What are ”.onion” sites?
Website addresses ending in ”.onion” aren’t like normal domain names, and you can’t access them with a normal web browser. Addresses that end with ”.onion” point to Tor hidden services on the Dark Web.
How do dark web vendors ship?
When thinking about shipping something or ordering something on the Dark Web, things work about the same when it comes down to logistics. When shipping something on the normal web, you enter your credit card information, address, and then hit send. This is essentially what you also do on the Dark Web, but you have to use cryptocurrencies instead of ”real” money because most, if not all, transactions are anonymous.
What is escrow?
These are usually used when a buyer purchases products from any of the dark web markets. Escrow is the use of a neutral third party that holds the purchase amount till the vendor delivers the package to the buyer and has fulfilled his side of the bargain. Escrow services also provide arbitration in case there is any dispute between the buyer and the seller.