1. Before buying a product online, find out more about shipping. If you do not find any information regarding shipping costs, contact the seller to find out if there are additional charges for shipping. If there are several shipping options, choose an affordable and reliable option to make sure you receive your product quickly.
2. If a website is not secure, do not buy something. Simply look up at the web address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" as opposed to an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your credit card information. However, if there is no "s" in the address, move on to a different site to be around the safe side.
3. Once you enjoy the convenience of frequent shopping online, it's very important to keep changing the passwords you use for each and every account. Every few weeks roughly, make up a brand new password for the bank as well as the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for the strongest passwords.
4. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will tell you when a product has dropped to a price you like. And when you've recently purchased at full price, you can request a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
5. If you find a great product on the favorite site, search for it in an internet search engine before you buy it. Make note of the model number or brand, and do a quick search to ensure that you can't have it cheaper from somewhere else. You might be able to save a few dollars this way.