The online playing cards store from R. Somerville (Playing Cards)

How to place an order

R. Somerville (Playing Cards)has around 2,000 different packs in stock, and we now have most of these listed on our website (playingcardsales.com). This may seem a little daunting at first, but hopefully we'll be able to offer you some clues about how to find your way to a part of the website which has the sort of thing you are looking for. See "How to find what you are looking for" for more information (click on the menu on the left).

Locating packs to buy

To look for the packs of cards you would like to buy, you have several options.

If you know of a keyword in the title of the pack you are looking for, then you may choose to use the search facility on the site. Click "search" on the main navigation menu at the top of the page, key in your word or words to the white box which you will then find on the left hand side of the screen and then click the "Go" button. You can narrow your search down to specific areas of the site by using the "select a catalogue to search" pull down menu.

To browse around the site, there are several ways of selecting lists of packs subdivided into categories. If, for example, you wish to find packs featuring historic houses, click "General" on the main navigation menu bar at the top of the screen. When the General Catalogue page appears, you will see you have options to search by country, by subject or by pack composition (the menu is towards the top of the left hand side of the page. Click "by subject" and then scroll down to "Historic buildings" in the menu below. Click "Historic buildings" and the page wit all packs in this category will be displayed in the main screen. Click on the name or illustration of any item of interest to you for full details of that pack to be displayed. You may also get the option to view more illustrations of cards from the pack. On the detailed item page, you will notice that the categories this pack belongs to are listed. If you click, for example, on the country and publisher entry, you will be taken to a list of all other packs by that publisher we currently have in stock within the catalogue section you are currently viewing (General, Tarot, Standard Regional, etc). Likewise, if you click on the subject entry, you will be taken to a list of all other packs in that subject category.

Placing an order

Order quantity boxes can be found on either list pages or individual items' detailed pages. Enter the number of packs you require in the box and click the "Add to shopping basket" button next to it. Order items of interest as you find them - you can always change the order quantities or cancel them later if you change your mind. Continue to browse and add more items to your shopping basket for as long as you like. A running total of the number of packs you have selected and the total price of your order so far will be visible at the bottom right hand corner of the page. (This total does NOT include the postage and packing charge).

At any time, you can see what you have got and get a quote for postage and packing by clicking the "View basket / Checkout button" and following the instructions on the pages which follow. Having checked your postage and packing charges, you can return to selecting more items if you so wish. (Click on links on either the main navigation menu bar towards the top of the page, or the category menu on the left hand side of the page or use the back button on your browser.) You can change quantities of items already in your shopping basket by clicking on the title of an item on the shopping basket list. This takes you back to the item page where you can alter the quantity, or cancel the item by changing the quantity to 0.

When you have selected all the packs you require, click the "View basket / Checkout button" button to go to the checkout to make arrangements for delivery and payment. You will then be taken to your shopping basket page where you will be able to check that you have everything you require. (Click on pack titles to make any changes needed). Once you are happy with the details on this page, click the ">>>Continue>>>" button.

The next page asks you where you live so that we can work out the correct postage and packing charge for your order. Select the appropriate country or region from the pull down menu and then click the ">>>Continue>>>" button.

The pull down menu on the next page has the postage and packing charges for your order and asks you to choose which method of despatch you would prefer. Choose your preference from this list and then click the ">>>Continue>>>" button.

You will now reach the "Confirm Order Details" page. Check you are happy with the details given. If you are not, use the back button on your browser to go back and make any changes needed. Then click the ">>>Continue>>>" button to go to our secure server form for your personal details, delivery address and payment details.

Read the instructions and check the options offered on the secure server page and then type in the details we need to process your order. Finally, click the "Submit payment details" button to complete your order. You will receive confirmation of your order by e-mail (as long as you have correctly entered your e-mail address) and your order will be processed and shipped as soon as possible.

Thank you for your custom!

Please let us know if you think the instructions offered here could be improved or clarified in any way. Send an e-mail to the website manager by using our contact form.

Last Updated: 11th April, 2005