It’s easier than it’s ever been before to spend money online. Between the widespread PayPal integration, the faster shipping, and the stable online stock, there are far more times when shopping online is better than shopping in an actual store. If you’re looking to spend some money on some new things, check out these best Android shopping apps.
No Android shopping apps list would be complete without Amazon. It’s the proverbial mega-mall of the Internet and thus deserves a spot on this list. 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 a limited number of food and beverage items. They also have things like lightning deals and deals of the day that are just fun to browse. It’s a free app with tablet support and it’s a name that’s trusted worldwide. There’s no reason not to get it.
Best Buy has the power to polarize people. Some people really love Best Buy and other people just don’t like it. Overall their app is above average and it has a relatively good selection. You can also do things like find locations and shop for stuff that would otherwise be out of stock in Best Buy stores near you. Around the holidays you can find some pretty decent sales and they do an okay job at bridging the gap between brick-and-mortar shopping and online shopping.
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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 some gems on there if you look hard enough for the right stuff and a good way to find it is with a solid Craigslist app like this one. There are those who claim that using this app is better than the website but of course those kinds of observations are subject to personal opinion. It’s a free app and you really never know what you can find on Craigslist.
The Coupons App
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 if you can find the right kind of coupons. This one has a wildly outdated interface but users claim to be able to find some quality coupons here. However, like any coupon app, it’s hit and miss based on your needs or interests. Still, the app is free so it’s worth a shot.
eBay is another one of those ubiquitous names 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 artisans 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 things 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’s free and it’s something different!
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. 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 ingrain themselves into the Groupon culture which isn’t a bad thing by any means. It’s free, so why not?
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 and more nerdy things, you’ll find fewer customer bases who leave better reviews. Just beware because every large group of people have bad eggs (get it?). If you plan on shopping for electronics anytime soon, you should definitely have this app handy.
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 and get notifications when those stores get new deals, and reminders on when your coupons are going to expire. If you’re into coupons then you should have this in your arsenal.
ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner
ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner is something a little bit different. Here’s how it works. You go shopping and when you find something you like then you scan the barcode using this app. It will then show you other places you can buy that item and for what prices. It’ll also show you consumer reviews and product descriptions. You can also create, save, and share lists of your favorite items. This is a great way to bargain shop and it’s free to use.
Walmart is a lot like Best Buy. People either love it or hate it. Their app isn’t terrible and their selection of items is pretty decent. They have also integrated brick-and-mortar features like their pharmacy and 1-Hour Photo services into the app for those that use that. Of course, you can also browse for and purchase items if you want to. It’s not an amazing app but for most people, it’ll do the trick.
Zappos is an online clothing and shoes store that boasts having the latest styles for men, women, and kids. They offer up some impressive features like free one-day shipping where available and a superior and simple shopping experience. You’ll find stuff from top clothing brands and it’s a lot easier to search for those kinds of things in an app like this than on a much larger site like Amazon. Those going clothing shopping should definitely try this one out.