Online shopping - Stuff you need to know

Online shopping has become increasingly popular in India lately. This is evident by the rising number of online shopping portals. Online shopping finds appeal with everyone, right from  the busy working class to  busy homemakers and trendy teenagers! The ease of shopping in the comfort of one's home, a wide range of products and amazing discounts, are just some of the reasons why online shopping has become so popular. 
If you are new to online shopping, here is a collection of articles that will help you make your experience a good one

5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping - CallingAllGeeks  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 
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With so many ecommerce portals opening up in India, this question crops up in the mind of every customer – Is Online Shopping Safe? We are absolutely pro online shopping. We listed the advantages when we shared the Guide to Buy Cellphones Online. Today we are giving you five tips for safe online shopping. Read more ...
Dos And Don'ts Of Online Shopping | McAfee Cybermum India Thu, 24 Oct 2013
However, as Cybermum India, I can’t but add a word of caution. You should be extra cautious while doing online transactions because:
  • You don’t know the seller personally 
  • You can’t verify the address, phone number, sales figures 
  • You can’t physically check the goods 
  • You are unsure of the site’s security policies and ethics 
But it definitely does not mean you keep away from online shopping. It just means be careful. Read more ...
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Top 10 online shopping sites in India with cash on delivery ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 
Today the list is huge, but here we will list out the top 10 online shopping sites in India with cash on delivery facility. Cash on delivery facility is a must for any online shopping business and I know almost every small or large ...Read more ...

Armed with all this information, I'm sure you will soon be able to enjoy online shopping. But, I must caution you - it can get addictive! Especially, when sales are on! You can end up buying stuff you don't really need, just because the discounts are huge!
I would like to end with this interesting piece I stumbled across. FAKING NEWS: A bargaining app for online shopping in India - 'Dene Ka Bolo'!! What do you think? :) 
Indian techie develops bargaining app “Dene Ka Bolo” for ... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 
Indian techie develops bargaining app “Dene Ka Bolo” for online shopping. Published ... “The generic features include the prospective buyer showing lower prices of the same goods from other websites or even offline shops. Read more ...

Do you too enjoy online shopping? What safety measures do you follow to ensure you don't have any bad experiences? I'd love to learn about them in the comments.

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