Feb 15, 2016
Where my online shoppers at? You, you, and you? Or more like everyone. I will admit that I order something online almost everyday. I know, it's ridiculous, but I buy anything from diapers, cleaning supplies, makeup, and ingredients to make Caspian's dog food. All online. And I will tell you the one thing that I hate is when I checkout with a company online providing my email address and then what do you know, I start getting a ton of junk mail from companies I have never shopped with. Yep, "secure" online shopping is kind of a joke right? So recently I have been using the Sudo App to do some shopping when I am on my phone. Anyone else do some phone shopping when they can't sleep? It's a bad habit.
Anyway, the Sudo App allows you to take control and set up an alternate email through the app that will be your middle man through all the junk. You can also use the app as a secure browser. Just go through the app to your favorite shopping destination, and avoid pop-ups, ads, and tracking networks.
And here is where we get fancy people, if you are a paranoid mess like me about giving out your credit card info, Sudo already thought of that.
Hold on, side story....when I lived in Arizona I was shopping online and found a pair of shoes that I was obsessed with, they didn't have my size so I decided to call the local store and see if they had them. Luck was on my side because they did! I gave them my credit card info over the phone to have them shipped. The girl who helped me must have written my credit card info down on a piece of paper. Well that piece of paper was found by someone else, and THAT person decided to use that info to place a very large chinese take out order! No joke, people. I mean, must have been feeding a family of 30. Needless to say I was out of my mind irate. It all got sorted out in the end, but I have been forever fearful of my bank account info getting out.
The Sudo app allows you to set up disposable credit cards that link to your Apple pay. Freaking genius! If you don't have Apply pay set up, you can just create cards through your built in browser and use them for one time pay, or whenever you are using the app. Total stress free shopping, all from your couch. Honestly, I am not one to invest so much time and energy into an app, but I think start to checkout it took me like 10 minutes to make my first purchase. But you can do so many other things. If you happen to buy or sell things on Craigslist, the app will create an alternate email for you, and phone numbers if you want. Keep the creepers at bay.
I feel like at a point where our entire lives are insanely virtual, why not take a few extra safety precautions, ya know? The app really empowers you to only share the information you want put out there. I'd say it is worth a try!
Online shoppers stamp of approval!
-This post was sponsored by Sudo in partnership with Collectively.