In a world that spends most of its time on the internet, there is no dearth of online services and apps that make lives easier for the public. From online payments to online delivery apps, Indians have become used to depending on the few clicks of a button to solve any dilemma or find any solution.
And why should they not? With more and more innovative start-ups in the country, the internet has solutions to our every need. In this article, we talk about 5 online services or solutions that have made lives easier for Indians.
1. Online Delivery Apps
There is no doubt that delivery apps have revolutionized the way we live our lives in this day and age. What started as just a necessity for online shopping or food delivery, online delivery has become a sector of its own. Apps like Dunzo or Zepto have made it possible for people to shop for everyday household items as well as get packages delivered across town.
Did your husband forget to pick up his lunch this morning? Simply ask a delivery guy to help you out! Can’t find the time to go grocery shopping? Simply add items to your cart and get them home-delivered for a fresh batch.
2. Medical Appointment Apps
In this day and age, we no longer have to seek recommendations from family or friends when finding a good doctor – we can simply find online recommendations with trusted reviews by previous patients.
Apps such as Practo have even made it possible for users to easily find doctors nearby or if they’re feeling really unwell but can’t step out – users can always opt for online consultations to save themselves some time and effort.
3. Affiliate Marketing Sites
What are affiliate marketing sites? Sites that compare and review products to help users decide which ones to buy. When you’re booking flights or hotels, you go to a portal like Skyscanner or Booking.com to find various options, and that’s exactly what various other affiliate marketing sites offer as well.
Affiliate marketing sites are also especially useful in comparing products involving money where users might not always know what features to look for. These products include mutual funds, credit cards, and other online investment products, as well as online betting sites or apps involving real money.
4. Home Services
Brands such as Urban Company have made it super easy for people to now call and get any home services done – from plumbing needs to electricity fixes. In fact, these home-based services now include options such as deep cleaning, appliance maintenance, etc., making the users’ lives all that simpler.
A huge part of these apps is also at-home salon services, through which people can now relax and unwind in the comfort of their homes. From massages to haircuts, there isn’t anything that people need to physically step out for anymore.
5. Digital Payment Services
While this is the one listed last, this service is perhaps the most important one on the list. Simply because all of the other services on the list require online payments, which have been made seamless due to technology such as UPI or IMPS, and also thanks to the advent of apps like Paytm or PhonePe that provide these payment options to everyone for free.
It is pretty much impossible to imagine India without its QR code payments anymore – whether you’re buying vegetables from your local vendor or placing expensive online orders, the click of a payment app is enough to get the job done right!
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