One of the advantages of the online websites like bigbasket, naturesbasket is that there is a lot of transparency in the pricing of items listed for sale. Small retailers are extorting any money they wish to, in Panaji, goa after putting the domain investor under surveillance, reading her memory. For example the price of 1 Kg of potatos on online websites is Rs 19 on May 24, 2017.
However when the domain investor, google competitor went to a small retailer to purchase potatoes as requested by a relative, the retailer quoted a price of Rs 48 for 1 kg on May 24, 2017. It would be interesting to find out which intelligence employee had asked the retailer to quote a highly inflated price from the domain investor. At another shop in the same area, less than 100 m away, the retailer was quoting a price of Rs 20 per kg. This is a clear indication of how memory reading is misused to extort money from the already broke domain investor by the google, tata sponsored fraud R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence employees who are impersonating the domain investor.
The media reported that the online restaurant ordering website Zomato had been hacked and the user data including email ids for 17 millon users was dumped on the darkweb, and was listed for sale for $1000. This again highlights the risk involved in using websites for ordering online, as the websites may be hacked and data stolen, distributed online .
For indian users, the danger is limited because a OTP is usually required for completing any kind of online transaction , however there is always a risk that the credit card data will be misused for foreign transactions. So before promoting a website which allows online ordering of a product or service, there should be proper systems to ensure that the data cannot be leaked,
For ordering food online, cash on delivery is a safer option compared to credit card payment.
On May 1, 2017, one of the popular food items for sale online at Amazon are Maggi noodles 560 g , costing Rs 75 . These are the standard Maggi noodles, made from maida, not the veg atta noodles. This is not surprising as many of the internet users in India are students, bachelors, and living alone, do not have the time and inclination to cook an elaborate meals , so they prefer 2 minute noodles to satiate their hunger, especially if the food available is not of good quality .
Many hostels have a plug point which allows students to cook these noodles in their rooms.
It is surprising that few other ready to items are being sold online at discounted prices, which people who do not have the time to cook, will purchase, as many products like the MTR ready to eat range is not available in small towns.
Amazon has been aggressively advertising essential items online and offline in newspaper advertisements, so it is interesting to compare the prices. One of the most commonly used items in most homes is tomato sauce. However the cost of the tomato sauce will vary greatly. Though Mapro has very cheap tomato sauce available in exhibitions, it is not available easily in small towns like panaji, goa. Earlier Patanjali was the cheapest supplier of tomato sauce, costing Rs 70 for 500 g in a glass bottle, which can be recycled. However to counter Patanjali, Kissan introduced 1 kg pack of tomato sauce, with a MRP of Rs 125. At some retail stores like Goa Sahakari Bhandar, the cost of the tomato sauce, is further reduced to Rs 123.
On Amazon on 1 May 2017, 1 kg Fresh Tomato Ketchup is available for Rs 115, and a lightning deal is available for Rs 110. However the only disadvantage is the tomato ketchup packaging is easily damaged . Waiting for delivery of items ordered online can be a problem for a person who has a busy schedule
In India, there are relatively few websites which pay members for writing reviews of restaurants. One of the few exceptions is Tripadvisor.in which pays members with payback points if they write a review which is accepted. The trip advisor account has to be linked to the payback account using a simple process . The Payback points can then be redeemed for gift and other items at Payback.in
There are a fairly large number of restaurants listed online at Trip Advisor, most of the popular restaurants are listed. The restaurants in tourist locations like goa are more likely to be listed compared to other places.
It is not clear when the amount will be transferred to the Payback account.
With organized stalking rampant in most indian cities and towns, people are spending their time and money on their pets as it is increasingly difficult to trust any other human being . In some cases, companies like google, tata are so ruthless in stalking and harassing harmless citizens to acquire talent and technology cheaply, that just speaking to another person may result in a court case to extort money with wealthy vulnerable individuals being the most likely targeted by the organized stalking gang. Hence the demand for pet animals, products and animal medical services has greatly increased in the last decade. A look at animal medical care, vet services and animal hospitals
Outlook had an interesting report on startups in India, saying that of the approximately 10000 startups in India approximately 4500 are tech related startups, connected to the internet and tech sector in one way or another.
Compared to 2015, 2016 many of these startups are facing problems, according to the outlook report, and for an online business owner , ntro is largely responsible for the problems as the selfish, greedy and extremely powerful ntro employees are interfering too much in the online businesses
Just because the online business owner is not good looking or young or charming enough, the ntro employees want to force the business owner to give a stake to their lazy greedy inexperienced mediocre fraud relatives, friends, sex partners and associates
The ntro employees are getting a good monthly salary from the indian government, pension after retirement, and no one is stopping them or their associates from starting a similar business with the information they have gathered keeping the business owner under surveillance
However the ntro employees are insisting that only their associates should head the startup which is not advisable, as their associate may too mediocre, inexperienced, lazy, risk averse to run a successful online business and may not be interested. To do well in a particular business, a person has to be interested enough, especially in an online business, where technology is changing, and competition worldwide
For example, google, tata have got 10 lazy mediocre fraud goan sex workers, cheater housewives and other frauds lucrative R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence jobs with monthly salary falsely claiming that they are domain investors, when none of these women are interested in domain names at all and have never registered a single domain name despite getting a monthly government salary for 3 years or more
Yet the fraud ntro employees are not giving up their unpractical ideas of identity theft, and are wasting indian tax payer money.
Increasingly ordering food from outside the home has become a risky affair for domain investors because indian intelligence and security agencies , especially the associates of google, tata sponsored goan obc bhandari sex queen R&AW employee sunaina chodnekar, 2013 bsc are poisoning the food with sophisticated additives which cause health problems. In the sheena bora murder case, a similar problem was noticed by sheena bora’s brother , and it was confirmed that security and intelligence agency employees are freelancing as contract killers
So for a person who has plenty of powerful enemies like sheena bora’s brother, it is not very advisable to order food online, as their enemies may be monitoring the food being ordered, and may ask the person preparing the food to poison or tamper with the food, to create health problems.
However most indian citizens can order the food online without any major problem, as no one is bothered about what they are doing.
Most retailers are only stocking a very limited range of food products depending on the funds available and demand for the food product, so a customer may find it difficult to get a supplier for a food item he or she is interested in purchasing. In such cases, they may order the food item online.
However there is always a risk that for the food item ordered online, packaging may be tampered or damaged during transportation
According to complaints online, some of the food products sold are past their expiry date, or close to their expiry date. However some of online retailers are claiming that these complaints are usually small in number.
So those with powerful enemies should avoid ordering food items online.
A few years ago, there were a large number of startups which allowed indian internet users to order from restaurants in their city online. These startups would charge the restaurant a commission on each order the restaurant would receive online. Most of food ordering startups were funded by venture capitalists flush with funds and made huge losses initially.
Some of them got a publicity in the mainstream media for a number of reasons, like coupons which allowed people to order and get food from restaurants free of cost, and for firing their employees . The startups which were making losses like tinyowl.com were merged with other online firms like runnr.in . Others like foodpanda , swiggy continue to be in business, however these apps are mainly popular in large cities like mumbai, delhi, bengaluru