Our rating: 2/5
Available on: Android, iOS, Windows and Amazon devices!
With a diverse set of language options, Wish is a direct-from-China bargain hunting application that features trending items 50-80% cheaper that what you will pay at the local mall. Wish has hundreds of different vendors and products they have to sell all over the world.
Wish allows you to personalize your shopping experience and add products to a Wishlist and buy them later or share it to Facebook! The company claims to make shopping fun and enjoyable. Just because their prices are so cheap does not necessarily mean that the quality is good, or how long will you wait to get your product, who knows you might end up with junk.
Wish is easy to use, and signing up to Wish is completely free. First thing first you need to create an account before you can start browsing. Creating an account involves the basics; enter your email address, first name, surname and password. You will only start paying when you decide to buy a product.
On Wish, you browse the homepage which will display the most recent listings, but you can also narrow your search by your choice of category; such as fashion, gadgets, accessory, etc. or by product type; shoes, tops, underwear, and so forth.
If you do find a product you are interested in, you click on it and a new window will open with a description of the product, pictures and price. You will also be able to view what the shipping charges are, arrival time of the product and previous ratings and reviews and more. From here you can buy the product and pay via your PayPal account or add it to your Wishlist.
It seems that the app supplies inexpensive electronics and gadgets sourced from overseas. Most of these products are knockoffs of popular products from mainstream suppliers such as Apple Watch, GoPro cameras, speakers and cables.
Wish acts as a storefront, but does not sell items directly. So if your order was not what you were looking for it might be difficult to get in contact with the original seller. Many customers that have used Wish have complained about how unhappy they were about the products they have ordered.
Despite all of this, Wish is the number 1 shopping mall in Europe and North America. It has millions of fans who actually buy through the app on a regular basis, and praise the app for selling such cheap products.
Wish is not a scam, but some of the vendors selling products through Wish could be.
In the end, only you can decide whether this is the app for you, or rather save up some extra cash and buy your favourite jacket in store rather than online!