Snapdeal

Basic info

http://www.snapdeal.com7 Years Old
Delhi,IndiaInternet
1001-5000 EmployeesPrivate company

About Snapdeal

In February 2010, Kunal Bahl along with Rohit Bansal, started Snapdeal.com - India's largest online marketplace, with the widest assortment of 12 million+ products across 500+ diverse categories from thousands of regional, national, and international brands and retailers.

With millions of users and 150,000 sellers, Snapdeal is the shopping destination for internet users across the country, delivering to 5000+ cities and towns in India.

With its acquisition of Freecharge in 2015, a leading mobile transactions platform, Snapdeal has become the largest mCommerce company in the country.

In its journey till now, Snapdeal has partnered with several global marquee investors and individuals such as SoftBank, BlackRock, Temasek, eBay Inc., Premji Invest, Intel Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mr. Ratan Tata, among others. credits: www.snapdeal.com

vision

To create India's most impactful digital commerce ecosystem that creates life-changing experiences for buyers and sellers. credits: www.snapdeal.com

mission

"Snapdeal aims at making life fun for consumers. We have a simple business philosophy; we just do not offer best prices, we offer great experiences! You do not need to spend a fortune to enjoy what you love; we are just a click away". credits: m.facebook.com

Snapdeal impact

12Million+
Products available
5Thousand
Cities they provide service in
1.5Thousand
Sellers
500+
Categories
1
AC sold every minute
8
Pair of shoes sold every minute
10
No of mobiles sold every minute
5000+
No of Power Eyeglasses and ontact lenses available
110
Scorpios sold in an exclusive launch
1
Laptops sold every 2 minutes
700
Bikes sold in 7 hours
1
No of Refrigerator sold every 60 seconds
1
Sarees sold every 12 seconds

