2017

What is Amazon Pay Checkout? 

Amazon Pay checkout is a payment service offered by Amazon which makes it possible for owners of e-commerce platforms to integrate Amazon as a payment system.
Simply put, as customers you will have the ability to make purchases on their site with the aid of your login Amazon credentials making it really fast to checkout. Below is a quick overview of the benefits to shoppers:

Why Use Amazon Pay?  Customer Benefits

  • Allows customers to use one familiar login, Amazon Pay, to identify themselves and checkout without entering data stored in their Amazon account. This includes:
      1. Billing address
      2. Your Amazon shipping address book
      3. Payment methods stored with your Amazon account
  • Purchases are protected by the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee at no additional cost.
  • Your payment method information is not shared with the merchant. 
  • It costs customers nothing to use.
  • Order information is stored in your Amazon Order History. 
  • If you prefer, you can still checkout using other Payment Methods on websites that feature Amazon Pay. 

How Does Amazon Pay Work?

With Amazon Pay, shoppers do not have to leave a website or online fashion shopping mall in order to make payments. Shoppers are able to access their Amazon address book and Amazon payment methods via the widget that is installed on ecommerce shops such as Arttowngifts offering this payment method. Retailers who have those widgets and plug-ins installed on their sites will display the bright yellow or similar Amazon Pay Button.
Amazon Pay is used by large and small online companies. In fact Amazon Pay works very much in the same fashion as the PayPal Express Checkout.

As a customer, if you have experience with either one of these payment methods, then working with the other should be a walk in the park for you. And keep in mind most websites still feature traditional payment and checkout methods along with these express options.

Does Amazon Pay Increases Convenience for Online Shoppers?

Given the fact that Amazon Pay is super fast and incredibly easy to use, the entire user experience is especially convenient for the customer. The need to type in a billing and payment information is completely eliminated so it helps save a lot of time particularly during the busy holidays when you maybe shipping gifts to different addresses.

Select Amazon Pay from Your Shopping Cart

When you are ready to checkout simply select the Amazon Pay Button. You will be taken to the checkout page where you will be presented options to select your shipping address and payment details.
Select Amazon Pay from the Shopping Cart Page

Amazon Pay Selected Provides Options from Your Amazon Account

Once you have selected the Amazon Pay Button as your method for paying and checking out you will be given the opportunity to choose billing and shipping address information. Then you can select the payment method you desire from information stored in your Amazon account. You can also select the Shipping Method offered by the retailer with whom you are shopping.
Once Amazon Pay is selected, Shipping Addresses and Payment Methods will be Displayed.

Pros of Amazon Pay

For a quick rundown, here are some of the pros for customers to use Amazon Pay:
  1. Once merchants can integrate Amazon Pay, customers will be able to use their Amazon login details anytime for checkout, billing information, shipping addresses and payment details. This means that your customer experience on retail sites will be much more convenient and often improved.

  2. Amazon Pay has little to no downtime. As long as you’re online, you can make use of it to make a purchase whether on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. 

  3. Amazon Pay also gives you (the customer) a layer of secure protection, especially if you feel uncomfortable with sharing your personal information. With optimum encryption and security, you can rest assured of the fact that your details are safe and secure, and you stand at an even lesser risk of identity theft or fraud. 

  4. Your Amazon Pay orders are covered by the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee. 

Amazon Pay Integration Is Easy. It Increases Conversion. 

E-commerce retailers, regardless of whether they run an online fashion shopping mall or merchandise and goods website, should know that integrating Amazon Pay Checkout into their own site can be done easily and has been shown to increase conversion rate.

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.

Top Your Christmas Gift Packages with Holiday Ornaments


Looking for a creative way to make your holiday gifts stand out under the Christmas tree or in the corporate boardroom? Then wrap your gifts in craft paper holiday themed paper with a simple ribbon or stretch bow and tie a Personalized Holiday Ornament to the package. Your ornament will do double duty serving as both a gift and gift tag. Even better, by personalizing your ornament gift, you are giving your receipients a present that will be displayed on their Christmas tree for years to come. At an affordable price a holiday oranment is a smart purchase that will keep on giving.
At Arttowngifts we offer personalized ornaments for every member of the family including pets and even first Christmas for baby and newlyweds.

