1. If a website is not secure, do not buy something. Simply look up at the website address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" rather than an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your bank card information. However, if there is no "s" inside the address, start working on a different site to be on the safe side.
2. Before shopping from a store that is a new comer to you, discover what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an online search and discover what others think of the business. It is best to do that so you do not find out the tough way and lose your hard earned money.
3. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Most of the big retailers often have promotions running that are not advertised on their own home page. Doing a quick hunt for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
4. Turn it into a habit to sign up for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to some price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
5. If you frequently shop online, ensure your antimalware is always high quality and updated. Major shopping sites are usually targeted by hackers along with other shady types who attempt to steal your individual identification or get into your accounts. Heed any warnings your security software provides you with about sites and report suspicious activity to the webmaster of the shopping site.