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The Top 50 Online Shops In The UK
The Internet has forever changed the way we handle everyday activities – from ordering food and paying bills to banking and shopping. Gone are the days where you have to stand in endless lines to complete whatever menial transaction on your To Do List for the day. Now, most of what needs doing can be accomplished with just a few clicks of a mouse.
That includes shopping for everything from clothing to groceries to furniture. Before online shopping, you were limited to the merchants in your neighborhood or your town. Now, you can shop stores from around the globe from the comfort of your living room!
Top 50 Online Shops in the UK, along with a brief overview of what each one has to offer
Amazon UK is, of course, one of the most popular online merchants in the UK. It is a global marketplace where you can purchase everything from high end electronics and designer clothes to hard to find and obscure items as well. Amazon UK often has free shipping deals and vouchers for various percentages off your purchase so be sure to look for those when you go.
Tesco is another household name that most UK’ers will recognize. They sell department store items, along with seasonal products, food, wine and groceries. They also have an “Offers” section and a “Clearance” section where you can find some of their better deals – so be sure to visit those two departments when you shop
Coming in third is another popular UK merchant that sells a wide variety of household and department store items. They offer free Click and Collect service at any of the many Argos locations around the UK, along with same day delivery service for only £3.95.
M&S is a multi-national retailer of high end clothing and accessories, along with furniture, home décor and gourmet food items. They offer free delivery on orders over £50 as well as free Click and Collect service to any of their local stores.
Next is an in-house label of high end mens, womens and childrens clothing – along with housewares and accessories. While they have several stores all over the UK, Next is also an international merchant that is available to and ships to more than 70 countries globally. Be sure to check their “Clearance” section for great deals on discounted items.
Boots is a popular pharmacy chain with locations in the UK and Ireland. Boots pharmacies can be found in high street districts, airports and shopping centers across both countries. Along with prescription medicines, they do sell over the counter medicines, as well as perfumes, cosmetics and health and wellness items.
Homebase is a home improvement and garden center store that carries everything you need for those renovation or lawn projects. They offer a free Click and Collect service where you can pick up your in stock orders at any of the Homebase stores within one hour of purchase.
Matalan is an online retailer of fashion and accessories for men, women and children. They also stock a wide range of home décor items and furniture as well. Matalan provides free delivery on orders over £50 as well as next day delivery for just £4.95. Be sure to check their “Offers” section for the best deals on discounted items.
IWOOT is a cool little shop that specializes in geeky techy gifts and gadgets. You will find electronic items, apparel and toys. They usually have a 3 for £20 deal where you can land some pretty great bargains, along with sporadic free shipping offers as well.
Boohoo is an online retailer of trendy clothing for men, women and children. They also have a “Sale” section where you can find up to 75% off select items. Be sure to check out their delivery specials, with next day delivery starting at just £5.99 on some orders.
Wickes is another home improvement store where you can order products like flooring, paint, lumber, tools and appliances. Wickes also offers a free design service so you can consult with professionals before undertaking projects in the home. Be sure to sign up for the Wickes email list to have special offers and vouchers sent to your inbox as they become available.
JD Sports is the UK’s go-to merchant for trainers, athletic apparel and accessories. They carry popular fitness brands like Nike and Adidas and have a “Clearance” section where you can find some great deals on discounted products.
PC World is a retailer of computers, printers and other peripheral devices and accessories. They offer free next day delivery as well as free Click and Collect service at any of their 800 UK locations. Be sure to shop their Deal of The Day promo for instant savings on a different product each day.
Littlewoods is an online retailer of high end fashion designs for men and women, as well as fragrances, accessories, gifts, jewelry and more. They regularly have 40% or more off sales so be sure to look for those when you go. You can also find some great deals in the Littlewoods “Clearance” section as well.
Halfords is a UK retailer of cycling accessories, car parts, tools and related items. They offer free delivery on orders over £40 as well as free Click and Collect service to any of their retail locations. Be sure to sign up for their email list to have special offers and vouchers sent to your inbox as they become available.
