1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted an 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. Be sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. If you like an internet store, subscribe to their email distribution list. You will probably receive some coupons and information about deals in your mailbox. Check these emails regularly to keep up to date with good deals and promotional offers. Most online stores often offer free freight or discounts on certain products.
3. Before shopping from a store that is new to you, discover what the store's reputation is similar to. You can usually do a web-based search and discover what others think of the business. It is best to accomplish this so you may not find out the hard way and lose your hard earned money.
4. If you find an excellent product on the favorite site, search for it in an internet search engine before you buy it. Make note of the model number or brand, and do a quick search to make sure you can't obtain it cheaper from somewhere else. You might be able to save a few dollars this way.
5. When shopping online, be certain the site you happen to be on starts with "https". The "S" signifies that the site is secure, which entails that you can safely enter your personal information without having to worry about identity theft. When a site does not have the "S" in it, you may want to avoid using it.