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Online shopping is growing every year, in fact, 51% of UK adults now prefer shopping online than in person. The number one reason people give for this is the ability to shop at anytime of the day, any day of the week. Here are some other reasons given:

  • Ability to compare prices
  • Better/cheaper prices
  • Time saving
  • Items isn’t sold near me
  • Greater variety
  • Avoiding crowds

It’s important to protect yourself whilst shopping online, here are things you can do:

  • Do use familiar websites
  • Do look for the padlock in the website URL
  • Do install antivirus software
  • Do use strong passwords
  • Do your research on a seller/retailer
  • Don’t use public wi-fi
  • Don’t share passwords with anyone
  • Don’t reveal personal information
  • Don’t save logins on shared devices
  • Don’t ignore your instincts

You can also sell unwanted or second-hand items online to help recoup some money for other things.

Top Sites for Selling Items Online

More Apps for Selling Items

Selling Unwanted Items Online

  • Check out other ads online
  • Find out what makes an item attractive
  • Set a price that’s realistic
  • Include good quality pictures

Did you know?

Clothing is the top product purchased online in the UK.