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The popularity of online shopping is increasing day by day. It is addictive! Once you get used to of it, you can’t live with out it. While shopping online, you can have tons of benefits over physical retail shopping like (but not limited to) huge selection of products and services, instant price comparison, huge saving of time and fuel, online coupons and promo codes etc. But with so much advantages, online shopping has some down sides too which can be easily dealt by taking the following steps and precautions.

1- Fraud Prevention

There is always a probability of being the victim of online fraud if you don’t have enough experience of online shopping. Gain knowledge as much as you can.

2- Online Reviews for Merchants

Sites like Yelp, Epinions.com are providing great help to the potential buyers. It would be best to first browse these websites for the merchants you want to know about. You can find tons of positive and negative reviews by the other buyers and can give you a good idea about the merchant or the product.

3- Credit Vs Debit Card

Using credit card over your debit card is far more safer. For any unauthorized charge, you will be liable to the maximum limit of $50.

4- Your Shopping Details

Get as much details as you can like product size and its dimensions, shipping fees and expected date, return policy of the merchant etc.

5- Avoid Public Places

Never shop from a public place! If you are planning to shop online, avoid using public computers like PCs at library or at a cyber cafe etc. Well using your workplace PC is Ok if it remains under your control.

6- Looks for Merchant Authenticity

If you can find the third party authenticity seals like Better Business Bureau Online or TRUSTe, you can shop from this merchant without having any doubt or fear in mind.


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