1. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For instance, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store in your area, you can look on the store's website and find out if they are accessible to be shipped to you.
2. Get familiar with the shipping facts of an online retailer. Their shipping policy should be outlined in a separate section to describe the average time you should get your items, geographic restrictions, shipping choices, possible shipping insurance, and what their shipping and handling fees are. Use all of this information to choose if these costs and options fit well for you, your budget, along with your area before you place an order.
4. Be wary for any emails you get, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a hyperlink that directs you to a site other than the main one you shopped on. If you do, you may become vulnerable to a scam. Rather than clicking on an email hyperlink, just go approximately your browser and enter the web site you would like to go to. It is actually much safer that way.
5. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Try to find "https://" in the URL of the site that you're seeking to buy something from. If you don't see that or no symbol of any website security, then it's probably a good idea not to trust those people along with your account information.