In case you haven’t heard, Christmas season has arrived and what better way to do your shopping than from the comfort of your phone. Yep! Spree has launched their own app and it’s simple, efficient and to put it simply – brilliant!
Admittedly, online shopping never really appealed to me until I had a kid. Now, heading to the shops is a “get-in and get-out” sorta thing. I no longer get to leisurely stroll through the aisles, ooh-ing and ahh-ing over pretty dresses and longing for new lipsticks, so I usually find myself looking to online retailers for a little wardrobe sprucing. There are some shops that I absolutely love their ranges but because they’re not online, I NEVER visit them. Luckily, for me, there’s always Spree and now, Spree has become even more accessible and has given me every opportunity to shop, without toddler nags.
I recently spent some time using the Spree app and thought that I would share my experience of the app and the general service that I received from Spree. After downloading the app, I was welcomed to a brightly coloured page that has all the different categories laid out in a simple and helpful format. In the top right of the app, you are able to view and login to your Spree account which already had all my important information stored, so there was no need for the initial setup phase. Personally, I like that there isn’t too much admin and I could get straight down to the business of shopping, because let’s be frank – my toddler will only bath for 30 minutes (at most) before calling me to show me that he can eat bubbles.
I made my way to their “outlet” section which still has some left over stock from my favourite brands like Essence and Catrice at discounted prices. I desperately needed a new foundation and was hoping to find a good one in my shade and perhaps a few other gems too.
The app is pretty straight forward and there really was no need to go back and forth, trying to figure things out. I browsed through the selection of beauty products and when something caught my eye, I could just click on it, view its description and decide whether I wanted it or not. This simple layout lead to many of these…
What surprised me the most was the loading time. I generally avoid shopping apps because how long they can take to load the items from their store, but Spree‘s loading time was impressively fast and never had me huffing or puffing out of frustration.
At the bottom of the screen, you can find a bar which allows you to go to the Spree homepage, view your basket or search their site. The basket conveniently shows a little number, reminding you of how many items you’ve already added.
Another reason I like to shop online is because I find it easier to stick to my budget, especially as I am able to review my list of purchases, swap, change, add or take out, all with the total of my basket easily presented to me. Online shopping is definitely helping me stick to a stricter budget and ensures that there is no quick toss ins, at the counter while we wait to pay.
The seamless design and easy navigation is what truly makes this a great app, especially for the fashionista or mom on the go. I was also thinking that having a shopping app on your phone can be extra handy when those really good sales go live and you’re nowhere near a PC. The good news is that the app allows you to effortlessly transition between the website, mobile site and app platforms including syncing your shopping carts and will also offer incentives to shop such as app-only deals and promotions.
After reviewing my basket, I went through to check-out which literally took a minute to process and received my confirmation email shortly after. Four days later, my package of new pretties to the value of R200 arrived and are waiting for me to put them to good use.
I have shopped Spree many times and have only ever received great service. My items are always packaged well and though I may have anxiety for my gorgeous powdery eyeshadows, they have always arrived in impeccable condition. Having Spree at my fingertips may not always be great for my wallet but for the most, the convenience, simplicity and great service outweighs that!
The free app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You will also get 25% off your first order in the app. All orders placed by 4 Dec automatically enters you into our “Win free Uber rides for Month!” competition. Which means no worries if you have a real fun time, out on the town, this Summer!