WHO says one has to be physically present to shop for goods nowadays? With the advent of online shopping portals and apps, you can make your purchases in the comfort of your own home.
I think most of us will agree that any chance to avoid the crowd at the mall is a bonus.
This week, we feature three free apps that were invented to make your shopping experience a breeze.
(Note: The iOS version for this app will be out soon)
To start, you can register for free before browsing all the products on offer.
I found it easy to navigate as the layout is clean without too much information. The app is equipped with product images, product information, customer ratings and product reviews.
Based on my observation, this app is good if you want to shop for gadgets (mobiles and tablets), home appliances, audio accessories and electronic goods. They need to update their range for health and beauty as well as home and living, for example.
They do offer options for express delivery or you can opt for cash on delivery (COD).
This app is available in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
(Note: It is not known when they will launch the app for Android)
If you are shopping for beauty and apparel, you should check out this app. It claims to be South-East Asia’s fastest-growing online fashion and beauty retailer, with a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
You can receive push notifications about new arrivals and flash sales and browse for product information, ratings, reviews and images. The payment methods include credit card, PayPal and cash on delivery too.
You can also add your favourite items to the cart and save for later but be sure to keep the app active.
Groupon (Android, iOS, Windows)
They are known for their competitive discounts. Whether you are looking for a meal deal, a soothing spa treatment or holiday package, you can find most of it through Groupon.
With the app, you can buy and redeem Groupons directly from your device and track the coupons purchased by location and expiration date.
The shipping cost is not too high as well.