Couple's Frist Christmas Ornaments
Newlywed Couple's First Christmas

Ornaments for Newly Wed First Christmas

Is a couple celebrating their first Christmas? Then top their gift with an ornament such as the Personalized Couples First Christmas Star Ornament. There are over nine first Christmas ornaments from which to choose all reg priced at $19.99 and Black Friday priced at $17.99. Themes inlude Snowflake, Bride and Groom, Couple's Star, Newlyweds and His and Her.

When the Baby Comes - First Baby Ornaments

Did your friend or a co-worker welcome a new baby to their family this year? A First Christmas Baby Ornament is a great way to celebrate this year. And you can be sure that ornament will adorn their tree until long after the baby has grown up and move to their own home.

Glass Ornaments Add Elegance to Your Tree

Our elegant bevel glass ornaments give you the ability to add three lines of text along with an engraved image such as a snow flakes, baby, cross, paw prints, candy canes, hearts, stocking, angels, and more. Personalized Glass Ornaments are available in a variety of shapes including the following:
  • Heart
  • Star
  • Tree
  • Bell

Don't Forget the Pets! Dogs and Cats Want to be a Part of the Holiday Festivities

The main members of the family also need their own gifts and ornaments and we have been sure to include them in our ornament collection. There are Personalized Merry Woofmas Christmas Ornament for your dog and the Personalized Purrfect Christmas Ornament for your cat.

Affordable Gifts for Co-Workers, Associates, and Business Clients

Do you want to give your co-workers a gift and still stay on a budget? An initial ornament is sure to be the top gift hit of the office. And you will be remembered year after year as they decorate their tree. Personalized Ornaments are sure to impress your clients. Just think your gift will adorn their Christmas every year! So when you are making your holiday list and need an affordable gift idea, package topper, or stocking stuffer, consider giving personalized holiday ornaments.

You can see that Personalized Ornaments solve your gift needs for many people on your holiday list. Ornaments are both affordable and long lasting gifts that are sure to become a treasured part of your receipient's holiday celebrations.

Sale Begins Noon Wed, Nov 22, 2017 Ends Midnight Tues, Nov 28, 2017


Convenience

There is no need to rush your Thanksgiving festivities to rush out to fight crowds in the stores. Instead stay home and enjoy the convenience of shopping online at our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale.

Great Deals

Save up to 70% on over 1000 of most popular items. These include holiday gift baskets, personalized gifts and much more. Here is just a sample of the items on sale:
  •  Bar Signs + Cap Catchers
    A Christmas to Remember Gift Basket
  •  Barrel Top Signs
  •  Cabin Gifts
  •  Canvas Signs
  •  Chests + Toy Boxes
  •  Children Height Charts + Signs
  •  College Gifts
  •  Gift Baskets + Bakery + Candy
  •  Gifts for Her
  •  Gifts for Him
  •  Growlers + Barware + Flasks
  •  Holiday Gifts + Ornaments
  •  Humidors + Lighters
  •  iPhone Cases
  •  Jewelry + Cufflinks
  •  Kitchenware + Coasters
  •  Money Clips + Keychains + Wallets
  •  Family Name Art
  •  Pet Gifts   
  •  Picture Frames
  •  Preserved Gold Roses
  •  Team + Hunting Gifts
  •  Throw Pillows + Pillow Cases
  •  Totes
  •  Water Bottles
  •  Wine Gifts

Fast Turnaround

Happy Holidays Gourmet Sampler Gift Pack
Gift Baskets ship the same day if you place your order early in the day.  The turnaround for most Personalized Gifts is just 3 days. And we are still taking orders for custom wood signs and toyboxes for delivery before Christmas.

Delayed Shipping Available

Get your Christmas Shopping off your mind. Place your orders now and request delayed shipping so that your gifts will arrive just before Christmas or any other day you desire.

Corporate Large Quantity Orders

Do you need to place an order for a large list to be delivered to different addresses. That's easy just complete our spreadsheet order form and we will take care of everything for you.

We are here to help you to make this an easy holiday season for you and your family.

Cyber Monday Deals
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.

Checkout Page

Some sites allow you to make the Paypal Selection on the Checkout Page.

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.

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.
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.


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.