The world’s popular shopping apps
Few pastimes are more satisfying than shopping and experiencing the thrill of sourcing that coveted little black dress, bagging the latest gadget, landing a bargain and redeeming a discount. Shopping now comes via mobile and tablets, which means you can shop straight from your living room couch and have your purchases delivered to your door. Here (in alphabetical order) is our list of some of the world’s most popular apps.
Amazon: No list of this type can be compiled without mentioning Amazon, the big daddy of online stores. With millions of users, there isn’t much you can’t find here, and every day there are deals where if you’re quick off the mark you can nab yourself a top bargain. Amazon is super-easy to use, so much so that you’ll be lost in retail paradise before you can say “Login”.
eBay: The online auction site has made bidders of us all, and if you’re obsessed with outbidding the competition, the app makes your life even easier. You can set up notifications and alerts straight to your phone so pesky real life doesn’t get in the way of that elusive deal.
Etsy: If you’re the arty, crafty type, this is your spiritual Internet home. Here you’ll be able to access items from almost a million sellers, frequently unique, handmade and limited editions. You can browse other people’s work, or have a go at starting your own cottage industry.
Google Shopper: This app recognises products via simple text search, but also by barcode, voice and sometimes photo. It offers price comparisons, reviews and information on millions of products to help you get the best deal on whatever you’re buying.
Groupon brings you deals close to your local area, on all sorts of products and services. You can buy and redeem deals without ever leaving your phone, and the customised local content opens up new experiences even within your own hometown.
LivingSocial: This app provides deals offering discounts of upto 90% on goods and services. You can buy directly from your phone, and there are nice rewards (like freebies) if you refer friends to get the same deal you do.
So in these modern days, when people can access any product they like from the comfort of their homes, the world really is your oyster when it comes to online shopping. And with Gocash the prepaid card available from UAE Exchange, you can make those purchases quickly and easily, while still keeping tabs on your budget and protecting your financial details.