2. Do more research around the online store you are looking at before ordering a product from their store. If a store does not provide quality service or products, you will more than likely find some negative reviews published on other sites. It is best to stay with online stores with an excellent reputation.
3. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Lots of the big retailers often have promotions running which are not advertised on the home page. Performing a quick look for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
4. Check out coupon sites. Whatever you want to buy may have coupons or discount codes. Before you buy something, make sure that you have the ability to have a few seconds and do a quick search. You could even want to bookmark some coupon sites to have ready when you buy.
5. Find out more about the payment methods available from the online store you are interested in. Most stores provide you with the option to pay with a charge card or with PayPal. A credit card is a safe option only if the store has a secure server. If you do not see any details about safety, it is best to go through a different store.