More and more people are now turning to the internet to buy all sorts of things. Online shopping is a multi-billion naira industry and is a convenient way of buying whatever you need, but there are simple things you can do to remain safe.
- If the offer is too good to be true, then it's very likely not to be a legit offer.
- Always look out for information on the merchant's website that tells you they are a responsible merchant. Example, contact email and telephone number, refund policy etc.
- Always take advantage of merchants Cash On Delivery (COD) payment option especially if it's a store you have not shopped with before. Being a new store is not bad thing, they usually try harder to build a customer base and hence you can pleasantly surprise at the deals they may have to offer.
- Always make sure you check the price you pay at checkout so that the price you expect to pay is the price you exactly pay.