1. Before making a purchase, make a price comparison on several websites. Try to find special coupons and offers on these websites to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Also look into exactly what it will cost for your shipping on your own items and if there are free shipping options open to you.
2. When getting things shipped to your home that you bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of items. You have a straight to receive items according to the terms stated when you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Consult with the BBB for exact specifics and get what's coming to you fairly!
3. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Keep this in mind when you are choosing a site to purchase from. If you don't feel relaxed providing the company with your credit card information, try to look for another site. Try to find a website that offers a safe and secure page when you're adding your credit card information.
4. Look for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores usually have some promotional offers taking place. If you do not find any information regarding current offers on the site of the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their coupon codes on message boards or couponning blogs.
5. Sign-up for any identity fraud protection your credit card company offers, especially if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe you can protect your details, it's never one hundred percent guaranteed. Take full advantage of automatic ID protection and know you will have back-up, should the worst occur.