Snapdeal story

Feb-2010
The Start
Got launched as online deals merchant by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jun-2010
Acquired Grabbon.com
Acquired Bangalore-based group buying site, Grabbon.com credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jan-2011
Series A Funding - $10 Million
Attracted first investor, Nexus Venture, in Series A funding and received $10 million investment. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jun-2011
Bagged Honor at IDMA 2011
Snapdeal won silver at the Indian Digital Media Awards 2011 organized by e4m for the Best Website service category. credits:
Jun-2011
Adopted Village
Snapdeal adopted a village in Uttar Pradesh called Shiv Nagar and the village called itself Snapdeal.com Nagar since then. credits:
Jul-2011
Series B Funding - $45 Million
Got $45 million more in series B funding as Bessemer Venture Partners jumps on the investment bandwagon. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Oct-2011
Red Herring Asia Awards 2011
Among group of 100 companies are the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Asia. credits:
Dec-2011
Shut Down of Deals
Decides to shut down deals to become online marketplace offering products to consumers. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jan-2012
Initiated Marketplace
Initiates marketplace as first 10 sellers come on board to sell their wares. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Mar-2012
Launched an app for windows phone
Snapdeal launches an app for windows phone to provide better shopping experience.
Apr-2012
Acquired eSportsbuy.com
Snapdeal acquired esportsbuy.com an online sports goods retailer based out of Delhi. credits: www.snapdeal.com
May-2012
Launched Android App
Snapdeal launched android app to provide better experience for people with android OS smartphones credits:
May-2012
Partnered with Tata Docomo
Snapdeal partnered with Tata Docomo and was able to reach a wider audience and enabled DOCOMO users to browse location based deals. credits:
Nov-2012
Entered top Indian StartUps
Snapdeal entered into the list of startups which are considered as Top 10 Indian Startups. credits:
Dec-2012
10000 Sellers
Closed the year with 1000 sellers on board selling their products. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jan-2013
Tied up with Mahindra and Mahindra
Snapdeal tied up with Mahindra and Mahindra. It was the first time that a vehicle was sold online in India.
Apr-2013
Launched TrustPay
Launches TrustPay - a consumer protection service. credits: www.snapdeal.com
May-2013
Acquired Shopo.in
Snapdeal acquired Shopo.in, an online marketplace for Indian handicraft products. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jun-2013
Tied up with Hero electric bikes
Snapdeal tied up with Hero electric bikes and became the first to venture into e-selling of vehicles in the industry
Jul-2013
20k+ Sellers
Hits a milestone with 20k+ seller on board now credits: www.snapdeal.com
Feb-2014
Series C Funding - $134 million
eBay Inc invested $134 million(Rs.830 Crore) in SnapDeal. eBay invested $100 million and the rest $34 million from smaller existing investors like Nexus Venture Partners, Kalaari Capital, Bessemer Venture partners and Intel Capital. credits:
Apr-2014
Acquired Doozton.com
Doozton helps online product discovery in fashion & lifestyle categories, to help shoppers spot trending products and designs from online stores in India. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Jul-2014
Appointed new Head,Corporate Development
The company appointed Abhishek Kumar as the Head,Corporate Development who was made responsible for acquisitions, investment and deep partnerships that can lead to mergers fro Snapdeal. credits:
Aug-2014
Partnered with Tata Value Homes
Snapdeal partnered with affordable housing company Tata Value Homes as it was looking to increase the spread of its offerings in a high stakes, winner-takes-all environment. credits:
Oct-2014
Series Funding - $627 Million
Got a whopping $627 million funding from Japanese multinational corporation, Softbank credits: www.snapdeal.com
Dec-2014
Appointed new VP,marketing development
Snapdeal.com appointed new Vishal Chadha as vice-president of marketing development to lead the company's business development and seller marketing efforts with the goal of bringing a million small and medium business to the platform. credits:
Feb-2015
Acquired Exclusively.com
Acquired another lifestyle website, Exclusively.com credits: www.snapdeal.com
Feb-2015
Entered best retail employer's list
The company became the first e-commerce company in India to enter the best employers' club. It is placed among the top 10 employers among retailers. credits:
Apr-2015
Acquired Freecharge
Acquired Freecharge, India's leading website for online recharges. credits: www.snapdeal.com
Apr-2015
Appointed new Marketing Head
Snapdeal,com hired former Coca-Cola India and Glaxo-SmithKline(GSK) executive Idimadakala Srinivas Murthy as its senior vice-president, marketing to build a strong brand and increase efficiency in its marketing credits:
Jun-2015
Tied up with Local Retail Stores
Snapdeal tied up legions of offline local retailers.Snapdeal started providing technology and logistics for retailers who want to go omni-channel with the company credits:
Jun-2015
Appointed new CPO
Former Bharti Airtel Ltd. executive Anand Chandrasekaran with 15 years of experience in various top notch firms was named as the new Chief Product Officer at Snapdeal credits:

Snapdeal products & services

E-commerce seller

Sells Apparels,Fashion accessories, Footwear, Jewellery, Books, Movies, Toys, Beauty products, Health and Nutrition, Sports, Computer peripherals etc.. credits: en.wikipedia.org

Freecharge

It provides online facility to recharge any prepaid mobile phone in India. The amount paid by the user for recharge is returned in form of shopping coupons of some of the top retailers in India, thereby making the recharge virtually free. credits: en.wikipedia.org

Snapdeal Reviews

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Snapdeal Review

AnonymousKey Account ManagerWorked for 0 months
Background
I have worked at Snapdeal till 2017.4 years back in their Market Developement division for 0 months. My job profile was Key Account Manager. I was working with Snapdeal at their office.
Overall work
Generally speaking my work is enjoyable
Travel
In my work, I have to travel within the country
Work days
Monday to Friday
Work timings
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM flexible
Ratings
Overall job satisfaction
Work-Life balance
Attitude of collegues
Skill development
Office ambience
Facilities
Work from home and Health insurance.
Dislikes
Uncertain business, absence of Revenue Model. No HR planning excessive hiring and firing.

