ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

8 Sites Like Amazon: Other Online Retailers

Updated on January 15, 2016

8 Sites Like Amazon: Other Online Retailers to Shop at

Amazon is one of the top online retailers, but there are plenty of other sites like it. Maybe you couldn't find what you wanted on Amazon or simply had a bad shopping experience. Whatever the reason, these nine online stores will make great alternatives for your regular or one-off shopping.

Amazon was founded in 2004 and has since grown to become the most popular online retailer. It offers products in a wide range of categories combining products shipped from Amazon warehouses and third party sellers together in one place. Amazon is also behind the Kindle and is a popular choice for websites to monetise their traffic through the Amazon Associates (affiliate) program.

These sites below have been considered from both a buyer and seller perspective. Thus, no matter what your reason for seeking an Amazon alternative, you'll find your answer here. Don't forget to share your favourite alternative (on this list or not) in the comment section.

Why Is Amazon Your Favourite Retailer?

Why Do You Shop At Amazon?

See results

Sites Like Amazon

Other popular online shopping experiences.

Overstock
Overstock

1: Overstock

Overstock (or O.co) is an American online retailer that has been in business since 1999. Overstock started out selling surplus and returned merchandise at below-retail prices but has in recent years has started stocking more diverse goods and products.

Overstock has a large number of categories to browse and even offers cars, travel, and insurance through its website. This makes Overstock one of the best 'one-stop' sites like Amazon currently available in the industry.

Overstock also has one of the best loyalty programs (called Club O), which gives you a generous amount of reward points on every purchase and also unlocks free shipping on every item (usually only available on items of $50 or more).

This is an ideal replacement website for Amazon but also serves well as a secondary site where you can compare prices between Overstock and Amazon before purchasing.

Overstock Summary

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Things for the home (homeware, furniture. bed, bath)
Worldwide
Club O rewards program
Accessories & Jewelry
 
 
Electronics
 
 
eBay
eBay

2: eBay

eBay is another popular alternative to Amazon that offers a wealth of products from a large range of sellers.

On eBay you can easily find the product you need at a competitive price, the second hand market is particularly strong on eBay which is useful for certain product categories where a new item isn't necessary.

eBay is primarily an online auction website but also allows users to 'Buy It Now' if the seller elects this option (which many big sellers on eBay use). eBay is now a household name and receives countless daily visits (strongly placed in the Alexa top 25).

With buyer protection, a wide variety of payment methods, and plenty of support tools eBay is ideal for both sellers and buyers. If you are looking at sites for affiliate reasons, then eBay also has you covered with its eBay Partner Network.

eBay Summary

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Electronics
Worldwide
Range of sellers and products
Collectibles
 
Second hand items (things you don't need new, ie; books)
Fashion
 
 
Shopify
Shopify

3: Shopify

If you're looking for an Amazon alternative in order to sell your own products, then Shopify is the number-one solution. With its impressive software, you don't need any experience to create a powerful online store presence (or hook up your physical store into the Shopify system as well).

You've got hundreds of impressive, highly customisable site templates to use along with support for all the payment methods that you'll want to offer (such as PayPal, credit card, and dozens more).

Shopify is also more than just a pretty storefront. It provides all the data analytics you need and the ability to create your own discount codes or gift cards. Some of the biggest and most recognisable online stores got their start on Shopify and still use it for their backend system.

For Amazon sellers looking to take the leap to their own eCommerce store, there isn't an alternative that can compare to Shopify.

Shopify Overview

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Perfect for selling any category of your own product.
Up to store owner
Ease of use to setup own store
 
 
Data tracking
 
 
 

Shopify Overview and in-Depth Walk-through

Light in the Box
Light in the Box

4: Light in the Box

Light in the Box is a fashion orientated online retailer which focuses on selling popular brands at bargain prices. This allows it to distinguish itself against the tech heavy product lines of other options here and makes it an ideal spot to purchase your clothing and accessory needs.

