Shopping Alternatives



 

Last updated: November 2015

 

Alternatives to Amazon
 

 

The time is right to focus on a company whose whole business model appears to be based on not paying its fair share of tax. And an action of this kind will also be food for thought for the many other consumer-facing brands whose tax minimisation strategies have strayed into plainly unreasonable territory. 

 

Either way, next time you’re about to click ‘buy now’ on the Amazon website, just think about the nurse that will be sacked or the school roof that won’t be fixed with the few pence you’re about to save.


We have designed a number of guides detailing alternative ethical retailers to help you in your quest to challenge the retail Goliath. 


From toys, books, PC video games to film, music, DVDs and even online retailers, we've covered a range of products so you can enjoy an amazon-free shopping experience. 

 

Toy Shops

toy shops

Where to buy toys without shopping on Amazon

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at how we can challenge the retail Goliath when buying toys.

The guide includes 26 high street and online retailers.

Read the report on buying toys without amazon


   

Amazon-free books, e-readers and tablets

bookshops

How to buy books without shopping at Amazon

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at how we can challenge the retail Goliath when buying books, e-readers and tablets.

The report includes product guides to bookshops, online booksellers, e-books, e-readers and tablets.

Read the report on buying books without amazon


   

Amazon-free PC and Video Games

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Where to buy games without shopping at Amazon

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at how we can challenge the retail Goliath when buying PC and video games.

The report includes product guides to on-line retailers, high-street retailers, and rental sites.

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Love Film alternatives

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Film and TV streaming sites and DVD rental companies under the spotlight

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at how we can avoid using Amazon's Love Film.

Includes ethical and environmental ratings for 11 providers and Best Buy recommendations

Read the guide to Love Film alternatives


   

Amazon-free music

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How to buy MP3s, CD's and streamed music without using Amazon

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at how to avoid Amazon when buying music.

The report includes guides to MP3 retailers, CD retailers and music streaming sites.

Read the guides


   

Buying DVDs without Amazon

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Where to buy DVDs without shopping at Amazon

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at how we can challenge the retail Goliath when buying DVDs.

New product guides to DVD retailers.

Visit the product guide


   

Online ethical retailers

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Where to shop online

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign, we look at 25 ethical online retailers.

This report, and the companies featured in it, were chosen by our readers.

Read the report


   

 

High Street Shops Online

 

For all your online shopping we've found three well known High Street stores that appear to be paying a fairer amount of tax:


Debenhams
Everything from fashion to furniture.

John Lewis
Virtually everything that's available on Amazon with the exception of books.

Lush
An extensive range of handmade, cruelty-free cosmetics.
 

 

Amazon marketplace

Our boycott is of Amazon products and does not extend to third parties selling on the Amazon marketplace. We do however recommend trying to search for the marketplace seller in order to try to buy from them direct where possible.

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