Monday, November 27, 2006

Online Shopping Tips From Find More Facts

The holiday shopping season is upon us, ready or not, so we wanted to share some online shopping safety tips, tips to make your shopping fast and fun, as well as some great deals from some of our favorite merchants.

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Online Shopping Safety Tips

We have a few great online shopping tips to make
your holiday shopping experience safe, successful,
and relatively quick (yes, you read that correctly -

  1. Always check the security of the checkout pages
    of any online merchant you are purchasing from.
    This means that when you are on the checkout page
    you should see "https" in the web address, the "s"
    indicates "secure." Also at the bottom of the page,
    you will see a graphic of a closed lock or unbroken
    key indicating the site is secure. One other way to
    check security when you are on the checkout page.
    Go to the top menu and click "File,"
    then "Properties." You will get a Properties pop-up
    screen that shows the Protocol as "HyperText
    Transfer Protocol with Privacy" and the Connection
    will state "SSL with (at least) 128 bit encryption."
    You will also see a restatement of the https web
    address. Make sure it matches the address of the
    page you are supposed to be on. If all of these
    factors are in place, you can be relatively certain
    that you are on a secure site.

  2. Read the return policy before you buy. If you
    don't like the policy, buy somewhere else.

  3. Be sure you can locate the contact information
    for the merchant easily on the site.

  4. Print a receipt of your purchase before logging off
    of the site. Don't just rely on an e-mailed copy of a
    receipt. Sometimes even e-mails get lost.

The Fun Part - How to Make Your Shopping Quick & Easy

Follow a few simple steps and you can have
your shopping done in a flash!

  1. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for and
    put an approximate amount you would like to spend
    next to each name. Budgeting now will save you a lot
    of money in the long run.
  2. Next to the name, write down everything you
    would like to buy that person, couple, or business,

  3. Now here is the important part that will speed up
    your shopping. Review your list and make a
    separate list that has
    all of the categories of items you need
    to buy
    (e.g. books, toys, clothes, kitchen and
    dining items, gift baskets). Running back over your original
    list put each item into the appropriate category.
    This won't take as long as it sounds and it is going to
    save you a bundle of time.
  4. Now that your list is complete and organized go to our site, Find the appropriate category that you need, review the available merchants, visit the
    site of the merchants you choose, order all of the items you need for that category and you are done!
  5. Repeat this process for each category and your
    shopping will be done in a fraction of the time. You
    may not even have to go to the mall or your local
    superstore at all! Doesn't that sound peaceful?

At Find More Facts, you will find outstanding sources
for fruit baskets, chocolates, cookies, seafood gifts,
wine gifts, gourmet appetizers, a wide variety of gift
baskets, flatware, cutlery, cookware, glassware, dinnerware and more!

And here is some more exciting news - Find More Facts now has a
Kitchen Store and a Business Store on our site! So in addition to all the other great merchants we have listed you can shop for hundreds of items right on our site. Both stores are powered by Amazon, so the shopping is secure the selection is outstanding.

Feel free to
drop us a line or leave a comment and let us know
what you think of our new and improved site.

Go to Now!

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Happy Shopping!

Karen & Rick

Please note - All material in this blog is copyrighted Divine Finds, Inc. & Find More Facts. Permission must be obtained for copy and use on other sites or in other media.


Jane said...

Great information. I have done almost all my shopping online. I have found it to be a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

Thx! I didn't know about "s" in http...
And fun part of your post was very useful.
Right more posts as good as this…)!

Opra said...

As for me, I like online shopping:) In this situation credit cards are my irreplaceable friends))))