Windows Phone Apps to Go Shopping With

We all love splurging on new items and the advent of the internet has made the process all the more easy. In this roundup, we’re going to be looking at the top Windows Phone apps to go shopping with, both through online services like Amazon and eBay to physical retail locations such as Best Buy and The Home Depot.

Amazon Mobile

Amazon Mobile

Amazon is a one-stop shop for most popular items where you can buy anything from video games to a £29,539 Rolex watch. It’s certainly the store I prioritise if i’m looking for anything new.

The Amazon Mobile app for Mango has a range of great features, including facilitating the searching for and purchasing of products from the store’s catalogue. The app also includes a barcode scanner, allowing you to scan products in stores to compare prices and availability on Amazon, perhaps helping you save a bit by ordering online.

Price: Free
Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC

AmazonFresh

AmazonFresh

In addition to the official Amazon app, there’s also AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery-specific shopping app on Windows Phone. The AmazonFresh application allows you to shop the virtual aisles of Amazon.com to place an order for your weekly groceries, choosing specific home delivery times and viewing past purchases for faster ordering.

If you’re a bit of a bargain hunter, AmazonFresh organises some products into collections of deals including bulk purchases.

Price: Free
Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC

eBay

eBay

eBay, the popular auction site, also has a Windows Phone app. It’s so-called “streamlined interface” allows you to browse and bid in the eBay. Sellers can check their sales and more, all on the go.

The application becomes especially useful for those who regularly engage in a bidding war as the final few seconds roll over, since you can simply place that last-minute bid on the go instead of being stuck at a computer.

Price: Free
Developer: eBay Inc.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

Has all that shopping got you hungry? Fortunately, it’s not a difficult process to order a pizza right from your Windows Phone.

The Pizza Hut application allows you to place orders from the restaurant’s “extensive menu” including pizzas, pasta, wings, drinks, sides and desserts, all while taking advantage of time-sensitive offers featured in the app. Unfortunately, you’re going to need to be based in the US to order.

Price: Free
Developer: Pizza Hut Inc.

Newegg

Newegg

Technology enthusiasts will appreciate Newegg’s Windows Phone app which allows you to browse their stock of computer hardware and software products. Inside Newegg’s pretty slick interface also hosts the store’s 1.7million+ customer reviews and detailed image galleries, making sure you’re making the right choice.

Price: Free
Developer: Newegg.com

RedLaser

RedLaser

RedLaser is a dedicated barcode scanning application that allows you to scan a range of bar and QR codes for price comparison purposes. This way, you can easily find out whether a product in store is cheaper on or offline.

Price: Free
Developer: eBay Inc.

Shopping List

Shopping List

Shopping List by Microsoft allows you to figuratively throw away your pen and paper by creating shopping lists on your phone. Then, when you arrive at the store, you simply need to pull out your phone to check off items as you add them to your physical shopping cart.

Shopping List can also handle multiple lists, allowing users to create different lists for different stores, events, etc.

Price: Free
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

United States retailer of home improvements and construction products The Home Depot has it’s own Windows Phone app too! With your phone and The Home Depot app, you’ll be able to browse, research and purchase from The Home Depot’s catalogue of over 100,000 products from categories including building materials, electrical, floor, lighting and fans, appliances and storage.

If you prefer to visit a retail location, the app’s store locator helps you find a Home Depot nearby with your phone’s GPS and then browse an in-store map.

Price: Free
Developer: The Home Depot, Inc.

Best Buy

Best Buy

The Best Buy app is a little less feature packed than the others we’ve mentioned in this roundup, but it still provides two very useful features. The store locator allows you to find a nearby Best Buy location while the weekly ad allows you browse the latest, well, weekly ad on your phone.

Additionally, you can browse the Best Buy catalogue and find out in-store availability in order to locate a purchase.

Price: Free
Developer: Best Buy

Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store

In a roundup of shopping apps on Windows Phone 7, we’ve really got to mention Microsoft’s own Microsoft Store app. With the application, you can easily find your nearest store and it’s upcoming classes and events. You can also schedule an appointment and browse the Microsoft Store’s social media feeds.

Price: Free
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

IKEA Shopping

IKEA Shopping

If you’ve ever been to an IKEA store, you’ll no doubt remember those little stations positioned around the store with those tiny pencils for you to write down product information to be picked up later.

With the unofficial IKEA Shopping application, you can take note of product information for when you go to pick it up.

Price: Free
Developer: Six Bars

There you go, a selection of the best shopping applications available on Windows Phone 7. From apps to help you plan your shop to those that you can actually help you purchase it, Windows Phone has a very nice selection. If there’s a favourite app of yours that i’ve missed, be sure to share it in the comments!