Light in the Box offers a wide selection of brand name products in clothing, sunglasses, watches, bags, shoes, jewellery, kitchen, furniture, and many other categories. Just by visiting the home page, you can see the latest deals and sales or browse the new product arrivals which always features an impressive collection.

Light in the Box allows you to still buy the brands you love without having to empty your bank account. If you use Amazon to buy brand-name items, then Light In The Box is your best alternative as you'll quickly rack up savings to be spent on even more great brand name items.

Light in the Box Overview

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Fashion (clothing, bags, shoes, accessories)
Worldwide
Brand names at great discounts (factory direct)
Lifestyle & outdoors
 
Massive collections
Home & garden
 
Local warehouses mean quick delivery
TomTop
TomTop

5: TomTop

TomTop is a great Amazon alternative and one of China's leading e-commerce retail platforms with shipping capacity across the globe. TomTop is best used for bulk orders but can also deliver competitive pricing on single item products.

Categories on TomTop are comparable to other large online retailers with electronic devices, garden equipment, clothing, accessories, health, sports, car and games making up the majority of stock that TomTop offers.

Regardless of the categories selected you'll find great ranges and competitive pricing with purchases also helping you earn TomTop reward points which can be traded down the line for coupon codes and other discounts.

TomTop is fast becoming a leading retailer with its tens of thousands of items spanning dozens of categories. With shopping to over 100 countries you'll also be well served from anywhere in the globe.

TomTop Overview

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Electronics & Technology
Worldwide
TomTop reward points program to unlock coupons
Apparel & Jewelry
 
Always has the latest tech products
 
 
 
3DCart
3DCart

6: 3DCart

You might not be looking to compete with Amazon, but maybe you're looking to start your own eCommerce presence rather than selling through the Amazon options for sellers.

3DCart is a great option if this is your plan thanks to its strong features and cheap subscription prices that are limited by max products rather than by limiting features. This makes 3DCart preferable to Shopify depending on your business structure so be sure to run the numbers before choosing your preferred platform.

With 3DCart, it is super easy to create your own store from the variety of templates, share through social media, and print off vital shipping information to streamline your processes. 3DCart, unlike other options, is also free from ongoing transaction fees that might eat your profits.

Start the next Amazon or simply move away from selling on Amazon with 3DCart. Alternatively 3DCart allows you to combine your brick and mortar presence with the online thanks to their point of sale systems.

3DCart Overview

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Establish your own ecommerce website selling any (or all) categories of products
Up to store owner
Point of sale implementation with brick and mortar stores
 
 
Plans based on volume not features
 
 
 
DHGate
DHGate

7: DHGate

DHGate is another one of the big online shopping sites like Amazon that has been expanding rapidly in recent years to offer a vast number of products from a number of categories.

DHGate's combination of large selection and numerous bargains (often backed with a price guarantee) makes it a definite win for shoppers. DHGate also offers competitive shipping on a number of products and a reward system and combines this with deal-of-the-day specials.

DHGate is a great website for getting quality products at good prices thanks to their focus on protecting the buyer but also serving them with the best price possible.

DHGate Overview

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Apparel
Worldwide
Buyer protection
Baby, kid & maternity
 
Daily deals
Luggage & travel
 
VIP program
Toys & gifts
 
 
Events
 
 
Everbuying
Everbuying

8: Everbuying

Everbuying is a popular store focusing on a huge range of electronics. The website covers items such as cell phones, tablets, computers, car electronics, computer accessories and other technology orientated items. Everbuying also features clothing, toys, homewares, beauty and outdoor equipment.

Whether you're looking for a gadget for yourself or need something for a gift, Everbuying is perfect. It has thousands of product items with great savings compared to other retail prices, saving you a small fortune if you are a regular gadget buyer. You'll also be able to access all sorts of free shipping deals.

For your electronic needs there is no better option than Everbuying simply because of the shipping deals, bargain prices, and huge range.

