Questions and Answers:Tired of fighting traffic at the mall? Forget the hassles of parking and pushy salespeople, because shopping online provides more options than ever before. How does the online shopping experience compare to the conventional mall or retail store? InfoFAQ has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions when shopping online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping Online
When shopping on the Internet there are many options a person may choose from. It can depend on if they are on a budget, or if they want something really badly and don't mind spending a bit more to get what they want. Here are a few tips.
What is Some Good advice When Shopping Online?:
1. Check the quality of the store you are dealing with- do you know the company? Does the site give the physical name and address of the company? Does it have a brick and mortar store that you can contact if something goes wrong?
2. Check the policies on the site. Do they stand behind their products? Do they offer a guarantee? What are their delivery times and charges?
3. Be sure that the site is "secure" - secure means that your information is encrypted before it is sent over the internet and that only the authorized recipient of the information can read the details. You can find out by looking for the "https" in the URL, or by right-clicking on the little lock icon on the bottom of the browser window. If there isn't one, forget it.
Do your research and patiently educate yourself before you go on a shopping spree, especially on overseas sites.
Regular internet shoppers say they like to shop online because it saves them time and money and makes life just that much easier.
Consumer Safety and Information
Shop Guide - insurance.mo.gov
Consumer shopping guide for auto insurance.
FDA - www.fda.gov
Offers Consumer Tips about Shopping at the Store.
Car Shopping - www.ftc.gov
Tips and assistance to consumers who are shopping for a used car.
Shopping Rights - www.mass.gov
A Consumer's Guide to Shopping Rights.
Online Shopping - www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
Online shopping is quick and convenient.
Visit our Credit Card Fraud section for useful information.