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There’s no denying that we live in the digital age and the digital age is here to stay. In light of this, we wanted to find out about the talk of the town these days which is We caught up with Mr. Bhagya Lekamge, Deputy General Manager of Abans PLC E-commerce & Digital Marketing, to find out all there is to about buyabans.

Q: What is

A: is the virtual showroom of Abans, where consumers can shop all of Abans’ amazing products from a wide range of world renowned brands, using any device they wish. The products include household electronics and appliances, mobile phones, computers, watches, gaming, furniture, cameras, musical instruments, bicycles, beauty products, cookware and serving-ware, and shoes. Buyabans also has a duty free shopping feature which allows consumers to make reservations on items that can be picked up on arrival at the airport. There is also an online gift registry which allows anyone to create and manage a gift registry online as well as find a gift registry for someone else and purchase items off it. was recently revamped in March this year.

Q: What significant changes have been made to the buyabans website?

A: Shopping on is now easy and straight-forward because of descriptive product details, categorized information, extensive search options and guaranteed responsiveness from any device. It is also easy to filter and arrive at the desired products by entering criteria based on your preferences for price, features, colors, brands and more. Before purchasing, images of products can be zoomed, and the feature descriptions and technical specifications can be read for reference. You can also browse through the listed warranty, delivery details, reviews and payment options. A product can then be added to a user’s wishlist, added to the cart or directly purchased using the buy now option. With its safe shopping guarantee users are assured of secure payment gateways through which they can purchase the selected products.

Q: Many online shopping sites selling consumer electronics and appliances have mushroomed up in the recent past. What sets Abans apart from the rest?

A: What makes Abans stand out from new and emerging small scale websites that lack experience, is that fact that it is a well known brand that has been the retail market leader for electronics and appliances for almost 50 years. Abans allows you to select from a host of international brands across a wide range of products. Abans has also been the pioneer of e-commerce in Sri Lanka since 2007, when buyabans was first launched to mainly offer Sri Lankans living abroad the facilities to send gifts and purchase products for their loved ones in Sri Lanka at the time.  It is also the authorized agent for all of the products offered on the site which means that all of the products are genuinely priced, and all promotions and deals offered are 100% genuine. You also have the assurance that you are purchasing genuine products which are backed by international and local agent warranties with the guarantee of experienced service support. Abans also offers the most comprehensive after sales service on all products with over a 100 service centers island wide where items are repaired by expert technicians using only genuine parts.

Q: What additional benefits does buyabans offer?

A:  There are lots of lucrative deals on products with installment schemes in place that can go up to as many as 60 months and 0% interest free schemes that can go up to 36 months. All banks are also on board with Abans to facilitate installment schemes, and to offer additional discounts and other exclusive benefits. Exclusive online discounts on buyabans can go up to as high as 60% and you will be entitled to earn double the points on their myabans loyalty programme for purchases made online. Buyabans also allows anyone to purchase gift vouchers that can be handed over directly to a recipient or posted via registered post.  The delivery of purchased goods is very efficient and goods will be delivered at a user appointed time, generally within 3 working days island-wide, safely and in mint condition via Abans’ own courier service.

Q: Tell us about how the online gift registry works

A: Abans recognizes that planning a wedding can be stressful enough without having to worry about receiving identical wedding gifts such as multiple rice cookers, irons and tea sets. However the perfect solution awaits consumers, by simply signing up for a gift registry on Consumers can customize it by uploading their own images, message and wedding details for their guests. They can also create a wish-list from the amazing product range and share it via social media or SMS to their loved ones. Their loved ones can then select a meaningful gift at attractive discounts, which fits their budget and interest based on the wish-list, without experiencing any hassle. After the wedding, buyabans will deliver the gifts to a location specified by the consumer on the day of their choice, free of charge. Buyabans makes your wedding planning a whole lot easier and ensures that the perfect gift is just a click away.

All in all, we came away very impressed with the buyabans website. To put it simply, Abans is undoubtedly the best online shop in Sri Lanka to find the biggest and best offers that are truly genuine. In short, it allows us to stay home, avoid the traffic and hassle of driving around to buy goods, and simply order from home or on the move and have it delivered to our doorsteps with a simple click. We encourage you too, to stay in touch with for the latest product launches, amazing offers and daily deals.

By Fahira Hameed

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