Let’s begin as Amazon did, with books. There’s no need to buy them from Amazon when you can use this nifty ethical bookseller search tool, which gives more ethical options that are cheaper* the majority of the time! 👇
Countries supported by the search tool:
*Surveying 50 books at random that were bought via the Ethical Bookseller Search Tool, our results were the same price or cheaper than on Amazon 80% of the time excluding delivery costs. When factoring delivery in our results were actually the same price or cheaper 94% of the time! Even for people with Amazon Prime membership our results were the same price or cheaper 76% of the time, without even taking in to account the cost of an Amazon Prime subscription.
Why not Amazon?
Amazon are one of the least ethical companies on the planet.
Some reasons to take our custom away from them are:
- They make billions of pounds in sales but pay workers poverty wages
- They receive more in government subsidies than they pay in tax
- They crush independent retailers that they claim to help
- They employ human beings, but treat them like robots
(More reasons are listed at the bottom of this page!)
To make it easy to stop supporting Amazon, this page suggests alternative places to buy online. By subscribing to my newsletter you can also receive discount codes for some of these places to make it even cheaper. Still unsure what’s so bad about Amazon? Wiki list just a few things.
To find out even more about Amazon and reasons to stop supporting them visit Ethical Consumer’s Boycott Amazon page.
The Amazon Alternatives for Books
Read my page dedicated to ethical book buying here. Often the alternatives are cheaper than Amazon, sometimes they’re the same sort of price, sometimes a little more, but they’re always worth using ahead of Amazon!
Win Book Vouchers
I give away a £20 book voucher to one in every 30 people who submit to my bookseller satisfaction survey. To enter simply buy a book through my search tool and complete my survey (UK visitors only). Read more and submit to the survey here.
Don’t Get Duped
I’ve encountered many people who try to avoid Amazon but use ‘Abe Books’ and ‘The Book Depository’. Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing! They are both Amazon companies.
Alternatives to More Amazon Services
It includes alternatives to Audible, Goodreads, Kindle and more, as well as a host of alternative online shopping platforms.
Alternatives to other unethical platforms
Click on the buttons to read more 👇
More reasons to boycott Amazon
Ethical Consumer list 10 reasons to boycott Amazon:
1. Its flagrant tax avoidance
2. It has got a horrific reputation for workers’ rights.
3. It threatens small independent businesses.
4. It profits from oil and gas.
5. It has failed to address its environmental impacts.
6. It is repeatedly accused of racism.
7. It creates a hostile environment for unions.
8. It has faced questions over spying on politicians, trade unions, and consumers.
9. Stand in solidarity with other campaigners all over the world.
10. Amazon workers say abuse comes at a high price for workers in the cost of living crisis.
Read more about each on their site.