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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How Can I Use Paypal Express Checkout to Shop?

Check out PayPal Express Checkout Yellow ButtonMillions of people from more than 193 countries and regions around the world use PayPal. That's why many retail websites including Arttowngifts and Online Fashion Shopping offer what is known as PayPal Express Checkout. This payment method makes it convenient for customers to checkout without having to enter their credit card information for every online store they frequent.

1.  Create a PayPal Account.

To use PayPal Express Checkout, you will need a PayPal account.

2.  Go Shopping Online.

Now that you have a PayPal account, you are ready to go shopping! Visit your favorite website such as Arttowngifts.com, browse and add desired items to your Shopping Cart.

3.  Open Shopping Cart, 

     Select Checkout with Paypal Button.

Paypal Express Checkout Starts at Your Shopping Cart
    • Once you are finished shopping, open your Shopping Cart.
    • Review Your Cart for accuracy and completeness.
    • Click the yellow Checkout with PayPal Button.

4. Sign Into Paypal, Make Your Payment Selection.

After clicking the Checkout with PayPal Button a new small screen will popup so you can sign into your PayPal account. Once you have signed-in the same popup window will present you with payment selections which include:
    • Pay with funds from your PayPal Balance.
    • Pay with a credit or debit card on file with PayPal.
    • Add a new credit or debit card.
    • Pay with PayPal Credit which is an extended payment program.

5.  Enter Ship Address,
     Select Ship Method,
     Add Gift Message.


After selecting your payment method, you will be returned to the Checkout Page of the website on which you were shopping. At this point,you can not continue to make changes to the items in your shopping cart, add additional products or go outside of the Checkout page without causing difficulty. In other words, you need to stay put! 

Enter Desired Shipping Address.
Your billing address should have been automatically completed by PayPal. If you are shipping to yourself simply select, Copy Billing to Shipping. If you want to ship to a different shipping address, then fill in these details. Note: Some people lock their shipping address in their PayPal account. If you have made this selection within your PayPal account, the shipping address will revert to the locked address on record in your PayPal account.

Choose Shipping Method.
Make your Shipping Method selection such as UPS Ground, UPS 2 Day, or UPS Next Day.

Add Gift Message and Review Your Order.
Add your Gift Message and conduct a Final Review of your order.

6.  Click Place Order.

Finish your order by clicking Place Order which will complete the transaction. Order and shipping tracking emails will be sent to your PayPal email address on file.

7.  PayPal Express Checkout Option Is Also Available on Checkout Page

Some Websites Allow Selection of PayPal Express Checkout or PayPal Credit on the checkout page. The steps you need to follow are the same if you make the selection while checking out.

Are their any Drawbacks to using PayPal Express Checkout?
While we have discussed the many benefits of using Paypal Express Checkout there are some limitations to using it as your checkout method. Here are just a few:

Must use email address PayPal has on file.

Sometimes we have customers who send us communication using another email address. They expect that we will use their new email address. Unfortunately the original email address is locked by PayPal. Once an order is received merchants can not make changes in the email address, the billing address or shipping addresses.

Shipping address changes are difficult.

If a customer has a locked shipping address in their PayPal account and then enter a different ship-to address in the shopping site order record during checkout, PayPal will revert back to the locked ship-to address in your PayPal record. So you think, no big deal, just change to correct address! If the customer catches the discrepancy, they can request that we make a correction to the shipping address in our order records.

Unfortunately, this is something that we can not do because the PayPal technology locks the Order Details. So if you make a change to the shipping address, shipping labels and tracking emails has to be handled and created manually. While most sites can and will do make this manual change, as you might imagine it slows the process down and dramatically increases the chances that an error might be made.

"Many shipping errors result from a
PayPal locked shipping address."

Even more serious in other cases, customers place their order assuming the shipping address they entered was received by the merchant. Then they forget to check their order confirmation email. The gift is delivered to the locked ship-to address provided by PayPal instead of the one the customer thought they provided. Once the package is delivered, the merchant then receives calls regarding a delivery to the wrong location. This occurrence is a big error in terms of the time, hassle and additional costs required by both parties to correct.

PayPal contact information may be outdated. 

Customers may have PayPal account information that is outdated so the customer phone number and email addresses are no longer accurate or reviewed. So if there is an order related question the retail merchant cannot call or reach the customer to get the issue resolved. So if you plan to use PayPal Express Checkout, please make sure to keep your PayPal account details current.


