1. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with 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 getting things shipped to your home that you bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of items. You have a right to receive items according to the terms stated when you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Consult with the BBB for exact specifics and get what's coming to you fairly!
3. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For instance, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store close to you, you can look on the store's website and learn if they are offered to be shipped to you.
4. Before shopping from a store that is a new comer to you, find out what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an internet search and discover what others think of the business. It is best to accomplish this so you do not find out the hard way and lose your hard earned money.
5. Be wary of any emails you get, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a web link that directs you to a site other than the main one you shopped on. Should you, you may become vulnerable to a scam. Rather than simply clicking on an email hyperlink, just go approximately your browser and enter the web site you would like to go to. It is actually much safer that way.