1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to 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 duplicate to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Ensure that you save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. When shopping for a certain item, check several different online stores. Many times with a bit of searching, it can save you as much as 25 percent. Look at a number of websites to ensure that you are getting the best deal. When figuring each website's price, make sure you include shipping costs into your calculations.
3. Whenever 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 or so, make up a whole new password to your bank and also the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for the strongest passwords.
4. When you are searching for a location to buy a product and not one of the results appear to be from familiar retailers, you ought to be hesitant about entering your details. Look for security signs from Verisign or Cybertrust, which means you know the retailer is not to take your money.
5. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. As an example, 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 find out if they are available to be shipped to you.