Card.

GET CREATIVE, SPEAK UP, VOICE YOUR VIEWS TODAY & GET REWARDED FOR IT! Start posting reviews today with #ReviewItIndia

Now some rules, very simple yet required.

The only rules are:

  • You need to use #ReviewItIndia in your social media post so we can get to it
  • Post an honest & true review without any influence
  • Your social media account should be public & should not be posting anything related to prohibited topics*
  • Contact us to claim your gift card after your social media review post is declared winner on your post comments by our official social media account handles (follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter today)
  • We will be asking you to post a winner message on your social media account to confirm you are the owner of the social media account

 

Additional Terms of Campaign:

Date and time of  close of this campaign end if any will be announced on this page. Any reviews submitted after that time (end date & time) with #ReviewItIndia will not be eligible for the reward (gift cards). Unless your social media review post is declared winner in comments by our official social media account handle and then you contact us to claim your gift card, you will not get any reward. We will send all the winner gift cards to the winner email IDs within one month of contacting us.

We, at any time, can modify the terms of this campaign or end it. In every matter related to the campaign, the decision of ReviewItIndia.com staff shall be deemed final and no further appeals can be made anywhere. Please read full campaign terms and conditions which you agree to if you are participating in this campaign. Also, all the website terms and conditions are also applicable for the campaign and if you breach any of the conditions (campaign or website), you will be ineligible for any prize or reward.



Ausmo Cables Review: Better Than The Originals

Ausmo Cables Editorial Review, Rated  (4.5 / 5) By Our Editors

Ausmo is an American brand that manufactures and sells cables for mobiles in India as well. The company has other product range but this review focuses solely on the cables of Ausmo company. In use by one of our editors, we have found the cables made by Ausmo to be sturdy, tangle free, good speed charging and data transfer capable. And hence it gets 4.5 stars in our editorial review.

Packaging

First thing you will notice upon getting any of the cable by Ausmo is the sleek packaging. Its impressive and it keeps the cable safe in transit.

Product

Each cable fits exactly the way it should. Size is good enough for charging or transferring data from a bit far (you can order a large size as well). The cable is strong and will not tangle or break soon so seems durable. The charging seems as fast as original charging cable and data transfer speed is very good as well.

Warranty

Each of their cable comes with a free 12 months warranty. If you face any issues, all you need to do is contact them and they will take care of it for you. You might need to courier the cable but at least you are not wasting all your money in case cable is damaged or becomes faulty within 12 months.

Pricing

Pricing is competitive and as per quality you get. You won’t find any better cables in this price range.

Customer Support

You can contact Ausmo team by email or call or whatsapp for any queries before or after your purchase. They claim to reply within 24-48 hours.

Verdict

Ausmo cables are value for money, strong and durable. We can say in some cases, its better than the originals.

 

Have you used Ausmo cables? If yes, please write Ausmo cable reviews today on ReviewItIndia.com and help other consumers in India make the correct choice by reading honest user reviews. Also get a chance to make money for life and win gift cards with review reward contests.



Reward Code Offer

In our mission to encourage Indian consumers to write genuine reviews, be it good or bad, we are launching reward code offer starting 1st Dec 2019. Here on this page and on our various other pages, you will find reward codes which you can apply if you are posting a review after logging into your ReviewItIndia.com consumer account. Once applied and review is then submitted, you will get a message of success or failure depending upon whether the reward code is still active or not. The reviews will be be approved and published by our editorial team. If your review is published for which you applied the reward code successfully, you need to contact us after your review is published to get your reward.

The only rules are:

  • You need to register as a consumer on ReviewItIndia.com
  • Post a review after logging in to your ReviewItIndia.com consumer account
  • Apply the reward code while posting a review in the appropriate field and then it would show in my reviews section
  • Contact us after your review is published to claim your reward
  • The review should be at least 100 words long and not published anywhere else on Internet

 

Current Reward Code Offer:

There is no current reward code offer available.

