All of our credit card transactions are handled securely through PayPal. Once you click “Place Order”, you’ll be automatically transferred to PayPal’s secure website to finish the transaction – we do not collect any credit card information on our actual website. The only personal information we ask for during the checkout process on our website itself is your basic contact info – name, email, city, state and zip code (no street address). If you prefer, you can also shop from our secure Etsy site – all of our patterns are available from there as well.
We receive a lot of questions from folks who either don’t have, or don’t want to use, a PayPal account to pay for their tutorials on our website. We completely understand, and there is a way to pay with your debit/credit card by checking out as a guest via PayPal, without having to log into a PayPal account. PayPal does not share any financial details with us.
Here’s how it works…
On our Checkout page, select PayPal and then click “Place Order” at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to PayPal, but again, you will not have to create, or log into, a PayPal account in order to pay for your order. You can checkout as a guest via PayPal.
On the PayPal page, you will see the heading “Pay with PayPal”, with an email address and password field beneath it. Look below for a button that says “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” (see screenshot below). Please note: PayPal often slightly changes the appearance of their pages, but the functionality remains the same.
If you click that button, a new screen will open with fields for you to enter your debit/credit card information. At the bottom of that page, you will be given the option to either create a PayPal account or select “No, I don’t want an account now” (see screenshot below). Select that option to securely checkout, without creating a PayPal account.
Check your email. After you place your order, you will receive an automated order confirmation email from Simple Bead Patterns that contains the link(s) to download your new tutorial(s). If you cannot find your order confirmation email within a few minutes, then please check your spam folder. If you still cannot locate your order confirmation email, please contact us. The most common reason people do not receive their order confirmation email is due to a simple typo in their email address.
Please note: If you created (or logged into) an account on our website, when placing your order, then you would also be able to download your tutorials from the My Account page on our website. There is no restriction on the number of times you can re-download the tutorials that you purchased. Note: If you placed your order as a guest on our website (without creating or logging into your account), the patterns will not be listed on the My Account page for future access, but you will still receive the automated order confirmation email with the tutorial downloads.
Still having trouble?
If you still have trouble placing your order, we also have an Etsy shop where we offer all of our downloadable beading patterns. You can pay via PayPal or credit card, but you will need to have, or set up, and Etsy account. If you order through our Etsy shop, your tutorial(s) will be sent to you in an automated email from CraftHub within 5 – 10 minutes.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we will do our best to help.
Cara & Lane