PayPal Express Checkout Makes Shopping on Multiple Websites A Breeze
Even with a few drawbacks, shopping and checking out with PayPal Express Checkout remains convenient. With PayPal Express Checkout, customers can complete purchases in just a few steps. With their billing and shipping addresses along with payment details stored in their PayPal account, shoppers can conclude transactions quickly since they do not have to re-enter this information each time they shop.

PayPal Express Checkout also gives your shoppers a simplified checkout experience and lets them use their PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card to pay without sharing or entering any sensitive information on a retail website. Further, if there is an issue with your order, PayPal provides a method for rectifying the matter between the merchant and the customer. As you can see Paypal Express Checkout provides customer both convenience and security.

For retailers, it makes it easy to carry out business worldwide with your online store, wholesale site or business to business portal. Smaller companies can avoid the need for a traditional credit card merchant account since customers can still use their credit cards through their PayPal account.

About The Authors 

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estate, restaurants, and online fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitating, engaging manner for a variety of topics. 

Thea B Few, a retired print publishing executive, writes about subjects of interest to online shoppers. She is working on launching a new affiliate based website, SignShanty.com.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5 PERFECT CORPORATE GIFT IDEAS

Say Thank You with Client Appreciation Corporate Gifts

by Guest Blogger Rachel Stinson

Chocolate Gifts
Corporate gifts are meant for employees, clients or a business office staff. They must be selected carefully having in mind the receiver. The gift should be of benefit to the receiver. Since the presents are given on behalf of the organization they must convey the message or theme of the company. Business gifts must not distort the brand or the image of a shopping site such as Sukar.

The customary period to present business gifts is during the Holidays. It is also effective to send gifts after closing huge business transactions and successful deals. Client gifts make perfect "appreciation" gestures. In order to determine the perfect corporate gift for customer and clients, it is always a good plan to do some useful research beforehand, to ensure maximum benefits from your item. Below are Five Perfect Corporate Gift Ideas:

Food Items and Gift Baskets

Edible treats are a classic and well-received gift item. One of the great edible items is gourmet chocolates or chocolate bakery gifts. There is always a wide variety of gourmet chocolate treats from which to pick. Chocolate is an excellent choice for spreading goodwill. You can give custom chocolate bars, boxed chocolate, candy bouquets, chocolate dipped pretzel tins or even giant fortune cookies. Corporate gift basket possibilities are endless.

If you're looking for a more unique gift, try customized salsa. Custom label salsa is a fun and perfect way to both showcase a brand logo and say thank you to recipients. It is the unique means for spicing up business relationships.

Corporate Wine Baskets

Wine Gift Sets

Wine and wine accessories are fantastic gift items for impressing customers. Wine can easily be customized with printed labels to keep your business in mind with the recipients imbibe. A bottle of wine and accessories can be included, such as a custom corkscrew, engraved wine glasses, and printed cheese knife. This collection would provide an exquisite wine gift basket that would be valued any time of the year. Just make sure that the company to which you are sending wine or champagne allows their employees to accept gifts with alcohol.

Desk Clocks

Customized clocks make unique corporate gifts. They are practical and will be used over and over, creating a constant reminder of the goodwill. There are different types of clocks to select from including; novelty clocks, executive clocks, travel clocks and alarm clocks. Select a clock that fits your budget and you'll form great business relationships in the blink of an eye.

Business Card Cases

Cardholders are a widely used item for business professionals, so presenting a customized business card cases can be a great investment. Card cases are always used repeatedly, and when tastefully customized with the company's logo, this will act as a good reminder of your business. Select from premium leather, brushed aluminum or magnetic card cases.

Office Diaries

Office diaries are made in different attractive designs and colors. Purchasing in large quantity could ensure the best deals for the business organizations. Diaries help people to keep small notes on their daily activities, write down things to do and to plan their day in a perfect manner. The best part is that the diaries are used for a full year.

Corporate gift ideas are not just memorable plans to celebrate special moments but also to show the social commitment and appreciation of business owner’s to their patrons and employees. Ideally, a corporate gift should be something that is valuable for those who get it and need not necessarily be expensive.

