These hyperlocal mobile shopping apps offer regular discounts

Jun 18, 2016, 08:02 IST | Hassan M Kamal

Try these hyperlocal shopping apps to bag discounts from your neighbourhood kirana shops and retail outlets

For daily shopping
Grofers | Android, iOS
From groceries to fresh fruits and vegetables, baby care products, electronics, accessories and baked goods, the app allows you to buy from the local shops in your area right from your smartphone. Just type the name of your area, and it will list out all the shops associated with it across categories.

The app currently delivers in 17 cities including Mumbai (Thane and Mira-Bhayandar are included too). Plus, the app also offers regular discounts on your total bill while shopping from the app. We like its no-questions-asked return policy and the option to schedule deliveries. Payment modes include card, net banking, wallet (Paytm, MobiKwik, PayUmoney and Citrus) as well as Cash on Delivery.
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Also Watch out for : GoodBox is an upcoming hyperlocal service similar to Grofers. The Bengaluru-based service was recently launched in Mumbai, but lacks in terms of stores. We like the layout and approach of the app, though.

GoFynd | Android
The app offers the comfort of shopping from home without the perils of wrong fits and endless queues. Most items on the app come with lifetime return, provided they are not damaged, washed and used (items sold on sale are not available for return or exchange).

The app aggregates items from physical retail stores around a specified location or a pin code. You can browse across categories, sizes, brands as well as from its collection of favourites and latest trends.
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Compare discounts and deals

Appie | Android
Search real-time discounts on products from merchants across India on Appie. Every day, the app offers unique app-exclusive deals from merchants for a certain period. You can also get real-time coupons from local stores along with direction to get there and approximate drive time. The app offers deals and discounts on mobile, electronics, sunglasses, kitchen and household items and jewellery. It recently announced a new feature which would allow users to get new deals by shaking their phone in front of a billboard or advertisement. All products on the app are delivered within 48 hours.

Android, iOS
Based out of Noida, the hyperlocal app offers discounts and deals on restaurants, salons, babycare, entertainment, health and fitness stores like gyms and spas, as well as top brands like Vero Moda, Jack and Jones, Mufti, Marks & Spencer and HomeTown.

You can browse through the latest offers or select from categories. And if you like the product and wish to visit the store, you could also use the app to place request for an Ola cab. The app offers deals from about 20,000 top merchants enrolled from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
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LookUP | Android
From restaurant and drug store to auto repair store, chat with store owners in your area to get the best deal out of products across categories. The e-commerce app recommends targetted products and stores according to user’s personal style, enabling them to shop from anywhere nearby and get it delivered within 60 minutes.
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Local services
LocalOye | Android
From yoga instructors and physiotherapists to bridal, beauty and make-up artistes, tutors, electricians, home cleaners or online consultants, hire professionals from over 90 services while sitting at home.

The app provides local services across seven different categories along with the cost for their services.
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Last-minute buys
Scootsy | Android, IOS
Scootsy makes the best of your local shops including gift stores/items in your area available on your phone along with probable delivery time.

On offer are home decor items, flowers, handbags, designer products as well as food. You can also use their services for emergency deliveries (from condoms and batteries to chocolate bars and mosquito repellents) 24x7.
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Students only
SavePocketMoney | Android
Created with an aim to help students save on their pocket money, the app (and website) offers deals and discounts on brands and stores in the city. These include special deals on fast food chains, cinema tickets and mobile recharges. You will need a valid student ID card to avail the services, though.
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Tata Cliq | Android, IOS
The latest entrant in mobile shopping, Tata Cliq offers the option to shop from the app, and try and pay at a partner store. Chosen products can also be home-delivered.

You can also use the app to browse catalogues of partner stores before visiting them. The app currently offers curated apparel, electronics and footwear, and will soon include accessories and groceries as well.
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