1. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Take this into account when you are deciding on a site to shop from. In the event you don't feel comfortable providing the company with your credit card information, try to look for another site. Try to find a site that offers a good page when you're adding your charge card information.
2. Prior to making a purchase, compare costs on several websites. Search for special coupons and offers on these websites to successfully are getting the best bargain possible. Also look into exactly what it will cost for your shipping on your items and if there are free delivery options open to you.
3. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the charge card statement is available in the mail. If you notice any charges that you did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted an order detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy 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. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you get it done from a computer connection you understand is secure, like one that you have in the home. Hackers search for WI-Fi connections in public places while they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.