Dez dos melhores aplicativos para fazer suas compras de Natal

Ten of the best apps for doing your Christmas shopping

 

Alimentado por Guardian.co.ukEste artigo intitulado “Dez dos melhores aplicativos para fazer suas compras de Natal” foi escrito por Stuart Dredge, para theguardian.com no sábado 28 de novembro 2015 07.00 Tempo Universal Coordenado (Universal Time Coordinated

Não é que muitos anos desde que a idéia de fazer compras em seu telefone - ou "m-commerce", como o jargão do tempo colocá-lo - foi rido por muitos especialistas. Quem seria realmente comprar coisas de que pequeno dispositivo em seus bolsos? Como se constata, muitas pessoas.

Smartphones e tablets nunca pode substituir completamente o inferno absoluto emoções viscerais de barcaças seu caminho rodada cheia lojas de rua de alta com 17 sacos na mão, mas com um pouco de planejamento, seus dispositivos móveis pode poupar-lhe o trabalho duro.

Em 2015 da temporada de compras de Natal entra em capacidade total, aqui estão alguns dos melhores aplicativos para navegar e comprar presentes para o seu mais próximo, o seu mais querido, e o seu trabalho colegas mal conhecidas que você tenha desenhado no Secret Santa.

Amazonas
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Amazon has long been a go-to service for Christmas shopping, thanks to its wishlist feature, recommendations and reviews, and – if you pay for its Prime subscription – speedy shipping for last-minute panic buys when an extra aunt or two confirm for Christmas lunch.

Amazonas.
Amazonas.

Etsy
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If you’re looking for more leftfield gifts for the people you really care about, an hour or two browsing Etsy can yield plenty of possibles. Its focus on “handmade, vintage and creative” products means you’ll find gifts beyond what you see in the big chain stores – although for items shipping from overseas, you’ll want to order early.

Etsy.
Etsy.

Pinterest
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Pinterest isn’t a shopping app in most parts of the world, ainda, although in the US it has introduced “buyable pins” to buy products within the app. For everyone else, Pinterest is a marvellous way to browse ideas – gifts included – and save the best to your own boards for reference during the pre-Christmas period. You can also use the app to pin photos of products you see while wandering real-world shops.

Pinterest
Pinterest.

Depop
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Depop sits alongside Etsy as a good source of more interesting and unique gifts, with a skew towards design, vintage fashion, vinyl and trainers. It’s a well thought-out app though, with chat – through comments and direct messages – a key part of deciding what you want to buy. You can also use it as a seller, if you’ve got goods to shift that fit its creative ethos.

Depop
Depop.

eBay
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A Christmas shopping roundup wouldn’t be complete without eBay, which has worked solidly on its mobile apps in recent years to make them as quick and accessible as possible. Keeping tabs on items you’re bidding on works well through the app’s notifications features, while its barcode-scanning feature remains useful for checking eBay prices for items you see in physical shops.

eBay
eBay.

Gift Finder by Not On The High Street
iOS

Another option for anyone who wants to look beyond the obvious gifts this Christmas. One of Gift Finder’s most useful features is the ability to drill down into its products according to your budget and the recipient: por exemplo, a search for £50-£100 gifts for a male house-proud “style icon” brings up necklaces, satchels, cufflink boxes and various prints.

Gift Finder
Gift Finder.

Fancy
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Definitely the best shopping app sharing its name with an Iggy Azalea song, but also one of the slickest ways to browse, share and buy gifts. The social element is a big part of Fancy: as on Pinterest, you build your own collections of products that friends can see. Nota, the default currency is dollars, but you can change that to pounds in the preferences, with listings showing whether products ship to the UK.

Fancy
Fancy.

Shpock
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Imagine if Sean Connery had taken the Captain Kirk role in Star TrekWeak jokes about its name aside, Schpock is well worth a virtual rootle in the run-up to Christmas. The app styles itself as a “boot sale and classifieds app”, with an emphasis on secondhand goods in categories from home and garden or baby and child to leisure and games. It also has a local focus: highlighting products near you and providing the ability to ask questions or make private offers.

Shpock
Shpock.

Geek – Smarter Shopping
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Part of a bigger family of themed shopping apps by developer ContextLogic – Home covers design and decor, Cute covers beauty and so on – Geek may be the most appealing if you’ve a yin for technology. After asking what you like to buy, it generates you a feed of products promising up to 80% discounts. Worth keeping an eye on for any tech gifts you’re considering.

Geek
Geek.

Argos
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Brits, eh? We’re more than happy to queue up in a physical shop to read a catalogue, write numbers down on paper with tiny pencils, then plonk ourselves down on a chair until our number’s called. Argos shopping, it’s fair to say, is one of our national quirks. Happily, the retailer’s app sidesteps the waits: you can browse and then either reserve for in-store collection or delivery. No pencils required.

Argos
Argos.

Those are our suggestions, but what apps have you been using to shop online, that you’d recommend in the run-up to Christmas? The comments section is open for your thoughts.

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