6 of the World’s Best Shopping Apps 2019
November 29, 2019 Spaceo Canada

6 of the World’s Best Shopping Apps 2019

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With the holidays coming up, you must be busy with so many errands. It is probable that you don’t have time time to go buy things physically. Fortunately, this task can be done sitting at home, sipping at your eggnog. We listed the best shopping apps that you could shop on and also get inspired to start your own startup. Take a look!

Staying home and shopping online, without having to deal with the holiday traffic, is a bliss!

The joy of shopping elevates, even more, when its the holiday season. Buying new apparels and finding shoes to go with them, at the right price is like finding the holy grail. 

Whether you want clothes, accessories, electronics, home decor or anything else that you can think of, you will find it on the best online shopping apps and sites.  Why would anyone go out if the entire malls and superstores have fitted into the 5-inch screens that you can not stay away from?

It is no news that people prefer mobile shopping apps over physical shopping when they don’t have time or too tired from all the other activities. But, which are the best apps for shopping online? 

We did the hard work for you and found the top shopping apps 2019 so your year-end shopping is an experience to remember. Or if you’re planning to develop eCommerce app, here are the ones that you need to get inspiration from.

6 of the Best Shopping Apps 2019

#1. Amazon

There is no surprise that the first name on the list is Amazon. Amazon.com was founded on July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington, the United States by Jeff Bezos. 

It had been initially started as an online marketplace app for books. Now, you will find- just name it, think of it- electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, jewelry, everything! 

This eCommerce app provides a range of services- AmazonFresh, Amazon Prime, Alexa, Appstore, Kindle, Music, Amazon Digital Game Store, and many more. Started in a small room, the company now serves the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Japan, China, India, and Mexico.

It is not even needed to say that it is the world’s largest eCommerce marketplace with $253.9 B in revenue. The latest funding round was on October 22, 2019, which was $55,000,000. However, the last significant fundraising Amazon did pre-IPO was in June 1996 when KPCB put in $8M.

#2. Wish

Second, on our list of the best shopping apps is the well-known Wish app.

Wish founded in 2010 by Piotr Szulczewski (CEO) and Danny Zhang (former CTO) has headquarters in San Francisco. Wish is the third-biggest e-commerce marketplace in the United States by sales.

This buying and selling app facilitates transactions between both the parties. Not only that, the Wish app was the most downloaded shopping app in the world in 2018 as well as in 2019. In fact, around 90 million people worldwide use it at least once a month.

Wish has received total funding of about $1.18 billion till now. In the year 2018, Wish almost doubled its revenue to a whopping $1.9 billion. This buying selling app is now being valued at $11.2 billion. 

The founders are known as the millionaires that defied Amazon for a reason. Even you can create an app like Wish if that’s what you wish for!

#3. Letgo

Next up on the list is Letgo. 

With a different concept than both Amazon and Wish, this app has gained traction from a lot of users. This buy-sell app makes shopping affordable and fun. 

Launched in January 2015 by Alec Oxenford, former CEO of OLX, the app initially targeted the U.S. market only. Later it has expanded to countries of the US, Norway, and Canada among others.

The name suggests that people can use this app to sell stuff online, whatever they don’t need anymore and can be used by someone else. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, right?

Letgo has received a total funding amount of Letgo has $975 million till now. The annual revenue it generates is estimated to be around $5 million and was valued at more than $1 billion in 2018.

Do you feel it is now time to think about how to create an app like Letgo?

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Source: Letgo App

#4. RentTheRunway

What if I do not want to buy anything online? What if I want to just rent something really expensive that I know I would wear it only once? 

Here is your answer- RentTheRunway app. The app was co-founded by women entrepreneurs to solve the problems of modern-day women. 

The app lets you rent out luxurious and expensive apparel and accessories that most women would not prefer to buy. What’s the point of keep wearing the same thing again and again, right? 

Founded on November 9, 2009, by Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman, the app had earned  $100 million in revenue by 2018. Yes, in just 9 years! While the total funding amount is $541.2 million. 

The headquarters is in New York, the US but the app serves most of the North American continent.

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Source: RentTheRunway

#5. Chairish

This one is the most distinctive app on our list of the best shopping apps. It is the holiday season and you might wanna give your house a little redo or revamp it completely. 

If you’re looking for vintage furniture, art and home decor accessories, just get a profile on this app. Also, you can sell your items if you wish. 

The app was founded by Andy Denmark, Anna Brockway, Eric Grosse, and Gregg Brockway in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Western US in 2013. The company has raised total funding of around $17 million till now. 

Moreover, Chairish was valued between $50 to $100 million in 2018 and generates a revenue of at least $4 million annually. 

#6. Poshmark

This is one of the leading apps in its category. This unique app lets you buy luxurious and posh clothing items and accessories at great discounts. How?

Well, if you don’t have a problem with pre-owned apparel (that you can get at discounts up to 90%), then this is the app you’re looking for. 

What’s more? One of the most amazing aspects of the Poshmark app is the feature of ‘Posh Parties’, which are virtual showcases of the users’ wardrobes. It can’t get more interesting than this. 

Chetan Pungaliya, Gautam Golwala, Manish Chandra, and Tracy Sun founded it in San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley on February 1, 2011. Since then it has received a funding of $153 million. 

The luxury shopping app had racked up an estimated $140 million in revenue in 2018. In fact, according to Reuters, the company recently raised $87.5 million at a valuation of nearly $600 million in November.

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Source: Poshmark

So, these were the top 6 best apps for shopping that you could use for shopping. If your entrepreneurial brain has sparked with a business idea, now is the time.

Don’t believe us even after reading about how these apps are doing in the market? Fine, just take a look at the numbers below.

Online Shopping Market Statistics

  • According to Statista, about 1.8 billion people purchased goods online in 2018. 
  • Canada alone generated a revenue of 40 billion Candian dollars within the eCommerce market in 2018.
  • In 2018, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide purchased goods online and the global e-retail sales amounted to 2.8 trillion U.S. dollars
  • However, projections show a growth of up to 4.8 trillion U.S. dollars by 2021.

Planning to Create a Shopping App? 

After reading about the best shopping apps and the growing market of online shopping, if you want to create a shopping app like poshmark or anything else, you should go for it. You can cross-verify your idea with a mobile app development company. 

If you have any queries or doubts about the shopping app development, you can share them with us. We are a mobile app and software development company known for performance-driven apps with user-friendly UX/UI designs

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