About The Author 

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and online fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Personalized College Gifts for Dorm Rooms

Decorate your college dorm with personalized gifts and school wall art. So it is off to college for the recent high school graduates. Why not make their dorm room or apartment stand out with personalized items and custom wood signs? Getting the college students in your life off to school after a summer of fun can be a daunting task. It doesn't have to be a hassle. Instead of traveling from store after store, shop online for personalized college gear such as pillow cases, laundry bags, tote bags and custom wall art.
Architectural Collage Name Frame
Photos of Campus Building Spell Your School Name
By adding names, initials or monograms to a student's items the chance that they will grow legs and disappear is reduced. Plus customizing their accessories is to make their dorm room or small apartment more personal and more like home. Start by demonstrating school spirit by hanging photos of your school campus with a Personalized University Architectural College Name Frame. This college wall art displays photos of architectural elements of buildings on campus that look like alphabet letters. The photos spell the name of your college or university. Then add your name and other desired text below the photo art. Over 100 schools are available and we add more every day! When you graduate this photo art makes a great addition to a home or work office. It will be a great way to celebrate and remember your college years.
Over a 100 Universities Available

Put your name on everything!

Don't let small, shared quarters cramp your style. Your dorm room doesn't have to be just the typical dull painted cinder-block walls with fluttering fluorescent lights and an uncomfortable mattress. Put your own name on everything from your bath towels to your walls.

If you are a sports fan hang a framed and matted Personalized College Stadium Sign.
Spell your name in the crowd at your school stadium.
A frame photo of your school stadium features a crowd. Just pick your college team and let the crowd spell your name.

Hearts and More Hearts!

Not into sports? Would like for your walls to be more intimate? Then Hearts are the answer. Hang a Heart Themed Signature Canvas Print in your dorm room. Your visitors can even the sign the print creating a wonder piece of memorabilia. Using hearts in a repetitive flag style, this canvas in tones of gray and white, displays the text of your choice at the top left.

Head off to college in style with personalized gear that makes your home away from home more than just comfortable. Make it yours with a collection of personalized essentials.
Heart Print features surface for signatures to make it a guest book.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Personalized Religious Gift Ideas for Children

Celebrate Easter and Other Religious Holidays with Children's Gifts
Religious Gifts

Prayer CrossWith most American families participating in traditional Easter activities including Easter egg dying fun and challenging egg hunts, it is sometimes difficult to find time to celebrate the real meaning of  Easter and other spiritual holidays.

Start an Easter tradition.

Why not start an annual Easter tradition this year by giving your child a religious gift in celebration of your faith and religion?  For young children start with a prayer cross to place on their night stand or hang on a wall near their bed. Image how rewarding it will be to start an evening ritual of repeating the prayer with your child before bed time each evening. As your child gets older empower them by asking them to improvise their own prayers. You are sure to be surprised with how creative and loving your child's prayers may be. And in the meantime you will be encouraging them to mature in their faith and gain concern for others.

Give your child a personalized Bible.

Learning to read offers another wonderful opportunity. Give your preschooler a beginner Bible that features colorful artwork and story book pictures with simple Bible verse concepts. Once they are reading with understanding, honor them a special gift of a personalized Bible.

Gifts to celebrate faith inspired occasions.

When boys and girls are ready for confirmation consider framing an outstanding moment from the day in a confirmation picture frame.  Then get together with your child and help them add photos from the event to other frames for their grand parents and other important adults in their life. Let them learn the joy of giving meaningful gifts others by gift wrapping the picture frames and presenting the gifts.

Teens decorate their walls with inspirational signs.

Older children and teens enjoy decorating their rooms with special attention to their walls. This interest presents an opportunity for them to select their favorite Bible Verse and layout a painted wood sign to feature the scripture. Since this is gift that you can design together it is an opportunity for you to enjoy a memorable moment. The resulting sign is sure to become a favorite keepsake that most young adults will want to take with them as they go to college, move to their first apartment or buy their first home.

Religious inspired jewelry includes crosses, giant dog tag necklace, bracelets and pocket watches

For preteens who have outgrown egg dying and Easter egg hunts, remember them with belief inspired jewelry. Young women love personalized cross necklaces or bracelets. And a young man will certainly be proud of an inspirational pocket watch featuring their name and a cross design. Our personalized modern style large inspirational dog tag engraved with a cross and name is a wonderful gift for both boys and girls of all ages.

Sending them off with religious gifts.

When the sad day comes that your baby is ready to leave the nest for college be sure to mark this momentous occasion with a gift that will remind your son or daughter of their faith. The perfect answer is a personalized pen featuring a cross design. Or give them a faith inspired colorful pillow case and picture frame for their dorm room. You can even personalized cheerful water bottles with inspirational religious sentiments.

