Columbia, MO, November 03, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Busy holiday shoppers will learn dozens of strategies for finding gifts online at rock-bottom prices in Diana Ratliff's newly released book, “'The Insiders Guide to Shopping Online.” Though published just in time for the holiday shopping rush, the ideas inside ensure maximum safety and savings for online buyers year-round.
Ratliff's new book offers more than 86 specific strategies to show online bargain hunters how to save time, save money, and save hassle, while ensuring credit card security and maintaining their email privacy. Savings of up to 80% on popular items such as electronics, furniture, toys and kitchenware are illustrated in her downloadable guide, which is available at http://www.InsidersGuideToShoppingOnline.com.
“The goal of my book,” according to Ratliff, who has been buying and selling online since 1999, “is to de-mystify online shopping and give real life, step-by-step advice on how to find exceptional bargains on the Internet.” Nearly half of US consumers (47%) plan to shop online this year, up from 36.0 percent three years ago, according to the National Retail Federation.
Readers will learn:
How to use online comparison shopping services for maximum savings.
Where to find daily announcements of price reductions from online merchants.
5 non-traditional ways to find what you want on eBay
How to verify that a website's online order-processing system is secure.
Who to contact if an online order isn't correct.
What criteria to use to assess the reliability of an online vendor.
12 tips for winning online auctions.
How to save on shipping and handling
Online shopping has never been more popular, though many potential shoppers are concerned about security, uncertain about the online buying process and bewildered by the global array of shopping choices.
“The Insider's Guide to Shopping Online” retails for $27.00 and is available for immediate download at Ratliff's website, InsidersGuideToShoppingOnline.com
Notes to Editor:
Ms. Ratliff is available for interviews and can provide tips, articles, background and commentary on shopping online. Call 573-234-6666.