1. 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 look at the description so that you know exactly what you are actually purchasing.
2. When shopping online, always try to keep in mind the buying price of shipping. Many sites offer free shipping on purchases over a specific amount. In the event that you have to pay shipping, make sure that it is going to squeeze into your budget after you've added everything in your cart. Having a full cart only to find out you are unable to afford the shipping is never an exciting experience.
3. While shopping online, be certain the site you are on starts off with "https". The "S" means that the site is secure, which entails that you could safely enter your personal information without having to concern yourself with identity theft. In case a site lacks the "S" in it, you may want to avoid using it.
4. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL plus it should display "https" as opposed to the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an updated copy of anti-virus running on your computer as well. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
5. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will tell you when a product has dropped to a price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can request a price adjustment to meet the newest deal.