Is it difficult for you to get to a store? Do you have language difficulties when you shop? 在美国, you can buy nearly everything you need online. Learn how to use the internet to shop online for food and other everyday items. Learn how to be safe while you shop online.
How to shop online for the things you want
You can search on the internet with the name of the item you want to buy. But you might end up on an unsafe site. 相反, learn which are the safe websites and use them. You can usually trust most familiar names and famous websites. But you may want to use lesser-known websites because they have special food products. 所以, before you pay anything to a new website, check to see if the website is safe.
You can find out if a shopping website is safe by searching online. Type the name of the website and then the word “reviews.” You can read about what other users think about that website.
How to pay when you shop online
- 如果您有信用卡或借记卡, 网上购物很方便. 使用信用卡比借记卡更安全. 信用卡与您的银行账户中的资金不相连. 如果卡号被盗, 小偷不能进入你的银行账户.
- 如果您没有信用卡, 您仍然可以在线购买. 您可以使用预付卡. You can buy a card that has numbers like a credit card. 卡片上有一大笔钱. 你可以添加更多的钱或得到一个新的卡时, 钱耗尽. 这是一个非常安全的方式来在线购买, 因为你不需要提供任何个人财务信息, 当你支付的东西. 你将支付费用时, 你买或把钱. Compare fees on different to get the best deal. Find recommended prepaid cards from Consumer Reports.org.
- 您可以 打开 Paypal 帐户 并从那里支付在线. You need a bank account or credit card to buy online with a regular Paypal account. 或, 你可以得到一个 贝宝预付卡万事达卡 没有银行账户.
Receiving and returning goods
网上购物很方便，因为一切都送到你家. 你必须小心, 因为你没有得到测试的产品之前, 你买它. 购买前检查, 如果你保留收据和原始包装, 并没有使用的项目, 你可以退还它. 还, check to see what the return policy is. Some websites offer free returns, while others will make you pay for shipping.
How to shop online safely
Your personal information is sometimes called data. You never need to give out important personal data, such as ID numbers, bank numbers, passwords, or your address on social media sites. To keep their users safe, social networks have privacy settings you can use to make your information (数据) 安全.
Look at the top of this page at the URL (the page address that starts https://). You will see a little padlock symbol next to the address. When you are on a shopping site, look to see that the site’s name has the padlock next to it. Make sure the URL site’s address starts with “https”, instead of just “http”, and has a padlock icon in the URL field. This indicates that the website is secure and uses encryption to scramble your data so it can’t be intercepted by others. 还, be on the lookout for websites that have misspellings or bad grammar in their addresses. They could be copycats of legitimate websites.
It is safer to shop on your own computer. Shared computers, like in a library, might have a virus that you don’t know about. You also might be sitting next to other people who might see your personal information. If you need to shop on a shared computer, make sure that nobody is watching you while you buy something. Make sure to log out of your account before you walk away. 如果不是, somebody might be able to steal your information.