Amazon, Lowe's and Walmart offer ceiling fans for sale. These companies have a large variety of brands and types of ceiling fans for users to choose from. All three companies have numerous search and sorting options on their website to narrow the search results and reveal the most relevant results.
Amazon allows third parties to sell on the website, providing a larger variety than a single company. Because of this, most fans are available in new, used or refurbished condition at different price points, so users can easily find a fan that fits in their budget. The site allows users to sort results by the fan's mounting type, in order to narrow the results.
Lowe's has physical stores as well as a significant online catalogue. The search results page automatically detects the shopper's location and finds the closest store. This lets the site show a separate tab in the search results that lists ceiling fans in stock at the nearest physical location.
Walmart also has physical stores and can often send the fan to a local outlet for in-store pickup, when residential delivery is not a viable option. The site allows users to submit reviews and ratings, so most fan selections have personal opinions posted online, so that shoppers can read them before making a decision.