Ordering stuff online on the go is a great convenience to have. But you don’t have to bloat your phone with the many online shopping apps to take advantage of it. With so many portals for specific categories like electronics, men’s fashion, women’s fashion and daily needs, it might appear that you’d better install them all. But in fact you’d be better off having just a few multi-category retailers like Snapdeal instead of having all of them.
The E-commerce Apps You’ll Need On Your Smartphone
We know you’re badgered by the ads that want you to install all the apps. But, based on your preference, you might want to stick to only some of the below apps if not just one of them.
Ever since Myntra moved to an app only model, it has become essential to install it whether you are on-the-go or not. This might have frustrated some users, but Myntra’s super-sleek inspiring design and fantastic catalog of products makes it too good to miss out on. Besides, it gets difficult to shop for apparel and footwear with the cluttered catalogs of all-category sellers.
A simple, sleek design and a fast overall experience puts Snapdeal at the top of the list of multi-category retailers here. Plus the fact that it has a wide range of products at low prices makes it worth keeping. Although it is a marketplace, Snapdeal delivers most of its products directly. That makes it a reliable service to fall back on.
Amazon has a large size and might be a bit on the heavy side on your memory usage due to more functionality. But a great catalog of products and great delivery service makes it a must-have. Especially if you’re travelling, you can use the Amazon pick-up and guaranteed delivery services to get your products to you no matter where you are.
Despite a few drawbacks including a sometimes slow feeling interface and app design and the fact that many products are shipped directly by third party sellers, Flipkart does make it into the e-commerce app essentials list because of the many exclusive brands that are loyal to Flipkart. Plus they also offer extra discounts on mobile and frequently run app-only deals so you might not want to miss out on that.
Jabong is a heavily popular lifestyle portal and chances are you prefer it over other fashion retailers. For just the popularity factor, Jabong deserves to be in the list but it isn’t the only reason. Jabong has a great catalog not too far off from or even superior to Myntra’s in many categories.