While Snapdeal is pushing very hard to emerge as the front-runner in ecommerce in India, there is another ecommerce startup in India’s neighbouring country which is trying to cash upon Snapdeal’s name.
When I first came across this website, I was a little apprehensive that this may be some sort of a dummy site or prank played by someone. However, on digging deeper I found out that some folks in Karachi are literally riding on the luck of Snapdeal.
Not only the name but it seems that this particular website is trying to work on every possible way to use brand Snapdeal to get customers on its platform. Snapdeal, though currently is only operational in India but has managed to get a lot of international recognition, and it seems Snapdeal.pk wants to use this to fool people in Pakistan, by using Snapdeal’s name.
The best part is that the site is actually functional and ironically sells knock-off watches, phones besides claiming to sell original branded products as well. Though the company has tried to copy everything from the design to the logo, but doesn’t seem to have a payment gateway. It works on, as you’d have probably guessed, COD or cash on delivery.