Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer
Online Shopping at PriceSmart.com is easy and is available to all PriceSmart members. To qualify, you will need to be a valid existing member and create an account. You will also need to register to buy online by creating a user login and password, as PriceSmart uses your account to recognise you when you shop with them.
According to a PriceSmart representative, you can shop from anywhere in the world, however, for your protection, only you may pick up your merchandise. For security purposes, you must bring the credit card used for the purchase, valid photo identification, your PriceSmart membership card and a copy of your confirmation e-mail or printed receipts.
The representative said products available for online purchase are generally not available in the warehouse clubs. Delivery is made to a local PriceSmart warehouse club for pickup, rather than to a residence or business. Online product pricing includes standard shipping, handling, and all duties and taxes.
An express shipping option is also available for most online products that you may receive in two to three weeks. Once they have been delivered, you will be notified that they are available. You can check on the status of your order by clicking on the 'Order Status' button at the top of any of the PriceSmart.com online shopping web pages. All of your orders will be listed. Click on the order you are interested in and the items in that order will be listed along with the status for each item.
If you have ordered multiple different items, those items may arrive in separate deliveries. This can be the case if you included express shipping for any of your items.
A representative from the warehouse club you've selected for your order delivery will notify you via telephone and/or email when your item(s) have arrived.
PriceSmart has also made it easier for you to shop online as well. If you do not have a credit card, you can request the items online and go into the warehouse and pay in cash. The representative advised that you must take a printout of the order so they can put it through.