If you haven't heard, Amazon is the hugest online retailer around. Not only do they carry millions of items, but they offer some of the best prices around and with their Amazon Prime service, you can grab what you want and have it to your doorstep in two days, FREE.
Amazon first started as an online bookstore, but then diversified their wares and started selling many other things such as electronics, furniture, food, apparel and toys. They now also have a streaming subscription service that is very comparable if not better than Netflix. It truly is a consumer's safe haven. Their customer service and return handling is second to none.
They have over 21 fulfillment centers around the globe and serve more than 7 countries. They literally cover everywhere around the world.
Not only can you buy things on Amazon, you can also sell your items in the same sense that you can on eBay except without the option to use an auction/bid platform. This just adds even more to Amazon's versatility as an e-commerce store.
Amazon Prime is one of it's main features that keep buyers such as myself coming back all the time. 2 day shipping that is usually dead on is something to consider when buying from an online retailer. Amazon never fails here. Prime comes at a yearly fee and is well worth the price. You can also just spend over $35 on your purchase and get free 2-5 day shipping.
Amazon returns are probably just as great as the Prime option. Don't like it? Return it free. Doesn't fit or not what you expected? Return it free. In my experience, this is no questions asked hassle free. You rarely see that with other sites that want you to pay for return shipping and sometimes even a restocking free.
Amazon will be around for a long time. They aren't going anywhere soon and everyday they seem to be growing more and more. If you haven't yet, check it out. But watch out! There are so many things on their site you may go over your budget quickly ;)