1. If you have questions while shopping, search for a live chat function around the online store. Many big brands (and even some boutique stores) now have this functionality. It is possible to chat immediately with a customer care representative to repair any issues or answer any questions prior to buying. That can provide you with a lot of reassurance.
2. To safeguard yourself use a credit card when shopping online. The government has passed laws to protect consumers in the event of fraud. The amount the buyer is responsible for is a mere $50.00 as compared to atm cards where the entire balance can be withdrawn by internet hackers.
3. If you're considering buying a product online, check out the reviews. The reviews from other people that have used the product should be able to give you a good idea about the product. You may be able to find out the standard of the product, if this worked as described, and if you should make the purchase.
4. 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 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 acquire what's coming to you fairly!
5. When you are making any purchases on the web and you are required to create a user account, never use the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of your e-mail or banking password to make an account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to see this password, they can have access to more than simply your profile on the retailer's store.