We used to go shopping on the weekend, we’d spend the whole morning, afternoon or even maybe a whole entire day at the mall. We’d be looking for one specific thing or a few different things. This usually means walking around endlessly, checking in various shops, and asking staff members if they have the item that you’d like to get in stock.
When you eventually find it, it may not still be in stock. Then you need to wait for however long for it to be in stock, then repeat the process. What am I trying to say? Well, the point I’m trying to get across is that physically going to stores and shopping is pointless.
Nowadays with all of the different and amazing technologies. We should make the switch to online shopping. In this article, I’m gonna give you a step-by-step helpful and informative guide to shopping online. In fact, I’m gonna completely transform your online shopping experience
3 steps to successful online shopping
Here are some of the best tips for successful online shopping that you must know.
Step 1 – Check if you can track your post first, and look for any ‘fishiness’
I live in China, the post here is actually very organized. Things don’t often get lost, I always make sure the site that I’m ordering from has ems tracking available. China ems shipping and ems China tracking are very reliable like I already said. I’m not sure how other companies in the US or Europe perform. But I have to say for sure having China post ems tracking is a must for people looking to do orders in china or wanting to buy from China.
It’s often unsure when your package will actually arrive, but having that peace of mind can be really helpful when you’re making a big order. Also let me just add, if you are not sure on the website that you want to buy a product from. Find someone with experience to check it over for you, this person could be your Son, Neighbor, or Nephew.
It doesn’t matter who it is really, as long as they have experience in making purchases online. Some signs of a dodgy website are – Extremely cheap prices, security warning on the entrance, and generally badly built. Being aware of these signs could save your bank account from being scammed.
Step 2 – Always order from a secure connection
In this day and age, everyone just wants your money. So you need to be careful out there, things have changed. Many thieves and scam artists are now operating online as opposed to on the street. In this way of doing things they can easily target people online who aren’t stupid, but they just haven’t been informed about the dangers one can come across on the big wide web.
If you do not protect your PC from potentially scam software there is a chance your financial credits, card number, ID registration numbers, and passwords as well can be stolen from you. This process is so simple, only a small number of the USA proper are trying to protect their computers using special software or using a secured connection.
The first step is as follows: try to use a secured connection and do not forget about the computer’s firewall system. Wireless connection should be secured too, during your online shopping session.
Public networks could be a high risk too, especially when you do not know if this network is a private one or secured, most of the scams are performed when people are using the public wireless connection.
This can lead to you being scammed for your money, this would be a horrible experience and it may achieve 2 things. 1 – It could scare you away from using any kind of online shopping website again or number 2 – It’ll teach you a lesson. If you want to avoid both, take this advice here! You won’t regret it, that for sure.
Step 3 – Use a secure method of payment
There are so many different ways of paying for your online goods. You can enter your card details on the site, although this can occasionally be dangerous. Just make sure you’re using a secure connection but otherwise, you should be ok, but as you already know it looks fishy go somewhere else.
But I’d have to say the easiest, safe, and streamlined way to order online is by using PayPal. There’s a reason why it’s used by over 20 million people in the US alone, it’s an accepted method of payment on many online shopping websites and it’s safe and effective.
Shopping online without a secure way of making the final payment is kind of like driving without a seatbelt, or riding a bike without a helmet. It’s usually ok, but if it goes bad, it’ll happen fast and you can’t do much about it if it does.
So my recommendation to you is to sign yourself up to PayPal or something similar with a good reputation online. It won’t take much time at all, and if you look at the benefits of it, it’s kind of a no-brainer! Good luck!
Final thoughts on this topic
So, above I mainly talked about your safety online. This is a very important part of online shopping. Like I previously said, if something goes wrong you can do either number 1 or number 2. To avoid these mistakes you know what to do. But please don’t let this be your be-all and end-all, if your gut is telling you something is up, then you know what you need to do.
Also, I’d like to add one more thing, and it’s about sizing (specifically clothing and footwear). Remember to check the company’s sizing guide. When ordering in different countries they use different measurements, so be sure to check up on that because making returns can be expensive, and it can also be time-consuming. Happy online shopping!