India: Google Announces December 12 Online Shopping Bonanza

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become huge retail events in the United States, while China's November 11th festival dedicated to online retail has also proven immensely effective in generating sales. 

TheNextWeb reports that Google has announced a special, 24-hour shopping event scheduled for India on December 12, 2012. The report notes that despite a population exceeding 1.2 billion, barely 10% of Indians are Internet users and the December event is intended to stimulate the growth of web retail in a country with such high potential for engagement.

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With the expansion of services such as India's FlipKart, which offers a variety of payment methods, and Amazon's global services, Google has partnered with more than 50 retailers for the event called the "Great Online Shopping Festival"

Considering how many people in our community are based in India, this event may be of particular interest to you and will likely feature awesome deals. So, next Wednesday, December 12, 2012.