1. Before buying from the new online retailer, do some research on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see how it handles things like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also check 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 on its business before you buy anything.
2. When you are making any purchases on the web and you are required to make a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of e-mail or banking password to make an account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to check this out password, they could have access to more than just your profile on the retailer's store.
3. Find out the online store's return policy. In case you are considering building a purchase on an item that you might want to return, ensure you find out if returning the item is surely an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items can not be returned and you may not want to be tied to an unwanted item.
4. If you want to buy a used product online, learn more about the vendor first. You need to visit their profile to check out reviews written by other shoppers who bought products out of this seller. Usually do not hesitate to make contact with the seller to ask a few questions about the product you are looking at.
5. Be wary of overdoing it. It is much easier to overspend when you find yourself shopping online. You begin to rationalize that you can spend more for those shoes because you saved money on gas and the food you would have gotten if you went to the mall, for example. Give yourself a limit and stick to it.