Last updated October 29, 2021
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Is this new store necessary?
The new online Shop experience was a necessary step because the platform, which the previous shop was hosted on, was retired permanently.
While the former online Shop has closed, we hope that you will find similar features that you are used to, as well as some improvements in this new Shop environment. We will continually add new and exciting features to the Shop in future phases through this next year! In the meantime, if you have any feedback for us about the Shop and your experience with it, please feel free to fill out this feedback form because we would love to hear from you!
Do I need to create an account to log in?
It depends. If you used the previous Wholesale Shop to purchase products (not just digital downloads), your data may have successfully migrated into the new Shop. To see if yours did, when you arrive at the new Shop home page, you’ll want to log in with your email address and go through the password reset process by clicking “forgot your password.”
If nothing happens, you will need to register again for an account. This process is very quick, but please be in touch once you’ve registered so that our team can activate your wholesale experience. (email email@example.com for this confirmation.)
Your old account number will not be needed for the new store experience, but you’ll continue to use that account number for any emailed or phoned-in credit orders. As we continue to update the Shop with new and improved features through next year, your current account number will go away.
Please do not make a purchase in the store and check out as a guest if you intend an order to be tied to your Reading Room. You will not retain order history nor will you receive wholesale pricing.
Can there be two accounts with the same email address?
No. Because the unique identifying feature on your account is the email address, your email address may only be tied to a single account. The best practice is to use your branch church’s or Reading Room’s email address. (If you don’t have one, a free email account can be created through an email provider like Google.)
Can our account have more than one email address?
No. Because the unique identifying feature on your account is the email address, that email address may only be tied to a single account. The best practice is to use your branch church’s or Reading Room’s email address rather than your personal email address.
I don’t have access to the RR email account unless I’m at the RR but I need to do business from home. Can I use my personal email address to identify the RR account and get the confirmation emails at home?
No. This is not a best practice. Please use your church’s or Reading Room’s email address and not your personal email address. This will preserve the history of your church’s ordering history if the librarian position changes.
You may be able to login to your church’s or Reading Room’s email account from home, or set up forwarding to receive emails to both your Reading Room email and your home email.
How can I change the email address on the Reading Room account?
To change your email address on your account, please log in with the email address that you have on your account currently. When you’re in your account, select the “Account Settings” option. Once you’re in this area, you’ll be able to update your email address.
How do I change my password?
To change the password on your account, please log in with your current password. When you’re in your account, select the “Account Settings” option. Once you’re in this area, you’ll be able to update your password.
What email addresses are the confirmation, password reset, tracking information coming from?
To ensure you receive email confirmations, tracking information, and account management confirmation emails in your inbox please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your approved sender list/contact list/email address book. For information on how to do this for your specific email provider please check the provider’s help webpage or contact them directly. Doing an internet search on how to do this is also an option.
Will my old account information be merged into this one?
Christian Science Reading Rooms will have their online order history merged. Any purchases you made in the previous Wholesale Shop in the past 2 years will be visible, so long as email addresses match on your old account and new account. However, neither your continuity history nor any orders that you’ve called or emailed in will appear.
Furthermore, any downloads you have stored in your account will not be merged into the new Shop. For more information about how to access promotional materials, please see below.
How can I contact you?
How do I download digital products?
Once you place your order, you should be able to download any digital product purchases directly to your device or computer. If you need further help refer to these download instructions.
ORDERING AND PAYING
Where can I find promotional materials for my Reading Room?
You can find promotional materials such as periodical covers, posters, flyers, etc. in Dropbox. You can access the Reading Room promotional materials Dropbox here.
Watch a tutorial on how to use the Dropbox folder here.
Our church has always paid when monthly invoices come. Will we lose the ability to order on credit?
At this time, the new Shop does not support the bill me later option to order on credit — only payment at the time of ordering via credit card, and now, through PayPal, will be possible. The ability to order from the online Shop to be billed later, will be a feature added next year, along with improved online account management and history. Please save the confirmation emails for your record of purchase.
