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How to Shop Online 

One of the easiest things to do online is shopping. A lot of people especially individuals in the millennial generation are hooked with online shopping, from bags, clothes, underwear, swimwear, shoes, accessories, home and kitchen stuff, toiletries and even cars! Internet connection and card are the things that you will need to go online shopping. There is no need for you to walk from one store to another in a very huge mall just to pick a pair of socks. With online shopping, you just have to play the waiting game. However, the downside of this is the risk of your private information being accessed by the wrong guys. But, don’t fear because there are safety precautions to online shopping.

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Here are some tips when shopping online:

  1. Shop with trusted companies. Make sure that the website that you chose is valid and real. There are a lot of well-known online shops that you can google. Try to check the website if it is really a correct domain name because some websites trick you to a wrong on. You can notice this because of the spelling like “ebey” instead of “ebay” and fake ones ends with “.net” rather than “.com”. Also, many physical stores and famous lines already have their website where you can shop, if you are still to venture out to new brands, you can stick with those who has a physical store, those are truly reliable.
  2. Research the information necessary. Information like contact numbers, location, and identity is so important if you are dealing with less known shops. You can browse through their website to look for the postal address, email address and telephone or mobile phone number. A suspicious website is a website that does not contain vital information like the ones above because a scammer will not post this information so that he or she cannot be tracked down after scamming you.

 

  1. Reputation check. You can possibly check the reputation or ranking of the company in the business bureau. A good way to check the online shop is to check the reviews but take note that there are also websites that use fake accounts to give big ratings for the online shop to attract more victims so you need to avoid those rates and comments which are too good to be true.
  2. Check the terms and conditions. Avoid websites that are not clear in giving you the total price you are going to pay plus the shipping fee. At the check-out before you finally purchase the item, the retailer must exactly state what you are buying. Also include the privacy policy of the shop to assure that the company is not going to use any of your information to other unrelated purchases or deals. But almost all websites true or not, is going to send you advertisements once you enter your email address or your mobile information. If that is fine with you, online shopping is totally easy.

Again, make sure that your credit card information is protected by the company. Once these information goes to the wrong people, it will be difficult to undo it. Therefore, you must be careful while shopping online and choose only the best.