1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted a purchase detailing everything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a duplicate of this or save a duplicate to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Be sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Most of the big retailers often have promotions running which are not advertised on the home page. Doing a quick hunt for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
3. If you are looking at purchasing coming from a seller the very first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. Typically this will provide you with an approximate idea of which kind of goods and services you need to expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again should be given a broad swerve.
4. Get familiar with the shipping facts of an online retailer. Their shipping policy should be outlined in a separate section to illustrate the average time you should get your items, geographic restrictions, shipping choices, possible shipping insurance, and what their handling and shipping fees are. Use all of this information to decide if these costs and options fit well for you personally, your budget, along with your area before you place an order.
5. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Look for "https://" within the URL from the site that you're attempting to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a wise idea not to trust those people together with your account information.