October 17, 2022

How to create an app like macys

Established in 1858, Macy’s is an American chain of high-end department stores that sells a wide range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings, and other consumer goods. Even though it is present at about 640 locations, it also serves customers in more than 100 international destinations through its e-commerce platforms of a website and mobile app.

Even you can create a powerful app like Macy’s if you have an e-commerce store selling apparel and other range of products. You don’t have to spend loads of money or hire an app development team to create an app. Use the no-code app builder Swipecart and you’ll be able to create an app like Macy’s for your online store in minutes without having to code.

Watch this video tutorial to know about creating an app for your e-commerce store:

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Steps to create an app like Macy’s:

install Swipecart to start using it. It is available on the Shopify app store and WordPress plugincenter. You'll be taken to the dashboard after signing up for Swipecart.

Creating a layout for the Macy's app

  • On the dashboard, click on "Layouts" in the left menu.  

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  • Click on "Create Layout" to create a new layout.

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  • Clicking on “Create Layout” will open a popup. Name the layout "Macys". Click on "Create".

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  • Further, you'll have the option to select from ready-to-use layout templates or a blank layout. We select "Blank Layout" since we have to create an app like Macy's and click on "Create Layout".

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  • A blank layout with the name Macy's is formed. For more details about creating layouts on Swipecart, click here.

Theme Settings on Swipecart

  • You'll be taken to the layout dashboard with the default tab as "Theme Settings" and the sub-tab as "App Bar Settings". The theme settings allow you to set the theme and customize it for your brand.

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  • App bar settings - Set your branding element on the app bar or the action bar because it stays on the top throughout all pages of your app. Here, we upload the Macy's logo to customize the app bar. For more details on app bar settings, click here

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  • We then go to Side Menu Settings, Bottom Bar Settings, Profile Page Settings, and Input Style Settings. Here, we select our choice from the style variants and save it to the app.

  • Theme style settings- In this, we can change some of the styling parameters for the app's theme such as app background color and font style & color. click here to know more about theme style settings on Swipecart.

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  • Here's the mobile preview of the Macy's app with the customized theme, app bar, and bottom bar.

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Designing the app's home screen

  • Next, we move on to designing the Macy's app home screen. Click on the "Home" tab. A blank home screen is displayed with only the app bar and bottom bar.

  • We add content to the home screen by dragging and dropping style variants of widgets. These are accessible in the right section of your screen.

  • Click here for more information about widgets on Swipecart.

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  • Search Bar: We start with the search bar. Select "Search" from the drop-down widget list. Drag and drop the search bar below the box on the home screen.

  • Hover over the search bar and click on the "Edit Style" option. In the popup that opens a popup, customize the search bar's styling parameters

  • Click here for information on the search bar widget.

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  • Have a look at Macy's draft app with the search bar placed below the app bar.

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  • Single Banner: Let's highlight information at the top of the app's home screen with a single banner.

  • Select "Single Banner" from the widget list. From among the different style variants displayed below, select one and place it under the search bar on the app's home screen.
  • click here for detailed information on single banners.

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  • To add an image to the single banner, hover the mouse pointer over it and click on "Add/Edit Content". In the popup that opens, add an image and link it to the relevant product, collection category, any other app page, or an external website link.

  • Click here for details on adding and editing content in widgets.

  • To customize the single banner, hover again and click on "Edit Style" to open a popup. In it, set the styling parameters for the single banner.

  • Click here for details on styling widgets on Swipecart.

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  • Here's how the Macy's app looks with a single banner added to it.

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  • We add one more single banner in the same manner as mentioned above.

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  • Product Slider: To display specific products on the home screen, select "Product Slider" from the widget list. Place one among the style variants inside the home screen. Click here for information about product sliders on Swipecart.

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  • Add products to the slider from the product list through the "Add/Edit Content" option. Set the styling elements for the slider through the "Edit Style" option.

  • Click on "Save" before you exit any popup. Click on "Update" on the dashboard after you save to update the changes to the app.

  • Design your app on Swipecart. You can easily create apps like Macy's to increase customer engagement.

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  • Have a look at the added product slider on the app's home screen.

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  • Repeat using single banners and product sliders to complete designing the app. You can also add other widgets such as a Carousel Banners, Timer, Product List, product grid, Collection Slider, and Collection Grid to the app. Have a look at the final app here.

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Contact us if you have any queries regarding creating apps on Swipecart.