A lot of people nowadays prefer to use the best online shopping apps because of discounts, exclusive sales, and a huge inventory to choose from. However, with the increase in the number of online shopping services, there’s always a chance to get fooled by a nice advertisement for an app that sells the worst quality of products.
Maybe, you will never receive your product – or cannot return it. Who knows? So, you better be sure that the shopping app you will be using is trusted or good enough to place an order.
In this article, we will recommend the best of different new online shopping apps available for your Android and iOS devices.
Why Should You Use Online Shopping Apps?
I know it could be a silly thing to address – but some users still prefer to use their browser to place an order (on desktop or phone).
But, before doing that, I should mention that you get a lot of app-exclusive offers in the current e-commerce scenario. So, always get the app installed and go on browsing.
All-in-one Shopping Apps
In this category, we’ll mention the apps where a shopaholic can get almost anything – ranging from clothes to electronic gadgets.
Amazon is undoubtedly a top online shopping app there is with a huge inventory. You can find almost everything there. You can get furniture, clothing items, cookware, electronics, books, games, DVDs, and a lot more stuff.
The user interface of the Amazon app is its biggest asset. The navigation, adding products to wishlist or cart is very simple. Also, you can add the products are in the cart to the wishlist with a simple tap. The Amazon Prime is a bundled package of entertainment along with the free delivery option on selected items.
It also offers huge discounts regularly in the form of festival or holiday sales. In addition to this, you also get flash sale deals – just like I got the Razer Goliathus mousepad for just 999 INR.
In India, Flipkart is yet another e-commerce giant where you can get a variety of products. It’s now mostly owned by Walmart.
You have got clothes, smartphones, accessories, gym equipment, and a lot more products on Flipkart. Personally, I did order my smartphone and my Logitech g502 mouse from Flipkart as well – I had an amazing experience. Flipkart offers regular discounts and offers to the buyers, especially in The Big Billion Days sale, you will get huge discounts on selected products.
3. PayTM Mall
This wasn’t a thing until PayTM came into the scene as one of the most successful wallet apps in India. With cashback offers and mind-blowing price offering, PayTM Mall is fit for every kind of purchases which ranges from clothing to smartphones.
Snapdeal may not be the most popular shopping app right now – but it still has a good amount of inventory to offer. It was founded by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal in February 2010. A bunch of electronic accessories and gadgets may cost a bit cheaper than other applications.
Shopclues is yet another impressive online shopping app which gives great deals and discounts on numerous products. You will observe a lot of different brands offering similar products at a cheaper price. So, if you want to save a few bucks, you can definitely try this.
You can find products ranging from footwear to smartphones. Do try it out.
Just like some of the other shopping mega brands mentioned above, IndiaMART is also a decent all-in-one shopping app. It directly lets you connect to the supplier in order to purchase something at the best price possible.
In other words, IndiaMART is a B2B marketplace where it connects the buyer with the supplier. Of course, you should look for the verified ones.
Fret not, the Decepticons won’t come looking for you if you use eBay. However, eBay is one of the best shopping apps – without a question.
It offers a huge inventory and sometimes surprising offers. I’ve observed a lot of flagship smartphones go for a lot cheaper than you could ever imagine. And, something like that happens only in eBay. Whatever it is, cameras, smartphones, clothing, motor accessories, and so on – eBay has got your back.
Naaptol isn’t my personal favorite when it comes to the quality of products. But, it can still be one of the best ones around just because of the cheap deals offered and some unique useful products that you may not find elsewhere.
Of course, the quality depends on the brand. So, you need to be careful when making a purchase decision.
9. HomeShop 18
Yet something similar to Naaptol – however, the quality of the products will prove to be better in comparison to Naaptol – that would be as per my experience. If the price is right, you can try it out for yourself. You can get products starting from clothes to home appliances on HomeShop 18 for a cheap price tag.
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Online Shopping Apps for Clothing
Myntra is a quite popular online shopping app when it comes to fashion. It houses the products from several reputed brands keeping in mind the quality and price of it.
For some purchases, the delivery charge might be too much, when compared to Amazon or Flipkart. However, the edge here becomes the collection. Even if the taxes and the delivery charge is a bit higher, the fashion collection is absolutely awesome.
