Few Things to keep in Mind while Shopping Online No ratings yet.

As the online shopping mania has started spreading its wings almost to every reachable place in India with the accessibility of internet; every individual has developed passion in adopting to this culture of online shopping as it is easy and convenient that saves lot of time and energy.

This tech savvy world brought us many benefits that speed up the process of purchase or sale of items at rocket speed, though this is a welcoming improvement in the field of ecommerce as the busy scheduled work environments hardly left any time to go for manual shopping, reservations and for any business for that matter. Some careful steps followed would help us meet our online shopping necessities without any hassles.


  • Beware of phishing sites that redirect your source page to some other page as you make payments with help of your digital cards. Check for the safety certificates like Verisign that ensures security and reliability till the completion of your shopping.
  • Shop at popular online stores that attract huge traffic. The reputation of a store survives on its genuine service and authenticity, so the amount of risks shopping at places like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart is zeroed with this perception.
  • Check for costs incurred on a particular product with shipping or without shipping charges. Yet times the extra amount might be added up as shipping charges, taxes or other combo offer charges; ensure that the amount payable is not maligned with any other charges.
  • Go through the product review if any, where people who already bought the product would come up with the feedback of the product. This helps in deciding whether to go for the product or not.
  • Check for the discount coupons if any offered on products. There are some sites which provide online discount coupons to redeem more discounts. Check for such sites and use the coupon codes to grab extra discounts on purchased products.
  • Go for digitally secured websites that has secure socket layer “https” at the beginning of its URL and small gold lock on the right corner of your browser. Also go through the privacy policy of the website. The secure option like “cash on delivery” is best to opt for in case of any doubt on the genuinity of the site.

Grab the help of technology and be a smart online shopper overcoming all kinds of risks that are likely to crop up. Shopping Online could be enjoyed and experiences happiness on prior care taken in advance.

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Nikhil Rajput is a content writing intern at 5 Random Things. An engineer by credentials, analyst by profession, a writer by passion Hit him up on Twitter @imnikhilrajput for a quick chat on any of these topics.