1. Turn it into a habit to sign up for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to some price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to fulfill the new deal.
2. When you shop online, it is critical that you spend a little time looking into the site that you will be considering buying from. You will find information about the website from other sites and the Better Business Bureau. Not researching them could lead to you having the products you did not order or getting billed greater than you should have.
3. Look for online coupons when shopping on the web. Many online stores give out reductions for various things and you can see them by doing a simple search. Just enter in the name from the store and coupon and you could find a great discount. This is a great way to save money when you shop online.
4. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or greater 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. 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 this information to decide if these costs and options fit well to suit your needs, your budget, and your area before you place an order.