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Amazon alternatives to online shopping in lockdown

2021-01-29T11:16:44.029Z

During the Corona lockdown, a lot of people are shopping online - especially at Amazon. There are many alternatives. Whether electronics, books or clothing, online retail has a lot to offer.



During the Corona lockdown, a lot of people are shopping online - especially at Amazon.

There are many alternatives.

Whether electronics, books or clothing, online retail has a lot to offer.

  • Many people are drawn

    to

    Amazon

    again and again

    when

    shopping online

    .

  • But in addition to the industry giant,

    online retail

    has a lot more to offer.

  • A small selection of

    shops

    for

    books

    ,

    clothing

    and

    electronics

    - some of which were even

    produced

    fairly

    .

Frankfurt -

Amazon

is certainly a big beneficiary from the

corona lockdown

, not only in

Germany

.

No wonder - it saves you going into town.

Instead, you can simply order what you want online and have it delivered to your home.

But you don't just have to order from Amazon.

Because

online trade

is big and the alternatives to the big player Amazon are diverse.

An overview of where

electronics

,

books

or

clothing

can be bought, sometimes even

produced

under fair

conditions.

Alternatives to Amazon: Order electronics such as cell phones, PCs, games and the like in online shops

Electronics like

cell phones

and

PCs

are

on offer

at

Amazon in

abundance.

But other

online providers also

have a large selection here.

One example is “

Cyberport

”.

The online shop has

everything

from

games

to

smartphones

, PCs and

tablets

that makes an electronics nerd's heart beat faster.

And in the outlet of the mail order business you can even get a

bargain

or

two

for

A or B goods

.

Notebook cheaper

” is also well equipped when it comes to electronics.

In addition, a purchase advisor for

notebooks

and

projectors

offers

help with the purchase decision, because depending on your needs, a cheaper product is sometimes sufficient.

Amazon.com, Inc.

sales

$ 96.1 billion (Q3 2020)

CEO and Founder

Jeff Bezos

founding

5th July 1994

Subsidiaries

Audible, Zappos, AbeBooks, Amazon Fresh, MORE

It is of course best

to buy used

electronics such as

cell phones

,

PCs

and the

like

instead of always new.

That saves resources and your wallet.

At "

reBuy

" you can

easily buy

used

electronics

.

The online retailer also gives a guarantee.

"If there are defects on your device within 36 months that cannot be traced back to use, you can return the item to us free of charge." Promises the retailer on his website.

But if

you want

a new

cell phone

, you can definitely take a look at the products from "

Fairphone

".

The company advertises with fair materials, a living wage bonus for factory workers and the fact that there are many spare parts for smartphones to buy.

Not only on Amazon: There are books and more online here

If you are looking for

books

and

want to support your

local

book trade

, you can inquire about shipping options on the Internet.

Of course, in addition to the industry

giant Amazon,

the major booksellers such as “Thalia”, “Weltbild”, “Hugendubel” and “Fischerverlag” all already

offer

online

shipping - but many

small booksellers

also send

their products by post.

There are also

many alternatives

for

books used

online.

"

Medimops

"

offers

a whole range of used books.

But

you can also order a used book and have it sent to you

via “

Booklooker

”.

Often the books are still of good quality and you can save money.

Amazon alternatives: Order clothes online - fair alternatives on the rise

What is more environmentally friendly than

not buying new

clothes

, but simply buying them used?

Platforms such as “

clothing tops

are suitable for this

.

One thing

in particular can be obtained from

the related platform “

Mamikreisel

”: baby clothes.

And since new parents are often showered with

baby clothes

, they are often hardly worn.

But the “

Fairmondo

platform also

offers used clothing.

You can

also search for new, but fair and sustainable products

in the

shop

.

If you are not a fan of

second-hand clothing

but still

want to shop

fairly

, you can

try

Avocadostore

”.

This also shows whether a piece of clothing was made in Germany, vegan or made with raw materials from organic farming.

The “

Grundstoff

platform

also offers many basics for women, men and children that are 100 percent fair, according to the online shop on its website.

Instead of Amazon: Shipping from the city center - support local shops

Not only in the book trade, but also in more and more other areas, dealers from the city centers offer shipping and try to

compete with

Amazon

at least a little.

Be it with wine or with children's toys and household goods.

A little research in local shops or on the websites of the cities and municipalities can provide information.

In times of lockdown *, retailers in particular need active support from consumers.

(Sophia Lother)

* fnp.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

Source: merkur

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