1. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a good site. Search for "https://" inside the URL from the site that you're seeking to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a great idea not to trust those people along with your account information.
2. If a company has a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and coupon codes to people on the mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only join a company's newsletter should you really like their goods and would use a coupon code.
3. Before shopping from a store that is unfamiliar with you, discover 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 do that so you may not find out the tough way and lose your money.
4. Be familiar with the dangers of shopping online with your mobile device. Although it's convenient for a number of reasons, it does put your personal information at an elevated risk for eavesdropping. Public wi-fi and abbreviated URLs are much easier to get around than conventional computing from home, so save your shopping fix for the safest conditions.