If you’ve been avoiding the mall, you’re not alone. The advent of the internet has changed the way people do many things, including how they shop. Instead of getting dressed, getting in your car, driving into traffic to fight for a parking space, your entire trip may be futile if the big box store near the mall, or the specialty store in the mall doesn’t have what you’re looking for.
Or, you could stay in your pajamas, fix a cup of hot coffee, prop your feet up on your deck, fire up your laptop and with a few clicks, cross off every single item on your shopping list. Within a few days, your purchases will be delivered to your door. Just like that, you saved money, time, fuel, and the headaches actually going to a store can cause.
Each day, more people are showing their preference for online shopping, because of the ease and convenience it offers. Virtually anything you’d find in a stick and brick retailer can be found on a website. But of course, you can save even more time by knowing which websites to do your shopping, and we’ve come up with our favorites. So here they are, our picks for the Top Ten Most Popular Best Online Shopping Websites of 2017.
Here we enlist the top 10 best Online Shopping websites for 2017
10. NEW EGG (newegg.com)
Some of our favorite websites run the gamut with all sorts of merchandise. We like New Egg, which is geared more toward computer hardware, software and peripherals. If you’re looking for any sort of computer-related merchandise, New Egg is the techie’s shopping paradise. In addition to components and electronics, New Egg also offers items in automotive and industrial, home and tools, health and sports, apparel, toys, and hobbies.
9. OVERSTOCK.COM (overstock.com)
Think “excess internet inventory.” That’s the niche Overstock.com has filled since its online birth in 1999. The Utah based company capitalizes on the merchandise stores have over-ordered and presents it on their website at discounted prices. From furniture to decor, kitchen to outdoor, clothing, jewelry and about anything else you can imagine, there are deals galore to be found on overstock.com.
8. BEST BUY (bestbuy.com)
If anything electronic is on your shopping list, Best Buy has you covered. From TVs to computers of all kinds, cameras and video equipment, movies and streaming devices, gaming equipment, drones, cell phones, small and large appliances such as refrigerators, Best Buy has it. In addition, Best Buy has a service department for after-purchase help.
7. QVC (qvc.com)
Quality. Value. Convenience. The words for the the acronym say it all. Broadcasting to over 350 million households in seven countries, QVC is a click away on your laptop, or your television. From fashion and jewelry, to electronic, kitchen gadgets, home decor and much more, QVC makes shopping easy. Of special note is the daily Today’s Special Value, which is QVC’s best find of the day. QVC also offers various payment options for merchandise, such as easy payment plans.
6. WAYFAIR (wayfair.com)
Domestic heaven. If it’s for your home, Wayfair is the website for you. Furniture for every room in your home, kitchen, dining, office and patio, and every accoutrement imaginable. It’s all on Wayfair. Accents, lighting, rugs, mattresses, even items to make Fluffy and Fido feel more at home. Wayfair’s site also features idea boards and a gift registry for the bride or mother to be.
5. MACY’S (macy’s.com)
The legendary chain is also the largest mid-level in the United States. William Hussey Macy’s store has come a long way from its Herald Square location in New York City, where it’s been since 1858. Macy’s specializes in clothing, footwear, accessories, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares. With the convenience and ease of online shopping via its website, you never have to go to New York….unless you want to go to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
4. ETSY (etsy.com)
In the world of online commerce, Etsy stands out as being unique. The Peer-to-Peer concept allows niche sellers to market their vintage or handmade, as well as unique factory merchandise to customers. Typical Etsy items include art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Imagine an open-air flea market. Etsy sellers have their own virtual booth in this online marketplace.
3. WALMART (walmart.com)
Who hasn’t been to WalMart? You know what they have, right? Now you can access the enormous array of WalMart merchandise on the company’s website. Clothing, home, auto, recreational, the retail giant has it all. You can even order merchandise online and pick it up at your nearest WalMart, if you prefer.
2. EBAY (ebay.com)
There were many, many casualties when the dot.com bubble burst. EBay was not one of them. EBay facilitates online auctions between buyer and seller for an endless list of every imaginable item. If you can dream it, it’s on EBay, and you can place your bid right now. Many items have a “buyitnow” feature, which eliminates the auction process.
1. AMAZON (amazon.com)
If there is a website that is a game changer, it has to be amazon.com. Having come a long way from its humble online beginnings as a bookstore, Amazon is easily our favorite for online shopping options. Amazon covers every base. The largest online retailer in America, shopping has never been easier. Just a few clicks, and your order is on its way to your home. An added bonus is “amazon prime,” which offers the advantage of free shipping. If it’s on your shopping list, Amazon has it.
These are some of the best and cheapest online shopping websites in the world of 2017. Online shopping has changed the way consumers purchase merchandise. By eliminating every obstacle one would face by physically going to a box store or mall, shoppers save time and money, and avoid possible aggravation, such as crowds, parking lots and out of stock merchandise. Get your credit card ready: it’s all online waiting for you.