Top Shopping Apps in 2023
With more and more people owning smartphones and shopping online, mobile shopping apps have become 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. But the order of these popular apps for shopping differs according to their operating systems.
Start selling online now with ShopifyStart your free trial
Best shopping apps on iOS
As of September 2023, the list of the most popular mobile apps for iPhones on the iOS app store is topped by Temu, an online marketplace owned and operated by Chinese ecommerce giant Pinduoduo. Even though the app was launched only recently in September 2022, it has shot to the top of the rankings, which experts attribute to its low prices.
SHEIN, a fashion shopping app, follows in second place. The number of people using SHEIN has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2017, there were just 2017 people using the app worldwide. By 2022, this number had surged to 65 million.
Ecommerce giant Amazon’s shopping app comes next in third place on the list of the best shopping apps, while retail giant Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond’s apps make up the five most popular shopping apps. Incidentally, Amazon and Walmart also top the list of the largest retailers in the United States.
Rounding out the ten most popular shopping apps on the iOS are:
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 most significant difference is their order.
Like the iOS list, Temu tops the list of best shopping apps on Google Play. This is followed by SHEIN, Walmart, and Amazon Shopping.
Here are the fifth- to tenth-most popular mobile shopping apps on Google Play:
- Dollar General
- Circle K
- Capital One Shopping
Unlike the iOS list, the 10 most popular apps for shopping on Google Play do not include Bed Bath & Beyond, Nike, Target, or eBay.
Want to Learn More?