Best & Secure Online Shopping Tips
Shopping is something you do everyday or at least once in a week. Online shopping trend is gaining popularity in recent years. In 2010 Amercans have spent 186 billion dollars in online shopping. There are some important things to be considered while going to buy something online. We’ve complied a list to of these points.
10. Top Deals
Every shopping site have some catchy deals to attract more & more clients. You should first check those lists online & then decide what plan suits you best. Deals are good to go with but be careful when you are buying web hosting or domain name because that will cost you extra after a year. Other deals include buy 1 get 1 free or clearance sales that are up to 70% OFF some times.
This is the most important factor to be considered while shopping online. If the website you are going to shop on is not very popular or trusted by authorities, there is a chance of loosing your money. I search say almost 60% data on internet is fake so check the popular of the site from where you want to make a purchase.
8. Check site origin
If you live in USA & you are buying something from Indian website there is a chance of getting your shipment a little late because they will send a courier from their homeland & you will have to pay extra cost of that. It is highly recommended that you buy stuff from your country sites. Buying stuff from your country site can also give you a deal of “Free Shipment” for order above certain amount.
7. Giving your details
Take special care of this matter as lead you to hacking troubles. Always put your credit card info in shopping cart of the website. If you are chatting with the website representative for information purpose. You should not share your info with him/her at any cost.
6. Keep an eye on your card statement
Some websites do charge you hidden costs that are not included in your purchase. One more reason to check your card statement is that hackers only use your card to buy things under 10$ because they know you won’t bother to investigate that.
5. Keep your password protected
When you create a user name on a shopping website that will be saved in their database so that when you re-visit the website they will know all about your info & credit card numbers etc. So keeping your password save is important to avoid misuse of your money.
4. (SSL) Websites
Always do shopping on SSL secure website. You can confirm it by looking at the top website address bar. It should be “https” instead of normal http page. It means the website page is insured by authorities to be a trustworthy site.
3. Using Single-use Card Numbers
Some banks offer “Single-use” or virtual credit card number to you. These cards can be used while shopping via phone but cannot be used for shopping in a shop.
2. Sales Tax
In general online shopping is tax free but in some states of USA website will charge you sales tax if you are living in the same state.
1. Use Coupon Codes
It is the best way to save money. There are many websites offering of-shore coupon codes for special offer. For example bluehost.com have a coupon code & if you enter you will save 50% on your first purchase. Try searching a coupon for the website you are going to shop at.
Listed below are Web sites that provide additional information about shopping online.