1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted a purchase detailing everything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Ensure that you save any emails concerning your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. Be wary of overdoing it. It is much easier to overspend if you are shopping online. You start out to rationalize that you can spend more money for those shoes because you saved money on gas and the food you would have gotten if you went to the mall, as an example. Give yourself a restriction and follow it.
3. If you're concerned about whether a shopping site is legitimate or otherwise not, do some research regarding it. The internet may be a great way to learn about other people's experiences with various sites. When the reviews of others seem promising, consider making a small first order. This can permit you to test out the client service, shipping, and gain a feel for the company without risking a lot of money.
4. Do not spend too much funds 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 freight. Instead of paying your cash on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
5. Make sure to read all the information about any product you are considering purchasing. Just looking at a picture online can be deceiving sometimes. It will make a product look bigger or smaller than it is. Make sure to read the description so you know exactly what you really are purchasing.