At the time I am writing this article it is almost the time for the biggest online shopping season.
The holidays like Christmas is just around the corner and stores are filling up with decorations and presents and getting ready for that shopping spree that most people have at this time of the year.
This is also time to start thinking about how to stay safe with purchasing products online.
After all the number of people who are shopping online instead of going to a brick and mortar store is increasing every year with high numbers.
It is explainable that people spend more time and Monty by buying online.
Here are some reasons.
- Shop 24 hrs a day
- No sales tax in most cases
- Easy return policy
- Safe gas
- Safes time
And these are just a few of advantages of shopping online and why it is increasing every year.
The online safety is however something we have to keep in mind and what steps we take in shopping online without sometimes realizing it.
If someone for example likes to read reviews before making a buying decision, most of the time you end up with a search on the internet and you will land on a review website.
One of the best examples I can give you is the website where I do this a lot and that is http://betterpricedonline.com/ and they have a lot of valuable reviews for many products and categories.
I like to cook and grill so I spend a lot of time on their kitchen category and here is the category link http://betterpricedonline.com/kitchen-products/ so you can see what I mean with that.
After you are done reading the review and decide to buy the product there is most of the time a link to an online store like Amazon where you purchase the product.
What I am trying to say it that a site like better priced online does not sell anything but is trying to provide you with all the information about a product and when you decide to buy it tell you where the best price is.
They receive a small commission that does not effect the price your pay. The online store will give them a small percentage of their profit for bringing in a customer to their site.
I hope you understand that these sometimes small website have a lot of value for a buyer.
You can read all the info and specs most of the time better than on the page of an online store.
Using your credit card you do on the large online store where they have all the layers of security in place to protect your privacy and credit card information. Before placing you order make sure that the site is secured and you can check this at the top. Most of the time you see a green padlock and the site start with HTTPS.
Have a safe shopping season and just remember that if you do not trust a website not to use it for any purchase to make sure there are no problems after the purchases.