June 1, 2019 By King
When it comes to online shopping, “mobile” is the leader in searching for products and visiting online shops but “desktop” is still the preferred option for completing the purchases. According to Statista, in the first quarter of 2019 smartphones accounted for 65% of retail site visits worldwide but generated only 46% of online shopping orders. During this period Android users were able to choose between 2.1 million available apps. Apple’s App Store remained the second-largest app store with almost 1.8 million available apps. Gaming apps take the greatest share in the total number of available apps on both platforms.
Among the 11 most popular e-commerce apps listed under category “Shopping,” there are 9 marketplaces (Amazon is listed with its two mobile apps, one global and one for the Indian market), and one wallet & payments app.
Here are the 11 most popular Android apps for shopping worldwide:
(The list consists of the top 11 apps listed under “shopping” ordered by the estimated number of installs according to Androidrank.org. One app, Barcode Scanner ranked #9 according to the number of installs has been removed from the list although it is listed under “shopping” as it isan app that allows users to share contacts, apps, and bookmarks in a QR Code. In addition, it is the work of many developers and doesn’t have a plan for monetization. All apps on the list have more than 100 million downloads. The app ratings are as of May 18, 2019)
1. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living (estimated installs 500 million), China
Launched in 2010 in China, as part of the Alibaba Group, AliExpress is a global retail marketplace that enables consumers from around the world to buy directly from manufacturers and distributors primarily in China. Top consumer markets where AliExpress is popular are Russia, the United States, Brazil, Spain and France. AliExpress is a business of Alibaba Group. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living has the current market position #60 by the number of ratings. Based on over 7.5 million ratings, the apps’ average rating is 4.62.
2. Online Shopping – Buy, sell, and save with eBay (estimated installs 255 million), U.S.
Founded in 1995 eBay is one of the largest marketplaces with over 180 million active buyers across 190 markets all over the world. Based on 2.88 million ratings their average rating is 4.37. Online Shopping – Buy, sell, and save with eBay has the current market position #197 by number of ratings.
3. Wish – Shopping Made Fun (estimated installs 243 million), U.S.
Wish is a global e-commerce platform that connects hundreds of millions of merchants and consumers across the world. According to the info on their website, they serve over 70M active users monthly and sell 3 millionproducts daily from 1 million registered merchants. Wish – Shopping Made Fun has the current market position #57 by number of ratings.
4. Flipkart Online Shopping App (estimated installs 229 million), India
Launched in 2007, Flipkart is India’s leading e-commerce marketplace. Their average rating is 4.46 based on over 8 million ratings. According to the info on their website, they have over 100 million registered users and 100,000 sellers. Flipkart Online Shopping App has the current market position #51 by number of ratings.
5. Lazada – Online Shopping & Deals (estimated installs 230 million), Southeast Asia
Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number-one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia–present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Their average rating is 4.42 based on over 3.5M ratings. Lazada – Online Shopping & Deals has the current market position #159 by number of ratings.
6. Amazon India Online Shopping and Payments (estimated installs 206 million), India
The U.S. leader in e-commerce launched its website in India in 2012. Amazon acquired Junglee in 1998, and the website Junglee.com was launched in India in February 2012 as a comparison-shopping website. In November 2017, Amazon closed down Junglee.com and the former domain currently redirects to Amazon India. Online Shopping and Payments has the current market position #128 by number of ratings. The app current rating is 4.36 based on 4 million ratings.
7. Mobile Recharge, UPI, Bill Payment, Money Transfer(estimated installs 174 million), India
Paytm is India’s #1 wallet & payments app with over 300 million users. It offers mobile prepaid recharge, postpaid & utility bill payments, UPI payments & money transfer, DTH recharge, electricity bill payment, IRCTC train ticket booking, movie tickets, insurance payment, shopping, bus & flight booking, bank to bank transfer, metro card recharge, paying challans, buying gold, making loan payments, online shopping & much more. Mobile Recharge, UPI, Bill Payment, Money Transfer has the current market position #108 by number of ratings. Their average rating is 4.37 based on over 5M ratings. Paytm’s Facebook fan page has 2.7 million fans.
8. 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. Besides e-commerce it focuses on cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple and Facebook. Amazon Shopping has the current market position #570 by number of ratings. The app current rating is 4.28 based on 1 million ratings.
9. Mercado Libre: Encuentra tus marcas favoritas (estimated installs 146 million), Latin America
Founded in 1999 in Argentina, MercadoLibre is an e-commerce marketplace that operates in Latin America. Their average rating is 4.72 based on over 5.8 million ratings. Mercado Libre: Encuentra tus marcas favoritas has the current market position #87 by number of ratings.
10. JOOM: Shop low price deals, clothes offers & gifts (estimated installs 100 million), Latvia
Launched in Riga, Latvia just less than 3 years ago (2016) Joom is one of the fastest growing e-commerce platforms. Their average rating is 4.71 based on over 1.99 million ratings. JOOM: Shop low price deals, clothes offers & gifts has the current market position #293 by number of ratings.
11. Club Factory – Online Shopping App (estimated installs 100 million), China
Club Factory was launched in 2014 as fashion, beauty and lifestyle e-commerce store. It has positioned its market in places like Europe, United States, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and India, which represents their leading market. The app average rating is 4.16 based on over 644,000 ratings. Club Factory – Online Shopping App has the current market position #993 by number of ratings.