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Buy alcohol online in Kenya safely – be a smart shopper

Buy alcohol online in Kenya safely – be a smart shopper

We have seen tremendous growth in online buying in recent years. E-commerce now offers consumers every reason to shop online. They have the best bargains deals, more options, mind-boggling product selections, fast delivery service, friendly and efficient customer service, and much more. Shopping has never been easier and more convenient. In the wake of the Covid-19, online buying has become the most viable way of shopping since it is safer than going out to the liquor store nearby. It is essential to be aware that even though buying liquor online is easy and convenient, it does not come without fraud risks, and we must also remember to be careful while shopping online. As more people have embraced online buying, so do bad guys who are trying to dupe unwary and uninformed customers their hard earn cash, taking advantage of their desire to get good deals online. Safety is key.  

Online buying is a safe platform if only one takes the necessary precautions and follows important Internet security measures. Being cautious means you are buying safely from the best online wines & spirits in Nairobi, Kenya. While online liquor stores have to employ security measures to protect their client from fraud, you should always exercise caution to avoid falling into the fraudsters' trap. These unscrupulous individuals rely on you, the consumer not knowing how to identify and avoid their tricks, phishing emails, use weak passwords, or use public Wi-Fi to log into private accounts. Many fraudsters are pretending to be legitimate suppliers, and you should be aware of the security features of a genuine seller. Here are a few tips to enlighten you on security features to look out to shop safely online;

Detailed website

Look out for an online delivery shop that gives detailed information about their products. It should be able to put the drinks in proper categories, i.e., wine, whiskey, brandy, or soft drinks, for quick analyzing your preferred bottle. The drinks images posted should be clear to avoid possible confusion. Detail information shows the store has taken time to make their customer aware of drinks available to make informed decisions. Fraudsters have no time to put all the information you may be looking for. Don’t just be carried by big names, pay attention to the level of information given.

Study the online store policies and charges

Study all the policies and charges on deliveries and returns. Make sure you understand every policy before settling on a given liquor shop. A reputable online shop should have a clear return policy should the goods not satisfy the customer. The best online drinks delivery shop guarantees money back in case of any damage. This way, if the wrong drink is delivered, you can still give it back to the store. Check your orders carefully upon delivery so you can give them back immediately if you get the wrong drink or if there is any defect in it. At times in rare cases, there could be possible packaging confusion, and your order may be delivered to the wrong destination. With drinks zone, this should not worry you, as we double-check every order, however, should it happen, we promptly change and deliver the collect order.

Shop from a trustworthy website

Always analyze the online shop and select a trustworthy and reputable shop. With many online stores available today, you need to be extra careful while shopping. You should order your favorite booze on Websites certified by Internet Trust Organizations as such sites protect internet users’ privacy. It is always prudent to plan your shopping and avoid being swayed by the enticing sales. While shopping online, you may encounter an online shop that looks like something is not quite right, your instincts may be right, so avoid it. There are some websites solely created with the intent of scamming online consumers.

Check the site security features

Avoid buying on websites that do not have security encryption installed SSL (secure sockets layer). You can know whether the site has security sockets by confirming that the URL of the shop you intend to buy from starts with HTTPS://, which is the first security feature to look to, and not just something like HTTP. Also, look out for the locked padlock icon. It should appear on the URL in the address bar or at the bottom of the screen.

Be limited with personal data you disclose

Be a smart shopper! Always be cautious and give up as little personal data as possible. Protecting your identity and your privacy is essential. No one wants to give out much of their personal information to the public. The online store your choice should be able to demonstrate its ability to keep information secretly. Do not give out details about your credit card or any other bank details unless it is necessary. Be extra careful when keying in sensitive personal information in pop-up alcohol online delivery windows. Revealing too much information can give the fraud an opening. Before giving out your details, check out the store’s privacy policy.

Only provide necessary information to your favorite and trustworthy online liquor shop. The information may include contact details to speed up your order processing. Drinks zone, being a reliable online wine and spirits store, assures you of professionally handling your details. We will not start sending you spam SMS or calling you the moment we have your phone number or email address. We only use the contact information to resolve any issues that may arise. For a quick response to your question about a purchase you made, be sure to provide your name, order number, or confirmation number and describe what you ordered. Also, provide any necessary information that may be required for quick delivery.  

Avoid using public Wi-Fi

Exercise some caution measures while using a public network. Signing in to a private account using public Wi-Fi can be a great security risk. These fraudsters usually hijack the Wi-Fi signal or set up their own to trick you into using it, and they can see everything you do on your mobile device or laptop, allowing them to acquire your credentials. If you must use public Wi-Fi or cyber to shop for late-night alcohol delivery, make sure you log out every time before you leave. Try as much as possible always to use a trusted Wi-Fi connection. Also, it is advisable to inoculate your computer with antivirus software. Tyr as much as possible to use your mobile phone network when shopping online.

Check your credit card statements regularly

Keep checking your cards statements regularly. Do not wait until the end of the month to go and check your bank statements. Check regularly your credit card statements to ensure it remains intact or otherwise. Check out if the drinks delivered and received were charged the right amount. Keep a check for any changes in the report. If you find anything inappropriate in the statements, address it immediately.

Applying these smart online shopping tactics will save you from cyber fraud. Drinks zone holds its customers in high esteem, and their security is our priority. The customer information is kept secure and confidential. Ordering your favorite alcoholic drink (wine, beer, or liquor), or non-alcoholic drink from us, you will be assured of safety. We take our time to analyze your order carefully, and once we dispatch, we contact you. Dial a drink Kenya today for all drinks you need and enjoy buying online with utmost security on drinks zone liquor shop.