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The banking industry introduced AVS and CV2 to help combat the growing problems with verifying the shopper during a CNP transaction (Cardholder Not Present) also known as Online Transactions.

Due to the high value of the products we sell we set extremely high security rules on our payment platform (Sagepay), we do this to avoid fraudulent transactions. This means we can only send orders to the billing address of your card. If you do require your order to be shipped to a different address, the only way we can do this is if you chose to pay via bank transfer or by Amazon Payments.

AVS and CV2 checking is an electronic notification service that is provided by most card issuers. The AVS and CV2 can be carried out on all ecommerce and Mail Order/Telephone Order transactions placed through our website.


The Process
When a transaction is processed via Sagepay you are asked to input your billing address, the system will run an Address check (AVS) on your billing address against your card, it specifically checks all registered NUMERICS/DIGITS within the address and postcode.

It looks at the first 5 DIGITS of your main address. For example if your billing address is FLAT 4, 134 Bank Road, SE10 5NJ, the system requires you to input the digits of your main  address on the first line of the billing address;

See here;

Flat 4, 134 Bank Road
London
SE10 5NJ

If you place the Flat 4 + the 134 on separate lines it is likely Sagepay will decline this payment.

  • AVS is a UK scheme only: It is not possible to check AVS on overseas orders, so overseas orders will be rejected. Any orders placed from outside of the UK would require payment via bacs.

  • Only the numerics of the AVS are checked: The non-numerical characters in the billing address and post code are not checked as part of the AVS checks. This means that it is possible to receive a false negative result if a shopper does not enter a house number, i.e. The shopper has entered a house name.

  • Unable to check AVS/CV2 on company cards: If you accept company credit cards, it may be that the results you receive for the AVS/CV2 is 'DATA NOT CHECKED'. This may be because the banks do not have access to this specific information in order to check it.

  • AVS is not separated when referencing the AVS/CV2 rule base: The Address and Post Code values are treated as one entity when referring to the AVS/CV2 rule base. So if either the Address or Post Code returns a not-matched response it fails the complete AVS value.

Please note we are unable to accept card payments for orders placed from outside of the UK, the only methods of payment we can accept for orders from outside of the UK would be a bank transfer or Amazon Pay.

If you have had any issues with online transactions in the past it is often best to call us to make payment and we can do this manually over the phone, in addition if you require further information on the above please call us on 02086695668.




Delivery Charges

Category UK Delivery Charge Ireland Delivery Charge Europe Delivery Charge
Cameras £9.99 £19.99 £19.99
Camera Bundles £9.99 £19.99 £19.99
Accessories Charge may apply Charges may apply Charges may apply
Lenses FREE £9.99 £9.99
Tripod £9.99 £19.99 £19.99

Delivery Address

If you wish to pay using your card then unfortunately due to the value of the products we sell we can only send orders to the billing address of your card.

However, If you need to have an item delivered to an alternative address to your billing address then we can do this but you would have to select to pay via either Bank Transfer or Amazon Pay.

By using Amazon Payments you can select one of your saved address on Amazon for your delivery - we are happy to help over the telephone if you have not used Amazon Payments before or if you are having any problems.

We understand this can sometimes be difficult with work commitments, but we will do our best to accomdate your needs.


Shipping Time

For UK purchaces we normally ship out your order within 3 to 5 working days of receiving your cleared payment. If you require delivery by or before a certain date please call us on 02086695668 and we will do our best to accomodate your needs.

Shipping insurance is included in the cost of delivery. The following table is a guide to shipping times for orders:

 
Delivery 3 to 5 days from date of  'Paid now Processing' Delivery 5 to 7 days from 'Paid Now Processing' Delivery 5 to 7 days from 'Paid Now Processing' Delivery 7 to 10 days from 'Paid Now Processing'
ROYAL MAIL/UPS/FedEX  UPS UPS UPS
UK    Ireland   France/Germany Other EU countries