1. Once you enjoy the comfort of frequent shopping online, it's extremely important to keep changing the passwords you use for every account. Every few weeks approximately, make up a new password for your bank and the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for that strongest passwords.
2. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do that when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the Internet. If you go for the first sale you see, there is a chance you are going to miss out on a better deal elsewhere.
3. A reputable online seller must have a history that is recorded with the Better Business Bureau. Check with the BBB prior to deciding to part with your hard earned money to find out if there have been any major or continual complaints lodged against them. You don't wish to be spending your cash with a company that fails to deliver.
4. Be skeptical of overdoing it. It is much easier to overspend when you find yourself shopping online. You begin to rationalize that you can spend more money for those shoes because you saved money on gas and the food you would have gotten should you went to the mall, for example. Give yourself a restriction and stay with it.
5. If you like a web-based store, sign up for their email distribution list. You will probably receive some coupons and information about deals inside your mailbox. Check these emails regularly to keep up to date with discounted prices and promotional offers. Most online stores often offer free freight or discounts on certain products.