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Chart showing the Top Shopping Apps on iOS in 2023

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. 

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Best Shopping Apps on iOS in 2023

As of March 2023, the list of the most popular mobile apps for iPhones on the iOS app store was 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.

Ecommerce giant Amazon’s shopping app comes next in third place on the list of the best shopping apps, while retail giant Walmart and sports brand Nike’s apps make up the five most popular shopping apps. 

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

  1. Shop
  2. Etsy
  3. eBay
  4. Poshmark
  5. Target

Best Shopping Apps on Google Play in 2023

Chart of the Best Shopping Apps on Google Play in 2023

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, AliExpress, and Amazon Shopping.

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

  1. Walmart
  2. OfferUp
  3. Alibaba
  4. Shop
  5. Etsy
  6. Fetch

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, not only in the United States but all over the world. 

According to a recent report, in the first half of 2022, global mobile shopping apps’ sessions increased by 8% year-over-year.

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