Payment methods at Chinese webshops
For many online shopper there's an issue with providing Credit Card details, especially on shopping websites you don't trust immediately. Do not worry; There are many ways to protect your money and identity from being stolen. What are the options you have:
Use pre-paid service
Most credit card companies have pre-paid option, where ayou can buy a pre-paid card online. You charge the card for the maximum amount you want to spend. Besides this pre-paid cards you can also use a regular Paypal account as a pre-paid option; you could open one especially for the purpose of buying online, and put only the money on it you want to spend.
Use Credit Card
Actually, credit-card companies have an insurance for you, when you shop online. If the shop is listed on Choose Chinese, it's a major webshop where thousands of people have ordered before. Their payment service provider has security standards as high as your local stores. And furthermore, most fraud is covered by your Credit Card company (please check the details with your own Credit Card company).
Read the reviews
If you still doubt buying online, google for reviews and read them.
1US$ Test purchase
If you discovered a new webshop you like, you can always test the shop by ordering a very cheap gadget. See our 2US$-gadget section for inspiration.