Step 1: Research the Product - Review and research the product. Read online product reviews and search online research sites for profesional reviews and user comments regarding the product.
Step 2: Find the Best Price - Compare prices before you buy. Find the best price on price comparison web sites or online shopping malls. Check the deals and coupon web sites to get a discount and/or free shipping. Be sure to include shipping and state tax (if applicable) in the total price.
Step 3: Research the Merchant - Research the the online merchant. Check the merchants rating and user comments on online merchant ratings and reviews sites.
Step 4: Buy the Product - Buy from a reputable merchant. First time shoppers, be sure to check out the 10 Commandments of Online Shopping! below.
Step 5: Track your package - Track your package online via the shipping company or the merchant's web site.