Everbuying Overview

Popular Categories
Ships To
Best Features
Ellectronics
Worldwide
Rewards program
Apparel
 
30 day money back and 90 day repair options
Toys & Hobbies
 
 

Which Online Shopping Site Like Amazon Is the Best? Know Another Great Website Like Amazon?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      emydaniel 9 months ago

      hello , nice post ! Thanks for Sharing with us nice Collection.

    • profile image

      april 11 months ago

      I would never suggest amazon for selling they are the most unfair company I have ever dealt with

    • profile image

      Shock 14 months ago

      Amazons once fast shipping is so slow now. I am waiting 4-7 days now for my instant deliveries.

      Who delivers fast?

    • profile image

      headrestdvd 15 months ago

      ok, it is goodm, i ike them

    • profile image

      Shmuel 16 months ago

      @ Don Sciorra: Just sign up again with another email address. You can signh up for a new gmail address and you can set up a filter to have mail to that account forwarded to your main email address.

    • profile image

      Chris Laymon 17 months ago

      FYI - Amazon was founded in '94, sold their first book in '95.

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 19 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great list Samuel. This might come in handy for future referencing to look for other online shopping alternatives.

    • Don Sciorra profile image

      Don Sciorra 23 months ago

      My Amazon account got suspended because they said I returned to many items. I checked and found I bought nearly 90 items this year alone and returned 10. Most because the were damaged, etc. Some were because of me but I paid for shipping back! Now, being disabled, I need another store like Amazon. Bay is good but I don't like PayPal. I like using a credit card. So any help or suggestion would be welcomed! Amazon will not change their minds. Once gone , that's it.

    • profile image

      David 2 years ago

      True, Amazon is unbeatable for size, but they don't care about their sellers. Buyers file claims, even if it's known to be a scam and Amazon will refund the buyer and take the money from the seller's account. I don't like supporting a company that treats people like that, especially since the sellers are practically the backbone of amazon. I'm taking my business to toucandeal.com. Hardly any products yet, but that's what the favorites button is for, and they are more seller supportive too. You can't expect a new site to start out as big as amazon where you can find anything you want. Give the little guys a chance to grow too.

    • profile image

      David 2 years ago

      Check out toucandeal.com. It's brand new so there aren't many products yet, but it's a great option for sellers because of the lower fees and buyers, save it as a favorite and check back occasionally to see if it has what you need. If the seller fees are lower, their prices can be lower!

    • Benny01 profile image

      Ijeoma Peter 2 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Its amazing to know some of these online shop you 've mentioned. i will try and check them out. You did a great job putting them together. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Some of those online retailers I never heard of, while the rest are do. Great list of sites to check out someday. Great hub!

    • ThirunavukkarasuS profile image

      Thirunavukkarasu 2 years ago from Pollachi

      A very good collection of useful informations

    • Tarikpro profile image

      Tarik Smajlovic 2 years ago from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

      Your list is pretty good, but you cannot pull through without mentioning Alibaba, a current giant in online retailing, which has more users than Amazon itself.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I like light in the box, better than ebay

    • profile image

      IHateAmazon 2 years ago

      Amazon has become too proud of themselves. This has affected their customer service. See what I mean when you try to resolve a shipping issue or a selling payment schedule dispute...

      You'll see what I mean.

    • monia saad profile image

      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      i work with amazon also clickbank and thank you for all those explanation

    • Siani profile image

      Maria 2 years ago from Texas

      I am an Amazon junkie. I forgot about the other sites. I do shop with Walmart. But eBay is definitely out. They have left a bad taste in my mouth. Thanks for a good list...

    • profile image

      Hanifq 2 years ago

      I'm not a big fan of Buy.com ... overpriced in my opinion

    • profile image

      Car 2 years ago

      Thanks a bunch. It takes time to put together something like this, and I appretiate it. I am unfamiliar with most of these web pages, although what about newegg.com?

    Click to Rate This Article