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SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Wish?

Wish is an online e-commerce platform for merchants and customers in the United States. Piotr Szulczewski and Danny Zhang created Wish in 2010. ContextLogic Inc., based in San Francisco, is the company that runs Wish.

The History of Wish

Wish began as a software startup named ContextLogic, founded by Piotr Szulczewski, a former Google engineer. ContextLogic, which included Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, received $1.7 million in funding in September 2010. In May 2011, Szulczewski relaunched Wish with the help of a college classmate, Danny Zhang.

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You Need an Account to Use Wish

Like many shopping apps, you need a Wish account to use the Wish app. Until you register you cannot see any of the deals, so you’ll need to sign up to figure out if you want something that they sell. Unlike some commerce apps, you cannot even browse without an account. Even when you go onto the Wish web site, you will need to create an account before you can see what’s for sale. Wish often advertises cheap products on Facebook and other platforms that look too good to be true. But once you click on the Wish ads, you won’t be able to see the details and will be prompted to sign up for an account.

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Wish App Shipping

Many of the products you purchase through the Wish app ship for free from China, which is a fantastic offer. As a result, certain things can take up to three weeks to arrive. Because of international accords on how overseas deliveries are handled by receiving nations, Wish shipping is quite inexpensive. This means that sending a shipment from China to the United States is substantially less expensive than the other way around. Before you buy anything, double-check this, especially if it’s something heavy or large. When shipping is taken into account, some seemingly great discounts become less so. If you’re shopping for a specific day or holiday, you might discover that products arrive on time, but you won’t have time to exchange anything if it’s not what you expected.

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Wish App Refunds

Wish has a 30-day return policy, which means you can get a refund if you return an item within 30 days of receiving it. Use the app or website to begin the return, and you should receive a response within 72 hours. You are responsible for paying postage and any other costs related with returns. On the plus side, you may often get a refund without having to return an item if you can establish that something is wrong with a photo. Many Wish app users complain that they are charged for return shipping, which might be more expensive than the items they want to return because they must be shipped back to China.

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Platforms

Use Wish on these platforms:

Web

iOS

Android

Tech Stack

Wish is built using this tech stack

Python

Node Js

React

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Cost of building an app like Wish

£65 000

 

Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

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