1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to definitely 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 copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. Make sure to read all the information about any product you are considering purchasing. Just looking in a picture online can be deceiving sometimes. It will make a product look bigger or smaller than it is. Make sure to look at the description which means you know exactly what you are actually purchasing.
3. Make sure that when you buy something online, you are aware of when the site is secure or not. You may not want your information being compromised in this day and age. Identity theft is fairly common, and you must protect your information whatsoever cost so that you wish to keep making purchases online.
4. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Remember this when you are choosing a site to shop from. If you don't feel relaxed providing the company with your charge card information, try to look for another site. Try to find a web site that offers a good page when you're adding your credit card information.
5. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do that when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you go for the first sale you see, there is a chance you may miss out on an improved deal elsewhere.