7 Mobile Shopping Apps to Beat the Holiday Rush
Holiday shopping is really causing heavy traffic jams and office hours doesn’t allow us to shop when they are a few shoppers around. The solution? Shop on mobile! Since the dawn of internet shopping in the country, a lot of distributors and sellers wants to get their products online since internet shopping is less hassle than personally heading to the shops just to purchase one item.
Here are 7 shopping apps for your smartphones and tablets you can use to browse and look for that perfect gift or just something you want for yourself.
Currently the leading eCommerce site in the country, Lazada has a great mobile app that practically provides everything they have in an organized and good-looking layout. Also, they offer deals and vouchers exclusively available for mobile app users only which gives more savings. It’s also multi-platform, although the Windows Phone version is buggy at the moment.
Offering multiple products from big brands and even small enterprises, Takatack has a lot of products to suite your taste. It even has items from other popular shopping sites like Lazada and Zalora, and deal sites like Ensogo and CashCashPinoy. It’s pretty much everything available online plus opportunities for great product designers to have their items discovered by online shoppers.
Shopee is an online shopping tiangge filled with cute clothing, hard to find bags, and more. It’s like having the World Bazaar Festival on your fingertips and for the whole year. Aside from that, it’s a great place to sell quality items without the hassle of setting up a booth and worrying about fees. You can also chat within the app to directly talk to the seller or buyer, and even look for trends using hashtags.
For your clothing needs, Zalora has a lot of styles and brands for you. Unlike other shopping apps, it’s purely about clothing so you’re pretty much focused on your tailor shopping plus an exclusive collection too. They offer 30-day free return if you’re not satisfied with your purchase and they have a ZALORA digital Pop-up store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall as well for you to check out their items personally.
If you’re watching TV late at night, then you’ve probably encountered O Shopping. It’s the shopping channel of ABS-CBN in partnership with Korean TV home shopping company CJ O Shopping Corporation. With their app, there’s no need to stay up late or turn on the TV. Just click and browse through your phone or tablet and easily purchase without hassle.
Like most other shopping apps, EasyShop.ph offers diverse product lines from popular brands to generic electronics. What’s nice about EasyShop.ph is they have local brands so you don’t need to rush to the mobile and look for their kiosk. It’s also a selling site for those who wish to have their products online.
While all of these apps are already established online stores in PH, there’s a new player in town that you could check out and be one of the first to try them. YiLinker, a Singapore-based eCommerce, still has limited items listed but it’s worth the try. It’s like an unfamiliar new boutique that just opened up and you’ll never know what they have unless you visit them by yourself. You can also sell items with them and be their one of their pioneer sellers.
Head to the app store and download now to free yourself from the heavy traffic. Just be sure to purchase smartly and keep your bank information in check when checking out.