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Internet shopping is the process in which different goods and services are searched for and purchased online using a browser program, and a person can buy any commodity without leaving his home, and the normal market may own a website that provides its services and goods for purchase, or there may be a site Independent online shopping without a normal market, and the most important thing that distinguishes online shopping from traditional shopping is that the first is available at all times, unlike most regular markets that are restricted to certain working hours, and when a person is shopping online, he can compare prices for the same product from different websites And choosing the cheapest ones easily, in addition to that, most of the goods in the regular market are also present in electronic markets, so electronic markets provide many types of products.

How to shop online:

  • As the process of payment when online shopping is usually done using credit card, and the purchase process is done through what is called a cart or shopping bag., To buy goods from a website for online shopping, the goods to be purchased are added to the shopping bag by clicking on the "Add to Bag" button. Or "Add to Cart", and upon completion of shopping the "Pay" button is pressed, and it is advised to make sure of the items chosen to suit what the buyer wants.

  • Before starting the payment process, you must make sure that there is sufficient money in the credit card, and that the card is not expired. After pressing the payment button, you will be taken to a new page that requires entering specific information, as follows:

 Credit Card Information:

First, the type of credit card is chosen, and if it does not exist, then most likely the website does not support this type of card, then the name of the credit card holder is entered, exactly as it is written on the card, then the credit card number and its expiration date are entered , In addition to the security code, and this code is located on the back of the card and is made up of three digits in case the card is of the type of Visa or Master Card. protection.

Shipping Address:

Where the address to which the buyer wishes to ship the goods he purchased is entered, and the website will calculate the shipping cost based on this address and the final price statement.

Billing Address:

As this address is the one that receives the invoices issued to the credit card, and it may differ from the shipping address, so if the item were to arrive in the buyer's mailbox, but the buyer wanted the item to be delivered to his home instead, this address is determined on this basis.

Tips for safe online shopping:

Where there are security risks when shopping online; This is due to the possibility of a malicious program being hacked or infected, and those wishing to buy online must be careful. Among the things that are recommended to follow when shopping online are:

  •  Shop only on trusted websites, and it is not preferable to use one of the search engines to search for items to buy.
  •  Avoid online shopping sites that require entering a lot of unnecessary information, and the national number and date of birth are examples of this additional information.
  •  Shop only websites that use secure HTML, not those that use regular HTML; The website address must begin with "https: //".
  •  Use anti-virus programs to protect the device through which the purchase is made from various malicious programs. Avoid using passwords that can be easily guessed when registering for online shopping sites.
  • Avoid using public computers, and it is not recommended to use them even when visiting e-mail.
  • Internet access is through known Wi-Fi provisioning points, those in public places are not considered reliable.

Disadvantages of shopping online:

Whereas, shopping online has many benefits; However, it also has many disadvantages, and the security and privacy problems are among the most prominent, and the inability of the buyer to try the item before buying it is also one of the disadvantages of shopping online. Especially when buying clothes, the buyer cannot know the material from which the commodity is made, and he will not be able to know whether it is according to his size or his desire or not, in addition to that, if the buyer has a specific inquiry, he will not be able to receive help at least directly.