John Lewis offers a wide range of products for home, garden and life. John Lewis also has a wide range of toys and gift items as well. They offer a free Click and Collect service on orders over £30 and free home delivery on orders over £50.
DIY is another UK home improvement store where you can find power tools, building supplies and outdoor necessities all in one location. They offer a free Click and Collect service 7 days a week at any of their retail locations as well as free home delivery on purchases over £50.
SportsDirect UK is a popular retailer of sporting apparel and accessories. They have clothing and shoes for men, women and children – along with a wide range of products for nearly every sport and outdoor activity imaginable. Be sure to shop their “Deals” section to find the best prices on featured products.
Debenhams is well known for its collection of designer clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Debenhams also carries perfumes and cosmetics from many high end manufacturers as well as furniture, gifts and items for the home. Be sure to sign up for their email list to have special deals sent to your inbox as they become available.
H&M specializes in expensive-looking clothing at discounted prices. You will find the latest trends in everything from evening wear to street wear at H&M, along with some adorable fashions for kids. H&M offers free shipping on orders over £50 and they have a pretty great “Sale” section as well.
HMV is a cool shop for movies and movie memorabilia. They have a 3 for £20 deal all the time, plus some sporadic special offers as well. HMV also stocks movie-related apparel and gifts for nearly any genre of film you can think of.
AE is a popular clothing brand for teens and young adults. They offer free shipping on many items all the time, plus they have a Rewards Program where you can earn points toward vouchers on future purchases every time you shop. Be sure to sign up for their email list to have additional vouchers sent to your inbox as they become available.
River Island is another popular clothing shop with fashionable apparel for men, women and kids. They offer free express shipping on orders over £100 plus delivery on all additional orders for just £1. Sign up for their email list to have special offers sent to your inbox as they become available.
The Body Shop is the perfect place to find skincare products, cosmetics and perfume. They have products to keep you young, beautiful and glamorous – no matter the season. The Body Shop also offers free shipping on any order over £25.
Everyone is familiar with the luxury department store Harrods. The good news is – you can now shop all their fabulous designer products online. Harrods often has pop up coupon codes and offers that appear on the site, so be sure to look for those when you shop.
Jessops is a retailer of professional-grade photography equipment such as cameras, tripods, lenses and more. They also have used products for sale, which are just as great as new ones, but can cost a fraction of the retail price. Jessops offers free delivery on orders over £50 all the time.
House of Fraser has a long history in the UK, dating back to 1849. They sell apparel and gifts, as well as shoes, luggage and household items. House of Fraser usually has a free shipping offer on purchases of a select amount so be sure to look for that when you go.
Screwfix is another UK home improvement store that stocks all the things you need for those home repair and renovation projects. They offer a free Click and Collect service within just minutes of placing your order, along with free home delivery on orders over £50.
New Look is a popular fashion retailer with apparel for men, women and children. They offer high end designs for all occasions and even have a plus size section as well. New Look offers 30% off your first order, if you sign up for their email list as well as 20% off for university students during weekly Uni Days sales.
Ace sells thousands of products at up to 70% off retail prices – and their inventory includes everything from clothing and gifts to electronics. Most of their products can be personalized, which is great for those looking for that one special gift. Ace also has a “Clearance” section where you can find deep discounts on discontinued items.
Any Toys is an online retailer of all things anime. They have toys, collectibles, books and more – all with a fun, colorful anime theme. Be sure to check out their “Under £10” section for rock bottom prices on select products.
Most everyone has heard of or shopped at Ebay UK – the global online marketplace and auction house of millions of products. While big box merchants and popular brands sell their items on Ebay, private sellers do as well, which means you can find some great deals on whatever you are looking for. Ebay is also a super place to go for obscure items that may not be available on the regular market anymore.
The Garden is an online pharmacy and perfumery where you can find a wide range of high end cosmetics, fragrances and health and wellness items. They also offer lots of gift suggestions as well, along with baby care items, mens products and an entire section of totally free gifts! The Garden also provides a free gift wrap service and free delivery on orders over £50.
Appliances Direct is an online retailer of home appliances. Refrigerators, stoves, wall ovens, microwaves – whichever appliance you’re looking for, you can find it at Appliances Direct. Be sure to check out their sale offers on the home page for the best deals on a variety of products.
