Twitter has always been a great medium to communicate with our customers, supporters, naysayers and fence-sitters. Be it customer service or just some friendly banter – whether we like it or not, Twitter and the people who engage with us on there keep us honest.
This retrospective blog post/listicle is for our followers. Thank you for keeping us on our toes! Hope you enjoy looking back on our journey with Twitter, as much as we did!
1. Our first Tweet!
Hi earthlings, I am Flipkart.com. I am a website, I speak English and I know a lot about Books that you all read.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) July 22, 2009
Way back in July 2009, a humble online bookstore from India (or was it outer-space?) took to Twitter… little did they know they were on their way to world domination. *evil laugh* #JustKidding
2. Classic Customer Feedback
An email we just received: "One pic to invest 40k in a laptop is not enough. In India for bride proposals also atleast 4 pics are sent 😉 "
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) February 9, 2011
As early as 2011, it was easier to find a bride/groom on the Internet in India than it was a laptop. Like to think we changed that.
But we do! All 10 seasons! RT @vsr: Flipkart should start selling friends.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) October 31, 2012
When things get lonely… Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, Joey are always there for you. And Flipkart too.
@69fubar PS: In general, it's never a good idea for your dealer to know where you live.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) February 22, 2012
Once in a while, someone will ask us for contraband. It happens. We can only help by providing life-advice.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) May 23, 2012
Petrol prices shot up and the rascals at Unreal Times teased everyone with this article. We took the opportunity to promote healthy living with a little help from our drinking buddies @BumsOnTheSaddle.
6. Rosemary’s Baby
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) March 1, 2012
We’re just glad PETA didn’t see this.
7. Whatever happened to @Failgunner?
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) December 7, 2012
@Failgunner is just the sort of customer we love. He orders vinyl from us and is brutally honest with his feedback. Bit of a Twitter celebrity too, famous for his one-letter replies.
Thought we’d give him a taste of his own medicine when he reminded us that winters in Bombay were lacking.
If you’re out there buddy, say hello, it’s been a while. 🙂
8. Billion Dollar Club
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) July 29, 2014
When AIB comedian, Rohan Joshi, implored for pro-bono retail therapy after our $1B funding, we were cranking out this classic… really loud.
9. Flipkart’s #1 Customer
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) December 12, 2014
10. #INDvsAUS – World Cup 2015
Only in India. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/sWxu7uIiPn
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) March 26, 2015
Whether India won or lost, it was fun watching the match with our customers on Twitter.
PS – Line and length is essential for a great delivery.
Once again, a big thank you to all our followers on Twitter… it’s been ‘real’, to say the least. We continue to look forward to interacting with all of you! Do click on the screenshots for the original Tweets.
If you have a favorite @Flipkart tweet, share it in the comment section! There are a few more floating about on the interwebz, that perhaps warrant a chuckle or two.
Reproduced from The Cookie Jar archives. The Cookie Jar was the forerunner of the Flipkart Blog, and was succeeded by Flipkart Stories in September 2015