It might seem a little frustrating at times when you live in the UK and want to buy a gift, only to be presented with a search engine page of websites all biased towards the United States. This is often the norm as there are rather more potential customers on that side of the pond, but knowing that doesn’t really help much if you want to buy a gift online for someone but would rather pay for it in pounds sterling and have it shipped locally to get the best rates or even free shipping.

Well, you can, of course but sometimes finding a suitable page online in the search engines like Google or Bing can get a little tiresome. There are some top online stores that have branches in the UK, like Amazon and of course many local businesses that produce exactly the kind of gift that you might want. Often, a local business can produce and ship an item cheaper than having it sent from the US but not always, believe it or not.

Usually though, buying locally is best because not only does it mean a generally better price for the customer, but it also helps local businesses and strengthens the home economy! We all should do our bit to help our home grown businesses because they’re who provide the local jobs for people and help to keep the wheels of commerce turning in the UK.

But getting back to the online buying scenario, it always helps when you can more easily find what you’re looking for in a search engine. The UK versions of Bing and Google will generally throw up more local results, but not always. So it can be a big help if a website that provides information to potential customers on both sides of the Atlantic can rank highly in these search engines and bring the information you want where you want to see it.

To this end, this website is putting up UK focused pages on items that can be bought at UK based online stores and we aim to get them visible in the search engine index pages so you can see them and make use of the reviews and helpful information that we are putting up here. So if you’re interested, have a look at our UK Store pages and see if we have something that can be of use to you there!

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