Is online shopping safe in India?
Online shopping is perfectly safe. Yes, there are some precautions one needs to take. One is expected to take precautions while crossing the road as well. Maybe the analogy is poor, but the message is clear. So firstly let’s understand why there’s a surge in online shopping.
One gets to choose from a larger range of products that cannot be matched by a nearby market store.
Online marketplaces are able to offer much better discounts.
One can shop online at the oddest hours. No need to drive or park or go through the pains of visiting congested places.
Well there maybe a 100 more reasons but for now coming back to the precautions to make online shopping safe. The main reason to worry is buyer does not see the product before buying. They are relying on the images and description mentioned. The other worry is the increasing financials frauds. However, these can be managed with a little attention.
Always read review of the seller and the product. Genuine sellers are conscious of their ratings and online reputation.
Buy from website which has a decent return policy.
Always use payment gateways of repute. Such third party gateways are secured and the buyer data is not accessible to the websites.
Avoid online transfers directly to the bank accounts mentioned in website.
Exercise cash on delivery on online purchases whenever in doubt.
The above measures are as simple as taking a look to your left and right before crossing the road. If you are more advanced then the options are unlimited. Checking website domain authority is just the start but will cover them in detail as a separate topic