1. Do not spend too much cash on shipping. Shipping charges can really add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free delivery once you spend a certain amount, or use a coupon code that permits you to get free delivery. Instead of paying your hard earned cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
2. When shopping online, it is essential that you spend a little time looking into the site that you will be considering buying from. You can get information about the website from other sites and the Better Business Bureau. Not researching them might lead to you having the products you probably did not order or getting billed greater than you should have.
3. Once you enjoy the comfort of frequent shopping online, it's very important to keep changing the passwords you use for each account. Every few weeks roughly, make up a new password for the bank and the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for your strongest passwords.
4. When you're shopping online you should be sure you are aware who you're buying from. If you're buying on an online auction site, only purchase from people that have positive feedback. On other sites look to see when they are a reputable company by trying to find reviews to them online.
5. When a company includes a newsletter, register. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and online coupons 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 sign up for a company's newsletter if you really like their products and would use a discount code.