Why can’t I log in?
Make sure you are trying to log in on the correct page of the website. The online shop and the community pages do not use the same login details. If you are in fact attempting to login on the correct page and using the correct login details, check the caps lock on your computer – passwords on our website is case sensitive. If you are still giving trouble logging in, please contact us for further assistance.
How do I place an online order?
We have spent some time creating a beautiful infographic that will guide you through this easy process.
See the full step-by-step guide.
What does my order status mean?
This status will show once your order has been placed successfully. During this stage we are checking stock, collecting the items you ordered and still have to accept payment (if you paid by credit card) or awaiting your proof of payment and for funds to reflect in our account. Funds will only be settled if we have all items in stock, unless discussed with you first.
Once the couriers have made the collection, between 14:00-15:00 on weekdays. The courier company used will be provided along with your tracking number and estimated date of delivery.
Once the couriers have made the collection, between 14:00-15:00 on weekdays, we will notify you of all necessary tracking details regarding your package. The courier company used will be provided along with your tracking number and estimated date of delivery.
Paid Partially Shipped
This status will appear when some of the items you have ordered is not in stock at the moment but the rest of the items have been shipped with the courier company. The rest of your order will be shipped as soon as we receive stock. We would require your permission to do this before proceeding.
Payment Failed Pending
The order was not placed successfully and something most likely went wrong during the payment section or the 3D secure failed. We will be in contact with you, to see if we can assist you at all regarding the process.
Your order has been cancelled, which will only take place upon your request or approval.
How could I order something that is not in stock?
If a product is not currently in stock, you will not be able to add it to your shopping cart. To ensure exceptional customer service, we would rather want to make personal contact with you to discuss stock availability, and in the case of the product being on back order, any alternatives that might suite your needs. Products that we are currently awaiting stock of will have a "Notify Me" function with which you can send us your contact details. A Sales Consultant will then be assigned to your enquiry right away and contact you with an update. We may be awaiting stock of the item, however it may become available in a very short time. We thusly encourage you to make use of the "Notify Me" functionality and allow us to assist you as best we can.
When will my package be delivered and how long does it take?
We make use of different courier companies, which depends on the weight and size of the order to the quickest way we can get your order delivered. Local areas, such as Pretoria and surrounds to certain areas in Johannesburg will in most cases be delivered the following working day after your order was placed, keeping in mind that couriers collect between 14:00-15:00 on weekdays. Main areas are also Next Day areas, depending on package size and weight, where it might take between 1-3 working days for delivery to take place. Regional areas (some small towns and outlying areas as defined by the courier company) take 2-3 working days, for delivery, seeing as the couriers first ship it to a main hub and from there the package is dispatched to regional areas.
Specific delivery times, are not controlled by us and can take place between 08:00-17:00 daily. So please be sure to provide a delivery address where there will be someone present the entire day to receive the package. It is also important to provide a cell phone number where you could be contacted in case the couriers are having trouble reaching your address.
If you need your package urgently you can ask for us to arrange one of the following services at an extra cost (payable before the package will be shipped) for which we will generate a quote:
-Next day 08:30 (only applicable to local areas)
-Next day 10:30 (only applicable to local and main areas)
-Saturday delivery (this depends on when your order was booked and in which area you are situated)
-Same day delivery ( this only applies to local areas and have to be booked by 10:00 daily)
Why do I have duplicate orders?
Sometimes orders will be duplicated due to an unsuccessful payment or your browser submitting the form twice. Rest assured that we handle orders diligently and that we will most likely pick up this duplicate order. You will only receive an SMS for an order which was successfully placed, which will be the only order we will be processing.
What is Outdoorphoto's Banking details?
Acc No: 1605092096
Branch Number: 160545
Please email your proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do we require a valid physical address and contact number?
If you require your order to be delivered, these details are extremely important since the couriers require this information to make a successful delivery. We cannot book a package for which we do not have contact numbers or valid physical addresses, where an indicated contact person will be available between 08:00-17:00 on workdays.
Also, we cannot deliver to post boxes, since we do not make use of the postal service and couriers do not deliver to boxes.
Why do we require a invoice address?
We require a billing address since we use this for the information on the Tax Invoice for your order. Hence, if you want to add business information for the order please supply us with the address your require to show on the invoice.
What happens if I place an order for an item that is out of stock?
Our stock numbers change daily and if you see that an item you want to order is out of stock, please contact us so we can inform you on when we are expecting/can receive new stock. You can also make use of the "Notify Me" function which will be available on products that we are awaiting stock of.
