Statistics indicate more people are shopping online than ever before. There are a few reasons for this: Here are a few reasons why:
One: More people are shopping online because of the popularity of online shopping sites. These sites include sites like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Alibaba. There are thousands of other lesser-known portals that carry practically anything you want.
Two: Technology has made it easier to shop online. Over 5 billion people in the world today have access to the Internet. An almost equal number has access to smartphones, computers, and other mobile devices. This makes shopping online much easier.
Three: Technology has made it safer to shop online. In the past, only a few sites were able to guarantee safety to customers shopping n the Internet. Today, a lot of sites have installed security certificates as we shall see next. This has made shopping for goods and services online safer.
Here are a few pointers to guide you on how to shop safely online
One: Ensure that you are on a reputable site. We mentioned that there are thousands of online shopping sites with many more launching each day. While this is commendable on the part of the owners, we recommend sticking to the known sites which provide users with such benefits as refunds, money-back guarantees,
Two: Make sure the site’s address starts with “https” as opposed to just “http” (the “s” stands for “secure”). This means the site has installed a security certificate that guarantees it abides by the minimum security standards.