Safe Shopping on the Internet
Safe online shopping starts here
We've all heard how great Internet Shopping can be; that you can get things far cheaper as the shops don't have to pay expensive overheads. How convenient it is - you can shop when you want to. How there's a much broader range - you can find specialist items on the Internet you'd never find on the high street. How it's easy to compare prices, and how there are no queues and plenty of parking online!
But before you start shopping on the Internet there are a number of questions you have to ask yourself.
- Do you trust the vendor?
- Do they have a 'secure' server?
- What are their delivery times?
- Can you contact them if the order goes wrong?
- Are there any hidden charges?
Most Internet shopping sites use some sort of shopping cart - this is your virtual trolley into which you can place items, then take them to the checkout when you want to pay. The checkout must be in a secure server in order for your transaction to be secure.
More Safe Shopping Information
Safe Shopping Advice
Some basic precautions that will improve your safety when shopping online.
Find out more about Secure Servers when shopping online.
Your Shopping Rights
When shopping online you have rights as a consumer, find out more about your consumer rights.
A list of sites that will be useful if you have trouble when shopping online.
See our The Gruffalo buy guide
Save your favourite shops, get the chance to write shop reviews and more. It's free!
For the best in UK online shops add Shopsafe to your favourites now. Safe online shopping starts here.
Shopsafe is a safe shopping directory, we list only secure UK online shops so you can shop online with confidence. We're your online shopping guide.
You can email this page to a friend.
More about our star ratings.
Found a broken link? report it to shopsafe
Help us to improve. Leave us some feedback