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July 31, 2015

Back-to-school: Shop with your Lumia

Soon, parents and students will go on their annual shopping spree to prepare for the start of a new school year. If you dread wading into the crowds at your local mall, fear not. Try these apps on your Lumia to get school necessities.

Get the best online deals on books, gadgets, clothing and more with these recently updated shopping apps for Windows Phone.



The “big daddy” of shopping sites, Amazon makes it super easy to search for products, compare prices, share them with friends and read reviews. For instance, if you’re in a bricks-and-mortar store and want to compare prices on a product, scan the item’s barcode or type a search.

Here’s a tip: Pin the Amazon barcode scan tile to your Start screen for easy access! While Amazon is based in the U.S., shoppers from other countries can shop from their country’s Amazon store (just tap “more” on the Welcome page, then “Change Country”).

The free app’s simple, clean user interface is a pleasure to view, and all purchases are routed through Amazon’s secure servers so your transactions are safe.


Flipkart is India’s online megastore. Use the “smart search” feature to find products or brands using text, voice or barcode. One new feature is “image search”: Tap the photo of a product and the app will show you similar products.

You can also view recently browsed items and their details offline.



Myntra is an app-only fashion and lifestyle store from India. Choose from more than 800 brands and 1,00,000 products in categories such as clothing, footwear, perfume, and watches.The app offers detailed product views and complete information with rich images and style notes from its dedicated fashion editors.


Browse from a wide selection of the latest clothing, accessories and electronics from Wish (account sign-up necessary). The free app claims to offer “trending items at a cheaper price than your local mall.”


Made for shoppers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuawait and Egypt, you can browse categories such as mobiles, laptops, tablets, perfumes, cameras and watches and get great deals.


Related: Win a Back To School survival kit, here.


Which shopping apps do you use? What’s your favorite?