Receiving more stock of an item can take anywhere between one day to a few months depending on the amount of stock the suppliers have available. In most out-of-stock cases we will be able to provide you with an ETA or if we do not know, we will contact the supplier, after which we can supply you with an estimated date.
Please note that it is against our policy to accept payment for any items which we do not have in stock .
How can I pay for my order?
You can pay by using your Visa, MasterCard or debit card. We also offer our clients the option of paying via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), for which we require you to send a valid proof of payment to email@example.com. This is essential to your order being processed in a timely manner.
Is paying with my Credit Card secure?
Yes, we make use of Virtual Card Services (VCS) to process your online payment securely.
VCS is a PCI-DSS compliant payment gateway, this means that they have the required level of security to store, process and transfer cardholder data as regulated by the Payment Card Industry.
Our domain is also hosted on a secure server. The server makes use of Thawte Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates and all data is encrypted.
How do I use my coupon code?
You need to use your coupon code in the checkout process. When you are in your shopping cart there is a field where you can enter your coupon code (illustrated below). You need to click on “Apply Coupon” for the discount to be applied to your shopping cart. You will notice in your “Order Total” summary the complete discount for your order.
If there was any problem with the code, an error message will be displayed. Possible problems include invalid coupon codes, coupons that has already expired or a coupon code that is not applicable to the product you are trying to use it on.
Can I use my Gift Card for payment online?
Yes, you are more than welcome to use your gift card while shopping online. Simply proceed to view your shopping cart, where you will find an input box for entering your gift card number. Enter your gift card number here and click "Apply Gift Card" for the discount to be applied to your shopping cart.
If there was any problem with the code, an error message will be displayed. Possible problems include invalid gift card codes, a gift card that has already expired or has been fully redeemed or a communication error with the gift card issuer's system. In the latter case, you could retry the application by clicking "Apply Gift Card" once more.
What is 3D secure?
Simply put, 3 Domain Security is an anti-fraud feature used by banks and payment gateways to authenticate your order transaction by diverting you to the bank which issued your card. Here you will be prompted to enter either a One Time Pin (OTP) or confirm the purchase via your phone. Ensure that the phone you are using is the phone number registered with the issuing bank, or you will not receive the OTP or other type of transaction confirmation, which will result in payment failure.
Once the bank is satisfied that it is the valid card holder completing the transaction they issue an authentication receipt which is presented to us as an authorised payment. Only after this process has been completed successfully your order is ready to be processed by us.
How do I place an ad for an item I want to sell on your classifieds?
First you have to make sure you are on the classifieds section of our website. Here you need to either login if you already have an ODP Community account (please be aware that this is different from your ODP Shop account) or you would need to create a free account at this time. To be sure that you are successfully logged into your account, check and make sure your username appears in the top right of the page. If it does not appear, something went wrong and you might need to try logging in again. If the problem persists, please contact us.
After logging into your account a menu bar will appear as shown below. You now need to click on the "Upload Ad" button. After this, simply fill out the details of the product you are selling and upload a real photograph of the item.
If you do not see the "Upload Ad" button in your menu as illustrated above, it is usually because you have newly registered and have not yet verified your account. Please find the email that was sent to you with a link that you need to click on to verify your account. Once your account has been verified the button should appear. You can also upload an ad by clicking here. If you get an error message saying you do not have permission to do this, it is also because your account needs verification first.
You are allowed to have 2 active ads at any given time. To upload more ads you would need to delete a previous ad first. There is an FAQ topic discussing this process in more detail.
Warning: The Outdoorphoto classifieds service is publicly availble to anyone and thus, the same caution should be taken when dealing with sellers or potential buyers, than you would when making use of other classified services. We try our best to prevent any fraudulent activity, but can not take responsibility if such activity does happen. Please be careful.
How do I edit or remove an ad on the classifieds?
First you have to make sure you are on the classifieds section of our website. Here you need to login to your ODP Community account (please be aware that this is different from your ODP Shop account). To be sure that you are successfully logged into your account, check and make sure your username appears in the top right of the page. If it does not appear, something went wrong and you might need to try logging in again. If the problem persists, please contact us.
Once you are properly logged in a menu bar will appear. Click on "My Ads".
All of your current ads will now be loaded. Click on the particular ad that you would like to edit or remove. This will open the ad. If you'd like to simply edit some of the information in your ad, locate the options bar at the bottom of your ad and click on "Edit Ad". Your ad will now open in the editor and you can make the desired changes and click "submit changes" at the end.
If you wish to completely delete your ad, you need to follow the above step as if you were going to edit the ad. Wait for it to load in the editor. Then, right at the bottom of the editor window there is a check box that needs to be checked / marked. Now click "submit changes". Your ad will be completely removed. Please note that this action cannot be undone.