I came home from work and as usual, Mom was at her habitual while somewhat chronically obsessive household sanitation procedures…(The house is really clean already Mom, really) She had digressed for a little while to resume her Korean drama soaps where it left off. We then spoke about our blogsite amongst other things, and what methods of payment there were to order and purchase KENREISHI. I then explained that we offered a variety of different modes, of which most of which were online over the internet.
Me: ” There are a few options, 1) PAYPAL (accepting credit/debit cards) , 2) Traditional Cash on Delivery(COD but Singapore Only), 3) ATM Bank Transfers… This will make it assessable to most people most households would have computers and this makes it easy for them. Just click here, enter some information and VOILA!
Mom: ” But not all my friends and people I know have computers or know how to use them. Plus…online shopping is NEVER SAFE. I don’t trust it.”
Upon reflection, I must admit it was over-ambitious self in wanting to reach the masses via online mediums, however I did have in mind wha
t demographics KENREISHI would particularly appeal to. Then again, it’s hard to keep everyone happy isn’t it? So Mom, you will be the official ‘mobile ordering system and payment channel”. How old skool.
Being an adult educator first however, it is naturally in my blood to educate the public. Therefore a post for everyone out there on shopping online safely. I think it’s highly important for everyone to be well informed so they can purchase with confidence, and get the goods they had ordered….and this is not just for Mom’s generations of folks, if you’re a regular online shopper, it’s a refresher of sorts. This is an excerpt taken from the website getsafeonline.org
Shop online safely
How to pick trustworthy online retailers and avoid scams
Millions of people buy online every day without any problems. With a bit of commonsense and knowledge, you can avoid problems with ecommerce.
Deal with reputable sellers
- Pick good sellers, especially when buying from private individuals.
- Look for evidence of a physical address and telephone contact details.
- Don’t judge a person or company solely by their web site.
- Be especially cautious when buying from overseas companies.
- Use an appropriate, safe means of online payment to get some protection against non-delivery (see Make payments online safely).
Use a secure website
- Make sure you use a secure web site to enter credit card information. Look for a padlock symbol in the bottom right of the browser window and for the website address to begin with ‘https://’ (see Learn about secure web pages).
- If you are using the latest browser technology and the shop has the latest website security, known as an Extended Validation SSL Certificate, your address bar may turn green when you are on a secure site.
- If you get a warning about a certificate be very cautious indeed. However, the padlock is not an absolute guarantee of safety and it says nothing about the business’s ethics.
- Click on the padlock to check that the seller is who they say they are and that their certificate is current and registered to the right address.
- Don’t be fooled by a padlock that appears on the web page itself. It’s easy for con men to copy the image of a padlock. You need to look for one that is in the window frame of the browser itself.
*If you are still not convinced….then just simply email us here*