For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. through "Google Checkout" and "PayPal" checkout methods. Both methods are secure and easy to use with our smooth and short checkout.
For added security, you will asked to choose one of the following during the check out process along with the request to provide the 3 or 4 digit security code as guided in the image above. We offer over 8 easy to use, convenient and secure payment options to choose from. Pick your choice. Your credit cards, or popular PayPal service or also Bank or Certified Checks or Money Order. Our online store uses secure infrastructure so that you payments are processed through a reliable and secure gateway. Also, we have attempted to offer you intuitive information about these options during the check-out process. We hope you will find your check out experience easy
As far back as the late 1800s, consumers and merchants exchanged goods through the concept of credit, using credit coins and charge plates as currency. It wasn't until about half a century ago that plastic payments as we know them today became a way of life. In the early 1900s, oil companies and department stories issued their own proprietary cards, according to Stan Sienkiewicz, in a paper for the Philadelphia Federal Reserve entitled "Credit Cards and Payment Efficiency." Such cards were accepted only at the business that issued the card and in limited locations. While modern credit cards are mainly used for convenience, these predecessor cards were developed as a means of creating customer loyalty and improving customer service.
The first bank card, named "Charg-It," was introduced in 1946 by John Biggins, a banker in Brooklyn, according to MasterCard. When a customer used it for a purchase, the bill was forwarded to Biggins' bank. The bank reimbursed the merchant and obtained payment from the customer. The Diners Club Card was the next step in credit cards.
Know that a credit card payment is not complete UNTIL a credit card processor completes the authorization of your payment. The various security checks during this authorization must pass and it can sometimes take - although uncommon - a day or two to complete these checks. Your order can only be shipped after this authorization is completed successfully. It's not uncommon for a request for credit card authorization to fail once or twice before the card is finally authorized. We'll send you an e-mail if we experience difficulties in authorizing your credit card.
You can enter your entire credit card number safely via our secure server which encrypts all submitted information. To provide you with an additional layer of security, all credit card numbers provided are stored on a computer that's not connected to the Internet. After you enter your complete credit card number, it is transferred to this secure machine across a one-way interface which is not accessible by network or modem and the number is not stored anywhere else.