Online shopping has made life a lot simpler for millions of us. No more waiting in lines, no more trekking from store to store to find an item. Just a few simple clicks and the products you want are on their way to you in no time.
Of course, certain products are more popular than others. Below are just a few examples of some of the most wanted items online, both of all time and in recent months. Have you ordered any of these?
1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Hot Off The Presses
E.L. James' controversial book might not be to everyone's tastes, but it certainly made a huge pop cultural impact. Since its release in 2011, the book has become the most ordered book on Amazon.co.uk of all time.
Fifty Shades of Grey spawned two sequels and a movie franchise, and is likely to be remembered as one of the most lucrative literary series of the 21st Century.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Magical Sales
Another book franchise milestone that should come as no surprise to anyone is the success of the final book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Upon its release in 2007, it became Amazon's fastest-selling book of all time.
The franchise remains hugely popular to this day, with films and additional media still being regularly produced. But the books will always hold a special place in the hearts for fans, as the stories that started the worldwide obsession with witchcraft and wizardry.
3. Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker: Feeding Thousands
One item that regularly tops best-selling lists across online vendors is the Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker. It's a programmable cooker that can do everything from slow cooking to making perfect rice, and has already been reviewed on Amazon by over 27,000 people.
The handy kitchen appliance became a hot commodity after cropping up in multiple Pinterest recipes and posts, and has since become one of the most sought-after home electronics on the internet.
4. Cards Against Humanity: Everyone's Favorite Party Game
If you've been to a party in the past couple of years, chances are someone's whipped out a deck of black and white cards for a couple of rounds of Cards Against Humanity. The notoriously offensive game was first released in 2011, and has since become a staple of parties and game nights worldwide.
A month after its release, it became the best-selling game on Amazon. Its popularity hasn't waned, and it can still regularly be found among the top bestsellers of online stores.
5. Fire TV Stick: One of Amazon's Own Bestsellers
The first generation of the product launched in 2014, and it has remained among the site's top 100 bestsellers since. The device allows users to stream content from the internet on their televisions, as well as play some mobile games.
6. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay: Everyone's Must-Have Skincare Product
Other cosmetic products can only dream of the kind of exposure given to Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. The popular powder has been touted by beauty gurus and YouTubers all over the internet as a must-have product for treating a variety of skin ailments.
It consistently tops the charts in beauty and skincare departments and stores online, and thanks to the thousands of glowing reviews its popularity is only set to continue. Its made of bentonite clay, sourced in California, which is said to clear and soothe the skin.
7. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: Clean Water Wherever You Go
Though originally designed for people living in areas where clean water is not available, the LifeStraw has gone on to become a super popular product online. The deceptively simple-looking device allows you to filter up to 1000 liters of water, removing harmful bacteria and parasites.
The product already boasts over 7,000 positive reviews on Amazon. Most consumers purchase the LifeStraw for use when camping or traveling, to ensure that they always have access to safe, drinkable water.
8. Crocs: A Surprisingly Popular Choice
Love them or hate them, Crocs are everywhere. Though the shoes tend to divide opinion, they've enjoyed a steady flow of sales and popularity on online outlets for years now.
The shoes are made of EVA foam, and purportedly mold to the wearer's feet over time. This offers increased comfort, and has been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association and the U.S. Ergonomics Company.
9. iRobot Roomba 652 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner: Keeping Thousands of Homes Clean
Roomba has quickly become one of the most popular home robots since its first introduction in 2002. The vacuuming bot regularly flies off online shelves, and remains a leader on bestseller lists.
Roombas use a series of sensors to detect dirt and fallen items on floors, as well as to navigate their way around homes. Have you already got one of these bots scooting about your house?
10. 23andMe DNA Test: Genetic Results for the Masses
Everyone wants to know where they came from, and this impulse has driven the huge online popularity of DNA testing kits like 23andMe. 23andMe was the first company to offer ancestral testing back in 2007, and by 2017 it was one of Amazon's top 5 best selling items of Black Friday.
The kit allows you to take a saliva sample, and send it off for testing. Test results can include a breakdown of your DNA based on geographical location and even your predisposition to certain traits and ailments.
11. VIPERTEK VTS-880 450 MV Mini Rechargeable LED Police Stun Gun: Extreme Self Defense
Surprising as it may seem, people have been ordering tasers in their thousands. Whether it's for self-defense, or out of curiosity, the VIPERTEK mini rechargeable stun gun has been raking in orders all across eBay and Amazon.
The taser comes with a built-in flashlight, to help protect you on dark nights. Plus it's small enough to fit neatly into pockets and bags. Stay safe out there, folks.
12. Nintendo Switch: One for the Gamers
When the Nintendo Switch was released last year it became the company's fastest selling console of all time, with many of those sales happening online across various different platforms. In fact, over a year on the console can still be found on bestseller pages.
The latest in a long line of Nintendo gaming consoles, the Switch boasted detachable controllers and a portable screen for on-the-go gaming. To date, it is the fastest selling console of all time in both Japan and the United States.
13. Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural: Buying Bright Smiles
The internet is loaded with ads featuring products that claim to whiten smiles, but one product that stands out from the crowd is Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural. Just try saying that name three times fast.
The best-selling powder boasts almost 18,000 reviews on Amazon, and is made from activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and orange seed oil. It's quickly become a trendy item among beauty vloggers, and there's no doubt that its popularity will continue to grow.