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Top 10 UK e-commerce platforms

The UK’s frontier influence is second only to the US, and the same is true in the field of cross-border e-commerce. There are many old and new, foreign and local, integrated and vertical stores and platforms. Today we have compiled the top ten UK e-commerce platforms for your reference.

The Hut Group

The Hut Group was established in 2004 and is the largest e-commerce platform in the UK. Its retail tentacles have penetrated all British people’s lives, just like Alibaba is to China and Amazon is to the United States.

A total of 12 platforms, including Lookfantastic, Mankind, and My Bag, have been acquired and launched, including 18 e-commerce websites in clothing, accessories, beauty, sports nutrition, health, furniture, and digital electronics.


It is a British retailer with stores in the UK and Ireland. As a subsidiary of Sainsbury’s, it is named after the Greek city of Argos.

Through physical stores and online transactions, the company has more than 845 retail stores, 29 million annual store customers, and nearly 1 billion online visitors each year, making it one of the UK’s largest high street retailers.


Tesco is the third-largest retailer in the world, operating supermarkets and convenience stores. It sells groceries, household and hygiene products, clothing, financial and telecommunications services through its physical stores and e-commerce platforms.


Founded in 2000, ASOS is a global online retailer of fashion apparel and beauty products. Its products cover multiple categories, including fashion women’s clothing, men’s clothing, skincare, colour makeup, hair care, and men’s skincare products.


Ocado is a British online supermarket that claims to be “the world’s largest professional online grocery retailer”. Compared with its main competitors, the company does not have chain stores and conducts all household deliveries from warehouses.

The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange on July 21, 2010, and is a member of the FTSE 100 Index.


Asda is a leading retailer in the UK and is owned by American retail giant Walmart, one of the top e-commerce platforms in the United States.

In addition to supermarkets selling groceries and various consumer goods, clothing and household goods, Asda is also a provider of financial services and mobile phones.

Amazon UK

Amazon UK is one of the earliest markets developed by Amazon. It was launched in 1998 after acquiring the British online bookstore retailer

eBay UK

As a pioneer of e-commerce, eBay is an American online marketplace that allows people and businesses to sell directly through its online auction platform.

People can sell goods online on eBay. is the second largest e-commerce website in the UK. It was launched in 1999 after the largest e-commerce website Amazon UK.

Gumtree, known as Gumtree, is a UK online classifieds and community website. Depending on the product category and geographic market, classified ads can be free or paid.


OnBuy is an online retail market, officially launched in November 2016. 82.3% of OnBuy’s traffic comes from the UK.


Which shopping platform do you like? Please let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Julia Taylor

Julia Taylor is Freevoucherhub Contributing Writer. She loves writing the latest tech gadgets, helping consumers weigh the pros and cons of new devices prior to purchase. She also writes news and trends, and feature stories about business. Her work has appeared on popular publications like Gizmodo, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, and CNET.