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Buying Organic Foods Online Safely and Securely!

Sep 4, 2008
Buying organic food is much easier today. In fact, you can find a great selection of organic foods online. Using the Internet you can enjoy the benefits of an organic diet without searching for a local market or even leaving your office chair.

A quality online supplier will offer the same wide range of of foods that you can find at a good bricks and mortar organic food store. Shopping via the internet can be incredibly convenient, saving both time and fuel. You can take your time browsing the merchandise available and can shop whenever it is easiest for you without regards to business hours.

There are ways to go about ordering online though. Safety and security, in terms of your cash and personal data must and can be protected. Make sure your online buying experience is a rewarding one by taking the following steps before ordering:

Things to Consider Before Ordering from an Online Organic Food Store

1) Review the website privacy policy.

Making a purchase online typically requires a lot more personal information than an in-store sale. In most cases, the website you are shopping at will add you to their own mailing list.

However, The one bad apple in the barrel may sell your contact information to a list that can create tons of unwanted junk mail. A reputable online store will promise not to share your data without your permission, so make sure they do so in their privacy policy statement.

2) Read the return policy and guarantees.

Unlike shopping at your local market, you cannot inspect, touch, or smell what you are choosing when you buy organic foods online. Before making any purchase, make sure the company allows you to receive a refund if you are not satisfied with their products or service.

Also check the contact information for a physical address and telephone number. There is nothing worse than a delayed package from a business with only an email address!

3) Determine shipping costs.

Most of the time, you can find terrific deals and save money by buying online. Sometimes, however, a store will draw you in with super low prices only to make up for it with an incredibly large shipping fee.

Compare both prices and shipping costs between several online organic food stores and remember, if the prices seem too good to be true, they may well be!

4) Understand the company delivery methods.

Buying clothing or electronics on the internet is not the same as shopping online for groceries, at least not when it comes to shipping. If you are buying perishable foods from an online retailer, pay close attention to how your merchandise will be packaged and delivered, how long it will take, and whether you are required to be present when the package arrives.

5) Only shop at secure websites.

To protect yourself, always check website security before entering personal information like a bank account or credit card number. A secure checkout website address will include an S after the http prefix (https://) and will display a small padlock symbol in the lower right corner of the browser screen.

Online Organic Food Suppliers

Whether you are searching for fresh organic fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy, desserts, wines and beer, coffee, or any of the countless organically produced products available, there are many good quality online retailers all around the world. See the organic food suppliers link below.
About the Author
Vic Errington has been researching organic food for many years. He and his wife, Alison, eat only organic and grow their own fruit and vegetables. Visit their website at Organic Food For Everyone for everything organic.

Check out their directory of organic food suppliers . There you will find online retailers as well as outlets near you.
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