Log in to your consumer account at ReviewItIndia.com (register for free if you don’t have an account yet) and apply RE2020 reward code while posting a review after logging in on the add review page in the field where it asks for a reward code. If successfully applied, you will see a success message and reward code details after submitting the review. You will also see it applied on the table in my reviews page. So once that review is published, you need to contact us to get your Rs.25 Amazon gift card. Remember, the code can be used multiple times so if you post let’s say 10 reviews with that code and you contact us after all are published, you will get Rs.25 x 10 = Rs.250 Amazon Gift Card. But the code will expire after some fixed number of overall uses so start writing reviews today and applying the code so that you can make the most of it while its still active. If you have any questions, please contact our support team at support@reviewitindia.com

Additional Terms of Offer:

Reward codes expire after a limited number of uses. So after it has expired, you won’t be able to submit a review with that reward code anymore and hence your review would not be eligible for reward of that reward code even if its being advertised at that time. Also date and time of reward code offer end if any will be announced on this page. Any reviews submitted after that time (reward code offer end date & time) for reward claim will not be eligible for the reward. Unless you can apply reward code to your review and then get it published and then contact us, you will not get any reward. We will send all the reward gift cards to the registered email IDs of the users within one month of contacting us.

We, at any time, can modify the terms of offer or end it. In every matter related to the offer, the decision of ReviewItIndia.com staff shall be deemed final and no further appeals can be made anywhere. Please read full offer terms and conditions which you agree to if you are participating in this offer. Also, all the website terms and conditions are also applicable for the offer and if you breach any of the conditions (offer or website), you will be ineligible for any prize or reward.



Brand Rewards – Encouraging Consumers To Write Reviews

As a brand or a business owner, sometimes its hard to pursue your existing customers, especially the satisfied customers to write reviews for you. Here at ReviewItIndia.com we understand that and run various review reward contests to reward our users for writing genuine reviews. Now to encourage them to write reviews for a particular brand, we have introduced brand rewards.

Brand rewards are nothing but something for users to cherish for after writing a genuine review for your brand. These rewards can be anything from gift cards to free product samples or simply some discount code for future use. However if reward is more lucrative then there are more chances of your customers posting reviews so make it something useful.

For consumers, its very easy to claim brand rewards and exciting to get something in return for their valuable time. You or we will give them a reward code or an offer link that will show the reward code on your brand review page. They log in to ReviewItIndia.com as a consumer, post their review for you and enter the reward code while posting the review. If the reward code is valid and active and successfully applied, system shows them the success message along with information on how to claim the reward.

We work closely with brands to help them achieve greater online reputation and more business. For a limited period of time, we will be posting brand rewards for your customers for select brands. To see if you we can work with you to promote your brand review page with brand rewards, please create your brand account today on ReviewItIndia.com or contact support@reviewitindia.com for details.



Market Your Business Online Today

In India, people are getting quick and easy access to Internet nowadays. And hence its very important that you have an online presence. We at ReviewItIndia.com can help you market your business online irrespective of your band having or not having any online presence so far. Using ReviewItIndia.com and its tools for brands, you can have your website or offline business in front of people interested in buying products or services for your brand. Its very easy to get started and we provide forever free access for brands to our portal.  Please read the below carefully as we describe brand on boarding process on ReviewItIndia.com & how you can use your brand account along with our tools and services to market your business online.

Create Your Free Brand Account

The very first step is quick. Simply click here and register your brand by filling in the simple form. After that, just click on the confirmation email we send you to activate your brand account on ReviewItIndia.com

Benefits Of Your Featured Brand Page

Your own featured brand page will automatically collect all reviews posted for your brand, its product and services. Our staff tag these manually while approving and publishing reviews so you can be assured that only reviews related to your brand gets posted on your page and nothing else. Apart from your brand reviews, on top of this page you can write a small intro or any information and share any offers for your future customers. For example, if you own a bakery in Greater Kailash, New Delhi, you can write simply this: “Best Bakery In Greater Kailash, New Delhi Offering You Delicious Freshly Baked Pastries & Cakes. Order Online OR Visit Us. Quote ReviewItIndia20 To Get 20% Off On Orders Above 500. Limited Period Offer. Write Reviews Later For Us Below & Get A Pastry Free On Your Next Order.” So see how you can use this small space to encourage the reader to become your customer and also help you get more future customers by writing good reviews for you.

Setting Up Your Own Brand Review Page

Now you know how to use your brand page for your business so let’s set up one for you. First of all, please search on our website search bar your brand name to see if your brand page already exists. If yes, simply contact our brand support and they will help you edit it according to your wish. If you cannot find your brand page already, simply log in to your brand account on ReviewItIndia.com to set up one for yourself. If you have any doubt or need any help while setting this up, you can contact our brand support anytime at support@reviewitindia.com and they will happily do this for you.

