1. If you shop frequently at a certain website or online store, it may be worth it to enroll in their email updates which normally have special deals and sales. This can lead to savings for you personally as you may get a discount in the item or perhaps free shipping, which could add up to bigger savings if you pick from the site often.
2. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful using the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or greater than normal. Some shopping sites will advertise if an item runs true to size. If the site doesn't list anything about sizing, glance at the reviews. In most cases, if an item is running larger or smaller, the reviewers will let you know.
3. Sign up for your favorite online stores' newsletters. Often times online stores will send out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to spend less, you might be able to score some great deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
4. Get familiar with the shipping facts of an online retailer. Their shipping policy should be outlined in a separate section to describe the average time you should get your items, geographic restrictions, shipping choices, possible shipping insurance, and what their shipping and handling fees are. Use all of this information to determine if these costs and options fit well to suit your needs, your budget, as well as your area before you place an order.
5. Learn more about the payment methods offered by the online store you are interested in. Most stores provide you with the option to pay with credit cards or with PayPal. Credit cards is a safe option only if the store has a secure server. If you do not see any details about safety, it is recommended to go through a different store.