1. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For instance, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store near you, you can look on the store's website and learn if they are available to be shipped to you.
2. If a website is not secure, do not make a purchase. Simply look up at the website address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" as opposed to an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your bank card information. However, if there is no "s" inside the address, move on to a different site to be on the safe side.
3. When getting things shipped to your home that you bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of merchandise. You have a directly to receive items according to the terms stated when you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Talk with the BBB for exact specifics and get what's coming to you fairly!
4. When you are making any purchases on the internet and you are required to make a user account, never utilize the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of e-mail or banking password to make a free account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If somebody was able to check this out password, they could have access to more than just your profile on the retailer's store.
5. When shopping online, be sure the site you are on starts off with "https". The "S" signifies that the site is secure, which entails that one could safely enter your personal information without having to worry about identity theft. In case a site does not have the "S" in it, you might want to avoid using it.