1. If you're considering buying a product online, look into the reviews. The reviews using their company people that have used the product will be able to give you a great idea about the product. You could possibly find out the standard of the product, if this worked as described, and if you should make the purchase.
2. Although it may look tedious, make sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase in a website. These documents have valuable information on what you can and cannot do when you have an issue with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly to ensure that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to return items.
3. If you are going to be shopping on the web, make sure that you do it from a computer connection you already know is secure, like one that you have in your own home. Hackers search for WI-Fi connections in public places while they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
4. Before shopping from a store that is new to you, learn what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an internet search and learn what others think of the business. It is best to do that so you may not find out the hard way and lose your hard earned money.
5. When you are making any purchases online and you are required to create a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of e-mail or banking password to make a free account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If a person was able to see this password, they could have access to more than simply your profile on the retailer's store.