Largest leading online stores you should know about…
So here there are around 38 of the top popular online places to go and buy stuff online….
Amazon – Amazon the the world’s largest online reseller. They sell everything including books, DVDs, groceries, and consumer electronics. Basically if you need to buy something, there is a good change it’s on Amazon.
Buy.com – Buy.com is very similar to Amazon they sell everything from clothes to iPhone accessories. However, they are a much smaller company.
Google Product Search – Google’s product search indexes masses of online stores and instantly delivers relevant results. You can sort by price to find the best deal and it even includes user reviews of the sellers.
Live Product Search– Microsoft’s Live Product search uses data obtained by indexing and directly from the merchants. You can view results in a few different ways including a grid view.
Yahoo! Shopping – Yahoo! Shopping is similar to Google Product Search , but with more of a directory structure: rather than searching, you can just browse by category.
Become – This product search site does most of what the others do but it also has some unique features: you can search by product color and there is also a research link for every product that will search the web for reviews and mentions of that item on forums and in buying guides.
PriceGrabber – PriceGrabber is designed to help you find the best price for a product; it lets you compare price at many different online stores and includes advanced filters to help you find the product you are looking for.
BizRate – BizRate is very similar to PriceGrabber and includes many of the same features and filtering options.
eBay – eBay needs no introduction: it’s the world’s largest auction site. You can find almost anything you can think of there. Users can buy and sell items and you bid for the ones you want. It’s great for finding good deals products as well as products that are hard to get.
uBid – uBid is an alternative to eBay, it’s very similar to eBay only it has less users, and hence you’re less likely to find what you’re looking for.
ePier – ePier is similar to the other auctions sites, but there is no listing fee.
Overstock – Overstock is known for being a seller of overstocked items, but they also have an auctions site. It’s very similar to eBay, but here you can bid on the overstocked items.
Yahoo! Auctions – Yahoo!’s auction site is no longer available in the US and Canada, however it’s still going strong in other countries around the world.
eBid – An auctions site much like eBay, but with a better UI. There is no listing fee for basic listings. There is also a larger emphasis on stores on eBid.
Craigslist – The leading online classified ads site in many parts of the US; users place ads for their local area.
Kijiji – A free classifieds site where you can submit items to sell, or you can advertise events. You can even put a personal ad there.
Yahoo! Classifieds – Yahoo!’s free classifieds site where you can post ads for everything from items to job offers.
Google Base – A classifieds site which has integration with other Google services. You submit an item for free and people will be able to find via Google searches including Google Product Search.
Half – Half.com is an eBay owned site that lets you sell you books, movies, music, and video games for set prices. You can usually find some really good deals on used products there.
Etsy – Etsy lets you buy and sell homemade items like housewares and clothing. It’s great for people interested in selling the things they’ve made, and it lets them set up an online store to do just that.
Epinions – At Epinions, users rate and write reviews for products they’ve bought. You can search for products and find the best ones by overall rating. Reviewers earn credits which can be redeemed for cash.
Shoppero – Shoppero lets you make money from reviews you make. You write reviews for products and Shoppero pays you based on the traffic your reviews get.
SharedReviews – Users write product reviews, which are paid for in cash if accepted. You receive $10 for every 5 approved product reviews, which seems like a lot of work (in truth, the payments from the other sites are very small too).
Viewscore – Viewscore aggregates reviews and comes up with one rating; you can then compare prices and decide where to purchase the product.
Buzzillions – A site that aggregates product reviews from various sites and then generates a rating plus a list of pros and cons.
Wize – Wize shows you reviews made by users on online stores around the web as well as reviews from experts like CNet.
Coupons & Deals
RetailMeNot – RetailMeNot lets you enter a website to find a list of discount codes. Users can vote whether a code works or not.
DealsOnTheWeb – a site that lists the top deals on the internet daily.
Digg Tech Deals – A section on Digg for top tech deals on the web.
Ebates – a coupons site that will give you cash back when you purchase through them.
Sales & Distribution
CD Baby – If you’re a musician or have a band and you’re interested in selling your music, CD Baby will help you get your music into retail stores as well as the major online music stores like iTunes. They keep a small percent and pay the artists the rest.
LuLu – Lulu helps authors get their works printed and they also help with distribution. They will help you get your book made and then they’ll put it up for sale on sites like Amazon.com.
CafePress – CafePress lets you create your own online store with custom merchandise for your brand. Items include shirts and mugs with your logo (or any image or text).
Zazzle – Zazzle will take your designs and print them on things like shirts or buttons; you can set up a shop to sell them.
iStockphoto – A site that allows users to submit their photos and videos to sell as stock. It’s a great place for designers and filmmakers to buy stock photos and footage (see also: Photography Toolbox).
Zooomr Marketplace – Zooomr is a photo-sharing site that recently introduced a feature that lets its users set prices for their photos and then sell them as stock photos in a marketplace.