Become a savvier shopper with these tips and tricks from shopping experts.
“Confirming the authenticity of products when shopping online is huge. Look for e-commerce sites that offer drop shipping directly from the manufacturer, as this guarantees the validity of the product and that you will get the full warrantee for the product. Look at the website and be sure it has an easy-to-find customer service number so if you do have a problem, you can call. And if you find yourself at checkout on a website that you aren’t sure about, try calling the customer service number to see if someone answers or if you reach voicemail (you shouldn’t during business hours!). This is one of the fastest ways to check the credibility of a site.”
--Shannon Van Buskirk, COO and co-founder of GovX.com, an e-commerce site for those who serve