General Store Ordering Information
On this page you can get information about:
- How The Shopping Cart Works
- Ordering, Payment & Shipping
- Alternate Ordering Methods
- Ordering Without Cookies
- General Store (subscriptions, back issues, books, anthologies)
- Classified Ads
- Banner Ads
How The Shopping Cart Works
Whenever you click on one of the shopping cart icons that say "Add," the item is placed in your cart. Many shopping carts make you view the contents of the cart each time you select something. Not here. When you add an item, a small text box will pop up. Click on "OK" if you want to view the cart contents or choose "Cancel" to stay right where you are and continue browsing.
Feel free to add to your cart any item that interests you since you can always remove items before you "check out." To see what is already in your cart, to remove an item, or to change the quantity of an item, click on the shopping cart on the right side of the page that says "View."
The cookie is a small file the shopping cart sends to your computer for storage. While you are shopping, the cookie stores the items you've purchased. Then, when you "check out" it stores information like your name and address (but never your credit card info). If you return to the General Store within a year and have not deleted the cookie, it will "remember" you and fill in the shipping information for you.
You can check the contents of this file for yourself if you like. It will be in whatever folder your computer stores cookies. It is a simple text file and may be viewed with Textpad, Notepad, Wordpad or any other text editor.
Ordering, Payment & Shipping
Backwoods Home Magazine accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover/Novus, and American Express credit cards as well as bank & postal money orders and personal & company checks. (Note: Checks must clear before order is shipped.)
When it is time to "check out," you will be asked for shipping and billing information like your name, address, etc. Then, when it is time to enter your credit card information, the shopping cart will take you to our Secure Server. Note: The cookie does NOT transmit or store any credit card information.
Prices quoted are in U.S. dollars. Checks and money orders must be drawn on U.S. banks.
Most orders, except subscriptions, are processed and shipped within 24 hours. holiday season excepted.
Packaging, handling and shipping charges apply to all items except subscriptions, including any premiums or extras that may be included with a subscription. You can see how much this will be anytime you view the contents of your cart.
NOTE: Postage charges for non-USA destination print subscriptions and for First Class delivery within the USA must be selected at the bottom of the subscription order page before you add the subscription to your shopping cart. If it is not, your subscription order will be delayed while we contact you to authorize the additional postage charge.
Due to slow/unreliable service, we will not ship foreign orders via ground transport. All foreign orders are shipped via Air Transport. Additional shipping & handling charges apply to all shipments outside the USA.
Our shopping cart operates via our regular server until it is time to enter your credit card information. Credit card information is taken online via a Secure Server. If you will be paying by check or want to phone in your order (see below), you will not not be taken to the secure server during the transaction since no sensitive information will be transmitted.
Once you have completed your online order, you will receive a receipt via email indicating the items you purchased and the relevant charges. Please be sure to double-check the spelling of your email address. (Note: If you do not select all appropriate options (such as foreign shipping charges) the receipt will be incorrect and your order will be delayed while we contact you for authorization to add the appropriate charges.)
Alternate Ordering Methods
Don't like to do credit card orders online? No problem! Here are other options for you.
You can use the cart to shop normally. When it is time to "check out" just choose "Pay by Phone or by Mail with Check, Money Order, or Silver." The shopping cart will display a printable order form with a unique invoice number.This form IS NOT transmitted to us so please be sure to print the form so you will have a copy of your order, then...
Phone in your Order and Credit Card information using our toll-free number 1-800-835-2418
Write in your Credit Card info, then Fax the form to us at 1-541-247-8600
Mail the form with your Check or Money Order to:
Backwoods Home Magazine
P.O. Box 712
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Ordering Without Cookies
Subscriptions, back issues, anthologies, T-shirts, and self-reliance books may all be ordered by visiting our General Store. Look for our specials to save money!
If you are interested in placing a Classified Ad in the magazine (also displays online) you may order it online in the General Store or you may call our toll-free order line at 1-800-835-2418.
Your banner ad on the Backwoods Home Magazine web site will reach thousands of self-reliant people each month. All the details are on our Ad Info page.