29/07/2016

Online shopping: Enjoy but be careful

Online shopping: Enjoy but be careful

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Online shopping today is becoming a buzz. Customers of all age groups are enjoying shopping online because it’s new experience and convenient option. Online shopping also reduce the bar of availability of stores in your town, it save your time and effort to roll down the markets and stores. Comparison of items is also possible within the range. Online shopping erases the geographical barriers and makes your desired product available at home. Online shopping of items is less on pocket because the cost cutting to procure stores by companies for sale is benefited to the customer in form of sales and discounts. But online shopping comes with certain threats while purchasing, do keep this points in mind while being an online shopohollic.Online_shopping:_Enjoy_but_be_careful_Technologic-World
                                                  Keep these points in mind

Trust your instincts 

If you don’t feel comfortable buying or bidding on an item over the web, or if you feel pressured to place your order immediately, maybe you shouldn’t.

Use familiar websites

Start at a trusted site rather than shopping with a search engine. Search results can lead you to less trusted sites and links.

Look for the lock

Never ever, ever buy anything online using your credit card from a site that doesn’t have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed – at the very least. You will know if the site has SSL because the URL for the site will start with HTTPS:// (instead of just HTTP:// ). An icon of a locked padlock will appear, typically in the status bar at the bottom of your web browser, or right next to the URL in the address bar. Its depends on your browser.

Never, ever give anyone your credit card number over email. Ever.

Don’t Tell All

No online shopping store needs your social security number on your birthday to do business. However, if crooks get them, combined with your credit card number for purchases, they can do a lot of damage. The more the know, the easier it is to steal your identity. When possible, default to giving up the least amount of information.

Be knowledgeable about web – based auctions

Take special care to familiarize yourself not only within the rules and policies of the auction site itself but with the legal terms (warranties, refund policies, etc.) of the seller’s items that you wish to bid on.

Double check pricing

Be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true. Also consider carefully whether you may be paying too much for an item, particularly if you’re bidding through an auction site. You may want to comparison shop, online or offline, before you buy. Make sure there is not extra shipping or handling costs.

Find and read the privacy policy

Read the privacy policy carefully to find out what information the seller is gathering from you, how the information will be used, and how you can stop the process. If a site does not have a privacy policy posted, you may not want to do business with it. If it does not have a privacy policy, there be probably be a link to it from the seller’s home page, or it could be included with the Legal Terms.

Revive the return, refund, and shipping and handling policies as well as the other legal terms

If you can’t find them, ask the seller through an e-mail or telephone call to indicate where they are on the site or to provide them to you in writing.

Make sure the internet connection is secure

Before you give your payment information, check for indicators that security software is in place.

Use the safest way to pay on the internet

Pay for your order using a credit card. Print the terms. You should print out and date a copy of terms, conditions, warranties, item description, company information, even confirming e-mails, and save them with your records of your purchase.

Insure the safe delivery of your item

If you’re concerned you may not be home when your package is delivery and that someone may take it if it is left on the doorstep, ask whether you can specify that the shipper must receive a signature before leaving the package. Or, it may be safer to have the package delivered to your office.

Inspect your purchase 

Look at your purchase carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact the seller as soon as possible if you discover a problem with it. Tell the seller in writing about any problems you have, ask for a repair or refund, and keep a copy of your correspondence.

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