Online shopping is one of the rising trends that are ruling the world of e-commerce today – the center of online business and trade. There are different online shopping platforms that are used by buyers to search for, navigate through, pick and buy products online across the US. We are going to discuss and compare three of the most widely used ones below.
Most of us would be familiar with the industry giant – Amazon. It is one of the most widely used platforms for online shopping across the US. It has the most market share – second to none in terms of the customer base. Sellers from all over the world open stores on Amazon and provide various products to buyers. Amazon ships almost to every country around the world so shopping there is very convenient for international buyers too. It also has the largest variety of products in all domains and niches as it supports different sellers and also invest in affiliate marketing. For those who don’t know what affiliate marketing is – it is a method that businesses use to promote themselves. In this method, the company pays a certain commission from the total price of the product to the person who provides a link to a product to a buyer. Yes, that is why there are so many websites out there that lead you to different Amazon products – they are benefitting from Amazon’s affiliate marketing that creates a win-win situation on both sides.
While Amazon originated as a bookstore and then a CD store in the US, later expanding to its present size and market coverage, BestBuy emerged first as a music store. Another difference is in the variety and range of products. BestBuy is mainly an electronics store, while Amazon provides all kinds of products from toothpicks to LCDs to its buyers. It only serves the American market as it only ships to the US, Canada, and Mexico. To find out more about BestBuy’s quality, you can also check BestBuy reviews.
GearBest is another sizeable online shopping platform that is one of the most widely used ones across the US. It offers products from different niches – everything from appliances to shoes – but still does not offer as much variety as Amazon. It also ships to different countries around the world and owns a large market share in the US. It originated as a store that sold electronics.