Welcome to the Dakota County Historical Society
Online Museum Shop. We exclusively use PayPal for our e-commerce needs.
PayPal is a trusted name in e-commerce and many people are familiar with
how it works. It is also an inexpensive solution that allows us to have
a reliable online store. Some key things you need to know about shopping
at the DCHS Museum Shop are:
* When you are in the Main Store and add an item to the Shopping Cart,
a window will open to PayPal's Secure Server showing you the contents
of the cart. You don't need to close the window to continue shopping.
Even if you do the items in the cart will be "remembered"
so long as you have authorized PayPal to set a "cookie" file.
* Once you have finished shopping simply click on the "Checkout"
button in the PayPal window. Make sure that the URL/address bar begins
with "https" (note the "s") before entering
any credit card or financial information!
* There are some items that have "Buy Now!" of "Donate"
buttons. These are "Single Click Purchase" items that do not
go into a shopping cart. If you click on them the PapPal Checkout window
will open asking you for your credit card information. If you are planning
to purchase multiple items the "Main Store" page with the
shopping cart may be a better option. Most of the "Single Click
Purchase" items are also available in the Main Store, with the
exception of "Donation" items (which are not compatible with
the shopping cart because YOU set the dollar amount).
* You do NOT need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase items
from us. You only need a valid credit card or the ability to make an
Electronic Funds Tranfer (EFT) from a checking account.
* If you prefer, you can print out your PayPal shopping cart and mail
it with a personal check or money order. You should call one of the
numbers below for shipping and handling rates first, as they will not
be included in the amounts listed on the PayPal shopping cart page (unless
you proceeded all the way through checkout but then cancelled the order
or could not proceed, in which case they will be listed below the purchase
price). We do not recommend you pay with cash or send us your credit
card information through the postal service. The Dakota County Historical
Society accepts no liablity for lost or stolen orders or information
sent through the mail.