Buying online is very similar to shopping at your local grocery, hardware or general merchandise store. As you look around (browse) the store, you can add items to your shopping cart that you want to purchase. When you are finished shopping, you go to the checkout section to pay for the items.
1). Browse, Navigate and Search Our Site
To navigate and browse through our hundreds of how-to plans on this website, click on a category link. The categories are located on the left hand side. Each one will take you to a collection of related plans. For your convenience, some categories may have sub-categories to help our customers find items easier.
If you are having a hard time finding a plan for a specific project, you may want to use our built in Search. The search box is located in the upper right hand area of our website. Simply type in a word or phrase that best matches what you are looking for.
2). Adding Items To Your Cart
An e-commerce website, such as How-To-Plans, use what is called a shopping cart much in the same way as any retail store uses shopping carts. As you walk around (or browse) through the store, you add items to your cart.
When you find an item that you wish to purchase, click the "Add To Cart" button next to the item. This will bring up the view cart page. Here you will see what was added to the cart along with items that may have previously been added. From the view cart page, you have the option to "Continue Shopping" or "Proceed To Checkout".
The "Continue Shopping" button will take you back to the store where you can continue to look around and add additional items to your cart. The "Proceed To Checkout" button will take you to the checkout section of the website where you will be asked for the needed information to complete your purchase.
3). Viewing, Deleting and Adjusting Qtys In The Cart
At any time while browsing through our website, you can view your shopping cart or go to checkout by simply clicking the "Shopping Cart" link located in the upper right hand corner of every page. This will take you to the view cart page where you can view, remove or change quantities in your cart.
- To Change Quantity Of An Item:
Place your curser in the "QTY" box, type the desired number and click on the "Update Cart" button near the bottom.
- To Delete An Item From Your Cart:
Click on the box with an "X" next to the item. This will remove the item from your cart.
4). Checking Out - 3 Easy Steps!
We have set up our website checkout to be easy, fast and secure! The whole checkout process consists of three simple steps and uses a secure 128-bit encryption SSL Certificate to encrypt your order information.
STEP #1 - Provide your name, shipping address, email and phone number. We need this info to insure that your order is sent to the correct address.
STEP #2 - Shipping method and fees (s/h) will be shown. If more than one option is available, you will be able to choose by selecting (clicking the circle) your choice.
STEP #3 - Billing Address and Payment Method. In this section you will be asked for your billing address and how you want to pay for your order.
- Billing Address:
Provide us with your billing information if it is different than your shipping info. If it is the same as the shipping address that you entered on the previous page, just click (checkmark) the box that asks "My Billing Information is same as Shipping". By doing this, your previously entered shipping info will be automatically entered in the correct format.
- Payment Method:
Select the type of payment method that you want to use. For your convenience, you may use your credit card to order through our secure online store. You can also use your PayPal or Google Checkout accounts to pay for items. If available, these payment options will be show to you during checkout.