1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted your order detailing exactly what 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 concerning your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. Prior to making a purchase, make a price comparison on several websites. Search for special coupons and offers on these websites to make sure you are getting the best bargain possible. Also look into what it will cost for the shipping on your own items and if there are free freight options open to you.
3. If you're making an online purchase, don't hesitate to contact customer care if you have an issue. By contacting customer service before making your order, you'll learn how helpful customer care is and exactly how quickly they respond. This can be useful information to have in the event that something fails after you've made your purchase.
4. If you're considering buying a product online, look into the reviews. The reviews off their people that have used the product can give you a great idea about the product. You could possibly find out the quality of the product, if it worked as described, and if you should have the purchase.
5. Do not spend too much money 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 allows you to get free freight. Instead of paying your hard earned money on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.