1. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Many of the big retailers often have promotions running which are not advertised on the home page. Doing a quick search for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
2. Find out the online store's return policy. If you are considering building a purchase on an item that you might like to return, be sure you find out if returning the item is definitely an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items can not be returned and you may not want to be saddled with an unwanted item.
3. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL and it also should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will make certain you have a safe online shopping experience.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to definitely a page after you've submitted an order detailing everything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a duplicate 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. Be careful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to find out which are in the up and up and which can be not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not sound right or the design seems off, go to a different site. Additionally, if a bunch of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.