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REVIEW: Purplle.com

For those of you who don't know purplle.com, it is an online shopping portal with its own purpllebox as well. I have not yet received a purplle box but I did have the opportunity to shop at their online store and well I must say I am impressed with the brands that they have. From Vichy to Escada, Estee Lauder to YSL, Zoya to Moschino and Maybelline, Colorbar, Lakme etc :) No they are not paying me to do a review, they just called one fine morning and told me about their website. Told me they were offering all Indian Beauty Bloggers a Rs.100/- off discount on a purchase of Rs.500/- and if I was interested, I could make a purchase and also review their site. Initially, I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy anything but when I checked out their site, I was of course tempted :P heheheheh... Initially I thought of buying some cosmetics, but then I knew there would be a time in future when the blog-o-sphere would be buzzing with purplle.com reviews for cosmetic purchases, so I purchased a perfume and a pack of facial wipes :)

This is what I bought...

Now coming to the web site. The home page is pretty attractive and the site is quite easy to browse. Nothing extraordinarily pretty about it but a very practical interface. One thing that I really liked about the site was that when I click on the tab called "brands", it gives me a list of ALL brands alphabetically rather than page-wise. Here's how the site looks and the list of brands it has to offer...


Now coming to the customer service, I was seriously impressed with the really short time they took to revert to my emails. I would send them an email and I would get a response within 10 mins! That was pretty impressive and also the fact that they spoke to me on the phone regarding my doubts was appreciated. When I finally did place my order, I got an email within the next 10 mins about confirming my order and an invoice. I did a pre-paid transaction though. And within 48 hours they had shipped my order through Aramex and sent me an email with the tracking details and stuff. Now Aramex isn't one of my favorite courier companies cause they take a lot of time to deliver within Pune. According to the tracking details, my package reached Pune Aramex Office within 4 hours of the mail being sent from Mumbai. But they took 2 days to deliver it to my place! LOL... Btw same thing happened with me for my Blisscovered Box as they sent it through Aramex as well :P

What about the packaging? Well, again the packaging wasn't really extra-ordinary but yup again practical. My perfume bottle was safe and no leakages or cracks. After seeing nicer and prettier packaging from other portals including Brandmile, Fashion & You, Blisscovered and all, this was a little dampener :P


All in all I have had quite decent experience with purplle.com and I might even order one their boxes :) Plus their varied spectrum of brands on offer is seriously quite tempting :) Especially if you are a fragrance buff like me :) Plus most of the stuff are already on discount :D Yay!

Would I Buy From Them Again?
Yes! Definitely! Good customer service, variety of perfumes and most products on sale is a huge PLUS!


Would I Recommend?
Yes! Especially since they offer not only cosmetics but also fragrances, skin care, hair care and styling tools!

Overall Rating:
8/10


Have you shopped from purplle.com

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    1. thanks Rakshanda :) and yup i too find it to be a decent enough site :)

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  2. Nice review Sam :) ll check out the site

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  3. Nice review Suma..even I placed an order with them, but till now they've not figured out the way to ship it to my location, despite me having DTDC and firstflight courier services at my location..and its already more than a week now. I've asked them to cancel my order!! :(

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  4. What I believe about the true worth of an online shopping website is that they should be able to deliver at the places where people can not access all these major brands. I mean giving good services to cities is something everyone can do...and city people can access these brands and products pretty easily...

    I hope this website too builds a robust network for the courier services so that people at remote locations who have courier facility can avail the services in a much better way! :)

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    1. oh my that bad???? uh oh thats not nice ya... and if u have FF and DTDC then how are they not able to send u ur order? Did they give a specific reason? yup totally agree about having a robust network for their delivery systems.. else no point having these portals na!

