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More and more customers are turning to their smartphones to shop, hence business-to-consumer commerce is strongly transitioning online. According to statistics, more than half of the total internet shopping traffic comes from mobile devices. It makes an e-commerce app truly an invaluable and crucial asset to any online business. No wonder, many entrepreneurs are constantly scouring the internet for the best app development software and business website templates.

Let’s take a look at some examples of the most successful online shopping websites and their apps in the e-commerce industry.

1. Amazon

Amazon is an American multinational technology company that provides a wide range of products. Amazon serves up excellent shopping experience to its users, allows them to search and filter a wide range of products on various parameters with just a couple of clicks. It also provides multiple payment gateways for easy checkouts and you get up-to-the-minute updates about your order status. With the localization of the app, users can also avail of the offers from the nearby local businesses.

With 197 million monthly visitors, Amazon tops the list in providing the best shopping experience to its users. They expand the business in music, video, studio, web service, and many more.

2. eBay

Founded in 1995, eBay is an American online shopping website, best known for its auctions, consumer to consumer, and business to consumer sales with over 180 million active buyers across 190 markets all over the world. The search options are streamlined to enhance both the buying and selling experience. The app features include barcode scanning for price comparisons, autocomplete searches, guest checkouts, linking of Paypal accounts with eBay accounts for quicker transactions, and much more.

Node.js is part of the eBay’ tech stack with some incredible tools that also allow application team members to benefit from very efficient monitoring, allowing them to respond to any issues that arise in real-time.

3. Walmart

Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation just like Amazon, was founded in 1962. First, they started to sell items in offline shops and getting more success they jump in online services. Walmart mobile app offers a rich shopping experience to the users from the comfort of their homes. It not only enables them to browse and purchase products from walmart.com nut also helps its consumers can easily filter and search the products and can also access the local inventory as well. The features include smart shopping lists with manufacturer’s coupon codes, QR code scanning, real-time price calculations, as well as the ability to add items to the shopping cart either by speaking, typing or scanning barcodes.

Walmart managed to improve the performance of their app on both iOS and Android by rewriting their applications into JavaScript, by revising its mobile app into React Native. It improved app’speed and simplicity, scalability, as well as transparency and control.

4. Idealo

Idealo is one of Europe’s leading price comparison portals, attracting over 10 million monthly users across India and seven European countries. It currently has over 108,7 million offers from 23.200 shops for you to compare from. Prices are regularly updated and feature comprehensive, thoroughly-researched product information. Idealo equips customers with the knowledge they need to find the cheapest prices. Idealo is the first price comparison to be certified by TÜV Saarland according to the following criteria: quality of content, topicality, diverse search options, transparency, clarity, data protection.

Besides, Idealo owns Idealo Flights – cheap airline ticket booking app with features comparing budget airfares and book cheap flights on the phone. Find out more about Idealo Flights app built by us in the portfolio Idealo App.

5. Etsy

It was founded in 2005. Etsy is a most loved e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies for the people of the USA. It has some of the most unique and creative items for its users. You can buy jewelry, accessories, shoes, clothes, and even home decor products from this fantastic site. You can find many mesmerizing items in different categories of this website. Not only that, you can even sell your products via this shopping website. It is the best app for who love to buy and sell vintage items, unique crafts. 

Etsy includes an array of breakthrough tools and technologies and brings supreme UI/UX design for customers on the app.

6. Groupon

Groupon is an American online marketplace connecting subscribers worldwide with local merchants and offers resources related to travel, goods, and services. Its popularity in U.S.A makes it one of the most used apps in the USA and become more famous in the e-commerce industry.

 Groupon app provides ‘deal of the day’ recommendation services for their customers. Users are lured to avail great offers on a variety of things they need in general (such as eating out at a restaurant or shopping at a fashion store or even a tropical getaway). The app sends promo codes or savings alerts for the deals near users’ location, that they can redeem instantly or share with their family, friends – using the mobile device.

In June 2015, Groupon migrated the whole web and mobile traffic from a Ruby on Rails stack to a new Node.js stack.

7. H&M

It was founded in 1947. Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), one of the world’s leading fashion companies, majorly focuses on clothing for men, women, teenagers, and children. They open their first U.S. store on 31 March 2000. After they getting more success they start selling online and become world famous within lighting speed. 

H&M provides an incredible app for both Android and iOS users. It is beautifully designed with intuitive screen graphics and book style product menu. It’s user-friendly and attractively designed mobile application attracts many customers to buy its products and facilitates users by providing many features like sharing of items on social media platforms by bar-code scanning, the push notification feature gives you timely sales alerts, users can also search for the physical stores in the nearby location, etc. 

8. Sephora

Sephora is an international cosmetics and beauty retailer with around 1,750 retail stores across 30 countries. It has built on the tremendous success with their digital makeover, where the Sephora app plays the key role as a mobile tactic. Within the app, the beauty retailer has launched several new digital experiences that benefit their customers.

The Sephora app has more than 2 million downloads and heavily features in-store digital experience: integrated loyalty card and gift card, product scan for rating and reviews, personalized alerts about offers available in store,… It even allows app users to virtually try on different makeup products from their mobile device with Sephora Virtual Artist. The augmented reality feature has driven more than 8.5 million visits and 200 million shades of lips, lashes, foundation, and more – tried on by Sephora customers.

9. Rakuten

Rakuten, is a Japanese e-commerce and online retailing company, provides a B2B and B2C e-commerce platform. It operates a digital marketplace platform where brands can sell their products directly in a wide range of categories, from electronics to clothes and accessories, from home equipment to cosmetics and many more. Rakuten has expanded to offer other digital services, including online payments, digital content, online marketing, and communications services. It has also expanded globally by acquiring e-commerce platforms in more than 25 countries and investing in various tech platforms.

Rakuten partnered up with Walmart in Japan to deliver groceries that can be purchased online and delivered to the user’s doorstep through a Walmart-Rakuten joint venture.

10. JD.com

JD.com, also called as Jingdong, came into existence in the year 1998 with headquarter in Beijing, China. It is famous for its B2C operations and its online store became visible to the customer in the year 2004.

JD.com provides a wide array of Chinese products at a feasible price and allows the customers to make use of their website to select the product, place orders, and the product gets delivered at their place on both Android and iOS app built with React Native. As a technology-oriented platform, JD.com is one of the top e-commerce companies in the world.

If you are looking for a dedicated partner to entrust your e-commerce software and mobile app, contact us to discover what benefits we can bring to your business!

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