Paypal: Regular purchases made via paypal should be made using the button on the shopping cart.
Paypal used to allow (and claims they still do) using your credit card through Paypal without opening an account. Lately a number of customers complained that they were being forced to open an account. If you ever had a Paypal account, they would not allow the card to be charged except through Paypal. For this reason, we switched our credit card processing to Stripe.
Using credit/debit cards:No credit card info is ever stored on our site. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express from U.S. and Canadian customers.
Stripe: Stripe is our credit card processor. When you enter your info, it is immediately encrypted and sent to Stripe. Even we don't see it. Your card is not charged, it is only authorized, which means a temporary hold is placed on the funds. We finalize the charge when we process the order. If we can't process the order or you cancel before we do, the hold is removed and no charge appears on your statement. You will receive an email as a confirmation of your order and a second one as an invoice when the order is finalized.
Credit/debit cards: Your credit card number is immediately encrypted and sent to us in encrypted form. We decrypt it at our end. Then we create an invoice via Stripe which we can charge at our end since we already have your CC info, so you do not have to take any action.
There is one advantage to sending us your credit card. In the future, there is no need to place an order through the site. You can simply email your order to us and say "Charge my card ending in 9999 (last 4 digits of your card)."
The following methods can add an extra bonus to your order.
Venmo: is a service from Paypal which lets you send money from your bank account and most debit or credit cards via a mobile device. Since this is free for us, you will get a bonus for using it. It is free for you if you use your debit card or bank account. Venmo will charge you about 3% if you use a credit card. You can send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-868-3000.
Paypal personal payment: Payments made through paypal using your bank account or existing funds in the account (not credit or debit card), sent as money to family and friends (not purchase). Such payments should be made to email@example.com. You can also use the link https://paypal.me/ccsdig Please do NOT send debit/credit card payments to this account or select purchase since you will not get the bonus.
Chase Quickpay, Zelle, INGDirect, Popmoney: Most banks give you an option to send money from your bank account. In most cases, this happens electronically and instantly so there is no waiting for a check to arrive. We can even send you a Chase Quickpay invoice and you can pay it even if you do not bank with Chase. Chase payments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal checks: We accept personal checks in US funds from US banks. Some Canadian banks actually use US banks. We have received checks from Canadian banks that stated: "charge to the account of Toronto Bank at Ohio Bank." This means that the Toronto Bank has an account in Ohio and the check can actually be processed as a US check.
Money Orders: Money orders in US funds from US banks and Canadian Postal Money Orders in US funds.
You can make out checks and money order to Israel Goodman (not CCS) and send them to:
2412 Oceancrest Blvd
Far Rockaway, NY 11691