1. Although it might appear tedious, be sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase with a website. These documents have valuable information on what you can and cannot do when you have an issue with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly in order that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to come back items.
2. When you are creating any purchases on the web and you are required to make a user account, never use the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of e-mail or banking password to make your account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If a person was able to check this out password, they might have access to not only your profile on the retailer's store.
3. Know about the dangers of shopping online with your mobile device. Although it's convenient for a number of reasons, it does put your personal information at an elevated risk for eavesdropping. Public wi-fi and abbreviated URLs are much better to get around than conventional computing from home, so save your shopping fix for that safest conditions.
4. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Try to find "https://" in the URL in the site that you're attempting to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a great idea not to trust those people along with your account information.
5. Ensure that when you make a purchase online, you are aware of if the site is secure or not. You do not want your information being compromised in this day and age. Identity theft is very common, and you must protect your information whatsoever cost so that you will wish to keep making purchases online.