5 Must Have Shopping Apps

There’s no excuse for ever giving the wrong gift again with so much technology at your fingertips. Apps abound with information on a plethora of items from all over the internet and wether it’s for friends or family… or just a gift for yourself, you needn’t get lost again. We’ve come up with a selection of five organisation, time saving and big ideas shopping apps that may also go easy on the pocket.

1. Wanelo Shopping by Wanelo, Inc

Named from the abbreviated ‘Want, Need, Love’ Wanelo is a good-looking app that helps you find all that is beautiful in the world. One of the greatest features of this app is the ability to follow stores and other people so you can gain inspiration from their likes and posts presented in a customised feed. This is a great way of uncovering unique and wonderful items posted from the millions of users across the globe.

Check out some of the new features on this app including the ability to filter search results by price and category and also see if anything you’ve been watching has dropped in price. Beware as it’s addictive.

2. The Hunt – Style & Shopping Advice by ShopTAP Inc

Ever see something online but can’t find the store where you buy it or maybe there’s a look that you like and you want to know where to buy the pieces? This app offers the solution through style advice and help from users through photo sharing. Simply ‘start the hunt’ by posting a photo of the look or item you are after and users will reply with pictures of items that follow the same theme.

Rated No 1 Best New Lifestyle App by Apple this app allows users to find lots of different styles of fashion and follow trend setters for the most fashion forward seasonal looks.

3. Etsy by Etsy, Inc

The coolest thing about Etsy is accessibility to hand crafted items from around the world. If you like to avoid buying mainstream items that everybody has then Etsy is the place for you. From homewares to jewellery to pet wear, Etsy has it all and often in a uniquely fashioned way that you just won’t see anywhere else.

With 800,000 sellers around the world you’re sure to find that perfect gift here and can be rest assured that there will be no double ups when you give it!

4. Scoopon by Scoopon Pty Ltd

Australia’s most popular group buying site offers massive savings on services that are all local to where you live. The unique experiences on offer include pamper packages and luxurious dinners out at restaurants at heavily discounted prices.

Every day at noon, you’ll be sent exclusive deals directly to your phone. Pick up an exciting adventure experience for a great gift to be shared with someone special. And with super reasonable prices you can look like you’ve spent a fortune when you’ve actually saved one instead.

5. Gift Plan by Airsource

There’s nothing worse than forgetting a birthday and really not having a clue what to get. With an app like Gift Plan you can get organised by importing occasions like birthdays from Facebook and your own contacts. One of the highlights of this app is making profiles of the people on your gift list. With a profile you can add photos of family and friends you buy for as well as their clothing size and personal taste.

Ever have one of those moments when you’re with someone and they mention something they would just love to have? This app allows you to add this to their profile page or jot it down as an idea. You can add ideas to different occasions under their profile like Christmas and birthday’s as well as prices and brands.

The 4 Best Fashion Apps for Android

Since most fashion app developers only concentrate on IOS I wanted to share some good Fashion Apps that are made for the Android Platform. These days there are mobile apps for pretty much everything, including Fashion. So if you are looking for style inspiration or some free apps that can actually help you with your daily fashion decisions please read on.

Here are a few new and older apps for Android that you should try:

#1 Instagram

Still one of the best fashion apps around there. Simply follow some of the stylish people on the web and you get the latest trends every day. The coolest fashion kids, from all over the World cannot get enough. And neither can I.

Android Download Link:(free)

play.Google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Instagram.android

#2 Pick My Style:

A new app on the market but it immediately got a loyal following. Basically Pick My Style can help you with your fashion decisions.

Not sure what to wear tonight? Simply upload a picture to the App and let the community decide. its very popular in South East Asia and is getting more users from all over the world by the day:

Android Download Link: (free)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fifteen11.pickmystyle

What I personally like most about this app is the compare two styles feature. Simply upload two different looks and let the User decide what’s best.

Mary S says:

“Sweet Outfit App Helps with outfit decisions and gives new ideas which clothes to combine.”

#3 Wear App

Wear is a nice fashion app from Japan that’s available on Android. It doesn’t seem to be for the average User as most people are uploading extremely stylish images.

