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Chart of the Best Shopping Apps on iOS

Top Shopping Apps in 2022

With more and more people owning smartphones and shopping online, mobile shopping apps have been getting increasingly popular among consumers.

The best shopping apps offer ease and convenience when shopping online. Many also come with features that streamline and enhance the mobile shopping experience for users.

That said, not all mobile shopping apps are equally good. Mobile operating systems play a role in influencing the popularity of these apps among consumers. 

By and large, the top shopping apps for the iOS and Android operating systems are the same. However, the order of these popular apps for shopping differs depending on whether they are used by iOS or Android mobile phones. 

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Best Shopping Apps on iOS

As of June 2022, the list of the most popular mobile apps for iPhones on the iOS app store was topped by SHEIN, a fashion shopping app with a focus on offering trendy clothing items at affordable prices. This is followed by ecommerce giant Amazon’s app.

Shop, ecommerce platform Shopify’s shopping assistant app, is in third place on the list of the best shopping apps. Despite Shop’s relatively recent release in 2020, it has already burst into the top three. This is because Shop is actually a revamp of Shopify’s previous app, Arrive, which helped shoppers track their packages. 

US multinational retail chain Walmart is in fourth place. In 2020, the company shut down its groceries app and merged it with its main retail app. This is followed by Fetch Rewards, a shopping app that allows users to earn rewards while shopping.

Rounding out the ten most popular shopping apps on the iOS are:

  1. Etsy
  2. Nike
  3. Poshmark
  4. OfferUp
  5. Target

      Best Shopping Apps on Google Play

      Chart of the Best Shopping Apps on Google Play

      The list of the top shopping apps on the Android operating system looks slightly different. While the top few players are mostly the same, the biggest difference is their order. 

      Amazon tops the list of best shopping apps on Google Play, followed by SHEIN, Alibaba, Walmart, and then Fetch Rewards.

      Here are the sixth- to tenth-most popular mobile shopping apps on Google Play: 

      1. Klarna
      2. The Home Depot
      3. OfferUp
      4. eBay
      5. Shop

        Mobile Shopping Apps Usage

        With the rise of mobile commerce and the shift to digital shopping, shopping apps have become part and parcel of consumers’ daily lives in the United States. 

        According to a recent report, in 2021, mobile shopping apps usage in the Americas increased by 40 percent year-over-year.

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