E-commerce

Useful tips for online shopping

It is not strange that online shopping is increasing its growth - you liked a product that is a click away. There is no need to visit remote physical stores, contact with impotent consultants, extra transport costs.

Increasing activity in this type of shopping allows unscrupulous merchants to mislead potential buyers offering them different items from those presented, or concealing important information about the purchase.

This article aims to collect the most important things you need to know if you do not have enough experience with shopping online.


I.SHOPPING FROM RELIABLE ONLINE SHOP
Sites like www.amazon.com or www.ebay.com (as well as many others) have built a reputation for trustworthy shopping resources. Numerous internal security systems ensure that it is possible to change them by withdrawing money without submitting a payment order, which is practically none, as well as theoretical significance.

Before start shopping, check the reputation of the website!
One of the most common ways to deceive buyers is by mimicking the name of a famous online store by referring to a completely different site.
Example: In case of a casual internet search on an internet clock site, you find yourself in an enticing domain with the extension .co.uk (the full name - www.replicastime.co.uk). This vendor's job is to make you mislead that the online store is operating in the United Kingdom.
After opening the site, however, it automatically links you to a Chinese domain - an almost sure indicator that the purchase will be made by a Chinese trader. This is what the ending of the .cn - namely - the "English site" refers directly to another website.


II. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
Did you know that while you shop online or just surf the web, can anyone track all the information that is exchanged between your browser and the server and even change it? There are bad guys who really do it, and their purpose is to get personal information - information about your bank card, for example, which may later be used to commit fraud and abuse.

Fortunately, there's an easy way to check if your internet connection is secure. Just click at the beginning of the line before the name of the site you've loaded to view the protocol you are using.

Standard sites use the http: // extension before the site name. For protected - after the letter "p" there is a letter "s" ( https:// ), which is a sign that your connection to the particular site is protected. It is especially important to check the security of the link on the page where you enter your credit / debit card data.

Starting January 2017, the Chrome browser inserted a "has protection" label in front of the domain name of the site. Often protected sites are displayed by clicking with a padlock or Secure.


III. DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD
It does not really matter if you use a debit or credit card. Typically, national and international payment systems allow payments with both types of cards.

For even more security, you can make a separate shopping card-debit card. The logic is as follows:

In the event of any abuse of bank details, credit card damage will be up to the limit on the card, which is theoretically always higher than the money actually paid by you rather than the purchase limit. Ie. if the purchase is priced at € 100, you have € 200 paid, but the card limit is € 1,000. - Damage will be significant. On a debit card, you can fund the specific amount you need for the specific purchase. In the case of misuse of debit card data, the damage will amount to only the actual amount fed on the card. If an attempt has been made for abuse after you have made a purchase - there will be no money on the card to be misused.

IV. THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

Prefer to purchase from sites that have detailed information about the product you will buy.

V. DELIVERY AND RETURN POLICY

Many sites offer items whose delivery price is calculated in the price of the product. Often, these sites also provide a prepaid return label for the purchase if you are not satisfied with it. For other online sellers, delivery is not included in the basic price and depending on the destination, you may be charged according to the so-called "Delivery zones" (from the US to Europe, from the US to Russia, from the US to the Middle East, etc.)

So you must have one in mind before finalizing the purchase. Sometimes the VAT is not included in the bid price. Both types of costs - shipping and tax - should appear in the final purchase review of the desired purchase before finally pressing the "PAYTS" sign. This will make informed choices about the actual purchase costs.

VI. HELP FROM A FRIEND

Experienced buyers often follow for discounts and similar sales from alternative stores at more attractive prices.There are already enough browser apps that track similar discounts for you and help you find the product you want at a lower cost.
It is not strange that online shopping is increasing its growth - you liked a product that is a click away. There is no need to visit remote physical stores, contact with impotent consultants, extra transport costs.