Nashik: The demand for electronic gadgets and home appliances like smart TVs, mobile phones, refrigerators, washing machines etc. has increased in the past 4-5 days ahead of Diwali.
Shopkeepers said they are expecting over 25% growth in the business in comparison to the last year.
Ravi Parekh, the owner of an electronic goods showroom, said, “There has been a rise in demand for electronic gadgets and appliances over the past 3-4 days as most of the people are receiving Diwali bonuses, which is boosting the sales.”
“Positive market sentiments are being seen after one-and-a-half years of the Covid pandemic. Smart LED TVs and mobile phones are high in demand. Apart from these, there is also a good demand for refrigerators and washing machines,” said Parekh.
Sachin Muley, the marketing officer at an electronic hypermarket said, there is a rush of people to buy smart LED TVs and smartphones. Moreover, laptops are also very sought-after.
“The market has improved after the easing of Covid restrictions. The sales have reached the pre-Covid level that was seen two years back,” said Muley.
“We are getting good business this year and the business has increased by 25-30% in comparison to the festive business during the same period last year,” he said.
Apart from electronic gadgets and appliances, there is a rush of people buying cloth and garments.
Naveen Agrawal, a garment shop owner, said, “The footfall of customers has increased. Last year, during Diwali, the business was affected due to Covid. But the scenario has changed this year and sales have reached the pre-Covid level.”