The popularity of online shopping is continuously on the rise these days, but you still have to make sure that the online store you are visiting to make purchases is a reliable one and won’t mess with your credit card info. Also, people prefer shopping at a store that offers nice variety and good prices. Newegg.com has been a pretty reliable and popular shopping source for people wanting to purchase electronic items and gadgets online. On the Newegg retail store, you can get things like computers, mobile phones, software and just about any geeky stuff you can think of. Although it is pretty convenient to order things on the service’s website, if you own a Windows Phone 7 device, you can now order Newegg items with greater ease, track shipping progress of each order and get exclusive deals on a variety of products with the official Newegg app for the platform.
The Newegg app launches to the Shell Shocker screen that displays the best deals currently available on the website, with the biggest discount topping the list. To view the details of each item in the list, just tap the item’s tile, and you will be taken to its dedicated page. The gadget’s specs along with other information related to it are displayed here. From the same screen, you can also add the item to cart or to your wish list. You can only order products if you sign in with your Newegg account, of course. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a new one from within the app.
The Browse section displays all the categories under which Newegg arranges its products. For every gadget, you can view images, competitors and other pricing specifics. The page also displays the return policy for all products.
All your relevant Newegg data is displayed in the main Menu of the app. Newegg has universal search support, so that you can look for an item in any category without having to browse through its contents.
The feature which makes the app truly amazing is its ability to track orders. Not only can you place orders (if you have a valid Newegg account), but once you have ordered something, you can view where your package has reached so far. Most other online shopping apps for WP7 don’t let users do that, so this is a feature many other retailers can learn from.
Newegg is available for free on the Windows Phone Marketplace. You can download it to your phone from the link provided below.