LightInTheBox’s Safe online shopping Guide
This safe online shopping guide could save you the pain, embarrassment and hassle of getting burnt. LightInTheBox dedicates a lot of time to protecting our shoppers online, but understands the best defense against online shopping fraud is for the shopper to be prepared. So, please take a few moments to read the following safe online shopping guide, and stay vigilant!
1. Know your Selller
It's a good idea to be familiar with the any company you're dealing with, and this is even truer when shopping online. You can often find helpful information about online shopping websites from Internet news sources, directories, and rating services. LightInTheBox rigorously tests all the products we sell, so yo ucan be assured of a safe online shopping experience.
2. Protect your privacy
3. Collect all the details
Get the expected delivery dates, shipping and handling fees, warranties, return policies, and other important information. Make sure you have an email address or phone number to contact if you have a problem, question, or if you need help. The accessibility of an online shopping company is often a key indicator as to how trustworthy it really is.
4. Pay by Credit Card
Paying with credit cards is a great idea, because under federal law (and your credit card agreement) your liability for an unauthorized charge is limited to $50. When shopping online, look for safe ways to order that encrypt and protect your credit card details. PayPal is an excellent way to pay for your items online, as not only are you protected by your credit card, but you also have extra assurance from PayPal themselves.
5. Keep Track
Print out or save on your computer any records related to your online shopping transactions. This is so you can keep track of shipping dates, shipping and handling fees, and other details. LightInTheBox allows you to easily track your orders online, and has a dedicated team of customer service representatives that are never more than an email or phone call away!
Happy and safe online shopping!