5 Fun Shopping Apps That I Love

Thanks come out of the internet since its invention is online shopping. Online shopping makes finding the items you want easier no matter where you’re located. You also get to avoid long lines and an unwanted trip to the store. This has only improved since the introduction of smartphones and apps you are phones. you can now find apps for about anything including apps that make shopping easier and cheaper than ever before. Below we list some of the best apps you can use to find a great deal or some fun products while shopping on your smart device.

Wish

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Wish is a very interesting app in that it pretty much as something for everyone. Upon downloading Wish you will get a prompt to pick out a free item. The only catch to this is you have to pay to ship, but it’s a totally legit promotion. After you pick or don’t pick out your free item from the list provided you can start shopping around. The front page of Wish will curate to you more as you shop and even display the top-selling items that other users have bought into today. The app will also alert you when items go on sale so that you can pick up those shoes you have been eyeing.

The only downside to this is that almost every item on Wish comes from China. Fear not though because the sellers have reviews for each item you can read over to figure out exactly what you will be getting in the mail. The items on here are cheap and come pretty quickly considering the international shipping. Be sure to use the in-app wish list to compile the items you want and easily keep track of what’s on sale and what’s not. You can use your Paypal to pay the app for extra security if you’re still a little weary of the stores.

Mercari

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Mercari is like a smaller and cheaper version of Ebay right on your phone. This app was originally invented for the Japanese market but has since found its home right here in America. The app has a large selection of items and you can find pretty much anything you are looking for with the simple search feature. Even better they will give you a little bit of credit to spend towards a purchase for just signing up and they give out coupons around the year as well!

Mercari gives you a huge advantage over finding popular items since it has a smaller user base. This means that a lot of items that are hard to find can easily be bought at your leisure. There are also no bidding segments which means everything’s an instant buy. There is also a comment section on each item where you can actually talk and haggle with the seller to bring down the price or include other items. This makes Mercari have a unique dynamic to its marketplace that its users simply love.

LetGo

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LetGo is a great app for anybody out there who likes the appeal of flea markets and yard sales. This app uses your local area to sell you instead of relying on shipping. When you open the app just give it permission to see your location and start scrolling through your local deals. This is a great way to find furniture and clothes on the cheap without hopping from sale to sale across town. The app also forces users to post pictures for the sale so it’s more reliable than just reading descriptions off of marketplaces like Craigslist.

On the flip side, this app is really easy to use if you want to sell your old stuff. Simply click the camera button at the bottom and snap a pic. Afterwards just feel in the details and add your price to wait for a sale. There are different options you can click when you click on a sale like asking if the item is still available or if the price is negotiable. These quick texts help you take a lot of the headache out of discussing the item. Be sure to meet up in a safe place if you strike a deal with someone and always be one hundred percent on the price and condition of items you are selling or purchasing.

Groupon

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This app may not have sales on it directly, but it will be a huge help in your daily life. With apps like Groupon, you can quickly and conveniently find coupons for items you are buying. You can even set it to check for local deals around your area just in case they cute new restaurant is having a special. My favorite use of the app is checking for coupons related to any online purchases I’m about to make. It has saved me literally hundreds of dollars at this point making it one of the most useful shopping tools I own.

There is also a Groupon marketplace to help you find deals. These aren’t generally things like shoes or electronics. A lot of the time companies use this to sell packages for travel or concerts at a cheap price. Be sure to check it when there’s an event coming up you want to attend to see if you can get any extra savings or activities included in your experience for cheap. If you own a business there is also a section to help you easily set up an account for your store where you can put out savings for your customers!

ThreadUp

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Is a fashionista dream in an app. This app lets you browse through all types of clothes and accessories. All you have to do is type in the product you are looking for and wait for it to pop-up. The app makes finding the clothes you want at affordable prices easy. You can even get free shipping from them just by turning on notifications from the store. They also will send you a generous amount of coupons to use once you are signed up.

How does ThreadUp get some of these brands for so cheap? ThreadUp uses a program that lets its users sell their new or gently used clothes to them. They even have a free selling their and an express selling tier for users to choose to ship from. This allows you to get rid of the clothes you never really wore for newer ones that you have fallen in love with and helps ThreadUp make amazing deals for their consumers. This app can help you clean out and feel your closet back up all at the same time, and in my opinion that sounds like a pretty good deal.

Jessica has been working with the gaming industry for about two years now. She enjoys playing quirky Japanese games and learning about the newest trivia in the industry. When not working with games you may find her chilling with her naked cat Prince Noko... he's pretty cool we guess.
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