1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted an order detailing anything 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. Shop around when shopping online. You might find that prices for certain items can vary greatly from one store to another. To be sure you get the best deal, look at various stores to find out their prices, as well as shipping charge. This will allow you to obtain the best deal you are able to.
3. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many internet retailers have moved their sales days up by several days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
4. Learn the online store's return policy. In case you are considering making a purchase on an item that you might want to return, be sure you find out if returning the item is an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items are unable to be returned and you do not want to be stuck with an unwanted item.
5. Look for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores usually have some promotional offers taking place. If you do not find any information about current offers on the site in the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their discount codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.