1. Transform it into a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know each time a product has dropped to your price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, it is possible to ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
2. Do more research in the online store you are considering before ordering a product from them. If a store does not provide quality service or products, you will more than likely find some negative reviews published on other sites. It is best to adhere to online stores with an excellent reputation.
3. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases in the future, consider trying to get a separate bank card to use just for these transactions. It is much easier to track all transactions when they are the only items listed on this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry about your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
4. Be careful where you submit your charge card information. When you find yourself shopping online, only use secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to safeguard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS instead of the standard HTTP. There may also be a locked icon, in both your address or status bar, based on which browser you use.
5. Once you enjoy the comfort of frequent shopping online, it's very important to keep changing the passwords you use for each and every account. Every couple of weeks approximately, make up a brand new password to your bank and the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for your strongest passwords.