1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted your order 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. Call the web company before making a purchase. If you have some kind of problem with your purchase, you want to be able to know that you could reach customer care easily. That's why it's a good idea to call before you allow them to have your credit card information. Should you can't get anyone on the phone, steer clear.
3. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it also should display "https" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Usually have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
4. Many online shopping sites offer discounts if you use a "promotion code". These codes are easily found online by entering the words "coupon code" along with the manufacturer or name of the website you will be buying from. They could offer a percentage off or free shipping just by entering inside a simple code which can be easily found by investing a few minutes searching for it.
5. When you are online shopping, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be seeking trouble. Some individuals have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on under reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.