Top 3 Online Shopping Pitfalls
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While you are getting ready for Halloween, trying on scary dresses to trick-or-treat, we’d like to dive into the online shopping world and find out whether this (already indispensable) part of our lives can be scary. How often do you buy anything online? Nowadays it becomes so trivial that we set little store by it. To support this statement, let’s consider the research conducted by BigCommerce regarding ecommerce trends 2017. It shows that 40% online shoppers from all over the world cannot live without buying things online.
Of course, online shopping is a convenient and quick way to beat the queue and save time. Moreover, according to statistics, people of a new era don’t really like to contact with the strangers and the internet nobly handles it. But along with all the conveniences come a number of concerns. What are they and how can VPN Unlimited help avoid them? Keep reading and learn the answers.
1. Geographical pricing
We’ve already talked about a regional pricing issue a few years ago. To all seeming, nothing has changed since then, quite the opposite, a lot more brands have caught the bug. Making a long story short, some online-shops mark the prices according to the region where you are located. It’s a great opportunity for the entrepreneurs but a sticky situation for us, regular online customers. This causes the feeling of injustice. The main question, “Why do we have to pay more than somebody else for the very same thing?”
A great example of such pricing policy is the Lego Group company. Expecting the new DC movie, The Justice League, we were interested how much DC Comics Super Heroes toys would cost in different regions of the world? As a result, we found out that the price was measurably different. For instance, The Batcave in Finland cost $352,68 and in the USA – $199. For sure, you don’t want to overpay for things you like, do you? We offer you a simple trick to save your money, the VPN Unlimited app. This well-trusted service has over 1000 servers across more than 70 locations around the world. Choose the one that suits you best and enjoy fair shopping.
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2. “Sorry, this website is not available in your country”
One more obstacle that you may face depending on your geo-location is access (fair to say lack of it) to some online resources. It is subject to not just your favorite social networks, but even to online shopping sites. Although, you don’t have such inconveniences at the moment, you may face them while traveling in countries with strong censorship, e.g. China. These red lines may be easily torn apart with our first-class VPN app. One of its feature is KeepSolid Wise. This technology will provide you access to any legal websites you want. Simply enable it and hurry to catch Halloween specials!
3. Loss of money
Last but not the least online-shopping pitfall is a delusion of safeness in the internet. There are lots of articles about how to be safe while buying stuff online and all of them say the same kind of thing:
“Use credit cards instead of debit, make strong passwords, visit only sites with HTTPS…, and blah-blah-blah…”
Unfortunately, all these tips are not so helpful without additional aid. We’ll tell you a story about one girl, Emily. Once upon a time, she wanted to buy a Halloween costume and found exactly what she wanted on a very suspicious website, e.g. http://the.creepy.crawly.dress.net. In spite of that, Emily decided to create an account there anyway, because she really liked that dress. She filled in her personal information, such as debit card data, physical address, full name, date of birth, and everything else the website requested for. Moreover, for her user account she created a very weak and vulnerable password like “12345”. After the girl finished, she finally bought that costume. And… nothing bad has happened to her or to her data, up till today. Emily was absolutely safe, because she used VPN Unlimited. Our app provides a top-grade encryption that supplies a complete protection for your private data, making its interception and unauthorized access absolutely impossible.
Surely, we haven’t named all of the internet-shopping pitfalls, but our well-trusted service fends off the overwhelming majority. Download VPN Unlimited now and buy your perfect Halloween costume without any fears. Happy Halloween!