The festival of lights- Diwali is nigh upon us, and one of the best part of the celebration is to shop for yourself and your loved ones. So, in this digital age and era, instead of going in crowded market and malls, shopping can be done from the comfort of your handheld devices. And you don’t even need to access your computer for that, a smartphone or tablet is all that is needed. So, check out top shopping apps which can help you out in Diwali shopping-
World’s largest online retailer Amazon recently updated its mobile app to include the Indian operations. The app offers all categories of Amazon’s products ranging from electronic items to books, from jewelry to beauty products (the category is launched today itself). You can easily search and browse to find the products which fits your need along with customer reviews to make up you mind. You can also scan the product with its barcode and compare its price on Amazon.in. You can also avail free Cash on Delivery option for a limited time. For gifting your friends and family, you the retailer offers gifting facility for some additional charge.
One of the oldest e-commerce websites in India, eBay, delivers full-fledged functionality on its mobile apps. Users can search and browse the vast range of products available on eBay or as a seller, can list their own products for sale. It supports barcode scanning to find items, compare prices or listing of that product. Making good use of Android’s push notifications, app can provide customizable alerts automatically. You can also save favorite searches and sellers for quick access later. The app features include tracking of packages, feedback management and also allows users to read or respond to eBay messages.
Started with selling books online, Flipkart is now an e-commerce giant in India with regards to its wide product portfolio and popularity. Flipkart app completely resembles its website with all the functionalities including voice search. Similar to other apps, it supports barcode scanning for checking the price of the product online. It’s a native app which means that the app lets you check already viewed products and their description, even when you are offline. The app offers widget for Android’s home screen which highlights the top deals. The website also offers free Cash on Delivery option for orders above Rs. 500 (items below that will be charged Rs. 50).
ngpay (Android | BlackBerry | iOS)
ngpay stands out from other apps in the list as it’s a mobile first service and doesn’t even offer website for shopping. Since, its developed specifically for mobile interfaces, it has very clutter free interface focusing only on the product categories and the actual products. Though the range of products is not extensive, but the app makes up for it by offering good discounts on them. Additionally, the app offers recharging option for mobiles and DTH connection as well as booking bus, railways and airlines ticket.
Tradus is one of largest marketplace in India with countless number of sellers selling wide variety of products. The app has a very user friendly interface with options to access various categories and apply different filters, search products, and even check deals of the day. The company has also started location based marketplace facility, which means the app will be listing those sellers which are near to your location. It has a notification feature which gives notifications about your orders.
The festival season is not just for shopping electronic devices, so if you’re looking to purchase some apparels, then you can’t be wrong with the ample offerings available on Yebhi. The app provides complete details about the clothes and accessories with option for choosing their size as well as seeing the full size images. The app also has special sections for Diwali deals at the upfront under ‘Diwali Bonanza’ and ‘Diwali Gifts’.