1. Do not spend too much cash on shipping. Shipping charges can actually add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free freight once you spend a certain amount, or have a coupon code that lets you get free delivery. Instead of paying your cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
3. If you want to buy books online, you'll get yourself a better deal if you get them used. Based on the condition you get them in, you may just end up paying a few cents plus shipping. Make sure you read through the description of the book to see if you can find any damages you should be aware of.
4. Transform it into a habit to sign up for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to some price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
5. 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 personally, your budget, as well as your area before you place an order.