This new way of Shopping Gifts or service reservations has won over many users in recent years. It must be obvious, buy on the internet, it is a saving of time, money and it is especially more convenient than going to the store.
But to shop online without worry, you have to be careful. Let’s take a look at the benefits of shopping online and the precautions to take.
Why buy on the internet?
The first reason a buyer makes online shopping is the convenience of the system. Every day, at any time, all you need is a computer or smartphone to carry out your order. And you will receive your package directly at home, without having to move.
Prices on the Internet are often lower than in stores, even taking into account delivery costs. Buying on the internet means saving money.
Another advantage of online shopping comes from the many comments and customer reviews that you have access to on the sites. The products have been tested and users give their opinion to help potential buyers. This is the strength of the internet community! In a few clicks, you can also compare the prices of different items, in case of hesitation.
One of the disadvantages is that you will not have the product immediately, and you have to rely on a photo to get an idea of the quality. But what hinders buyers, most often, is the security of payment on the internet
Advice to buy on the internet safely
When you are preparing to buy an article online, you should take some precautions to avoid disappointment and choose the right method of payment:
Check the seriousness of the site, by doing some research on the net if you have a doubt. Or buy only on recognized shops (Fnac, Amazon, Cdiscount, Price Minister …)
The pages you are shopping for must have an address that starts with HTTPS or have a small padlock in the address bar as security.
You can use a blue E-card, which will save you from having to provide your personal banking data when buying on the internet. These virtual cards are generated by your bank and their use is limited in time. You must subscribe to this service from your bank. In particular, know that Fortunéo offers the blue card free
You have the option to use an intermediary site that secures payments. The best known service is the one offered by Paypal. Fees are applied to each transaction.
Most banks have set up a system called 3D secure which allows you, during a payment, to receive an SMS notification for example, containing a verification code to be inserted on the merchant site.
You can use the NFC function of your smartphone which allows to pay without contact, with the equipped shops.