You’ve finally found that perfect pair of shoes at an affordable price online. After adding it to your cart and typing in your shipping address, you click the “Payment” button with glee. You can already imagine wearing them.

The payment screen reads, “Enter your credit card number”, and just like that your dreams are shattered. The card you have isn’t accepted by that site.

Have you ever been in a situation like that? Granted, it might not have been that dramatic. But, you have to admit - shopping online without a credit card is difficult.

What can you do? There are a few ways you can still still complete your purchase. Let’s take a look at what you can do if you don’t have a credit card, but want to grab one of the amazing deals you’ve seen online (like the thousands of other Jamaicans who shop online.)

Tip #1: Use a Debit Card

This is a lesser known fact, but most online shopping sites payment processors who ask for a credit card as payment, also accept debit cards. But, not all debit cards can be used.

If you own a visa debit card from a Jamaican bank, there’s a 99% chance that your debit card can be used to shop online.

On the off chance that you try to make a purchase with your visa debit card and it doesn’t work, it could be because the online retailer doesn’t accept international transactions.

But, what if you don’t have a visa debit card? There’s something else you can do.

Tip #2: Ask a Friend or Relative

Friends and relatives are there to help you out in tough situations, and this one is no different. If you have a friend or relative with a credit card or a visa debit card, they can be your solution.

Just send them the link to the item(s) you’d like to purchase, along with your shipping address. They’ll make the purchase with their plastic, and you can reimburse them with cash or a transfer to their bank account.

If neither of the two solutions listed above work for you, then it may be time to consider another way to shop online without a credit card.

Tip #3: Shop on CoolMarket

Access to a credit card or debit card may be impossible for you, but that doesn’t mean that the convenience of shopping online is out of your reach reach. CoolMarket makes shopping online not only possible but super easy and secure, even without a credit card.

Here at CoolMarket it’s our goal to cater to the online shopping needs of every Jamaican. We have thousands of products available for purchase at great prices. Each product is supplied by a Jamaican seller, so everything you buy is delivered to you in two business days. (Plus, that means that you don’t have to worry about customs fees!)

Everything you want, we’ve got it and if you can’t find it, our customer service agents are more than happy to assist in sourcing it from one of local stores.

Start shopping online without a credit card today!