Help Page and Frequently Asked Questions
This help page covers the following topics:
- Any changes because of Covid?
- How do I apply my coupon?
- Can I enter multiple coupons?
- I like to browse. How can I view the product catalog?
- How do I add products to my shopping cart?
- How do I purchase my products?
- How do I start the return process?
- Do the background colors of the pictures mean anything?
- Can I view the items in my cart without leaving the page I am on?
- Does adding an item to my cart reserve it for me?
If you do not see the answer to your question, please visit our Contact Page and fill out the web form with your topic.
Q: Any changes because of Covid?
A: Three things as of 6 April, 2020:
- As of 4/3/20, the US Postal Service will allow me to send packages to other countries (including China). Please expect delays due to air traffic restrictions. Check with your postal service to make sure that your country is still accepting packages from the US.
- My own cleanliness precautions for getting the mail:
When I pick up incoming mail, I use my clean right hand to open the post office box with my key. I leave the key in the lock.
I take out the mail with my clean left hand (using a wipe as a barrier between my hand and the package) and I place it in the clean paper bag I put in my mail tub. I clean the key with my wipe and put them in my right pocket. I put the tub in the back of my clean car, wipe my left hand, and drive home. I leave the mail tub in the garage for 3 days, and then I bring the mail in for processing. I assume that the stuff inside, having been enclosed for more than 3 days, is OK.
Q: How do I apply my coupon?
A: You can add coupons from the Shopping Cart.
To add a coupon from your Shopping Cart, please locate the white “Coupon code” field, which is located on the left, directly under the list of products in your cart. Click in the white “Coupon code” field and type your coupon code. Click the blue “Apply Coupon” button. Your discount will be reflected in your “Cart totals” area (beneath your “Coupon code” field).
Q: Can I enter multiple coupons?
A: Yes, you can enter as many valid coupons as you have. Please note that the coupon codes need to be entered individually. Enter your first coupon code in your white Coupon Code box, then click the blue “Apply Coupon” button. Once that discount has been added, please enter your next coupon code in the Coupon Code field and then click the blue “Apply Coupon” button to apply the next coupon. And so on….
Q: I like to browse. How can I view the product catalog?
A: We have over 1,000 individual items in stock. You can see our entire catalog on the Inventory page. Our main categories are at the top of the Inventory page, followed by ALL products. There are 60 products per page. To see more pages, scroll to the bottom and click the arrow to go to the next page. The category photos have pink backgrounds. Click on any major category (such as Ancient Coins) to link to that category’s page. Once you are on the category page, you will find more pink pictures, which are the subcategory options (such as Roman Coins). The category pages are setup like the Inventory page: category groups at the top and individual products below. You can refine the amount of products that you see using the Search Tool and the Price Slider Tool, which are both located on the left hand side of the screen.
Q: How do I add products to my shopping cart?
A: You can add a product to your cart using the “Add to cart” button which are located on any catalog page (such as World Coins, Roman, or Inventory) or from any single product page.
Adding a product to your cart from a catalog page
At Golden Rule Enterprises, the pages that show multiple grouped products are collectively referred to as “catalog pages.” You can add a product to your cart from any of the catalog pages (such as World Coins or Inventory) by simply clicking on the blue “Add to Cart” button, underneath your desired product. When you click the “Add to Cart” button, the button will turn grey. A little sprocket will appear and spin as the system “thinks.” Once the item is added to your cart, the button will turn back to blue and a little check-mark will appear next to “Add to cart.”
Adding a product to your cart from a product page
You can also add a product to your cart from the single product page by clicking on the blue “Add to Cart” button, located to the right of the product image, under the product details. Once you click the button, the screen will reload and a light blue note will appear above the product image which says “‘your product name‘ has been added to your cart.” You will also a link with a little arrow that says “View cart.” Click the link to visit your shopping cart.
Q: How do I purchase my products?
