1. 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 this information to decide if these costs and options fit well to suit your needs, your budget, and your area prior to placing an order.
2. If you are looking at purchasing from a seller the first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. As a general rule this will provide you with an approximate idea of which kind of goods and services you need to expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again should be given a wide swerve.
3. When you are creating any purchases on the internet and you are required to make a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not use your e-mail or banking password to make a free account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If a person was able to see this password, they might have access to more than just your profile on the retailer's store.
4. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you get it done from a computer connection you know is secure, like the one which you have in your own home. Hackers look for WI-Fi connections in public places when they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
5. When you're shopping online you should be sure that you know who you're buying from. If you're buying on an online auction site, only buy from people that have positive feedback. On other sites look to see if they are a reputable company by looking for reviews to them online.