Laptops Direct is a division of Appliances Direct. They have a large inventory of laptop computers, both new and used – along with accessories and peripherals to outfit them. Some of their refurbished products work just as well as the new ones, but are up to 60% cheaper than retail prices so be sure to check those out when you visit.
Furniture 123 is an online retailer of home furnishings. They have furniture for every room in your home, along with garden and office furniture. Furniture 123 also offers free delivery on all UK mainland orders and £20 off an order of £100 using the voucher code on the website.
Electrical Discount UK is another online retailer of home appliances. They have great deals all the time on a wide range of products and they offer free delivery on all purchases. Be sure to check out their “Clearance” section for big discounts on discontinued items.
Gentlemen’s Tonic is a division of Mayfair and is an online retailer of men’s skincare products. They have lotions, aftershave and cologne – along with gift sets of various products. Gentlemen’s Tonic offers free delivery on orders over £50.
Foyles is an online bookseller featuring titles for all genres. Foyles also sells gifts and themed memorabilia for lovers of certain and specific series. They also have signed copies of popular and obscure titles for book collectors as well. Some of their titles are discounted randomly so be sure to look for these discounts when you shop.
Blue Nile is a retailer of handcrafted fine jewelry. They allow you to create and customize every piece, down to the setting, style and finish of your jewelry. Blue Nile offers a free consultant service to help you choose your options as well as free, secure delivery on every purchase.
Alex and Alexa is an online retailer of designer children’s clothes. They also offer upscale shoes, toys and accessories for children of all ages as well. Alex and Alexa provides free delivery on orders over £50 and they also have a “Sale” section where you can find discounted pricing on some of your favorite kid designs.
I Just Love It is an online retailer of personalized gifts for recipients of all ages – and that’s exactly what they will say when they receive them! You can choose from personalized books, engraved picture frames and more. Be sure to check their “Offers” section to save up to 66% off discounted items.
Prezzybox is another great place to shop for unique and hard to find gifts for any occasion. From electronics and apparel to kitchen gadgets and things for the home – Prezzybox has it. Be sure to sign up for the Prezzybox email list to have special offers sent to your inbox as they become available.
If you are looking to indulge yourself in couture fashions, Browns is the place to go. You will find upscale clothing and accessories from some of the world’s most famous designers – including Dolce & Gabana and Gucci. Browns sometimes has free shipping offers on purchases of select amounts so be sure to look for those when you shop.
If you are a guy who likes brand name designer clothing, but may not have the budget to afford it, Brown Bag is the place to go. They offer apparel from world famous designers – including Armani, Burberry and Prada – at prices up to 45% off regular retail price. They also offer free next day delivery on orders over £100.
If you would rather buy your spirits online than go out to the store to make the purchase, The Drink Shop is the place to go. Along with your favorite spirits and wine, The Drink Shop also offers handy information via their blog about how to pair your favorite wine with foods and various drink recipes as well.
Mesh Computers is an online retailer of desktop, laptop and tablet computers. They have computer systems for all needs and budgets – from high end gaming computers to simple machines for online browsing. Mesh Computers also has a “Build Your Own” service that allows you to build your dream machine from scratch. They also offer free delivery on all desktop computers as well.
Novatech is another online retailer of computers and peripherals that allows you to build your own machine. They also stock a wide range of pre-built machines for every budget. Novatech provides free delivery on orders over £50 as well as free lifetime support for every product they sell, which can really come in handy. Be sure to check out their “Deals” section for discounted pricing on featured products.
Figleaves is a popular retailer of lingerie and sleepwear for men and women. They also have a “Clearance” section where you can find great deals on discontinued products all the time. Be sure to sign up for the Figleaves email list to receive a voucher good for 10% off your first purchase.
This list would not be complete without mentioning a merchant where you can buy your groceries online and save yourself the hassle of fighting market crowds. Ocado offers a complete inventory of grocery, freezer and butcher items – along with other grocery store fare, including paper products, toiletries and baby care essentials.
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