Gurugram/Kolkata: E-commerce platform Snapdeal has witnessed growth in the sale of DIY products and repairing tools as people continued to be wary of calling for outside help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to pre-COVID times, sales of these products have grown 90% in the last two months.
Snapdeal shoppers are trying to be self-reliant by carrying out plumbing & electric repairs and minor household tasks themselves.
The highest-selling DIY products on Snapdeal are household hand toolboxes comprising a range of screwdrivers, pliers, vise grips, claw hammer, socket wrench, ratchet handle, hacksaw frame, tape measure, electrical voltage tester, electric tape and suchlike. The toolboxes are designed to meet most repair needs at home.
Manual & electric drilling machines, ladders, kitchen and bathroom taps, tube lights and insulation tapes are among the other top sellers. The sale of electric irons and ironing tables has grown 5X in the last 2 months from previous levels. DIY new-born 3D hands and feet casting kits is a very unusual product liked by Snapdeal shoppers.
“Increase in the sales of DIY products and repairing tools indicate people are taking utmost precautions in their daily lives. They are choosing safety over the comfort of engaging external help and are opting for a more self-reliant lifestyle,” said a Snapdeal spokesperson.
The sale of DIY products increased both in the metros and Tier 2 cities. While Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Mumbai recorded the highest sales in metros, most orders from non-metros originated in Chandigarh, Nagpur, Lucknow, Mysore and Coimbatore.