1. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL and it also should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. Sign up for your chosen online stores' newsletters. Often online stores will be sending out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save cash, you might be able to score some good deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
3. Do not spend too much funds on shipping. Shipping charges can definitely add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free delivery once you spend a certain amount, or have a coupon code that permits you to get free shipping. Instead of paying your cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
4. When you are searching for a location to buy an item and none of the results seem to be from familiar retailers, you need to be hesitant about entering your data. Look for security signs from Verisign or Cybertrust, so you know the retailer is not to take your cash.
5. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with all the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or greater 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.