Once your Direct album order has gone through the verification process and been put into queue to be completed, you'll click the "Complete Order" button in the Upload Manager. This will launch your web browser to complete your order and select any album company specific options. This includes cover material options, paper choices, cover embossing, shipping, etc. These options will change depending on the album company you are using for your Direct order.
The first time you place a Direct order, you'll need to enter your contact and shipping information as well as agree to the Terms of Service in order to proceed with your order.
You only need to do this the first time you place a Direct order. The next time you order a Direct album, you'll be taken to the first step of the checkout process.
The first option you'll select is the cover material. This will change depending on the album company you are using. Make your selection and then click the green "Update Cart" button to update your shopping cart and continue to the next option.
As you go through the options, the shopping cart will be updated and reflect the options you have selected. There is also a button to submit a support ticket.
Next, select your paper type options. Click the green "Update Cart" button to continue with checkout.
The next option are the add-ons. Make your selection from the list that is presented and click the green "Update Cart" button to continue with the checkout process.
Next, choose whether or not you want your album cover imprinted. Click the green "Update Cart" button to continue with the checkout process.
If you selected imprinting options, you'll be asked to enter the text you would like to have imprinted on your album cover. Click the green "Update Cart" button to continue with the checkout process.
Any additional options provided by your album company will be selectable at this point. Once you make your selections and enter any required information, click the green "Update Cart" button to continue with the checkout process.
Next, you'll be asked to confirm or update your shipping information. Click the green "Confirm" button to continue with the checkout process.
Next are the shipping options. Choose your preferred shipping, then click the green "Update Cart" button to continue with the checkout process.
You're almost finished! Now, you'll be prompted to enter your credit card information for payment, along with your billing details. Please ensure that your billing details match what is on file with your credit card company to avoid any delays. When finished, click the green button "Proceed to Checkout" to finish checking out and put your album into production.
The final step is to verify your album options, shipping and order details. If you are satisfied that everything is correct, click the green "Complete Purchase" button.
Your order is now complete and in production. You'll receive a confirmation email with a link to track your order through the Customer Portal or you can click the "Track Your Order" link from the confirmation page to take you immediately to your Customer Portal page. As easy as clicking a few buttons, you've now ordered an album through Direct!