When looking at the topics for this blog post, I thought I’m more of a hands on person and do best with visuals. To say the least, reading isn’t my thing as much. I just downloaded these apps to do my research. I have shopped both Amazon and Walmart online, but never downloaded the apps. I never download many apps for stores and such unless it gives me some sort of other reward or something else that will really benefit me. Without further ado, let’s dive into these apps.
When opening the app, Amazon just shows me the home page, but Walmart asks to use my location, most likely to see where the nearest Walmart is to me to help me shop and also asks if it can send me notifications. I think the notifications themselves can make a difference, as it keeps one up to date with deals and much more.
I decided to play with some other features to see what stands out in the apps. Looking at my cart with nothing in it, Amazon says my cart is empty but also mentions that returns are easy, and at the bottom says customer who bought items in your recent history also bought, and shows some similar items to what I had looked at. Doing the same in the Walmart app, it just simply says my cart is empty and shows me some items trending on Walmart.
“Your Shopping Cart lives to serve. Give it purpose– fill it with books, CDs, DVDs, toys, electronics, and more. If you already have an account, Sign In to see your Cart.”
I’m sure I could keep diving into different parts of the apps to pick them apart, but overall I personally like the Amazon app as I think it is a little more user friendly and personalizes to what I look up, even without logging into my account. They both had a lot of good features, some personalized to what they both offer, but I think Amazon has a bit of a lead on Walmart, especially when it comes to finding customer service and their cart. Let me know what you think of these apps or maybe other similar apps and what they are doing well and what you may have struggled with or could be changed.