A large number of people, especially in developing countries, are irresolute about online shopping and many also worry about buying goods on the internet, but the rules for shopping safely online are no different from those you would use when shopping in a store.
Shopping over the internet is at least as safe as, say, giving your credit card details over the phone. One can be at ease by using a reputable company, by keeping all credit details safe and by checking a shop’s customer service policy.
The most common concern with shopping over online is that your credit card details might fall into the wrong hands. Acclaimed and reputable sites have worked to counter this fear by setting up a system which encrypts all the details that a shopper sends to them. These are well known as ‘secure’ sites and can be used with confidence.
One must shop safely. When shopping on the net, be sure you know who you are doing business with. Learn how to go shopping with confidence on the internet.
Ask friends to recommend reliable sites. And when it comes to the final buy you must look for official approval of the site (look for the logo).
A reputable shopping site should have a clearly marked section devoted to its terms and conditions. Read the terms and conditions. This helps a person to also know the customer service and billing.
Never give out your credit card detail via e-mail or in a chat room. These are not secure areas. Know your rights; if you’re in doubt don’t proceed.
Online shopping is in itself a big huge bazaar. In most of these sites one has to go through the registration process. They request for your basic information. They request your name, address and a contact telephone number, and then you have to choose a password and a pin number to help protect your account details.
Shopping online can save you money, but the postal duty costs can easily add up. When it comes to time some web shops boast of being a time saver but in real they only order an item once you have purchased it. This slows down your order.