Admit it or not, shopping on an e-commerce website saves you a lot of time and effort. What could be more fun than receiving an item on hand within days while sitting at home? But for some people, it might be hard to find the best websites to shop for products. So, in this article, we will put up some of the best websites in e-Commerce that are great at customer retention.
Amazon is the brainchild of Jeff Bezos who built it from scratch. He made it to the top with Amazon, to be the world’s richest person as per ‘The World’s Billionaires List’ by Forbes. Founded in 1994 at a Garage in Seattle, Amazon is now leading the online shopping industry with its outstanding quality of products and services.
You will find a massive range of products on its website and mobile app. They have most of the household or office products listed on their website that you might need. It is the largest company on earth in terms of revenue.
Founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar at San Jose, eBay is one of the biggest players in the e-commerce space. It was one of those companies who made it big during the dot-com bubble.
One thing that separates eBay from other e-Commerce websites is that it not only facilitates Business-to-Customer sales. Also, it has the customer-to-customer sales feature where people can sell their used items as well.
Doug McMillan founded Walmart in 1962 at Rogers, Arkansas. They started with chains of retail stores across the US but soon launched their online portal as well. Walmart also acquired all or significant shares of some good companies such as Jet.com, Moosejaw, Flipkart, etc. over the years to extend their wings.
Walmart is well-known for its wide range of products at big discount prices. Walmart even emphasizes on its USP of low rates for any item in their marketing campaigns.
Target Corporation started its operations with departmental stores in 1902. It is one of the oldest corporations in the US who has been doing well for over 100 years. In 2018, it was at the 38th rank in the Fortune 500 list of corporations in the US.
They are more focused on providing buyers with trending products at an affordable and low cost than selling low-priced items. It makes them a better choice amongst young people than that of Walmart.
It is one of the unique e-Commerce platforms where buyers can purchase handicraft as well as factory-made items. It is also well known for the vintage products listed on it by sellers all over the world. The sellers are also provided with individual storefronts where they can register their products for a fee of 20 cents per listing.
Founded in 2005 by Josh Silverman at Brooklyn, New York City, Etsy has been leading the global handicraft and vintage products industry.
Founded by two former programmers at Yahoo and Google; Wish.com is another top choice for e-Commerce buyers across the globe. They have raised over $1B in total funding from many top Venture Capitalist firms until now and made it quite a success story.
You will not only find products from small businesses there. There are also products listed by manufacturers on Wish.com which makes the price of some items to be dirt cheap.
Costco is a US corporation who facilitates a chain of warehouse clubs which is members-only, but they have a website for online shopping as well. Founded in 1983 in Seattle, they were the second largest retailer in the globe in 2015, just after Walmart.
They are known for their items at a meager price when bought in bulk quantities, but as mentioned above, it needs annual membership to purchase in bulk from them.
All in all, the selection of the e-Commerce website from where you might want to purchase your products will depend upon the type of product you want to buy. For instance, if you’re going to purchase handicraft items, the best choice would be Etsy rather than others.
Nonetheless, Amazon is typically the best choice of most of the buyers around the world due to their fast delivery and excellent customer support. Not to mention, they never fail with delivering high-quality products as well.
This article was updated 5-10-22.