1. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Look for "https://" within the URL of the site that you're trying to buy something from. If you don't see that or no symbol of any website security, then it's probably a good idea not to trust those people with your account information.
2. Get familiar with the shipping facts of an online retailer. Their shipping policy should be outlined in a separate section to describe the average time you should get your items, geographic restrictions, shipping choices, possible shipping insurance, and what their handling and shipping fees are. Use this all information to determine if these costs and options fit well for you personally, your budget, along with your area prior to placing an order.
3. Sign up for your favorite online stores' newsletters. Often online stores sends out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save money, you might be able to score some terrific deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
4. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful using the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or bigger 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.
5. When you are making any purchases on the web and you are required to make a user account, never use the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of e-mail or banking password to make a free account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to check this out password, they could have access to not only your profile on the retailer's store.