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    2. They are saying that DTDC doesn't allow sending liquids..and I ordered deo sprays..hence they were talking to them..regarding Firstflight they said that they are working on making Firstflight their official courier partners and it might take some 10-15 days...I sent them a separate list of products that totalled the same amount to replace the deo order, but no update on that... I am seriously so annoyed now!! :(

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  5. hmmm i know bout DTDC and the weird logic of not carrying liquids... they dont even take Nail Paints!!!! useless... but purplle.com should have at least replaced ur order... doesn't make sense na... so u had to finally cancel your order? :( Hawwww... thats no good.. :(

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    1. But, I've sent deosprays to my friends as gifts from yebhi.com and healthkart too... and they also receive DTDC couriers only..I think it has something to do with official association or something......

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  6. @samyukta, calicoaster : Thank you so much for an honest feedback. About not delivering Kimi's order or cancelling it, I think i explained our situation to her. Being a start up, we are in the process of discovering new areas of improvements. With your help and co-operation we will fill in thegaps. We regret the inconvenience caused regarding the courier services. And, yes the 'liquid' issue with courier companies can be resolved once they are officially on biard. Within a couple of weeks we will be able to solve the delivery issues in small places like these. Thank you so much for being patient. And, thank you for the feedback.

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    1. wow purplle.com totally appreciate your gesture of commenting here and clearing our queries and doubts :) thumbs up to you guys... I seriously hope Cali's issue gets resolved :)

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  7. hey nice review suma, even I checked out the site, since being a new site they have poor stocks. Hope they fill up the products. So tempting the site looks. I had asked some queries, but they have not replied yet. Waiting for their reply, then only I will make an order :)

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  8. Me wants to do online shopping but my mom no leave me :| She thinks me kiddish :x
    Awesome post di! :)
    Love,
    Namita <3

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    1. hahahhahahaha.. get mamma something awesome online then she might start trusting the portals ;) what say? :) thanks for liking the post Namita :)

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  9. Hey cool..a new site on d block! dint kno bout this one :)

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    1. yup this one's another new one... though they are like a online shopping portal plus have a "box" as well.. chk it out :)

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    2. yea..i just signed in for the box...i luv this funda!

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  10. Hey Samyukta your blog is very chirpy & honest! I really like it...I am confused to buy or not to buy Play it spicy...Please do a review

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    1. hey Nimisha :) thank you so much for liking my blog :) means a lot that you like it :) I am personally liking Play It Spicy... gimme a couple of days and I will surely do a review on it :)

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  11. think i shall try this site..... maybe after i've done with ym back log of purchases to do on other sites.

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  12. Great Review
    Really useful for shoppers
    Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  13. One of the best brand collections.. I agree!
    Does anyone has any idea of their online cosmetic purplle box?? I would like a review on that too .. please!

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  14. Hi
    Actually I have placed an order with medplusbeauty.com and I was wondering if the site was trustworthy and offers genuine products
    Although its reviews have been nice...i m still worried bcos its the first time I have ordered anything online
    Please do reply to my query...i'll be grateful :)
    Nice blog btw...i appreciate your honesty :)

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    1. hey Anonymous I am so sorry for replying so late... hmmm I haven't ever shopped from medplusbeauty.com... but yes you are right I have read some good reviews... by now you must have received your package though :/ do share with us your experience :)

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  15. purplle.com sucks!
    The only good experience I had with purplle.com was when I ordered for the first time. On multiple occasions later on, there was a lot of delay in shipping, and many times the products may not be available even if the website says they are. They send a message after a few days that the delay is because the product is not available!
    I would not recommend this merchant to anyone. I had earlier recommended it to a friend, and she had similar experiences as mine. So, beware!

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  16. hi i am manu i love purplle com , i have placed order no 20140404215610
    i want to cancel it because ,
    i am moving to kolkotta , i hope u can understand

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  17. hi i am manu i love purplle com , i have placed order no 20140404215610
    i want to cancel it because ,
    i am moving to kolkotta , i hope u can understand

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  18. hi i am manu i love purplle com , i have placed order no 20140404215610
    i want to cancel it because ,
    i am moving to kolkotta , i hope u can understand

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  19. Thanks for sharing this awesome piece of content,
    I am also fond of latest purplle deals & offers, definitely going to bookmark this one.

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