1. Before shopping from a store that is a new comer to you, find out what the store's reputation is similar to. You can usually do an internet search and find out what others think of the business. It is best to accomplish this so you do not find out the tough way and lose your hard earned money.
2. Call the web company before you make a purchase. If you have some kind of downside to your purchase, you want so that you can know that you could reach customer care easily. That's why it's a good idea to call before you give them your bank card information. If you can't get anyone on the phone, steer clear.
3. Search for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores always have some promotional offers going on. If you do not find any information about current offers on the site from the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their coupon codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.
4. Before buying from the new online retailer, do your homework on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see the way it handles stuff like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also look into the BBB to find out if it has any disputes and whether those disputes were resolved professionally. Try contacting the company via email and phone number, if it's posted to ask questions about its business before you buy anything.
5. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a good site. Try to find "https://" within the URL in the site that you're seeking to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a wise idea not to trust those people with your account information.