Safely Buying Furniture Online
With large crowds and high gas prices, many people are turning to the internet to make outdoor furniture purchases. The ability to shop at home is easier and eliminates the hassle of large mega stores. But, how do you know when you are making a safe purchase online?
There are many different ways to safety check a website before purchasing your outdoor furniture. Purchasing outdoor furniture is a significant investment. You want to make sure that you are making a safe and secure transaction. We value our customer's safety. Here are some helpful hints to ensure that you are purchasing from a safe and secure website.
Protect your Computer. Regardless if you are making purchases online or not, it is important to make sure your personal computer is protected. Running an anti-virus program on your computer is an absolute must. With regularly scheduled maintenance through the program, usually your computer will stay strong and secure. There are many free and pay programs available. Do some research and figure out which program fits your needs the best.
Work with BBB Accredited Merchants. Online stores are just like brick and mortar stores. It is important for any online store to be accredited with the Better Business Bureau. Search the website for the BBB seal. Once you have found it, click on it to make sure it is valid. Online retailers are graded just like regular stores. Make sure that the online store has a solid grade with the BBB. You can view our BBB rating by clicking on the BBB seal located at the top of this page.
Pay Attention to Detail. Just as you would with an outdoor furniture purchase from a brick and mortar store, read the fine print. Is there shipping and handling charges involved with your order? What are the delivery time frames? Does the company have a cancellation or refund policy? When you contact the company, you are entitled to this information. If you cannot obtain this information, it is best to stay away from those companies. Remember, when you shop with us, shipping and handling is free*!
Pay Attention to Phone and Address. Look for physical contact information of the company. Its always nice to know that you are dealing with a reputable organization, not just someone working out of their basement. We are located at 238 Waterfall Drive, in Elkhart, Indiana 46516.
Make Sure your Purchase is Secure. Make sure your online purchase is secure by looking in the address box for the "s" in https:// and the "lock" symbol before paying. If you have any doubts about a site, right click on the page, and select "Properties" on the pop-up menu to let you see the real website address. The dialog box will also tell you if the site is not encrypted.
We would love to have you as our customer. However, if you prefer to shop elsewhere, please follow these tips to keep your personal information secure.