Snapdeal Interview questions

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Snapdeal Analyst interview

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Kaustubh GuptaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at Snapdeal
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Problem Statement Case Study Interview HR Interview Guesstimate Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
It was a bit disappointing to not get shortlisted in a couple of companies I was looking forward to, but I really didn't expect much with my CPI (6 pointer during placements). But my internship helped me loads and gave my resume one 'spike' which became crucial.
Interview Tips
Maintain a good CPI, as you've heard from every senior, but is necessary. Also keep a couple of profiles in your mind, which you want to work in, and then create a resume as such, and take up internships and POR's, all good spikes for which a recruiter, mostly including an IIT alumnus look for.
Round 2

Test

Duration
12 Minutes
No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
Interview Experience
A make or break situation for me due to my poor CPI. Fortunately I got shortlisted in almost all companies for which I gave the test, for GD and so on, so it's a very very crucial part of the placement process.
Interview Tips
Be smart during giving your tests. The recruiter judges your decision making skills and speed skills through this. Specially with students with an average CPI, this is the most important step as companies that come for mass recruitment make their decision on this basis.
Round 3

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Problem to be solved
Interview Experience
For SnapDeal, they had what they called a Group Activity but it was per se a GD. They gave us a problem, a general aptitude question and they gave us hints in order to solve it. I tried to take charge and maintain decorum among 20 people there and it helped.
I was way more silent during my GD for Flipkart and that is the worst thing I could have done.
Interview Tips
Always speak up. Content matters less, being smart and practical matters more. You can twist the points of another person, but keep your stand, whatever side you take. Just keep calm and speak your heart out. Also, give everyone a chance. If someone in the room hasn't spoken a word for some while, take the initiative to stop the discussion then and there and ask that person his/her views. A moderator is not always looking at a person who starts or ends well, he might be looking for a person who is a team player.
Round 4

Problem Statement

Interview Experience
Unfortunately never had the chance to tackle this part of the process.
Interview Tips
Do what you feel is right, even if it's going wrong. An attempt matters, don't leave the space blank.
Round 5

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Estimate the revenue of a Dominos outlet.
Interview Experience
There were different approaches to tackle this problem, and I mostly took the most complicated and inaccurate one. But I was confident in what I was doing. I estimated the amount of pizzas delivered and purchased on the spot, estimated the number of people served by the outlet area-wise, where I could have used an age distribution method. I guesstimated the cost of one pizza, also dividing into sizes and also included other side orders. The interviewer was happy and got selected in to the next round. This is for a company by Indus Insights, a consulting firm.
Interview Tips
Practice makes perfect. Cover all case interviews and practice hard, specially for a consulting firm obviously. Be confident with the method you use, and constantly interact with the interviewer. Do not underestimate the importance of keeping the interviewer in the loop. Tell him/her what you are thinking, even though it's rubbish, and ask them for clarifications wherever you're stuck. It's not just your problem solving skills, it's a test to how you present the solution to a potential client.
Round 6

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Why E-commerce (or whatever field you're applying to)?
  • Question 3: Why Snapdeal (or whatever company it is)?
Interview Experience
I started off with my basic introduction i.e. Name, Branch, hometown etc. Then I shifted to my intern as it had been the most recent activity I had done. So on, I continued covering all my internships and POR and then told some of my hobbies. Regarding the why e-commerce question, I mentioned the fact that it's the fastest growing market in the world, and the company is among the top firms in this market.
Interview Tips
Its important to prepare these questions before hand. These are make or break questions as these relate to whether you'll fit the dynamics of the firm. Its important to be energetic and lively. What you show in the interview is exactly what they perceive to be your general status and personality. Always saw the firm excites you and you should be aware of the functioning of the market and the firm. Studying up earlier is a must, regarding recent developments in general as well.
Don't be afraid to cross question regarding the company and other affairs related to the company.
I wasn't asked a behavioural question as such, but try not to get cocky. Keep it simple, and don't get frustrated.
Round 7

