Four tips for safe online shopping

After hours of searching online you finally found the item(s) you want to purchase and ship directly to Barbados. However, before you click buy, there are a few things you should consider before even completing your purchase safely. Just as you would make sure you protect yourself when shopping at brick & mortar stores in Barbados, you should exercise the same caution while shopping on the world wide web, where it is much easier to be a victim of theft.

Do your Research

Research & examine retailers.

Always check that the site you are shopping on has a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to ensure protection. The URL also should start with “https” rather than just “http.”

Also, double check reviews on the retailer – whether talking to a person who has ever used them or by looking at comments on the site – to make sure that the company is legitimate and actually ships the products it has on display. You can even take it a step further and call the number it has on the contact page or website footer.

Avoid shopping in public

There are two reasons for this. The first is, you may be using an unsecured wi-fi connection that can be siphoning your personal data for later use. Should you choose to shop make sure that the connection being used is protected. The second, persons in your surroundings can be spying on your online activity and can even get your ID and credit card information.

Speaking of information, protect it!

Create strong, unique passwords for your online shopping accounts – at least one number, character and capital letter. Enable two-factor authentication through internet banking so that you get an alert whenever the card is used. Double check your bank statements weekly for any fraudulent charges.


Use a shipping company you can trust

The most important part about online shopping is actually receiving the product you ordered. That is where Xpress Freight comes in. Our expertly trained staff have years of shipping experience making sure customers receive their packages – no matter how big or how small – in a timely and safe manner.

Contact us today at 305-591-0037 or send an email to to find out more.