5 best Android apps for online shopping in India



Undoubtedly, online shopping is slowly and gradually injected in every vein of shopping lovers. People earlier used to shop offline –pay visit to retail physical store– for their daily needs. But, now with emergence of online shopping portals, the trend has changed drastically. Now, every 1 out of 4 shoppers is shopping online. Why? It is simple, convenient and delivers at your doorstep (mostly free).

In the recent past, India is bombarded with huge chunks of online shopping portals specializing in selling all types of products and services. Below is a list of best five shopping apps which are commonly used by online buyers and have gained great goodwill within a short span of time.


flipkartWith smartphones quickly taking over this generation like a wave, it is only natural for brands to come up with an app and Flipkart is no exception. The free to download app of the shopping website brings all the goodies to your smartphone with an added advantage of convenience. The product listings on Flipkart app shows images of products, close up images, user reviews and ratings. It is also easy to browse products with this apps as it uses swipe gesture to display next or previous product. Users can also see their recently browsed product on this app even when the phone is not connected to the Internet. Placing order through Flipkart app is also as easy as on the website with all payment options provided. Once you have placed the order, checking order details and tracking the order delivery is a breeze. The app also comes with social media integration so that user can share the interesting product listings with their contacts and friends. Also, installing the app will get you some sweet discounts as Flipkart regularly comes up with deals exclusive for app users.


amazonThe top rival of Flipkart, Amazon has also got a free to download app hosted on the smartphone app world for its users. This app again is the splitting mirror image of the website of Amazon and shows products category wise including Today’s deal, recently viewed items and recommendations from Amazon based on user searches. Placing an order on the app is also a breeze since it allows user to make payment online using a credit or debit card, through gift card and cash on delivery. Also, once the order has been placed, users can track the progress details with a single click. The app will also send you notifications when the order is shipped and when it is out for delivery. If amazon is your go-to website for online shopping, it is a must to install the app since the website offers some exclusive deals only to its app users.


snapdealSnapdeal is another major e-commerce website that has a great app on different OS platform app store for its users. This app encompasses all the features and layout of the website in the skin of Material design for visual appeal. Snapdeal app also shows all products hosted on the website under categories and makes it easier to browse them. The app also lets you shop right from its interface with order tracking and all other bells and whistles. Moreover, users can recommend products to their contacts through social media and win rewards. Another feather in the hat of the app is that it features instant payments of prepaid mobile recharges, postpaid mobile bills, electricity bills, gas bills and DTH recharges as well.


ebayIn the online shopping domain, eBay happens to be the oldest and one of the most used websites. It is only natural for the website to come up with its own app to cater to its smartphone users. eBay app on the smartphone gives users all the features including the Buy it now as well as bid for the product, which is quite interesting feature. One aspect that puts eBay ahead of its competitors is that it allows users to post their products for selling without much complications like Amazon or Flipkart. This makes eBay a complete e-commerce solution for anyone out there.


paytmPaytm is a website that was mainly an online recharge provider, however, it has now went on to evolve into an online shopping website with good deals and cashback offers. Paytm is known to offer cash-backs on almost entire catalog in form of Paytm wallet cash, which has resulted in its increasing popularity among its competitors. Moreover, the app also lets user recharge metro card, Gold Loan & Insurance Premium payment and electricity bills to name a few. This makes Paytm an all-in-one solution for anyone who prefers shopping or paying bills from the comfort of their homes.

With so many online shopping portals, confusion related to pricing of the product in buyers’ mind is definite. Am I buying it for right (lowest) price? To clarify this problem, several price comparison sites have cropped up in the recent past. Out of all, PriceRaja is one price comparison android app where you can compare all prices available on different online sellers at once. You can also compare up to 4 product in a go. What more? The app also gives you a comprehensive list of trending deals and coupons available on the internet. [top image source]

~Sanjeev Kumar



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