1. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with all the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or larger 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 the item is running larger or smaller, the reviewers will let you know.
2. When you are making any purchases on the web and you are required to create a user account, never utilize the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not use your e-mail or banking password to make your account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If a person was able to see this password, they could have access to not only your profile on the retailer's store.
3. If a website is not secure, do not make a purchase. Simply check out at the web address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" rather than an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your bank card information. However, if there is no "s" inside the address, start working on a different site to be in the safe side.
4. Read customer testimonials before you buy anything. People are more than happy to complain about bad service online, so look for sites and testimonials which are terrible so that you know what you're getting into. You need to take bad reviews with a grain of salt, but if you see many, you know you will find a problem.
5. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Take this into account when you are selecting a site to purchase from. Should you don't feel comfortable providing the company with your credit card information, try to find another site. Try to find a web site that offers a safe and secure page when you're adding your charge card information.