1. Be mindful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to find out which are in the up or higher and which are not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not sound right or the design seems off, go to a different site. In addition, if a lot of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
2. When getting things shipped to your home that you simply bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of products. You have a right to receive items according to the terms stated when you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Talk with the BBB for exact specifics and obtain what's arriving at you fairly!
3. Sign up for your preferred online stores' newsletters. Often online stores sends out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save cash, you could possibly score some good deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
4. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For instance, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store near you, you can look on the store's website and find out if they are available to be shipped to you.
5. If you're making an online purchase, don't hesitate to contact customer support if you have an issue. By contacting customer service prior to making your order, you'll learn how helpful customer service is and how quickly they respond. This can be useful information to have in case something goes wrong after you've made your purchase.