Secure and Simple Online Shopping!
Online Shopping has long come of age! It now represents a substantial portion of retail sales worldwide and is generally considered an acceptable and everyday form of shopping.
In 2016, an estimated 1.61 billion people worldwide purchased goods online. In 2016, global e-retail sales amounted to 1.9 trillion U.S. dollars and projections show a growth of up to 4.06 trillion U.S. dollars by 2020.
Our Online Retailing Credentials
SA Catholic Online utilises an internationally-recognised online retail platform, Ecwid, which currently hosts more than 1 million online resellers in 175 countries (https://www.ecwid.com/). We also use Payfast, South Africa's leading secure online payment processing gateway, which has just celebrated its 10th year of service to online retailers in South Africa. (See https://www.payfast.co.za/security-fraud for more information on Payfast's security and fraud prevention protocols).
How it all works
When you arrive at our Online Store's Home Page and click on an ORDER NOW, BUY NOW or "MORE INFORMATION" button, you will be taken to the Home Page of that particular book or product, which will give you all the information you need to make your purchasing decision - description of the product, author information, specs etc.
Once you have made that decision click on the "BUY NOW" Button which takes you into the Ecwid Store - you then select your product again (Buy Now button - see illustration at right).
The Shopping Bag icon will appear on the right-hand side of the page. If you have completed your shopping, click on the "Open Bag" link (see illustration at left).
The Shopping Bag page will then open and you will see a summary of the products you have purchased:
IMPORTANT: This is where you decide how you would like the product shipped to you.
We offer a number of options, both within South Africa and regionally - to see the options available click on the "Change" button and then select your option. The cost of the option you have selected will appear in the costing box next to "Estimated shipping "- Please note - you will have the option to change this shipping method before your final payment.
Once you have done that, check the "Terms & Conditions" box. Should you wish to read the Terms & Conditions, Click on the link (blue writing).
You then click on the "CHECKOUT" Button - This takes you to the Shipping Details page. Here you are asked to provide us with your address details for shipping purposes. Here you may also change your delivery options.If you have registered with us previously, and provided all your details, simply click "Sign In" and all your details will appear.
This takes you to the Payment Details Page. Here you will be asked for your email address (we need to communicate with you, but rest assured, we will never give your email to anyone else) and given the option of creating a user account with us for future reference. You will be asked for your billing details - if they are the same as your shipping details simply check the box!.
You will also be asked to choose your payment method.
We offer two basic options;
1. Payfast Secure Online Payment, which in itself also offers a few payment options: Credit Card, Instant EFT, and (selected) Debit Cards.
2. Offline EFT - you may choose to pay directly to us via standard EFT - if you choose this option, our banking details will appear, and you then go off and make payment the way you do with other bills. Your order will only be processed once proof of payment is received.
Once you have chosen this, click "Place Order".
If you have chosen option 1. above, you will be transferred to the Payfast Secure Payment page and there you may be asked to register with Payfast if you have not used them before - this is standard procedure with all payment gateways - it is for your protection as well as ours. Thereafter simply follow the prompts supplied by Payfast.
If you have chosen Option 2, you will simply see a summary of your order with the Heading "Order Placed"
You will always receive confirmation emails from us for both your order and your payment!