Payment Processing FAQs

Last updated: November 1, 2017


Q: What forms of payments do you accept?
A: We accept most major credit cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Visa Checkout, Checks (allow up to 10 days to clear bank) and money orders.

Many people are scared of buying things online using credit cards, but let me assure you we follow only the strictest security precautions when handling your data. In fact, your credit card information will never be stored on our server. In addition to our precautions many credit card and even some debit card companies are now offering protection for fraud when making online purchases. 

PayPal is one of the most popular payment methods on the internet. They even have an option whereby once you are set up you can have the money taken directly out of your checking account to avoid having to give your credit card information to strangers. Speaking of that they have some of the strictest security measures in the industry to help prevent fraud and protect you against problems. Thousands of merchant accept PayPal payments. You do not have to buy something here to sign up.

Since so many people are still scared of sending their information over the internet we also offer the option to make off line purchases. Simply select to pay by check or money order when checking out.  You will be given instructions on where to send payments after completing the checkout process.  Items will not be shipped until payment clears so please allow 3-10 additional days for you purchase to ship.  If you want to speed up the process you can also contact us with your order number our customer service representatives will call for your credit card information.

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Q: Do I have to pay sales tax on my order?
A: Currently only residents of South Carolina will be charged the appropriate sales tax on any orders purchased at Purple Turtle Gifts. For customers located outside of South Carolina, they will not be charged, but should be advised many states have use tax laws that may apply to this purchase. Some of these laws require Purple Turtle Gifts to share purchase information with the taxing jurisdictions.  Always, check with your local tax jurisdiction to be safe.

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Q: Can I pay by check?
 
A: Yes, as mentioned above, simply add the items you want to purchase to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout as you normally would.  When you get to the screen where you select payment method, choose pay by check or money order.  You will receive instructions on where to send your payment to.  Please remember you order will not ship until the check has cleared the bank.  Please allow a minimum of 10 extra days for payment to clear.

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Q: Can I pay by money order?
 
A: Same as the question above, except you will send a money order.

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