5 Best Shopping Apps for iPhone 2012

Posted on August 29, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

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Ubiquitous mobile devices have made shopping simple. You can buy just at the click of the mouse. Choosing the best shopping Apps for iPhone is not easy anymore as more than buying, the process of deciding what to buy and where to buy it from takes much more time. With so many eCommerce websites in the market it is not an easy problem to solve. Here is a selection some of the best shopping Apps for iphone.

1. Red Laser

best Shopping Apps for iphone

One of the most comprehensive apps when it comes to searching the prices based on bar codes. The best part of this app is that it not only recognizes the product but also searches for the prices across Google, theFind, SDC, eBay, Milo.com, Half.com, and Buy.com. This is one area where it beat amazon. No doubt amazon shows reviews and has some of the lowest prices in the industry but at times they do not sell the product at the cheapest rate. Red Laser now shows Milo prices also i.e. prices from offline retailers are also available

2. Amazon mobile


At times, you do not want to keep comparing prices from various websites; especially when price of the item is low enough not to justify spending insane time on comparing across the etailers. Just go for the best etailer on the web- Amazon! Good part of this app is that it helps in research phase with in depth reviews and ratings from amazon. Purchase at the click of the button or just add the item to wishlist.

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3. eBay app

eBay iphone app

While most of the times you would be looking for the items to buy, there are times when you would want to sell something online. eBay app comes handy in such cases. It allows you to set up notifications, to learn when you have bought, sold an item, received a bid or have been outbid, received payment and so on. Sometimes you would want to check the prices of various items in second hand market before buying them online. eBay is the best place to go to if you are open to buying an item second hand.

4. ShopShop

shopshop iphone app

One of the many shopping pains of a family is to maintain a list of the small items that it needs to buy frequently. No other app solves this problem better than shopshop. The UI is not very visual. But the apps make it up by providing great functionality instead. You can maintain a list of the items that you want to buy. You can maintain the quantity that you already have. Based on your purchase habit, the app also recommends the quantity to be bought. All in all, this is a great app for grocery shopping.

5. Buzzillions Reviews 


If reviews is your starting point in the purchase process and you want to go beyond amazon and want to read reviews across websites without going through the pains of searching them on Google, this app is your go-to resource. Besides showing the stock availability from Milo, it also aggregates eBay auctions. It also allows you to maintain a favourites list and also shows ratings from various websites.

About the Author: This post is written by Paresh. If you want to compare rolex watch prices, check out 95paisa.

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.


  1. hi nikhil
    wow I am very impressed with his shopping apps, I’d like to see other post of that kind has the future on this blog.

  2. Really great list of shopping apps!!! All these apps could potentially be best ever made. Thanks for the share!!!

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