Religious gifts provide your children with inspiration and encouragement for many years to come. So when the next religious holiday comes around celebrate life's precious moments with great religious themed gifts that strengthen faith and inspire.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Free Shipping – Custom Wood Signs

Limited Time Only Free Shipping on All Wood Signs

Take advantage of our Free Shipping Sale for our Sign Shanty custom wood signs. Create your own sign or start with one of our designs.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Personalized Barrel Signs On Sale

Personalized Wine and Wiskey Barrel Sign Deal from Arttowngifts

Take advantage of our latest Daily Deal from Arttowngifts.com for Father's Day. Our popular Whiskey and Wine Barrel Signs priced regularly at $159.99.

Sale priced at $119.99Save $40!
Personalized Barrel Sign Sale
Authentic Barrel Signs On Sale for $119.99

Make a statement in your home with an authentic custom whiskey barrel wood sign. This wall art adds a quaint accent to your home or office. Hang your wine barrel lid in your bar, dinning room, mancave or family room. Select from a variety of designs. Add desired personalization such as your last name and a date.

The whiskey barrel lid signs measures roughly 19” - 20” round and 2” - 3” thick. Each lid features an aged metal hoop.
Sale ends 06/30/2016.



Personalized Barrel Sign Aged Metal Hoop
Authentic Barrel Signs Made from real barrels.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wedding Party Gifts

Honor Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen with Personalized Wedding Attendant Gifts

Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will play an important role in your wedding day. Your bridal party will be on the “stage” as a part of your big day. And they'll help to ensure that both the wedding ceremony and reception go off without a hitch. Of course you want to show all of your wedding attendants that they're appreciated with a thoughtful gift.

If you really want to go the extra mile, consider giving them a personalized wedding attendant gift. These special gifts can make a big impression and can be the perfect keepsake for a major event like weddings and anniversaries.

Here are a few of the reasons that personalized wedding attendant gifts make so much sense.

1. Show Your Wedding Attendants That You Really Care with Personalized Gifts

When you're giving someone a gift, you're not just tossing a present their way. You're showing a person that you love and appreciate them. That's why it's important to put a lot of extra thought into the gifts you give.
Reward Your Wedding Attendants with Personalized Gifts

When you give you an attendant a gift that was created just for them, your bridesmaid or groomsmen will know how special they are to you. Take personalization a step further and select a gift related to their favorite hobby or interest. For groomsmen consider this hobby and sports pub sign collection which features over 45 different themes from which to select. For bridesmaids give them a birthstone gold trimmed rose for the month of their birth with their name personalized on a petal.

When your attendants open a thoughtful present personalized just for them they will know that you appreciate everything they have done for you and will be grateful to have a friend like you in their life. And the gift will be cherished for years to come.

2. Personalized Gifts Make Wonderful Keepsakes

One of the biggest problems associated with buying presents for adults is finding something that they don't already have. After all, most adults have the money to pick up a treat for themselves every now and then so it great when you can give them a present to remind them of friendship.

When you select personalized gifts, shopping for the person who has everything won't be an issue. The gifts that you give will be unique to that person and they will not be able to find such a keepsake anywhere else.

3. Personalized Gifts Make Great Photo Ops and Mementos

Personalized wedding attendant gifts can make for the perfect photo opportunity in several ways. Be sure to have your wedding photographer snapping shots of your attendants as they open their gifts at the bridesmaid luncheon, bachelor party or rehearsal dinner. And have your photographer take both posed and candid photographs with your wedding attendants on your big day and throughout the festivities.

Bridesmaid Picture Frame
Personalized Picture Frame for Your Wedding Party
These photos of your friends are certain to wind up being some of the most treasured shots in your wedding album. And you can thank your attendants again by giving them a memento of the big day. After the wedding send your wedding attendants a personalized picture frame featuring the their name and the date of the wedding with a great candid photo of the recipient inside the frame.

As you can see, there are plenty of great reasons to give out personalized wedding attendant gifts. In addition to your bridesmaids and groomsmen be sure to remember every one who helped including the flower girl, ring bearer, junior bridesmaid, servers, ushers and mothers and fathers of the bride and groom. Try to find gifts that are as unique and special as the wedding attendants you've chosen. Customization adds a special touch to presents for wedding party members.

