Are you like me a lover of online shopping? I find it so much easier to shop online, but I do find the choice on offer a little overwhelming at times, which is where my shopping apps on my mobile come in so handy. Whether it is for searching for that specific item or trend, making wish lists and saving my favourite products, or simply paying for items quickly on-the-go, I have five shopping apps that you are going to want to download.
My top 5 shopping apps
Asos is probably one of my most used shopping apps on my mobile, I’m kind of obsessed with the fact I can add items to my saved list from my mobile, tablet, and desktop and it all syncs up – makes for easy shopping.
I probably don’t buy through the app, but I shop through the app, if that makes sense. I find it so easy to search for items to add to my saved folder, so I can then go back to my iMac later and purchase. Plus it is one of the only retailer app that actually showcases the products as though it was a website, the catwalk videos still work and you can zoom in on the pictures. I also love the new recommend section, as well as the curated editorial.
Nicknamed ‘Tinder for fashion’, I love how Mallzee has clothes and accessories from more than 100 stores, including Topshop, Zara, River Island and Urban Outfitters in one app. It makes it super easy to search out specific trends or products and it even allows you to organise your shopping wish lists. I also love that all you need to do is swipe right to add something you like, and left if you don’t, you can see why it is Tinder for mobile shopping.
As well as being a search aggregator of more than two million products, it also sends price drop notifications on all items you like, so when that designer handbag you’ve been coveting hits the sale you will be sent a message. It also has style feeds, offers style advice, as well as allow you to share clothes via What’s App, Twitter, Facebook and e-mail so you can get your friends opinion before you buy.
EE Cash on Tap
I’ve just recently upgraded my mobile to the Samsung S6, which I throughly recommend the camera and operating system is incredible, and it means that I can also utilise some of EE’s new features including, Cash on Tap.
This app, which uses NFC, means that I can use my phone to pay for items under £20 at more than 300,000 places, yep I use my phone as contactless payment. So far I have used it to get on the tube, pay for lunch at M&S and even send a letter at the Post Office. Granted I did get a few weird looks especially in the Post Office but as my phone is generally attached to my hand anyway it makes paying really easy.
Do you use ShopStyle as your shopping Google search engine? You should it really makes it easy to search for specific items, such as white shirts or maxi dresses, and it will give you results from the high street as well as designer. You can filter by price, colour and even discount, so good if you are looking for a bargain. Like Mallzee, ShopStyle can also be set up so you receive sale alerts on your favourite products.
Nearly all the big high street retailers have their own apps, my favourite has to be Topshop, and I can’t help but check out the New In section each week as it is so easy. Much like the Asos app, you can also add your favourite items to a wish list called the Notebook, but it goes one step further and allows you to scan product barcodes in store, so you can you can buy at a later time. Nothing worse than missing out something you’ve seen in store because you can’t then find it online. The app also allows you to view the retailer’s blog, Inside-Out, one of my favourites, as well as be inspired by street style pics on its Tumblr. Just a little warning, I think this app actually makes me spend more money!
Other shopping apps you might want to download: Etsy, Amazon, eBay, H&M, River Island, and Zara.
What are you go-to shopping apps?