1. Call the web company before you make a purchase. In case you have some kind of downside to your purchase, you want to be able to know that you could reach customer care easily. That's why it's a good idea to call before you give them your credit card information. If you can't get anyone on the phone, steer clear.
2. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to definitely a page after you've submitted a purchase detailing everything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a duplicate of this or save a duplicate to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Be sure to save any emails regarding your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
3. Before purchasing a product online, find out more about shipping. If you do not find any information about shipping costs, contact the vendor to find out if there are additional charges for shipping. If there are several shipping options, choose an affordable and reliable option to make sure you receive your product quickly.
5. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an updated copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.