Internet Subject Guides - Shopping on the World Wide Web
Online shopping continues to grow and finding great deals online can save time and money. These resources will provide some added help in being an informed online shopper.
- Better Business Bureau Information on 2.5 million organizations where consumers can locate a local BBB office or file a complaint online.
- JDPower Survey responses from millions of consumers, website displays product and service rankings based on consumer
- Consumer Guide Products are rated by expert professional reviewers and members using Best Buy, Budget Buy and Recommended ratings.
- Epinions This website uses unbiased advice, indepth product evaluations and personal recommendations, includes reviews
on almost everything.
- Government website Explanations on types of Internet fraud, this website includes tips and links.
- Fraud website A 1-800 number and online complaint form for reporting fraud as well as descriptions of types of fraud and how to
deal with problems.
Click and Mortar Stores
- Sears The major retail stores online website for ordering merchandise and catalogs, includes a research center and
- Target Website for online ordering, includes gift registry and prescriptions transfer and refill.
- Crate & Barrel Website includes sections on furniture and fabric ordering, gift registries, corporate gifts and home trends.
- Wal-Mart This popular retailer’s website includes easy shopping by category as well as music downloads, a wishlist area
and giftcard ordering.
- Nordstrom This upscale retailer’s website includes a live help area as well as user friendly brand name merchandise
- E-Bay Online auction with millions of items, buyers and users. To bid, buy or sell, users must register an account.
- Ubid An online auction site, where users can buy, sell or bid on millions of items.
- Yahoo auctions An online auction site, where users can buy, sell or bid on millions of items.
Online Specialty Stores
- Overstock An online store that specializes in brand name merchandise at clearance prices.
- Bluefly A leading online retailer of high end fashion merchandise at competitive prices.
- Cafepress An online marketplace where users can create and sell a variety of apparel, home and office items.
- Amazon The online giant for shopping, selling and rating of merchandise.
- Skymall The website of the popular catalog found on airplanes that markets a variety of retailers.
- Bizrate A leading website that enables shoppers to easily compare and buy millions of products.
- Consumer Reports This online site compiles thousands of ratings and recommendations of products and services.
- My Simon Online comparison shopping with products separated by category.
- Consumer World Online comparison shopping with products separated by category.
Online Shopping Accounts
- PayPal A website that enables individuals and businesses to securely send and receive payments online.
- Safe Shopping A website created by the American Bar Association to help consumers shop safely online.
- Coupon Cabin An online source for finding coupons and deals for website shopping.
- Deal Catcher An online community for coupons, rebates, sales and reviews.
- The Free Site A website for finding free online products and services.
- Daily E Deals Web source for online shopping bargains, coupons and free stuff.
- Fat Wallet Online forums for consumers to discuss shopping and bargains.
- Shopping Bargains Online shopping bargains and coupon codes.
- ELib An international directory of shopping related websites.
- Peapod Online grocery shopping delivered to your home.
- Market Day Online food shopping that benefits local schools.
- Just Give Online shopping which benefits your chosen charity.
Other Online Resources