1. Be aware of the dangers of shopping online along with your mobile device. Although it's convenient for a number of reasons, it does put your personal information at an elevated risk for eavesdropping. Public wi-fi and abbreviated URLs are much easier to get around than conventional computing from home, so save your shopping fix for that safest conditions.
2. Before buying from a new online retailer, perform some research on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see the way it handles items like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also check the BBB to find out if it has any disputes and whether those disputes were resolved professionally. Try contacting the company via email and phone number, if it's posted to ask questions about its business before you buy anything.
3. Try to find coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores usually have some promotional offers going on. If you do not find any details about current offers on the site of the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their discount codes on message boards or couponning blogs.
4. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it also should display "https" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer as well. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
5. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the charge card statement comes in the mail. If you notice any charges that you simply did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.