Sending Rakhi Gifts through Net now more affordable:

New Delhi, August 1, 2003: With Raksha-Bandhan round the corner, – a division of IndiaMART is offering a special e-shopping section dedicated to sending Rakhis to India and anywhere in world. Rakhi Gifts Portal enables visitors to order rakhi gifts to be delivered to their dear ones living in any part of the world at highly affordable prices.

“This is the third year in a row that we are offering this service on the occasion of Rakhi. This time, our delivery zones cover the entire globe. Each time we get over-whelming response from Indian residents and NRIs. All one needs is a credit card and a few mouse clicks to send one’s emotions in form of a rakhi gift pack to one’s brother/sister any where in the world!” says Manan Sharma, Head –

“Due to our scale of operation and reduced courier charges, this year we are offering rates that in most cases are cheaper than a gift item purchased from market and sent individually by courier. We are offering to deliver a good 2 Rakhi gift pack to US at Rs 700-800, which is cheaper than purchasing a 2 rakhi set for Rs 100 from the market and paying Rs 1200 for shipping to the courier company”, adds Manan.

The site offers a plethora of specialty Raksha Bandhan Gifts including intricate silver and gold rakhis, rakhi gift hampers, kids rakhis, puja thalis, etc. that are set to make brothers feel nostalgic. Also in the offing are gifts for sisters that include Jewellery Boxes, Perfumes, Jewellery and Chocolate gift packs.

The site uses SSL encryption and a reliable online payment gateway to safeguard the secrecy of the confidential data so that the visitors can shop with confidence. Users can maintain a customised account of their purchases online by registering into the site and can enjoy services like address book, special-days reminders etc.

About was launched in 1999 as a B2C initiative by IndiaMART Intermesh Limited ( The portal offers exclusive Indian handicraft items, which makes it an online gifts and shopping site with a difference. With a collection of over 1500 gift ideas, the range includes elegantly carved brass and wooden gift items to stuff toys, leather gifts, stationery items, ethnic jewellery boxes, hand made photo-frames and even a collection of exclusive kitchenware presented in a user-friendly manner.