With the global lockdown and restrictions this year, apps have become our saving grace. Mobile messenger apps have replaced talking in person, while outdoor leisure time has slowly been taken over by mobile gaming. Likewise, shopping isn’t what it used to be either. This year, there was an influx of downloads on shopping apps on Android devices.
Here are the most downloaded Android shopping apps across the US right now:
OfferUp: Buy. Sell. Letgo. Mobile marketplace (OfferUp Inc.)
OfferUp has been in business since 2011 and is available on both Android and iOS devices. It’s a huge virtual consumer to consumer marketplace that connects people all over the US. Later on, in 2015, Forbes listed OfferUp as one of the Hottest Startups that year. The app allows users to check out products for sale through a never-ending scroll of products. Despite the app encouraging face-to-face transactions to create a tight-knit community, sellers and buyers have adapted to mailing products and paying online this year.
Besides this, locals also know OfferUp as one of the safe shopping apps. The app works hand in hand with local police all over the country. Along with California Ralph’s locations, the local police help monitor and ensure the safety of Community MeetUp spots for in-person transactions. The app currently has over 1.2 billion downloads from the Google Play Store.
Walmart Shopping & Grocery (Walmart)
The second most downloaded shopping app is Walmart Shopping & Grocery with around 0.96 billion downloads on Android devices. This shopping app gives users the liberty of buying their groceries from Walmart online. It makes getting groceries much more convenient and even allows users to order prescriptions from the Walmart pharmacy. Furthermore, Walmart Shopping & Grocery offers unlimited free delivery. Not to mention fresh food deliveries soon after the food has been made. Membership is available with Walmart+ and saves money not only on groceries but also on fuel at Walmart and Murphy gas stations. Finally, the app lets users check out their own groceries with the Mobile scan & go feature.
Wish – Shopping Made Fun (Wish Inc.)
Wish – Shopping Made Fun is an app that stays true to its word. Millions of users offer and buy goods at super affordable prices. This is done by connecting shoppers to over a hundred million sellers directly, saving costs with the lack of middlemen. Wish – Shopping Made Fun has several features that create a safe and enjoyable shopping environment for users. First, it takes security very seriously and ensures that users get their products safely by providing trackers to help monitor shipments.
Next, if users aren’t satisfied with what they received, there is a 30-day return policy for every product on the app. Additionally, the shopping app provides a Wish Express option that speeds up shipping processes to 5-7 days. Finally, there are several ways buyers can save on money. Wish Outlet supplies branded products with affordable prices, several categories have discounts up to 90%, and rewards earned by saving up on points. Wish – Shopping Made Fun currently had over 0.71 billion downloads.