This is a guest post. Click here to read more wedding tips by Mark Wilcox at weddingintro.com.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19 2016

Finding The Perfect Father's Day Gift

Father's Day is a holiday celebration providing you the opportunity to honor the special men in your life, including your own father or the father of your children. Although most men will accept the cliche coffee mug or tie with a smile, wouldn't you like to do something extraordinary instead? You can tailor your presents for each recipient and their personal pleasures to ensure that they feel the thought and love put into your gift.

Hobby Related Gifts Make Dad Happy

Cigar Humidors
Personalized Hobby Related Humidors
Do you have a cigar lover on your list? If so, why not give him a hobby-related Father's Day gift? For instance, what about a personalized cigar box humidor? With multiple selections covering interests from fishing and hunting to celebrating Irish heritage, you are certain to find a humidor that will look fabulous in his Man Cave. A travel humidor or an attractive Zippo lighter, which is essential to proper cigar lighting, are additional choices for your cigar lover.

Dad's Man Cave

In fact, giving him a decorative or functional item for his Man Cave is one way to show your understanding of his need for "guy time." You could buy him a great personalized sign designed to match the theme of his area. For instance, you could choose a pub or tavern sign, one advertising his favorite sport or a street sign with his name on it. Specific professional teams or humorous signs are also great choices.

Theme Related Gift Baskets Are Ideal Father's Day Gifts

If your man enjoys the outdoors and getting lots of things, why not purchase a great gift basket that will fulfill both pleasures. You could get a set related to grilling, with a variety of flavoring rubs and marinades. On the other hand, he may prefer a basket celebrating his love of golf or a great functional dartboard with some darts and delicious cheeses that will complement his favorite beer selection.
Personalized Cufflinks
Personalized Cufflinks

Monogram Cufflinks

Men who must wear suits each day have to wear cufflinks as part of the outfit. In addition to ties being a way for them to express their personality, cufflinks are as well. You can purchase a set or two of attractive and interesting cufflinks that reflect his style. Classy monogrammed solid metal pieces are suitable for anyone or you might choose a set of compasses for the traveler in your life. A set of aces or pair of dice will be appreciated by the gambling aficionado, while those with a playful side will enjoy a skull and crossbones, smiley face or even lips with a tongue sticking out.

Personalize A Gift for Dad

Your special man might also want a personalized gadget or keychain as a Father's Day gift. A silver plated USB drive on a keychain is perfect for the man who needs to save and transfer data regularly and a credit card styled bottle opener can easily slide into any man's wallet for easy access when they are ready to pop a cold one. Another option is to give him a multi-function tool or army knife. The tools on these can prove quite useful in a pinch!

Don't Break the Budget - Dad Gifts Under $50

If you have a limited budget, fear not. You can find many fun ideas for less than $50. A cookie bouquet is a tasty idea for someone with a sweet tooth and a personalized bamboo pen set shows an appreciation for fine quality combined with respect for the planet by using this easily renewed wood resource. A jelly bean machine, attractive flask or leather valet tray may even be the right gift choice for you.

When letting your husband, father or another special man in your life know how much you appreciate him this Father's Day, take the opportunity to give him a unique Father's Day Gift he can enjoy thoroughly.

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Article Provided by Heather Floral Company
Heather Floral Company is a family owned and operated business committed to providing only the freshest and finest flowers. To see our one-of-a-kind arrangements which use some of the most exotic flowers available, visit HeatherFloral.com today.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Witches Halloween Sign Quote

When Witches Go Riding Halloween Quote

As children and their sometimes not so mature adult counterparts prepare for Halloween it only seems fitting that we give you quote ideas for making a great Halloween Sign. Here is my favorite Halloween quote:

"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween."              ~Author Unknown"
 Witches Halloween Sign Quote

It is really interesting that I love Halloween more now as an adult that I did as a kid. I loved to go trick and treating and eating the candy back then. Now I enjoy the decorating and costume planning!!

What is your favorite Halloween Saying?  Create a Painted Wood Halloween Sign today at Arttowngifts.com. It is easy when you start with our Make A Sign offering.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Idea for Halloween Grandma Sign

Grandma Halloween Quote from Arttowngifts.com.

 “A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.”
by Erma Bombeck
https://www.arttowngifts.com/Wooden-Signs-s/4712.htm

Make a painted wood sign with this funny grandma quote by Erma Bombeck. Pick colors and typestyles to match your home decor. Custom Signs feature painted pine boards and text with a keyhole in the back.