1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted your order detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Ensure that you save any emails regarding your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. When you are shopping online, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be asking for trouble. Some people have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on under reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
3. Before making a purchase, compare prices on several websites. Search for special coupons and offers on these websites to successfully are getting the best offer possible. Also look into exactly what it will cost for your shipping on the items and in case there are free delivery options available to you.
4. Call the web company before you make a purchase. If you have some kind of downside to your purchase, you want so that you can know that one could reach customer support easily. That's why it's a good idea to call before you give them your bank card information. If you can't get anyone on the phone, steer clear.
5. When you are searching for a place to buy a product and none of the results appear to be from familiar retailers, you need to be hesitant about entering your information. Look for security signs from Verisign or Cybertrust, so that you know the retailer is not in the market to take your money.