By observing mobile shopping apps, merchants can discover new shopping features that resonate with consumers.
Here is a list of innovative mobile shopping apps. There are marketplaces, curated product collections, shopping communities, discount and coupon apps, augmented reality tools, and product information apps.
Shop your screenshots with LIKEtoKNOW.it, a discovery app to instantly shop worldwide influencer pictures. Whenever you would like to know the product information, simply take a screenshot of an image or influencer on Instagram or Snapchat. You can instantly purchase the products featured in your screenshots directly from your phone in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
With Tictail, you can shop a marketplace of independent brands from around the world. Follow the brands you love, and receive info, updates, and sale alerts directly through in-app messaging. Start your own online shop and enjoy sales, traffic, and visibility through a growing marketplace. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
Curated by its community, Canopy helps consumers discover products on Amazon. Join Canopy to receive product recommendations from others with similar tastes. Shop by categories and brands, or find gifts by personality type. Follow your favorite brands or the categories you’re most interested in. Save products to your profile, build personal collections, or pick up where you left off on desktop. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
Goat is the safe way to buy and sell sneakers. Goat offers free verification services on all purchases to ensure your sneakers are authentic and as described. All sellers are vetted, photos are verified, and sneakers are inspected prior to shipping to buyers. Goat provides data to help you set a price and shows what buyers are willing to pay to help you sell more quickly. Goat also provides prepaid, pre-addressed labels to make shipping easy. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
Wish is an app to find discounted products. Wish items are 60-90 percent off from retail prices. Wish’s artificial-intelligence technology helps find products just for you, filtering out the bad stuff. The more you use Wish, the better it gets at showing you things you’ll love. Earn reward points, win additional saving, earn reward points, and redeem for coupons. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
The Hunt is a community that tracks down the items you covet. Snap a picture of what you’re looking for and get personalized shopping suggestions. Exchange style advice and discover new trends with like-minded people. Share your shopping tips with 4 million people. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
Shopami is the free mobile shopping app for email offers, deals, coupons, and promo codes. Select your favorite brands for notifications. Receive notifications before deals expire or when you’re near a store. Check out promotions and discounts while you shop. Never miss a deal again. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
Wanelo is shopping entertainment, with a stream of unique products, all posted by users. Follow your favorite stores and people in one place. Each day, Wanelo shows you new products just for you. As you save products you like, Wanelo learns about your style. The more you use it, the better it gets. Use the app to browse and search across all of your stores in one place, from tiny boutiques to big brands. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
GoodGuide is an app to search, browse, and scan safe and healthy consumer goods. The app includes scientific ratings for thousands of food, personal care, and cleaning items. Identify the highest rated products on the market, find out the nutritional value of food products, find the health hazards of household chemical products, and more. Available on iOS. Price: Free.
With Spring, you can shop 1,500 fashion, lifestyle, and beauty products. Follow brands and be the first to know about sales, new arrivals, and exclusives. Explore curated product selections, and shop editors’ picks. Free shipping and free returns. Available on iOS. Price: Free.
Making use of Apple’s ARKit augmented reality platform for iOS mobile devices, IKEA Place lets you virtually place IKEA products in your location. The app includes three-dimensional and true-to-scale models of sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, and more. Scan an empty section of a floor, search the available list of products and select one, and position the product. Select other products and add them to your room to make a new place. Share your place with social apps, such as WhatsApp andor Instagram. Order your products through the IKEA store. Available on iOS. Price: Free.
Target has taken big strides with its mobile app, testing a wide variety of new features with its customers. Recently, the company has added (a) an augmented reality feature to visualize products in a space, (b) a wallet feature, and (c) GiftNow, which lets shoppers pick out items and send them via email to gift recipients. The app also features Cartwheel to save on items, see deal info, and add deals on things you already buy. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. Simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go. No lines, no checkout. While the program is still in the experimental phase, the disruptive technology bears watching. Amazon Go is currently open to Amazon employees in the beta program. The beta store is located at 2131 7th Avenue in Seattle.