The Christmas shopping apps that won’t drive you crazy
16 Dec 2015
Kelly recently shared her thoughts on the state of mobile and the best Christmas shopping apps with news.com.au.
Below is the list of the top six. To read the full article click here >>
1. CATCH OF THE DAY
Ms Slessor says this is “probably Australia’s number one shopping app at the moment”, with more than 3700 reviews and an average 4.5 star Apple store rating. “People just love it for the ease of use and the ability to put multiple things in your basket, from multiple brands and one check-out,” she said. The Catch of the Day app sells discounted sporting equipment, fashion, beauty, streetwear, tech and more, with 15,000 products across 500 major brands. Timed deals are announced at 12pm, 4pm and 7pm every day, with push notifications alerting members. Single-tap purchase makes it one of the easiest shopping experiences around.
“It’s not new, but ASOS is still the go-to for anything fashion related,” Ms Slessor said. With more than 3000 reviews, the app has an average 4.5 star rating. “What people love is the clean and simple design, it’s easy to navigate and the check-out is really quick — it takes 15 seconds to process a purchase,” she said. “That’s pretty damn good.” ASOS stocks more than 850 brands, and you can filter your search by type, size, brand, price and colour, plus watch videos of each item being modelled on the ASOS catwalk. It has an in-built credit card scanner using your phone’s camera.
3. GROCERY RUN
Brought to you by Catch of the Day, this is the number one app for grocery shopping. It’s got an average 4.5 star rating with more than 1700 reviews. All the big brands are represented, with goods listed in categories including pantry, health, diet, pet supplies, cleaning, beauty and toiletries. You can tap each product to view the nutritional facts, features and photos. Daily deals arrive via push message, and delivery is $9.99 anywhere in Australia.
The app that recommends globally trending items including fashion, cosmetics, accessories and electronics — and sources them at discount prices — is proving extremely popular with young female shoppers, Ms Slessor said. But Christmas shoppers should check the delivery time on gift items, as many Wish vendors take weeks, not days, to ship goods. This does not seem to bother its bargain hunting clientele, though; ContextLogic Inc’s Wish has an average rating of 4.5 stars on Apple’s app store.
If it’s tech you’re after, this is the place to get it. Also by ContextLogic Inc, this is app is similar to Wish, only it is exclusively focused on trending gadgets. Headphones, watches, speakers, phone upgrades and car accessories are all on offer for 50 to 80 per cent off. Geek has an average 4.5 star rating at the Apple store.
6. THE ICONIC
Australia and New Zealand’s fashion shopping app is going strong, with more than 700 brands represented, and more than 200 new products added every day. Free shipping, free returns and fast delivery (just three hours in Sydney) plus a user-friendly navigation make The Iconic a popular app; it rates an average 4.5 stars at the Apple store.