Shopping App Ranking A Barometer


Google may have shut down its shopping app earlier this year (redundancy, you don’t know), but that doesn’t matter for the PYMNTS vendor ranking of shopping apps. Google still has its Shopping tab, and we have a constellation of shopping apps to cover. Apps never sleep.

As with the latest shopping app rankings, this one contains a series of surprises. We invite you to shop for a comfy chair, a better laptop, and maybe even a new outfit (via your favorite shopping app, naturally) as we go through the rankings and see who’s making the headlines this time around.

The Top 5

The top three spots in any leaderboard tend towards category killers. It’s the law of the application jungle.

The SHEIN app is not sitting and stable at # 1, which shines when beating much bigger players.

“Which bigger players” you ask? Not to overdo it, but how about the Amazon shopping app – at # 2 for another cycle. Put the SHEIN achievement in perspective.

At No. 3 for another month, its Walmart has just announced its Walmart + subscription program. Who knows how that might impact the rankings afterwards?

Our # 4 is China’s AliExpress app, tied last month at this score, but no more.

Nike closes the Top 5 in style as executives remain optimistic about the growth of the company’s digital and direct-to-consumer (D2C) business. Like their app, for example.

The Top 10

The fire below begins with a tie. This cycle is between eBay, a place and a photo-finish with the Wish application which was already at number 6. Moreover, Wish is the face of the Dutch company ContextLogic Inc., which has just obtained a payment services license by the Dutch Central Bank.

The Alibaba app is now ranked # 7. It is one of many other e-commerce companies seeking banking licenses to expand their financial offering.

Fetch Rewards is solid at No.8 for another round, showing great interest in loyalty lately.

At # 9, it’s the Poshmark app, which hasn’t budged since the last cycle either. The growing demand for second-hand clothing resale occupies them these days, like others.

Another app not moved is at # 10, and it’s Swedish sensation IKEA that just entered the shopping app provider rankings last month and appears to be done at home.

We deserve a treat. Put that smartphone back on and go back. We’re going shopping.



About the study: UK consumers see local purchases as essential for both supporting the economy and preserving the environment, but many local High Street businesses are struggling to get them in. In the new Making Loyalty Work For Small Businesses study, PYMNTS surveys 1,115 UK consumers to find out how offering personalized loyalty programs can help engage new High Street shoppers.


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