How to Shop

What you can buy

Things you need to know before beginning

  • You need to have a visa.gif (1440 bytes) Visa card, mcard.gif (1389 bytes) Mastercard or American Express card to order from this site or via phone. If you don't have one of these, please browse the site, print out an order form, and mail it with a check or money order to: NY-NJ Trail Conference, 156 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
  • See our Privacy Policy for information about how we protect information you supply during the ordering process.
  • We use web pages on a server secured with SSL so all information about your transaction will be encrypted and protected from prying eyes.
  • If you still do not trust online commerce, print out a Publications Order form. Fill it out and mail it, phone it (201-512-9348x11), or fax it (201-512-9012) to the office with your credit card details. 
  • We are required to charge New Jersey Sales tax (7 percent) on most items (but not on membership dues or contributions) when the items are shipped to a New Jersey State address. 
  • Our postage and handling fees are very reasonable and start at less than $1 with a maximum of $3 for most books.
  • We ship only to US addresses.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation when we ship your order and charge your credit card.
  • You might receive e-mail if your credit card transaction fails for some reason.
  • Orders will be processed only on Monday-Friday during normal business hours, but you can shop anytime of day or night.

To place an order, follow these steps: 

  • You will be required to register for the website as part of the online ordering process. It is generally easier to do this before you start shopping as then you will be shown the correct prices with applicable discounts. In particular check the membership box if you are a member (or are joining as part of your first order). If you don't register before going to the checkout page you will be taken to the register page at that point.
  • Browse though the various merchandise available and click on the the Add to Cart button on any you want to purchase.
  • As you add items to your shopping cart, a summary of your cart's content will appear in the right sidebar. It has links to view the cart or proceed to checkout and pay. 
  • If you view the cart you can change quantities or remove items.
  • Enter all required information including your credit card number and expiration date.
  • Consider adding on an additional contribution.
  • You may receive error screens during the checkout process, if information is missing or thought to be invalid, e.g. credit card number does not pass checksum test or is not a Visa, Mastercard or Amex number.
  • Write down your order number for future reference or better yet print out the final order page.
  • If you are logged on to the website you can look at your My Account page and the order tab to see what you have ordered in the past and its current status.