2. Before buying from a new online retailer, do your homework on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see how it handles things like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also look into the BBB to find out if it has any disputes and whether those disputes were resolved professionally. Try contacting the company via email and phone number, if it's posted to ask questions on its business before you buy anything.
3. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted your order detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a duplicate to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails concerning your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
4. Look for online coupons when shopping on the Internet. Many internet retailers give out discounts for various things and you can locate them by performing a simple search. Just enter the name from the store and coupon and you could find a great discount. This really is a great way to save money when you shop online.
5. Be careful where you submit your charge card information. If you are shopping online, always employ secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to guard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS as opposed to the standard HTTP. There may also be a locked icon, in a choice of your address or status bar, according to which browser you use.