When buying or selling cryptocurrency on exchanges, you will see different types of orders:
Here is a guide explaining the different types of order options:
A market order is an order to buy or sell a given instrument at the market price. The...
Here's a how to guide for buying and storing Ripple for the long term.
Buying Ripple (XRP)
The quickest, easiest way to buy Ripple is to buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, transfer to Poloniex, convert BTC to XRP, and then transfer your XRP to your wallet for proper storage.
Complete step by step guide...