Lesson 3 - Vocabulary - SHOPPING - Page3
Now read the parts of the BBC UK Consumer Guide about shopping online. [(http://www.bbc.co.uk/consumer/guides_to/shopping_onlinehow.shtml)]
|How to go about shopping online
Most online shops work on the 'shopping basket' principle. You tour the site and click when you see something you want. The item gets placed into a virtual shopping basket. When you want to pay for the items in the basket, you'll be asked to register.
You'll then be taken to a secure part of the site to give details of your credit or debit card. You're usually able to send a cheque instead, but this can mean a wait of a week or two, because the company will often want to clear the cheque before sending you the goods.
|Before you buy
Check the shop's policy on security and privacy. Good companies are likely to have privacy statements on their websites.
Be sure you know what's being sold, the total price, the delivery date, the return and cancellation policy, and the terms of any guarantee.