Online shopping – how to buy with your head, through the Internet?

In one of the previous guides explained the issues related to the safety of online shopping. It turns out that you do not need to be a beginner lover of e-shopping to make mistakes. Haste, lack of widespread interest in the product or the seller, as well as the reluctance to dive into the terms of sales of each of the stores – this is only part of the elements that can result in online shopping pleasure to turn into irritation. It can be caused by the desire to return the lost money or receive the long-awaited goods. Even experienced customers make mistakes, although usually it happens on their own. This time we will focus on the most valuable tips to safely buy things over the Internet and not lose money when paying for them. How to shop online? 

A purchase online, verify the information about the store

The main advantage of shopping online is saving time and money. At least in theory, because if we encounter unscrupulous or irresponsible sellers, the expectation of goods can increase significantly. Therefore, you should first check the information about the store.

  • The most important elements that should be publicly available are the name and address of the company,as well as registration data-TIN, cattle.
  • Pay attention to details such as partial data hiding-stores can specify, for example, the name of the company without the name of the owner. If we meet with such a case, it is worth considering well the use of this store– it may turn out that the data is fictitious and not enough professional showcase hiding – fraudster. Similarly, it should be observed when the store’s website contains only a contact form or its headquarters are located outside Poland.
  • Of course, this is not a rule, but shopping in such stores Lavozdelsur can be very risky for our wallet.

Online shopping – personal data protection is the Foundation

Often this point is ignored by buyers. Later, on the contrary, there is a surprise when we are regularly attacked by persistent interviewers or sellers by phone or email. Repeatedly, although we have this awareness, however, we ignore this issue as it directly affects our online purchases. At least, we think that third parties can use our image not only for advertising purposes, but also for extortion.Online shopping - how to buy with your head, through the Internet?

Therefore, we pay attention to the information on the protection of personal data of the buyer. Every self-respecting online store must contain a reservation with consent to the use of personal data – the decision on their further transfer should belong exclusively to potential customers. Unfortunately, in practice, the client has so little chance to check whether his data has been transferred further. In turn, both dishonest sellers as well as cybercriminals can use this form to capture our data – for example, by placing an acceptance under a lack of consent.

Online shopping-pay only for what you actually want to buy

Each online store in addition to the presentation of its product must necessarily indicate the price and additional costs associated with the delivery of goods to the client. Often at this stage we make a mistake, acting under the influence of the moment and the outstanding low prices. First, you should calmly read the detailed information contained in the proposal. Then check whether it is a holistic price or with the exception of the shipping cost. We must at this point have a choice of form of payment. A registered letter, priority, cash on delivery or a personal meeting are only certain types of delivery for products that must have clearly defined conditions. In the absence of complete data is once again a good think about the possible purchase, as we may be subjected to unpleasant surprises due to hidden costs.

Online shopping – check when you can receive the goods at the latest

Along with detailed information about the low price of the product or service, the website of the store should also find the delivery time of the goods to the customer. Of course, it does not always depend on the seller. So please note whether we have a choice between courier and traditional mail. If courier services are usually fast (even up to 24 hours on weekdays), in the case of Polish Post the situation is more complicated. A professional store should clearly indicate the maximum time of receipt of the goods (for example, up to five working days) to avoid misunderstandings with the client.

If you notice that the company is trying to cut itself off from additional information, such as a line that the delivery times are not mandatory, it is necessary to think well about the purchase. It is also necessary to make sure that the sellers give our contact number to the courier, as this will greatly simplify the receipt of the parcel on time – there are often cases when the courier arrives at the specified address, for example, during the working hours of the client.


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