|If you're interested in shopping online in the UK then you've made the
right choice. We list more UK web stores than any other site, and every one of them
- Personally reviewed and
rated by us prior to inclusion
- UK based
- Taking online credit/debit
- Using a secure server when
taking card details
- Able to deliver anywhere in the UK (mainland at least)
- Listed free of charge
- Selling normal day-to-day
products and services
The fact that we don't ask stores to pay for their listing means that this is the most
comprehensive source of online shopping information anywhere in the UK.
When we launched Enterprise City in August 1998 we listed 120 secure UK stores.
One year later that figure had risen to over 520 - an average growth of over 1 every
|Why you should
start every shopping trip here
|Those growth figures say it all! So, if you want to have great
choice when shopping online you should always come here first. Not only will you
find great special offers from stores that you already know about, but you'll find new
store listings almost every time you visit. Add us to your favourites - click here to return to the start page and then look for the
'Add to Favourites' link under the 'Things to do here' heading.
|Why we built
|The idea for a web site dedicated to reviewing and linking to online
stores without charging them a fee first came to us way back in Spring 1997. At the
time, several so-called shopping malls were earning a living by charging existing web
stores for a link from the mall to the store - that's the only service the store got for
their money. This seemed stupid for 2 reasons: stores would soon wise up and
stop paying sites such as these for a link (the Internet, after all, is just one mass of
links), and secondly the consumer wasn't getting the best deal by going to a mall that
only listed a fraction of the stores in the market.
So we starting working on
Enterprise City. The design and layout both went through many changes
during the build, and finding and reviewing the stores also proved a time-consuming
process. The site was finally launched in August 1998, only the second site to
specialise in reviewing UK web stores free of charge. Since then several other sites
have launched claiming to provide similar services, but we reckon (and are regularly told)
that none of them match our detailed categorisation or honest reviews. No-one said
modesty gets you anywhere in this business.
|How we are funded
|As we don't charge stores to be listed, the site is funded by advertising
revenue - the banners at the top of every page are purchased by stores looking to increase
the awareness of their store. The small images at the top of some store listing
pages are placed for stores with whom we have a partnership.
Selling this advertising
space helps us to fund the future development of Enterprise City, so if you see an
advertisement or graphic that interests you please feel free to click on it (we can
obviously vouch for the quality of the stores that advertise with us - we don't run ads or
take out partnerships with poor quality stores).
|That would be telling (telling our competitors that is). Suffice to
say, we've got a very long list of ideas for the future development of Enterprise
City. We're here to help you - the shopper - so if there's something you'd like us
to do please let us know. If you want to be kept up to
date with developments on a monthly basis, why not join our free mailing list.
Thanks for your interest in
Enterprise City and remember that you can contact us anytime
Have a happy and safe shopping trip!
every shopping trip in Enterprise City for the best choice of UK web stores!
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