1. When you are creating any purchases on the web and you are required to make a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of your e-mail or banking password to make your account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If somebody was able to see this password, they could have access to more than just your profile on the retailer's store.
2. If you feel that you will be making a lot of online purchases later on, consider applying for a separate credit card to use just for these transactions. It is easier to track all transactions when they are the only items listed about this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry regarding your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
3. Although it may look tedious, make sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase in a website. These documents have valuable information on what you can and cannot do when you have an issue with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly to ensure that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to come back items.
4. Search for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores also have some promotional offers happening. If you do not find any information about 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.
5. Whenever you enjoy the convenience of frequent online shopping, it's very important to keep changing the passwords you use for every account. Every few weeks roughly, make up a new password for the bank as well as the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for that strongest passwords.