Retail Alert! Indian Railways Now Introduces On-Board Shopping!

If you enjoyed your on flight shopping tryst, you can now enjoy it on ground too! The train journey gets better…. and better! My last article on Indian Railways offering massage services was experience worthy enough, now Indian Railways add another feather! If you missed on gifts for family, there’s nothing a do about worry… buy them on board Indian Railways, because they have extended the experience to your train travel as well!

Indian Railways On-Board Shopping

Western Railway zone will be implementing this project on a pilot basis, in train number 12934 Ahmedabad Junction – Mumbai Central Karnavati Express, and on the basis of its feedback from passengers, it will be extended to other trains across the Indian Railways’ network.

Indian Railways On-Board Shopping

Pick your choice of household products, oral care, skincare, haircare, cosmetics and health-related items, paper products, confectionery, stationery and other products, shopping cart doing the rounds… available as per the printed maximum retail price! But if you raise your hopes for cigarettes, tobacco, gutka or any type of eatables, be ready for a reply in negative…. these items are not allowed under the contract.

Indian Railways On-Board Shopping

This on-board shopping system is replete with sales staff in uniform, handy with debit card machines and company ID, option to pay through cashless payment using credit cards, debit cards, Google Pay and Paytm and Catalogues to choose from various options. To avoid onboard passengers from being disturbed, the time for the sale of items is restricted by railways from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Another reason to hop on!


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