1. Whenever you enjoy the ease of frequent internet shopping, it's essential to keep changing the passwords you use for each account. Every few weeks roughly, make up a whole new password to your bank and the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for that strongest passwords.
2. When a company includes a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and online coupons to people on their own mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only subscribe to a company's newsletter in the event you really like their products and services and would use a discount code.
3. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know each time a product has dropped to some price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, it is possible to ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to definitely 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 copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
5. While shopping online, it's best to look around to find the best price. Shopping online will make it very easy to get the best price for just about any items. While shopping around, make sure that you only glance at the prices from places where you'd feel at ease buying from. Even if a value is great, it won't matter if you don't want to order from that place.