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Estimate the costs of an Auto-Rickshaw driver. (No time frame)
Interview Experience
I started off by asking the time frame. Nothing was cleared by the interviewer so I started asking the basic questions, regarding city, etc. I broke down the costs i.e. Personal and related to maintenance. Asked a ton of questions in order to keep the interviewer involved.
Interview Tips
A guesstimate is quite similar to a case interview, but this tests more general knowledge wherein a case questions your intellect on the case itself. Similar tips as to tackling a case, but you make loads of assumptions yourself. Read some population and area data of major Indian cities before hand, and keep asking whether the assumptions you're making sound reasonable or not. Don't worry if the answer is too random, it's more about the process rather than the figure.
Also, if you have read up before on how to solve guesstimates, you'll face something called as Sanity check. In the interview, you aren't asked to do one, try and avoid unless you are really confident.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Speed
  • Aptitude
Skill Tips
Speed is crucial in the tests. Half of the people usually complain on missing out on questions.
General Tips
Don't lose hope. Placements are a tiring process. People with brilliant resumes don't get placed and haven't gotten placed yet. So keep on fighting, you will get placed in a good company with a good package soon. Also don't reject a company if the package is okay, it's your first job. You are being awarded money based on one interview, they don't know your work yet. So choose a job where you like the profile instead of the money.
Motivation for applying
It is a fast growing company in the fastest growing market. A company where growth is fast and leaning experience is endless. They have also taken up social projects towards which I have some inclinations so that helped.
Funny Moments
One of my friend got placed a day before me in Olacabs, and had a higher CPI than me. The day I got placed he was with me, and I could not help laughing the fact that I had a higher package.
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Snapdeal team

Kunal Bahl

CEO
Past: MicrosoftEducation : BE-University of Pennsylvania, MBA - Wharton UniversityLocation: Delhi

Rohit Bansal

COO
Past: Capital OneEducation : B.Tech& M.Tech-IIT DelhiLocation: Delhi

Sandeep Komaravelly

Sr. VP - Marketing
Past: Grabbon.com, Analytics Quotient, Accenture, Dabur India LimitedEducation : BE-BITS Pilani ; MBA-XLRI JamshedpurLocation: New Delhi

Tony Navin

Sr.VP-Electronics & Home
Past: Grabbon, KPMG Advisory, Infosys Technologies Ltd.Education : B.Tech-Anna University ; PGDBM-XLRI JamshedpurLocation: New Delhi

Ankit Khanna

Sr. VP-Product Management
Past: www.itasveer.com, IVPEducation : B.Tech-IIT DelhiLocation:

Rishabh Arora

VP-Electronics
Past: OnMobile, Dishnet Wireless LimitedEducation : B.Tech-DAV college; PGDTM-Symbiosis International UniversityLocation: New Delhi

Gaurav Gupta

VP of Engineering
Past: Cisco,ScaleArc, CloudVelox, SymantecEducation : B.Tech-PICT, MS-University of MarylandLocation: Gurgaon

Snapdeal office photos

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Snapdeal amusing facts

  1. 1
    First in India to sell Automobiles online
  2. 2
    A new product get added on Snapdeal every 30 sec
  3. 3
    Men : Women employee ratio is 1 : 2
  4. 4
    Snapdeal has adopted village in Uttar Pradesh and residents have renamed the village to Snapdeal.com

Snapdeal office locations

Bangalore Office
Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, Salarpuria Supreme, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli,
Bangalore
Karnataka 560037
080 4660 3100
New Delhi Office
Snapdeal, No. 246, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III
New Delhi
Delhi 110020
092126 92126
Ahmedabad Office
Snapdeal.com, Vaishali Complex, Chimanlal Girdharlal Road, Ellisbridge
Ahmedabad
Gujarat 380009

New Delhi Office
Snapdeal Corporate Office, 28, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
New Delhi
Delhi
092126 93126
New Delhi Office
Snapdeal New Tech Office, 237, Okhla Phase II
New Delhi
Delhi 110020

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