It currently has over 1 million users and is one of the most popular fashion apps out there.

Android Download Link: (free)

play.Google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.starttoday.android.wear

4 #Pose

Want advice on exactly how to wear autumn’s favourite shade, pink? Or some new inspiration for your office look tomorrow? This app lets you follow bloggers and celebrities and all kinds of stylish people from all around the world in one place. Hundreds of new styling ideas every day.

Android Download Link: (free)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pose

I hope you enjoy these free mobile Apps. I know that it is very hard to find some decent Fashion Apps for Android since most developers think that all fashion minded people only use iPhones! Which is nonsense.

Us Android users are just as stylish.

Commercial Agents – Tips for Advertising Commercial Property on the Internet

When it comes to advertising your commercial property listing on the Internet, the strategy you adopt is really important given that many other properties will be similarly listed in the same general location or suburb. In other words each listed property has to be individually optimised for the internet advertising process. If you want enquiry from your marketing efforts on the internet, then you have no choice.

The Internet is one of the most convenient and effective ways to advertise commercial and retail property today. It is cost effective and conveniently accessed by the people looking to buy or lease property. Just about every property that is available for sale or lease will be placed on the Internet, so you have some competition to handle and position against.

In any given suburbs and for any property type you are likely to have 50 or more properties competing against you as the salesperson or property owner promoting the property; sometimes (and in the case of CBD or capital city property) this number is even more difficult.

The numbers can be stacked against you as the marketer of property. This is where the expertise and experience of the commercial agent becomes crucial to the marketing and promotion process.

Today you can simply not advertise the property and hope that the results will come in the door or a cross the telephone. You need to think about the Internet Marketing process as it applies to the particular property listing and then you need to apply particular processes and strategies.

Here are some ideas to help you:

  • List your property on industry based websites that are well accepted and proven promoters of commercial property. Get some statistics from each of the website portals to understand their positioning and results on the search engines.
  • Design the adverts for the property around the relevant features, improvements, and location. To achieve this, you really do need to understand the target market that will be attracted to the property. The advertising needs to be appointed to the target market in a way in which interest can be optimised.
  • Use keywords within the property advertisement that are used currently in accessing properties through the search engines. You can do a keyword search with most of the search engines to understand the types of enquiries that are being made currently.
  • You can pay for priority placement in some of the search engines and commercial property website portals. This comes at a premium but is very relevant for quality properties.
  • Send out emails to your database and prospects, with links to the particular property advert on the internet. There are some good software packages available that do this very well. Track the opens and the hits on the email.
  • Break the advert down into simple form and presentation. Dot points that feature the attractive aspects of the property should be used in preference to the long and drawn-out sentences that we have seen in the past.
  • They say a picture is worth 1000 words. When it comes to property advertising, the observation is relevant and a real. As part of your marketing campaign, get some professionally prepared photographs of the property taken at the best times of day. One or two photographs should appear at the top of your advertising.
  • Develop a caption to place consistently across all the advertising material. The caption should be relevant to the target market and attract interest.
  • Make it easy for people to contact you to make further enquiries. It is questionable whether the address of the property should be placed on the advertisement. This can sometimes lead to lost enquiry not reaching the agency. In simple terms you want people to ring you. When they make contact, you can optimise the enquiry and qualify the inspection.
  • The method of marketing and advertising on the Internet should be optimised for the first three or four weeks of the advertising campaign. It is a proven fact that most enquiry with most property types come to you during this period. It is also a known fact that most people tend to review properties listed on the Internet between the days of Wednesday and Saturday in each week. If you track your website hits, you will likely see that this is a proven fact.
  • Every property listed on the Internet should have the page hits tracked from the start of the campaign. In this way you will know how a particular property is comparing to others that you have listed. If you cannot see reasonable improvement in Internet hits from the start of the campaign, then you should review the advertising for different wordage and placement.

As a permanent and long-term strategy for your personal Internet profile, it is best that you write industry based articles about your property type specialty and location, and then place them on a personal blog. Providing you adopt this strategy regularly, you will find that the personal profile of your name and property specialty will improve. This will have benefits across all the search engines and potentially lift the levels of enquiry you get from the Internet.