1. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or larger than normal. Some shopping sites will advertise if an item runs true to size. If the site doesn't list anything about sizing, glance at the reviews. In most cases, if an item is running larger or smaller, the reviewers will let you know.
2. Be aware of the dangers of shopping online along with your mobile device. Although it's convenient for a number of reasons, it does put your personal information at an elevated risk for eavesdropping. Public wi-fi and abbreviated URLs are quicker to get around than conventional computing from home, so save your shopping fix for that safest conditions.
3. When searching out the best price for any big ticket item, be sure to check the store reviews to see if other customers experienced a good knowledge about them. Additionally it is a good idea to talk with the Better Business Bureau too. You want to be sure that the business is legitimate and values you as a client.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted your order detailing everything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a duplicate 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.
5. If you are going to be doing some shopping online, make sure you be aware of the liability for each and every credit card you use online. Many credit cards have automatic fraud prevention integrated while others offer it for a minimal fee. You do not want to get stuck with purchases made on the card in the event the number is stolen.