[Tips] Important Things To Know While Shopping Online
Hello friends, I hope you’re doing well. When was the last time you shopped for something? There are important things to know before shopping online. Online of offline doesn’t matter, shopping is shopping. Here, Online shopping means visiting online store and ordering something and offline shopping means checking out store nearby your area and purchasing something from there. Most of us prefer offline shopping because we get chance to try before actually paying for it. We pay for the items only when we’re satisfied with the product and price. We also get chance to bargain with shopkeeper, which we can’t do while shopping online.
But, not everyone prefer offline shopping. There are many of us, who prefer online shopping because of less time available and being uncomfortable going out to stores. Today, we can purchase almost anything online right from clothes to daily use items or books, everything is just few clicks away. Online shopping seems easier for many of us (although it’s much easier), but still there are many things to remember while shopping online. In this post, I’m going to share some important points you must keep in your mind before buying anything online.
Things To Know While Shopping Online
Online shopping is growing at much faster rate than expected. All thanks to our busy schedule and offers we get while shopping online. Here is a list of important points to keep in mind next time you go online to buy something.
Trusted Online Store
This is the first thing you must keep in your mind. You must buy anything from a trusted online store only. Currently, Amazon is most popular online store across the world because of its offers, customer service and product quality.
You should not visit any random website to buy anything (doesn’t matter how much discount they offer). Read the review of the store before purchasing anything from unknown store.
Security Matters (Important Things To Know)
Yes, you read it right. Security matters most while shopping online. Many offers required online payment for the items you purchase. Always look for security layer before making any transaction online. Never purchase anything using your card details from a website which doesn’t have SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates installed.
You can verify if the website has SSL if it’s URL starts with HTTPS:// instead of HTTP://. You can even see a green lock icon before the URL or at bottom of your browser. Also, avoid sharing your card details using third party unsecured forms or email.
Read Reviews Before Buying Online
Make it a habit to read review of the product that you’re going to buy. You will get an idea about products quality and company’s customer service by reading the reviews. Other customer’s review are much important as you can’t test the product before buying (unlike offline shopping).
Avoid purchasing products which has rating of less than 3 out of 5.
Compare Price and Offer If Shopping Online
The best thing about online shopping is that you can get lot of offers and discounts. These discounts and offers vary time to time depending on the occasion and season. For example, you can get lot of offers at festive season and you can avail huge discounts at end of season sale too. Before purchasing anything online, make sure you compare its price and offers related to product at other online store as well.
Avoid Public Networks While Shopping Online
Public networks can’t assure privacy and security for your log in credentials. Your details like passwords and card details can be stolen if the network is under attack by some irregular means. Make sure the network you are using is secure and if possible use your private network only and don’t forget to privatize your WiFi network. Never ever use open WiFi network to make any transaction.
Secure Login Details
Always use strong password combination (Alphanumeric with Lower and Upper combination and Special characters) while signing up on any website. Make sure your password is accessible to only you. Also, save your card details only on trusted website to avoid additional charges.
Don’t forget to check your email and transaction list regularly to avoid any fake charges.
These were some things to know that you must keep in your mind before shopping online. Online shopping has so many advantages and some disadvantages too. But, this can be very useful and comfortable if you keep in mind above simple points. You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular updates about the latest tips and tricks.