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BUYING AND RECEIVING THE PRODUCT
When you locate the product you want to buy, there's usually a 'checkout' option and once you check out, you get a list of payment and delivery options. For shipping, there are standard, expedited and overnight shipping options with varying arrival times.
Payment can also be made in various ways such as:
2) Credit card
3.) Payment vendors (such as PayPal)
ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE TRADING
The benefits of shopping online include:
This shopping method is very convenient and can be done from anywhere as long as there is an Internet connection.
2.) COST SAVINGS
These days, with increasing prices of gas, shopping online removes the need to drive to and from the store. You also save yourself the time spent standing in line especially during busy times of the year.
On the Internet, more goods can be advertised for sale because the vendors are not limited by brick and mortar.
4.) NO PRESSURE
5.) EASY COMPARISON
DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE TRADING
As much as there are advantages, there are also disadvantages.
1.) INCREASED RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT
Sensitive information pertaining to you can be hijacked, while you are paying for your goods. This information may include credit card number, address, phone numbers and your account number.
2.) VENDOR FRAUD
If you happen to deal with a fraudulent vendor, you might pay for an item and end up not getting your item because it was never sent. You might also get a defective product which you may be unable to return.
PROTECTING YOURSELF WHILE SHOPPING ONLINE
In all honesty, the advantages are more than the disadvantages when it comes to online shopping. However, when they are encountered, the disadvantages can be a real pain.
Protecting yourself and your details and information while shopping online is of utmost importance. Here are some tips on how you can do that.
1.) INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY
Good anti viruses and anti-phishing software should be installed on your computer to protect against viruses. The anti-phishing software will try to protect you from entering sites that appear legit, but actually, steal your personal information when you enter.
2.) BE CAREFUL
Online vendors are not allowed to ask certain questions. They don't have the right. If, say, a website requests for your social security number, then it's most likely a scam.
While using a search engine to look for items, if you encounter an unfamiliar store or site, check the bottom of the pages for an SSL logo. SSL is a recognized, standard security tech for securing an encrypted link between the server and web browser. To create this kind of connection, a website needs SSL certification.
4.) SHIPPING CHECK
It is important to read the shipping policies on the site you are buying from. Some vendors allow you return defective items, others do not.
Shopping online is convenient and advantageous, but as with all things, one needs to be careful to avoid being a victim of scams and other fraudulent activity.