Top Online Department Stores (UK)

Department stores have come a long way; a few years ago, not many had an online sales section, customers were redirected to other sites. Currently, online sales have become the core of commerce; no store can survive in the long run without it. Just recently, Amazon did their first drone delivery, which took only 13 minutes from order completion to delivery; this has been hailed as a revolutionary concept that will transform online sales and deliveries. Since E-commerce is the future, here is a list of the top ten department stores selling online, some have physical stores too but some don’t.
eBay has everything, from fashion, electronics, health and beauty, antiques, motor vehicle parts and sporting equipment to name a few. One as to sign up or sign in before making a purchase with navigation through the site greatly simplified. The site has a simplified look, but is loaded with content, there is a customer support team to answer any query at all times and daily deals with great discounts. Visit
Amazon is a trend setter when it comes to online sales. Their recent ‘delivery by drone’ is something new and exciting and something that will be surely adopted by other departmental stores too in the future. Their collection is rich with many options and many sellers to choose from for any product. Prices at Amazon are also generally cheaper than in most stores and they run great promotions during Black Friday and Christmas. They have just about anything that’s legal, think of it and they will deliver. Visit
UK’s top online retailer Argos has 729 physical locations spread around the UK, this departmental store has the same day delivery of small items at a small fee while large deliveries like fridges and TVs get delivered the following day. When it comes to interior design and house furnishing; few stores offer a bigger range of options than Argos. Their customer support team is always waiting to assist while all goods sold online have a warranty and money back guarantee if they don’t get delivered in the right conditions. Visit
Save for a few improvements needed in how customers are handled, you can find everything you are looking for in this site. First time buyers get 20% off on a credit card purchase and there is a huge collection of items to choose from. Delivery takes a day and it’s free of charge while there are daily, weekly and monthly deals, with discounts of up to 50% on select items. The return policy and money back guarantee on returns is also flexible depending on the item with refunds taking 3-5 days to process. Visit
The British Home Store has been around for 88 years, but their all their 164 locations in the UK are being closed. All the inventory in the store will be sold and the store will finally be no more. So hurry and clinch that last minute deal and discount as they make the clearance sale. The website however will be around for a while to fulfill all the orders that have made. Visit
Debenhams operates 182 locations in the UK, it sells beauty products, men and women’s fashion, electricals, gifts, toys and wedding gowns. Their services range from a click and collect service, international deliveries and free next day deliveries. Fashion and decor are what they have really excelled in, the clothes, boots and home improvement items and appliances have a wide range to choose from. Visit
You cannot talk about a fashion store in the UK without mentioning Harrods, having been around for 180 years; their physical locations are tourist attractions. Riding on that goodwill has made them one of the top online sellers in the UK. Here you get all the designer clothes, food and wine, gifts, souvenirs and home-ware. It is the jewel of London department stores and their products, customer service and delivery don’t disappoint. Visit
Founded in 1831, this department store has a rich history in influencing fashion trends. It sells beauty products, wine and food, fashion accessories, kids wear and all outdoor equipment whether you need it for hiking, camping, skiing or sports. All purchases earn buyers points which can be redeemed for further discounts on select items. If you are looking for the best deal in this store; buy goods during the festive season. Visit
Free delivery for any purchases above £50, next day delivery for purchases done before midnight, gifts galore, all the top brands in fashion and appliances, what more would you want from a department store? Their online sales have fast checkout, easy cancellation and a money back guarantee. House of Fraser was established in 1849 and is the home of gifts. Browse through the site and you will surely find something you like. Visit
With 42 stores in England, Wales and Scotland and a fantastic online shopping experience; John Lewis has carved a niche in the market since the first store opened its doors in 1864. It has been described as an “Omni” department store as it has mastered both online and offline sales. Here you can get electricals, sports and leisure equipment, toys, fashion brands, and Christmas decorations all at reduced prices. With over 38,000 employees, you are sure that at any given time there is someone to help you with a purchase or any issue that pops up. Visit
Another store set to close most of its physical locations and focus only on online sales. Marks and Spencer ships internationally and their deliveries in the UK don’t take more than a day. Having an event? Order food online in advance and it will be delivered to your doorstep on the agreed date. They also sell home appliances, computers and gaming consoles, fashion, hardware equipment and a host of other items. Visit
Looking for a store that offers deals on items when they are needed? Like discounts on fashion, home decor and decorations during Christmas season, flower bouquets during Valentines and gift cards all year? Matalan is the store for you. With a 3 to 5 day click and collect feature, next day deliveries and free home deliveries for any items above £50. There is no reason for you not to check out the deals this store offers. Visit
Since 1906; the Selfridges store has existed, now most of its sales are online because humans became lazy and didn’t want to take that walk to a department store. There is jewellery, tech, shoes, bags, scents, home-ware and gifts for everyone. It’s been over a decade for this store and now online sales are beginning to surpass other sales. They bring everything under one roof. Visit
Littlewoods is for the urban dweller who is looking for what’s new, hip and hot. They have the latest fashion, gadgets, designs and furniture. They cover all your entertainment needs from TVs and gaming and have a wide range of home appliances that ease the chores at home. Subscribers who recommend the store to friends get further discounts. Visit
Do you want to look good? Have the best beauty products, latest fashion, best home decorations and find cool collectibles? This store is just for you, it ships internationally, stocks its catalogue internationally and serves locally with exception. The site has a store locator for your click and pick needs or for making any returns of goods bought. Visit
Wilko is a store dedicated to making your home cooler, safer and full of joy. Their season collections are epic, they’ve got health and beauty, toys, house-ware, decorating, garden tools and everything a home pet needs. Check out for their clearance sales to get the best deals on items. Visit