A: To purchase products, you must be a logged in member. To log in, visit your My Account page and enter your email or username and password. If you are yet signed up as a member, please create an account on your My Account page. We DO NOT allow guest checkout. Once you are logged in, you may enter your payment details via your Shopping Cart page.
Accessing your Shopping Cart
Your shopping cart can be accessed from the top (and bottom) of our website. At the very top right of any screen is a little shopping cart symbol. If items are in your shopping cart, you will also see an amount in US dollars next to the cart symbol. This is your order subtotal thus far. Click the shopping cart symbol to be taken to your Shopping Cart page. You can also access your cart using the blue “View cart” button (located near the bottom of the page in your Shopping Cart tool. Your shopping cart tool will show a list of all items in your cart, including the subtotal.)
Entering your shipping information
As a reminder, you must be a logged in member to complete your purchase. Now that you have navigated to your Shopping Cart page, please enter your Shipping Information into the Shipping Calculator tool. This tool is located beneath your product list in the “Cart totals” section. Please click the pink “Calculate shipping” link next to the little truck symbol. This will open a little form wherein you can enter your relevant address information. Please click the blue “Update” button and the system will find your relevant shipping method(s). Some non-US residents have more than one option. Please choose the shipping option which works best for you.
Entering your payment information
Once you have entered your shipping information, please select the relevant payment button underneath. Our store supports PayPal, PayPal One Touch, Venmo, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Your relevant options(s) will appear based on your device and browser settings.
Once you have selected your payment option button, you will be prompted for your credit card information and billing address info. Please follow the prompts and fill out the fields with your information. Once you have entered your payment information, you will be redirected to the Checkout page to complete your purchase.
Completing your purchase on your Checkout page
After you have entered your payment and shipping information via the Shopping Cart page, you will be redirected to the Checkout page to finalize your order. If you forgot to log in as a member, please log in via the red “Click here to log in” link. If you have NOT yet signed up as a member, please sign up for an account using the form that says “Account username” and “Create account password.” Finally, approve the Terms & Conditions checkbox under your “Your Order” section. Click the big blue “Place order” button. The system will process your payment and you will be redirected to a page which says “Thank you. Your order has been received.” You will see your order number, the purchase date, your email, your total, and your payment method. Under that, you can view your Order details.
Q: How do I start the return process?
A: Of course we always strive to make sure that you are happy with your products, but sometimes returns happen. If you wish to return your items, please contact us via the Contact Form located near the bottom of your My Account page. Please include your name, email, and a brief explanation of your situation. We will reach out to you to begin the return and refund process. Please see our Terms, Conditions, Business Practices page for more information regarding Returns and Refunds.
Q: Do the background colors of the pictures mean anything?
A: Actually, yes.
Black background means that actual thing is for sale.
Black background with lime green border means that the picture is “generic,” there is more than one in stock, you may or may not get that exact specimen.
Pink background is used to illustrate a category: medal is a picture of a medal, token is a picture of a token. Pink background items are not for sale per se, but may possibly be found with a black background elsewhere, indicating that that item is for sale. If you want to find out more about what that pink border thing is, like what it is and if its for sale, you can search around or ask me.
Q: Can I view the items in my cart without leaving the page i am on?
A: Yes, there are 2 ways to “quick-reference” your shopping cart contents from any given page: your “Menu-Cart” tool at the very top right, and your Shopping Cart tool near the bottom.
At the top right-hand side of the screen is a little shopping cart icon, which at Golden Rule Enterprises, we refer to as your “Menu-Cart.” Once you add any product to your cart, your cart total (in US dollars) will appear next to the shopping cart icon. You can hover over this icon to see a list of all items in your cart (complete with the product name, photo and price).
If you are towards the bottom of your screen, you have 2 useful tools: the “Recently Viewed Items” tool on the left, and the Shopping Cart tool on the right. Both of these tools float against a green background and they are labeled with pink and red titles. Just like your Menu-Cart, your product selections are visible in a list, complete with product name, a small image, the price and your subtotal.
Q: Does adding an item to my cart reserve it for me?
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