Shopping online is pretty much the way to shop these days. Brick and mortar stores are fun, but at the end of the day, the ability to pick up your mobile device and search for stuff online is just infinitely more convenient. There are a ton of ways and apps you can use to shop for stuff on your mobile device. Here are the best shopping apps for Android.
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No shopping apps list would be complete without Amazon. It’s the proverbial mega-mall of the Internet and millions of people use it every year. You can find practically any kind of product you can think of and the addition of things like Amazon Pantry even let you shop for food and beverage items. They also have things like Lightning Deals and Deals of the Day where you can find stuff on the cheap if you keep up on it. It’s quick, simple, and easy to understand. You probably already have an account, you might as well use it.
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It’s true that Craigslist isn’t everyone’s first stop when it comes to shopping for things. However, you can find the occasional gem here and there if you look hard enough. You can also shop for stuff like houses, cars, and even shop for services like plumbing or carpentry. If Amazon is the mega-mall of the Internet, Craigslist is the bazaar. You can’t find everything, but you can find just about anything. cPro is an astounding Craigslist app and definitely worth a shot.
The Coupons App is one of a few coupons apps to make the list. You can’t shop online with these kinds of apps normally but they do aid in your real shopping and help save you some money. The interface is wildly outdated and occasionally just plain ugly and confusing, but the deals are legitimate and you can find some good coupons here. It’s worth a shot, especially since some coupons are also for online retailers which is a little unique.
eBay is another ubiquitous name in online shopping. It’s been around forever and everyone knows what it is. The app is pretty decent and lets you do pretty much everything you can do on the website including bidding, searching, purchasing, and checking on items that you’re selling. You can find some great stuff here for good prices if you’re patient enough. It may not be an every day kind of app like Amazon but it’s still fun to browse to see what you might find.
Etsy is kind of like the flea market of the Internet for indie artists and designers. There are well over ten million items from 800,000 sellers. You’ll no doubt find some truly unique, one of a kind stuff on Etsy and a good percentage of them are produced on limited runs. The app allows you to explore and buy items as well as manage your shop if you’re a seller. It also comes with Google Wallet and PayPal support for easier check outs and you can find upcoming events from sellers in your area for exclusive items.
Groupon is another coupons app and arguably the most well-known on this list. It claims to be able to deals for up to 50%-70% off of quality items although in most cases it’s less than that. Using the mobile app, you can buy and participate in deals, track your purchased vouchers, and redeem coupons using the app. There are some more advanced features for those who are really into coupons. You can also share deals with friends and family, track deals by location and expiration date, and more. It’s a solid coupons app.
Jet is a unique shopping app that lets you shop for various things and get savings when you buy certain “smart items” together. It has a ton of stuff for sale so it shouldn’t be hard to find what you’re looking for. You’ll also get free shipping once your order amount gets high enough and you’ll also get Android Pay support, one-click re-ordering, and some odd, but unique tactics like giving you the opportunity to waive return rights in order to save a bit more money. It looks like fun and it’s worth a shot.
It took a while but Newegg finally got their mobile app in a spot where it’s actually really good. With the mobile app you can browse various deals, manage your wishlists, search for items, and purchase items. There are even deals tailored specifically for the mobile app that you won’t find on the desktop site. When it comes to consumer electronics, this is probably better than Best Buy and the user reviews are generally a little more educated than more mainstream sites like Amazon (just a little bit). If you’re looking for electronics, try this.
Another trusted coupons app is RetailMeNot Coupons. Unlike Groupon, which finds coupons for literally everything, RetailMeNot focuses more on coupons for actual shopping. They claim to have coupons for over 50,000 retailers and have features like browsing coupons, the ability to save your favorite stores, get notifications when those stores get new deals, and reminders on when your coupons are going to expire. If you’re heading out to go shopping at brick and mortar stores, take this app along with you.
Walmart is a polarizing business. Either people really love it or they really don’t. However, their application is pretty decent and you can find the majority of the products Walmart sells there. There are brick-and-mortar features baked in, such as the ability to pick up purchased items in-store. You’ll also get weekly ads to check out coupons and deals, access to their 1-hour photo and pharmacy, and a directory to find locations, store hours, and even store inventories and aisle locations.
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