Amazon Alternative Directory

We are compiling a list of online stores where you can buy the same, similar or cheaper than Amazon.

I get a small affiliate commission on sales from some (but by no means all) of these sites when my link is used to make a purchase

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Market Places

There are a few good, reliable market place type sites where you can choose from a massive range of products across from a large range of sellers.

We are recommending those who already have a good track record for high levels of customer service and seller feedback.

is a fast-growing market place with a huge variety of goods – “more than 45 million products” – across a wide range of sectors, from toys and games to electrical appliances, tools and DIY to Movies, Video Games and Music.

We have bought from and have had a good experience, although that was with a major brand – a swan espresso machine.


We love Hive, who offer very good prices, fast, free delivery AND they donate a % of every sale to a bookshop local to the buyer. You can even suggest one if your favourite is not on their list. Nice people too.

are another excellent bookseller with a huge range and decent prices.

– discount prices tend to sell book remainders but are very good for non-fiction titles, especially travel and food. Also very good for arts and crafts and some board games and puzzles.

Toys And Games  – I found this brilliant site when searching for a chainsaw, of all things. They began as a farmer supplies store and have expanded to include outdoor clothing, pet foods and supplies, toys and game, a huge range of homewares and gardening and building equipment. Prices usually better than Amazon and fast delivery. – Always very competitive with “you know who” and offer fast delivery and pick-up from your local store(s). Be aware that delivery is dependent upon local stocks. But when in stock you can pay and pick up the same day.

Outdoor Equipment - Hiking, Camping etc

excellent range, with everything from tents to socks, rucksacks to crampons. Very helpful if you need to speak to them and prices a match for Amazon. Fast delivery too.

Farming And Garden Equipment and Supplies   

I recently bought a cordless chainsaw from this place and it was £30 cheaper than Amazon and arrived within 2 days. They started as farm supplies but have branched out into all kinds of things. Well worth checking out for housewares, toys and games, pet supplies and building materials.

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