Why shop online in the first place? When you decide to go
online for shopping there is a reason for that. Of course there
is reason you think. But really; why not just go down town and
buy the product you need? It's probably only a street or block
Because you like to do some fast research on the net to compare
prices maybe or to simply check your options out there in the
product jungle. By a click on the mouse your product is on its
way to your home. It's amazing how easy it is now a days. Only a
few years back in time you went to the mall to get all your
shopping done in one place.
But now, you got the internet, which is one giant world wide
mall. You can buy all kinds of stuff and products online:
luxury, furniture's, motorcycles, cars, wigs, diamond rings,
shoes, golf equipment, jewellery, grocery, saltwater fish and a
much more. I don't think there is anything that the internet
does not offer in some way.
But how safe are you really? One thing that is important
when you shop in online stores is, look for the https in the URL
in your browser before typing anything private in the stores
checkout page. The s that is put in front of the http indicates
that the transmission is secure and encrypted. That is
preventing hackers to listen in on your shopping to steal your
private data. The last thing you want is for some hacker to
empty your bank account either directly or via shopping in your
name so to speak. So, look for the https.
Can I trust the online stores? How sure can you be that
the store actually intends to send you any of the goods you
order? Maybe they simply keep your money and that is all you
ever going to see from them. Again, look for signs that this
online store is serious. Look for customer service; there should
be a direct phone number to the store, if you have any questions
you need to be answered before or after your purchase. How do
they ship items, and how about if you want to return the item?
It should also be possible to pay via international credit cards
like Visa or similar cards. I think it is too risky to transfer
money directly into a bank account, unless you know the store
Final word about online stores. I enjoy shopping online.
I purchase books, both e-books and regular books, clothes,
vitamins, access to information and much more. The net is a
wonderful media when searching for information and services.
Just look for the secure signs, and enjoy your shopping in