In our Top Holiday Apps of 2017 blog, we briefly covered apps for holiday shopping, a topic front-of-mind for those of us who have left our purchasing to the last minute. But don’t worry – if you’re one of the countless others who still hasn’t bought their gifts, there’s still hope! These apps will help you make the most of your last-minute shopping.
- WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST DEALS?
If fighting the crowds in the mall sounds like a nightmare, use Curbside before you even leave the house and pick up your purchased items at the curb without ever leaving your car. If you’re already shopping around, find coupons for your must-have items in the stores you’re already visiting with the geolocation savings app Shopular. If you’re not sure where to shop, hire a personal shopper through PS Dept, tell them the gift you’re looking for, and wait for them to send you photos of the item they find for you with a price that works for your budget.
- WHERE DO I BUY THE GIFTS?
If you want it, chances are it’s available on Amazon or eBay. Enlist your family or friends to make holiday wish lists on Giftster or Snappy and forget worrying about whether they will like their gift. If someone on your gift list is impossible to shop for, use Gyft to send them a gift card from one of hundreds of popular stores.
- HOW DO I KNOW MY GIFTS WILL ARRIVE ON TIME?
Check the final guaranteed shipping dates for USPS, UPS, and FedEx to be sure your gifts will arrive in time for Christmas. Amazon offers two-day shipping on most purchases for Prime members, and most eBay sellers will offer package tracking with purchase or for an additional charge. Download Slice to track your shipments and keep tabs on all of your shipping in one place.
Even at the last minute, it’s not impossible to get your holiday organized and get your shopping done in time. Knowing where to buy and how to get the bests deals is important, and so is knowing when to leave the purchasing to the professionals. Buying gifts you already know that your loved ones want is great, but letting their gift be a surprise to them (and you!) puts a fun twist on gift-giving. Keep track of optimum shipping dates and your package’s journey with tracking apps and detailed shipping information. With a few easy apps and fixes, last-minute shopping doesn’t have to be a headache.
- Posted by Rachel
- On December 19, 2017