9 Best Shopping Apps to Save Time and Money

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There are two types of people, who buy at the given price and others who simply don't. The second type is those who are smart shoppers and know how to play their cards right. The Internet has revolutionized shopping and completely changed the way we shop. Now we can literally shop for almost anything online and it will be delivered to our doorstep. However, with access to hundreds of stores selling the same item, it can be a bit difficult to find the right deal.



If you just bought the product as soon as you spot it, then you're missing out on a lot more. You can find items, get deals for less, or just use a coupon to get instant discounts. All of this can be easily achieved if you are willing to spend a few minutes before making your decision and using the right tools. To help you make a sound purchasing decision, we have listed 9 apps that will help you find the best deals and discounts while shopping:

Note: Keep in mind that all these apps serve different regions, not worldwide. Some of the generally supported countries include USA, UK, Canada, Australia and India. Make sure the app is supported in your region before using it.

1. ShopSavvy

When it comes to finding the best deals, I've found ShopSavvy to be the most straightforward and robust at the same time. Find the best price for your desired item is just a search away. Plus, you can scan the QR code or barcode on the item, if you're at your local store, and you'll see if the price is right or there's a better deal available elsewhere. ShopSavvy claims to have data on over 40 stores, including Walmart, Amazon, Gap, Target, Newegg, and many other popular stores, so there's a good chance you'll always find a better deal.



 

By default, it will watch out for any items you are looking for or scanning (thinking you are interested in) and let you know when there is a sale or discount on those items. You can also create custom lists of items and ShopSavvy will keep a tab on all of these items and let you know the best deals when they become available. Simply put, ShopSavvy is the best app for finding the best deals on the item of your interest.

Installer: Android, iOS and Windows Phone (free)

2. Groupon

Groupon is another good place to find the best deals, but unlike ShopSavvy it's not the best deal tracker app. Instead, Groupon is a website (and app) where retailers can list their items for discounts and get recognized by customers. At Groupon you can find many items with high discounts up to 70%, and I find most discounts over 50%. For example, I was looking for the best deal on "Beats by Dr. Dre SOLO2 Headphones" using multiple apps mentioned in this article and the cheapest was $89,99 at Walmart. However, I find the same headphones on Groupon just for $69,99.

Although Groupon is a great place to find cheaper items and services, it can sometimes be misleading too. As merchants list their product on Groupon, they may add special terms for the deal to apply, so be sure to read the “ Fine Print section” before purchasing.


Installer: Android, iOS and BlackBerry (free)

3.Wanelo

Wanelo is like a social media platform for buyers and merchants. All regular user can sell products on the app and shoppers can follow merchants to always stay up to date with the latest products. Also, consumers and merchants can easily communicate with each other. Wanelo mainly focuses on fashion, apparel, and accessories, but you'll find electronics listed as well.


Wanelo product feedback makes it easy to make decisions and the ability to communicate with the seller is a plus. In addition, the application also learns from your shopping habits and makes recommendations according to it. One thing that I didn't like about Wanelo, is that it requires you to download their smartphone apps and doesn't allow you to browse the site without it.

Installer: Android and iOS (free)

4. eBay – Buy, Sell and Save

If you buy and sell items on eBay then its official app is a must have for you. The official eBay app dramatically enhances your eBay shopping experience by offering a ton of handy features. You can easily bid or purchase items directly from the app and keep a tab on your favorite sellers. It is also a great app for comparing items and prices. You can also search the item or scan the barcode with your smartphone camera to quickly compare prices.

Sellers can also use the app to list their items for sale and easily edit listings. The eBay app too automatically enters coupons for your purchases if available.


Installer: Android, iOS and Windows Phone (free)

5. TopHatter

TopHatter is a shopping platform for people who want to find items available for cheap and join active auctions. TopHatter has a 90-second auction system that allows you to bid on items of your interest and buy them for cheap. Most items are sold for as little as 90% of its actual price.


Also, TopHatter regularly lists items that are really cheap and in my comparison tests with other popular online stores, TopHatter always offered 10-20% less price. You can also check if an item will be auctioned and set up a reminder for it.

Installer: Android and iOS

6. App Coupons

If you like coupons, Coupons Apps is the only app you will need to have access to all available coupons. This app keeps an extensive record of all places near your location for which discount coupons are available. You can get coupons for close to gas stations, super stores, fashion stores, children's fashion boutiques, restaurants and literally every other place. Also, you don't have to print coupon, as the app is more than enough to check it.

You can setup alerts for your favorite stores and you will be notified when there is a coupon available. Besides, it will also automatically offer coupons when you enter a supported store.

Installer: Android and iOS (free)

7. SlickDeals

SlickDeals is a community-driven platform where users like you and me update for the best deals on a product. SlickDeals not only lists deals about price drops, but anything that could make for a successful purchase. You can get more time on a subscription, get paid Android or iOS apps for free, get extra features and literally everything just a whole lot better. Deals go through an extensive authentication process to ensure only valid ones reach buyers, including the community and SlickDeals processing admin.

Apart from bargains, SlickDeals also offers coupons for popular stores and lets you set up bargain alerts.

Installer: Android and iOS (free)

8. Jet

Jet.com is a popular online shopping site that offers low rates with amazing discounts and offers. Jet app for Android and iOS makes shopping on Jet much easier with personalized recommendations and treat daily. The app is exceptionally easy to navigate and makes the ordering process a breeze.

At Jet you get 15% off the first 3 orders and the more you shop the lower the prices. Apart from the reliable offers, it also has several ways to save on all the items you buy. There are items with specific tags, that when purchased, decrease the price of other items in the cart as well (a fraction of the price, but worth it). Additionally, you can also save by paying with a card or cancel the free return policy on items.

Installer: Android and iOS (free)

9. Shopami

If you subscribe to promotional emails from different retailers to get the best deals, you might find it a little overwhelming to keep up with offers in your email account. Shopami is the best app for take care of all promotional emails sent to you. The application makes browsing different promotional emails easy, thanks to its easy to read interface.

It shows deals by expiration dates and also notifies you when a deal is about to expire. Also, if you are near a store that has sent you a promotional email, then Shopami will send you a notification and show you the email. Overall, Shopami is the best app for managing promotional emails in your inbox.

Installer: Android and iOS (free)

Other Handy eCommerce Apps

Many popular eCommerce and brick-and-mortar stores have apps to make it easier for customers to purchase items and redeem offers. If you're buying from one of the popular stores, using their smartphone apps can make things much easier. Here are some popular e-commerce apps you should try:

Amazon: The e-commerce giant's official app will let you easily shop Amazon.com and take advantage of most features, like 1-Click, the ability to track orders, create lists, setup notifications and more. .

Amazon app for Android and iOS

Walmart: If you shop at Walmart, their official app should be of great benefit to you. You can find the best deals, create wishlists, save for mics, get notifications and keep track of store locations and hours near you.

App Walmart pour Android et iOS

Target: If you buy from Target, their official app will let you know if the required item is available or not and you can also track its location in the store (using store maps). Other than that, you can browse for sales and coupons, create wishlists, view reviews, save and redeem gift cards and more.

Target app for Android and iOS

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