In the meantime, you’ll be able to continue to order on credit, and adjust continuity, by calling or emailing through the channels that currently exist by phone and email. This will generate an invoice just as you're used to right now. To do this, please email orders to: email@example.com or call: 1-800-877-8400 in the US and Canada, and +1 515-362-7463 outside of the US Monday through Friday, 9am-5:30pm Eastern time. Please provide your current account number when placing these orders.
I need to have everything on a monthly statement for auditing purposes
You’ll be able to continue to order on credit, and adjust continuity, by calling or emailing through the channels that currently exist by phone and email. This will generate an invoice just as you're used to right now. To do this, please email orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 1-800-877-8400 in the US and Canada, and +1 515-362-7463 outside of the US Monday through Friday, 9am-5:30pm Eastern time. Please provide your current account number when placing these orders.
What methods of payment can I use?
All major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) plus PayPal are accepted as payment.
Will the shop be able to hold a payment on file/save a credit card?
Presently no, a credit card will not be saved at checkout, but this feature will be coming in future enhancements to the Shop.
How does Paypal work? Isn’t there a fee to pay with Paypal?
Please visit https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/home for all of your Paypal questions and any Paypal support needs that you have.
Order Processing and Shipping Timeframes
While we aim to process and ship orders by the following business day, orders may take up to 4 days to process and ship at this time. If you have an order that needs to arrive more timely, please select expedited shipping at checkout or call us at 800-877-8400 or 515-362-7463.
What methods of shipping are available?
Industry-wide shipping delays are causing shipments to take longer than expected in both processing, and in transit. If a shipment is time-sensitive and is being shipped within the US, please select UPS Ground or consider expediting the order. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.
We offer the following shipping choices that you can choose from:
- Economy (3-7 business days*)
- UPS Ground (2-5 business days*)
- 2-day (2-day business day delivery from the day that your order is shipped)
- 1-day (1-day business day delivery from the day that your order is shipped)
- International shipping (up to 4 weeks for Canada and up to 6 weeks internationally*)
- Contact customer service for expedited shipping options
*without shipping delays
While economy orders typically arrive within 3-7 business days of shipment, and UPS Ground 2-5 business days, occasionally an order may take up to 3 weeks within the continental US, 4 weeks to HI, AK, and Canada, and up to 6 weeks internationally due to carrier constraints.
We’ve heard that in some cases the tracking information is not displaying the most recent delivery updates from the carrier. This tracking information is our only indication of the shipment’s delivery progress, so periodically referring back to the delivery tracker can be helpful. If your package does not arrive within the timeframes stated above, please let us know and we'll be happy to send a replacement or issue you a refund.
How do I track my package?
Tracking information will be emailed to you when your order has shipped.
If a customer asks us, where can they purchase Cross and Crown jewelry?
Where can I find Bibles in other languages that aren’t in the Shop?
To inquire about obtaining Bibles in other languages not listed in our Shop, you may email email@example.com requesting more information on how to order the one you are looking for.
How do I sign up for Reading Room eBulletins?
Please note that eBulletins are not tied to the Shop. You may sign up with both your church’s email address as well as your personal one.
Where can I find the All Things Reading Room Group?
How can I connect with an Approved Provider?
Connect to the Approved Providers program.
Do I need to pay taxes, customs, and/or duties?
Domestic orders: For the US we do not currently collect sales tax. Although we are not collecting sales tax, please be sure to be in touch with local tax advisers to determine if your Reading Room should be charging any taxes on sales to your customers.
For orders to Canada, GST is collected for all of Canada and HST for Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. When applicable, on-screen order totals reflect estimated sales tax. The actual charge to your credit card will reflect all applicable state and local taxes calculated at the time your order is shipped.
For all countries outside the US, please refer to your local Customs Office to determine what your local taxes, customs, and duties owed may be. All Reading Rooms are responsible for paying local customs and duties charges that may be incurred. To help offset any charges you may receive, we only charge a $15 flat rate for all shipments.
Can my Reading Room purchase a JSH-Online prepaid card with e-delivery?
Yes! You can order a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month physical or digital pre-paid subscription card online here.