Great Online Shopping Festival crashes on Day 1; Google India apologise for inconvenience

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 3:09pm IST Updated: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 3:16pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

The online shopping space had some techical issues.

The Great Online Shopping Festival website was forced the blushes on Wednesday as the website crashed on Day 1.

People who visited the website were greeted by a blank page with a 'Hello World' test message.

Great Online Shopping Festival or GOSF, an initiative by Google India looks to bring together 240 e-commerce sites and offer the best bargains and deals. If you were planning to buy that camera, here's the time as industry experts hail this as the new trend in online shopping.

GOSF was started in December last year. The second edition of the online festival is happening between 11-13 December starting at 9 am and is based on the concept of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in United States. E-commerce is a concept gaining strong grounds in India with major sites like Flipkart, E-bay and MakeMyTrip offering deals on multitude of products at discounted rates.

An initiative to bring various e-commerce sites together who give discounts to increase their sales. In 2012, this festival helped the e-commerce sites to increase their sales by three times. Hence, it is seen as a major connector between consumers and various shopping sites.

Here's what you could see on their website:

Twitter was buzzing with tweets about it,

Google India tweeted an apology saying,

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