Higher costs of plants online

Due to the higher transportation expenses, plants which are available online are priced far higher than the offline prices. While goa is notorious for high priced plants (with the forest department plants the only exception), in most towns and cities the prices of plants are far more online . Most of the plants in Mumbai are available for Rs 40-50 each in 2017, while online the plant prices usually start at Rs 200 onwards.
Money plant or pothos is the cheapest plant offline , however most online retailers are selling the plant for at least Rs 230 indicating the highly inflated online prices.
The cheapest live plant online is aloe vera costing approximately Rs 118 per plant on ebay at present