CHOICE saves you legwork, time and money of shopping by foot by bringing you the best websites for popular gifts.
More than 6,000 members responded to our survey. We provided them with a list of popular online retailers and also invited them to volunteer their own favorites. Sites were rated on how easy it is to find products, product range, availability, price, delivery costs and returns policy. Overall, the respondents said the smaller merchants provide better services than bigger online marketplace giants such as eBay and Amazon.
An overall satisfaction rating for each site is provided to find out how they stack up in the following categories:
- Books, CDs, DVDs and video games
- Clothes, shoes and accessories
- Electrical goods
- Cosmetics, hair care and toiletries
Please note: this information was current as of November 2009 but is still a useful guide to today's market.