How to Shop

Shopping On The Web

To begin shopping, click the brand name or category of the item that you wish to purchase. Most items are organized into sub-categories to help make finding the correct item easier.

Clicking a category or subcategory (if applicable) will bring you to a directory page, which will list the items available for that category.

Find the item you want by scrolling down the list of items. Some of our directories cannot be displayed completely on just one page, in which case you can page forward (and backward) by clicking on the blue arrows in the upper right corner.

You can jump directly to specific pages by selecting them from the pull down menu located to the left of the blue forward facing arrow.

You can add items to your shopping basket by selecting the quantity you would like and clicking the "Add to Basket" button. You can also click on the picture or title of the item for a more detailed description and a larger picture. Select the quantity desired and click the "Add to Basket" button to add the item to your shopping basket.

A view of your shopping basket will be shown. From your basket you can change the quantity or remove an item from your shopping basket.

Click on "Continue Shopping" to return to a detailed description of the last item added to your basket, or use the menu on the left and choose a category to visit. Continue shopping until you have all the items you wish to purchase in your shopping basket.

You can view your Shopping Basket at any time by clicking the "Your Basket" link at the top right of the screen.

Step 1
Enter your billing and shipping address. Please note any order with a different billing and shipping address will have the pricing and billing information removed from the packing slip that is included with the order. If you would like to receive an invoice please contact us with your request and Web Confirmation Number after completing your order.

Step 2
Select the shipping method and gift options. If your order is intended as a gift for someone, you can select our Gift Wrapping option, and if you are sending the package to a different address than your billing address, a personalized gift message can be entered.

Step 3
Enter your payment information.

Step 4
Review and submit your order. Before clicking the "Submit Order" button, you should review and print this page, so you have a copy of your order information for your records. If you need to make changes to your billing, payment, shipping information, or shipping method, you can do so by clicking the "Edit" links next to these items. Press the "Submit Order" button to submit your order. An email with your Web Confirmation Number and order total will be emailed to you confirming the order.

After submitting your order you will have the opportunity to set up an account on theEssentials.com. Setting up an account will save your name and address information, BUT NOT your credit card information. Creating an account also allows you to login as a registered user and check your order status in the future.

If you are uncomfortable, for any reason, in placing your transaction online, please use one of our other offerings:

Ordering By Mail

You can send a mail order with a check or money order to:

theEssentials.com
P.O. Box 1204
Watertown, MA 02471-1204

Make the check out to theEssentials.com.

Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address and the item that you wish to order.