Bewakoof is in the buzz recently. If you just want a decent quality T-shirt with a nice graphic print, Bewakoof is the place to look for. No matter whether you are looking for superhero t-shirts, or some trendy graphic messages printed on your tee, Bewakoof would come handy.
Jabong is yet another popular app for all your fashion needs. It may not be the most popular fashion store right now – but it is known for its app-exclusive deals. Some impressive discounts in the form of events as well.
At the time of writing, I observed a 70% flat discount offer – which is insane. In addition, it also offers a lot of products from a variety of good brands.
If I recall correctly, I got to know about Limeroad through Facebook advertisements – just like most of you did. It is definitely one of the best online shopping application for fashion needs.
It includes items that range from a few hundred rupees to a couple thousand. In addition to the price, it also features some unique designs at a mouth-watering price tag. And, that is why it is now more popular among people.
KOOVS started as a shopping app for women mostly – at least that’s what I thought of it initially. However, now it provides fashion items for both men and women. You may not find plenty of discounts – but they do offer a good collection that’s worth paying for.
A wide range of items available to choose from.
AJIO is fairly new to the scene of online fashion stores, owned by Jio itself. It may not have the biggest inventory for fashion items but it covers the essentials. The collection is pretty decent as well, considering the price.
Unlike the others, Zivame focuses only on lingerie. Yes, you will find similar products listed on Myntra and others as well – but you will get a wide range of collection for the specific type on Zivame.
Ranging from bras to sportswear, Zivame has it all.
Online Shopping Apps to Sell/Buy Used Goods
OLX is the most popular app if you are looking to buy or sell used goods. It has improved a lot when compared to how it started. It has got more security features that protect your identity and also helps you verify the seller for purchase protection.
Almost anything can be sold here, and just because it relies on users, you would expect it to have a fresh inventory all the time with the new listings.
OLX’s rival service – which is equally impressive. Similar to OLX, you will find a lot of products listed from the users while you can also do the same. In addition to this, you can also look for jobs or services available near your area just like OLX.
Best International Shopping App
Even though eBay and Amazon count in this category of apps – we have an impressive mention which a lot of people use.
Aliexpress is one of the largest e-commerce websites out there. At a cheap price, you will get a variety of products. Anything related to technology is usually cheap and perfect for experimental purchases. Even people purchase international products for a good price to resell it at a higher price tag in India. Of course, when you order online, you need to inquire about the customs – else you may not receive your order ever.
Miscellaneous Shopping Apps
20. Big Basket – Online Grocery
Yes, you can also shop for grocery products on Amazon. However, Big Basket focuses on grocery items – so you can expect a wide range of products.
It does not support all the locations across India, so you will have to install the app and check whether Big Basket can deliver to your location or not.
Who could have imagined that you won’t have to visit a medical store in order to get the medicines prescribed? With Netmeds, you simply upload the prescription and the order it right to your house.
With some offers and discounts, Netmeds is easily one of the best shopping apps for medicines and healthcare items.
If you are looking for a range of furniture – from being affordable to expensive options, PepperFry would be the best app to have installed. You just have to pay and watch your furniture take shape right at your home, they will help you.
23. Urban Ladder
Urban Ladder is very popular for its signature furniture. It has many categories which serve all your furniture needs at your doorstep. It is started in the year 2012 with the vision of making Indian homes beautiful and they succeeded in their plan.
Maybe you are looking for a trendy shade or a new set of eyewear for better visibility, Lenskart would be the one to go with. It offers the best design and price for the lenses you want to wear. Show off your style, get the best lens, and save a lot of money.
UrbanClap is a great service oriented app designed especially for urban users. This app lets you book beauty and wellness services
Which online shopping app is best in India?
It really depends on what you need. Personally, I rely on Amazon and Flipkart for almost everything I order online. However, for some of my fashion needs, I do end up using Bewakoof or Myntra.
So, there’s no ultimate app for India – but it depends on what you want to purchase.
What is the cheapest shopping app?
Naaptol can be counted as one of the cheapest shopping apps making thousands of unique products available for dirt-cheap prices. Aliexpress can also be considered if you are into International shopping apps.
Which online store is the best?
For me, it is Amazon, not just the shopping experience, but also with the Amazon Prime feature – it is a one-stop portal for a lot of things.
Now that you know about all the best online shopping apps in India, which one would prefer to have installed?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.