Are credit card orders
from this site safe?
A lot of people are still
a little bit skeptical about using their credit card to buy things on
First of all, the online
order forms on this site are equipped with SSL
(Secure Socket Layer) encryption, the industry standard for
online security. Unlike "normal" web page forms, the contents that are
transferred to and from the order page can't be "overheard" by others.
The information is scrambled using the latest encryption standards and
it stays only between you and the card processing network.
As of May 20th 2001 on-line Credit Card orders can be placed in two ways:
One Ocean Kayaks Web Store
- real time, secure card processing through AuthorizeNet secure gateway.
- The Kagi
store - The online order is handled by a company called Kagi,
who has been processing online payments for Internet vendors for many
years. Technically speaking, Kagi is an "on-line web store"
that carries products from many vendors and collects payments on their
behalf. Practically speaking and from One Ocean Kayaks perspective,
Kagi is a "credit card processor" and as such they can accept
other types of credit cards in addition to VISA, Master, AMEX and Discover.
Other cards processed (Optima, Diners Club, Cart Blanche, JCB, Eurocard)
Use Kagi ONLY if your order will not go through
Ocean Kayaks Web Store or are ordering in
foreigh currency from outside of the USA. Kagi can currently
process payments in US$, Euros, Australian $, Canadian $, Japanese Yen,
and Great Britain pounds.
How does online ordering work?
When you order items using the online
order form, your order and all the details are Encrypted
and sent through the secure network for Credit Card validation and
security check. The order is then emailed to me, and I ship the items and
take care of the rest. You will receive an email receipt of the order as
well. Your credit card and all billing information
stays secure at all times!
See the Ordering page for all payment options