Online shopping service in India
Flipkart is an online shopping service in India that houses everything you might need, from trending electronics and modern furniture to in-vogue fashion and appliances. It works just like popular shopping websites, like Amazon, allowing you to shop without leaving your home. To make it easier for its customers, the website released a companion app, which enables you to activate sale alerts, follow products, and more. It also allows users to share and discuss possible purchases with friends. However, the app—just like the service—only works in India.
Large selection of items
Like Amazon, Flipkart offers just about anything you can think of to buy. It has a wide selection of mobile phones and electronic devices. From budget phones and cameras to state-of-the-art smartphones and laptops, you can find the device that fits your budget and preference. Plus, it carries the top brands, so you are sure that you are buying the most reliable names in the market. You can even jazz up your electronic devices with designer cases and covers.
It is also your one-stop-shop for everything you need to make your home look good. The shopping service carries appliances and furniture that fits both large and small homes. On top of that, the market place also houses an exhaustive range of Western and Indian wear for every season. From popular foreign brands to in-house names, you can find clothes that meet your style. You can even dress your baby up with its large catalog of baby and kidswear.
This handy shopping program launched into the grocery vertical with its Supermart section. With this, you can shop your everyday essentials, from food and drinks to personal and sanitary care. The app has everything you need to run a house.
Clean look, nice touch interface
Flipkart functions like any other marketplace app. To browse through items, you only need to scroll up and down its pages with a swipe. All the products are listed by category for easier browsing. You can easily search for a particular item with either a few taps by filling out the search field.
The listings are clearly laid out, with images and prices shown on the thumbnail. Tapping on any of the listings will take you to the product’s page, where you can see further information. This includes the sellers' location and postage options. You can also see whether the seller delivers in your area. As noted, it is not available outside India.
Not all smooth sailing
With the Flipkart app, users can easily browse and buy items from the online store. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the app is its social hooks. Upon installation and registration, users can activate sale alerts and follow up on products. You can also keep a wish list of items that you want to buy. More, you can choose from many different payment types, including credit card and cash-on-delivery.
In addition, you can share the products you are thinking of buying with your friends. With this, you can get their opinion before completing the purchase. It is also a good way to get recommendations for other items to buy.
However, while the app offers these valuable features, it comes with a few small usability issues. For one, adding terms to the search function is fiddly. Most of the time, you will be required to delete what you have typed and start over rather than refining the search. It is also worth mentioning that occasionally the formatting on products pushes information off the screen in a way that wouldn’t allow it to be scrolled to.
Good companion app
If you already shop with Flipkart, then this app is worth a try. It simplifies the way you shop and gives you early access to sales and other promos. More, its social hook allows you to digitally shop with your friends. There are few interface issues, but, all in all, the app is a great way to enhance your shopping experience.