Amazon Shopping - Search, Find, Ship, and Save
Ordering products from Amazon just got more comfortable with the Amazon Shopping app. All the convenient functions of this online store are now on your smartphone. Here you have a complete catalog of items: from clothes and shoes to books and household appliances.
Amazon Shopping Interface (4/5)
The app's design and interface are quite simple: only the most necessary things. On the main page, there is a list of products that are currently popular in different categories. You can find your cart, Alexa button, and the search bar in the upper right corner. In the top left corner, there is the main menu with account settings and a list of departments.
Main Features (4/5)
Since the app is aimed solely at finding and buying various things, its functionality is rather limited. In the search bar, you can enter an item's name, and the app will show all available offers. If necessary, you can filter them by category, brand, reviews, price, and other characteristics. Unfortunately, this list doesn't have an infinite scroll; you have to switch pages on your own.
If you are interested in the availability of a particular product, you can take a photo of it or scan a barcode.
Before that, allow the app to access your device's camera. There is also a search function using the Alexa assistant (it requires access to a microphone). Through the app, you can track your orders and cancel them if necessary. For your convenience, there is an extensive notification system about arrived orders or personal recommendations.
Amazon Shopping Usability (3/5)
The interface mostly repeats the design and main tabs of the site. Therefore, if you know the site well, it will not be a problem for you to get used to the app. However, new users will find it a bit messy and slow. What is inconvenient is that the app doesn't have a list of viewed items.
Supported Devices (4/5)
Since the app is a kind of adaptation of the Amazon website, it is not convenient to use it on smartphones. It is compatible with iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) with operating system version 12.0 or later. Android tablet and smartphone users should have 5.0+ versions.
Despite a bit of a mess of the app, it's not hard to figure out how it works. If you are an active user of the Amazon online platform, this app will be a great helper.
- You can search for items by photos and barcodes
- Supports Alexa
- You can send gift cards to your contacts
- Syncs your account with all devices.
- For the app to work correctly, it needs access to a lot of services
- Not very convenient to use on smartphones.