Apple’s App Store Adds a New Category …… Shopping!

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 6.19.21 AMI’m actually surprised it took so long for Apple to make “shopping” its own category. Until now, any shopping app was buried within the Lifestyle group….. but no longer.

I’m pleased. There are actually several of these apps that I wanted to try (but I forgot) and now, with their own category, I see them and I’ll be downloading a few before the day is over. (And of course, if I find something share-able, I’ll post it, here.)

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When I look at myself as an ordinary-person example, I would have to say that on-line shopping has greatly increased over the last decade. Last year, when the holiday season was over, I surprised myself when I realized that a major portion of my shopping was on-line. A quick google search this morning showed me that the e-commerce continues to gain traction year after year, all over the world.

On-line retailers continue to make the deliveries quicker and the returns easier. Someday it’s likely that this trend of on-line shopping will level off, but for now, it continues to grow. Many of these retailers offer special perks, such as free one-day shipping, percentages off your purchase and/or free merchandise.

I use Amazon a lot, but there are many other sites that I enjoy using, as well. I’ll share a few over the next several weeks. How about you? Do you have any favorites? I’d love to know. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Apple’s App Store Adds a New Category …… Shopping!

  1. I am not a big shopper but I do LOVE to shop on-line when I need certain items. I hate going to stores and trying on clothes and shoes when I can order on-line and try on in the comfort of my own home and return what doesn’t work. I purchase from Amazon for my Kindle but not much else. I do shop at Levi’s, Dodds Shoe Co., Incipio, Adorama, and Athleta. Dodds Shoe Co, has customer relations down quite well… I love them! I look forward to you sharing the apps you like. I will have to check out Apple shopping apps.
    Good Morning!

    • Thanks so much for sharing some of your favorite shopping sites! I will look at them all. (I get ‘stuck’ in my familiar places, so I’m delighted to have some new ones to explore!) I agree with you about the convenience of trying things on at home. Delightful. I’ve used Zappos for shoes …. their customer service and return policies are both exceptional. Sounds like they have a competitor with Dodds. I’ll take a look. Thanks for your suggestions. 🙂

    • It’s wonderful to support the small business person. Thank you for sharing one of the sites that you use. I have found some very unique merchandise by the google method…. and some favorite shopping places. How wonderful with this whole internet “thing” that we can support a small business which is located hundreds (thousands) of miles away from where we live! 🙂

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