ShopClues.com is an online retail website, headquartered in Gurgaon, India. The company was founded in the Silicon Valley, USA in the year 2011 by an alumnus of Washington University and renowned Wall Street internet analyst Sandeep Aggarwal and eBay’s former Global Product Head, Sanjay Sethi.
ShopClues was the first e-commerce website in India that operated on the managed marketplace model. Over 12,000 registered merchants retail +2,00,000 products on the ShopClues platform to over 42 million visitors every year across 9500 locations in the country.
As per the citation, ShopClues joined as 35th entrant in the Indian e-commerce in 2011 and is reported to have made its way to the list of the top 6 e-commerce destinations in the country. The company employees over 350 people across locations.
ShopClues is the Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and commenced operations in November 2011 as pioneers of the ‘managed marketplace’ concept, wherein the company does not buy or store inventory for retail, and instead offers a platform for buyers and sellers to interact in a managed environment.
ShopClues is known to be popular among shoppers in the 18–24 years age group who regularly shop from the wide assortment of items including mobile phones, laptops, tablets, electronics,home décor, footwear, apparel, fashion accessories, books & music, etc. New product categories like Pet Supplies and Gourmet Food are also gaining popularity.
ShopClues offers multiple payment methods like credit card, debit card, net banking and Cash on Delivery. ShopClues runs several popular customer-engagement programs including Jaw Dropping Deals, Sunday Flea Market, surprising deals like Black Friday, 12-12-12 Deals and ShopClues’ Anniversary Special.