1. Try to find coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores always have some promotional offers taking place. If you do not find any information regarding current offers on the site in the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their coupon codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.
2. When you shop online, use a credit card instead of a debit card. This is because charge cards are based on your credit, not the amount of money within your bank account. If a internet hacker gets your banking information, they can completely ruin you within a point of hours.
3. A great way to stay safe while shopping online is to prevent clicking any web addresses that are sent into your email. If you are expecting an email from the company, go to the actual website and do not click any links. Legitimate businesses do not send emails requesting personal information or account information.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted a purchase detailing exactly what was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a duplicate to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails regarding your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
5. Do not spend too much cash on shipping. Shipping charges can definitely add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free shipping once you spend a certain amount, or use a coupon code that permits you to get free freight. Instead of paying your cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.