1. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a discount or some form of deal when you sign up for their newsletter. Determine whether there is a deal associated with subscribing to the newsletter at any store you need to shop at.
2. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with 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. Be careful where you submit your bank card information. When you are shopping online, always employ secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to safeguard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS instead of the standard HTTP. There will also be a locked icon, in both your address or status bar, according to which browser you use.
4. Be wary of the emails you obtain, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a link that directs you to a web site other than the main one you shopped on. If you do, you may become vulnerable to a gimmick. Rather than simply clicking on an email hyperlink, just go approximately your browser and enter the web site you need to go to. It is actually much safer that way.
5. When shopping online, choose the best shipping policy. Often times companies offer expedited shipping. However, many times getting the product one day earlier can cost you as much as twice the normal shipping price. Therefore, if you can wait on the product to arrive using normal shipping instead of expedited shipping, choose standard shipping to save money.