Marketing Your Brand Review Page

So once you have your brand page approved and published, it will get indexed in Google and other search engines and now when people search about your brand reviews or any term related to your business, they might come to this page and read your good reviews and see your offers and become your customers. Like in our example, if someone searches bakery shop in Greater Kailash New Delhi, your brand review page might come in the search results or if someone searches, your bakery name reviews, this page will again come up in search results. Apart from search engines helping you get customers, you can also market this review page anywhere, on your social media accounts or on your website or in emails you send out or in your shop, showing off your good reviews and attracting future customers. Do share your page URL to your existing customers asking them to review you. The more genuine reviews you have, the more trustworthy it becomes for your future customers to trust your brand.

For a limited period of time, we are offering video creation for free to market your review page on Youtube. For good pages with unique offers for customers, our team might create videos to promote your review page. To increase your chances of getting marketed on our Youtube channel, please be sure to create your page with a unique offer for our readers only. For any questions or assistance for brands, contact us at support@reviewitindia.com



Learn How To File Consumer Complaint In India Online

Everyday there are tons of cases in India where consumers are cheated and they feel like they cannot do anything about it. But the times have changed and now consumers in India can do a lot of things to protect their consumer rights. Most of the time people ask, how to file a consumer complaint against any brand or company in India. They are afraid of going to any lawyer and we get it. Generally the value of the consumer transaction is not worth the time and effort it takes to file a legal consumer case. However, the Department of Consumer Affairs in India have launched an Integrated Grievance Redressal portal in India where you can find lots of information on your consumer rights plus you will be able to register your complaint online and track its progress.

How to file a consumer complaint online in India?

Its very easy. Simply follow the steps below to file a consumer complaint against a brand or company.

  1. Visit https://consumerhelpline.gov.in/
  2. Click on Sign Up as Consumer button or visit https://consumerhelpline.gov.in/user/signup.php directly to sign up
  3. After registering, you can log in and be able to file a consumer complaint against any brand or company.

Please note that after one time registration, you can use the same account to file as many complaints as you would like. Each complaint will be given its unique case number which you can use to track its status online. While filing a complaint, you can list all the details as well as upload any supporting documents for the case. You can also ask for any compensation.

Be Sure To Voice Your Views

Please be do not afraid before filing any consumer complaint. Its your right as a consumer to ask for what you deserve. Also be sure to use ReviewItIndia.com to write reviews of anything in India and help other consumers become strong in India. And for each review you write on ReviewItIndia.com, you can win Amazon gift cards plus get a chance to make money for life. So what are you waiting for? Start writing reviews today.



Debit Card Blocked? Learn How To Avoid The Scams

So one day, I got a call from someone telling me that my debit card has been blocked even though I just used it few hours back. I just told the person that its OK, I do not want to get it activated and cut off the phone. The way I was tried to be scammed has become a major headache for Indian bank users. Hundreds of cases are reported everywhere in India where someone loses their money over a phone call. One of the methods used by the fraudsters is to call you and tell you that your debit card has been blocked and then get the sensitive data from you in the name of activating it again and ultimately stealing your hard earned money from your bank account. In this article, you will learn how you can avoid this scam.

Identify The Calls

First of all, do not take calls from unknown numbers. Install apps like Truecaller where you will learn instantly who is calling (mostly they are right) so you can decide whether to pick the call or not. Now, if you still manage to take a call from the fraudster, see below.

Bank Will Never Call You Asking For Your Sensitive Information

No staff of bank will ever call you asking for your sensitive information like card pin, CVV, expiry date, number, OTP etc. So when someone calls and ask for this, no matter how genuine that calls seem, disconnect the call immediately and block the number.

Your Card Is Blocked For Real

If you get to know while using your card or by an SMS from bank that you card has been really blocked, do not panic. Simply call the bank customer care directly and let them know that your card has been blocked. They will either unblock it for you or if it was blocked as a precaution for your account, will send you a brand new debit card free of cost to either your registered communication address or any bank branch across the India.

So never share any sensitive details on call. Whenever in doubt about the genuineness of any call, simply disconnect the call and call the bank customer care line directly. They will let you know about whether your card has actually been blocked or not. Do not fall for this scam anymore. Share this article with as many people as you can so that Indians can eliminate this form of fraud.

Write bank reviews, app reviews or reviews about anything on ReviewItIndia.com to help your fellow Indians. Also get a chance to make money for life and win Amazon gift cards in review reward contests. Visit www.reviewitindia.com to start today.