When it comes to online shopping, “mobile application” comes first in our mind as it is the most convenient method of shopping.
According to a research “Worldwide, shopping app downloads grew to 5.70 billion in 2018, up 9.3% over 2017, according to exclusive data from app analytics platform Apptopia. Google Play saw a 13.3% year-over-year increase in downloads to 3.30 billion, while Apple iOS saw gains of 4.2% to 2.40 billion”.
The increasing usage of Android mobile apps coupled with mobile commerce is offering new opportunities for both business owners and mobile app developers. The combination is not only escalating the revenue generation but also enhancing the user engagements and retentions.
Though there are millions of mobile applications that get uploaded on the play store almost every other day only very few actually manage to grab the attention of users – either because of their niche conception or exceptional functionalities.
Here are the 6 most popular Android apps for shopping worldwide:
6 Top E-Commerce Android Mobile Apps:-
1. AliExpress (estimated installs 500 million)
AliExpress, a part of an Alibaba Group is the world’s largest online retail platform launched in 2010 in China. It enables consumers from all around the world to buy directly from manufacturers and distributors mainly in China. AliExpress is the most popular e-commerce website in Russia and was the 10th most popular website in Brazil.
Initially, it was launched as a business-to-business buying and selling portal but now it has launched as a consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer, cloud computing, and payment services, as well.
AliExpress is available in various languages such as English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
2. Flipkart App (estimated installs 229 million)
Flipkart Pvt Ltd. is an e-commerce website launched by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007. Initially, it was launched for book sales, but now it sale almost every products including electronics, fashion, and lifestyle products.
In August 2018, Walmart acquired a 77% stake in Flipkart for US$16 billion, valuing it at $22 billion. They have over 100 million registered users and 100,000 sellers.
Flipkart is a big competitor of Myntra and Jabong.com and its also an owner of PhonePe, a mobile payments service based on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
3. Amazon Shopping (estimated installs 163 million), U.S.
Amazon.com Inc. is an American multinational technology company, founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 in Washington. Other than e-commerce, it focuses on digital streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Amazon is considered one of the Big technology companies along with Google, Facebook and Apple. Its current market position is 570 and its mobile application rating is 4.28 based on 1 million ratings.
4. Paytm (estimated installs 174 million), India
Paytm is India’s largest e-commerce payment system and digital wallet company founded in August 2010 by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in NOIDA. Initially, it started as an online mobile recharge and bill payments platform but now become a full-fledged an online marketplace.
In a short span of time, Paytm has gained the trust of a million people and have more than 250 Mn registered users.
Today Paytm is available in 11 Indian languages and offers various services like mobile recharges, utility bill payments, movie ticket booking, ticket booking, and events bookings as well as in-store payments at grocery stores, fruits and vegetable shops, restaurants, parking, tolls,chemists, and educational institutions with the Paytm QR code.
Over 7 million merchants across India are using Paytm QR code to accept payments directly into their bank account. It also uses paid promotional content to generate revenues. Their average rating is 4.37 with 2.7 million fans in Paytm’s Facebook fan page.
5. eBay (estimated installs 255 million), U.S.
eBay is a world-famous an American e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California founded in 1995. It facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website and mobile application. This Enterprise Mobility Solution has multibillion-dollar business with operations in about 30 countries, as of 2011.
eBay is free to use for buyers and sellers for listing limited items but after exceeding a certain limit it charged fees from sellers when those items are sold. Previously it also offered online money transfers as part of its services which was completely owned by a subsidiary of eBay.
Their average rating is 4.37 with current market position #197.
Uber is a convenient, pocket-friendly and safe taxi service which include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. It is basically from San Francisco but now available in 63 countries, 785 metropolitan areas.
As of 2019, Uber has nearly 110 million users worldwide and 69.0% market share in the United States for passenger transport. It uses a dynamic pricing model with multiple payment options like Google Pay, Apple Pay, PayPal, cash, or, in India, Airtel mobile wallet or Unified Payments Interface.
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