A: No, you don’t need a CubicZirconia.com website account to make a purchase. Instead, you can choose to checkout as a guest.
HOW TO CHECKOUT AS A “GUEST” WITH NO ACCOUNT NEEDED: Here’s what the guest checkout process looks like, below. First, after making your selections of the available options for your chosen product (drop down boxes such as the “Center Stone Size” or Material” in the screenshot below), and then click the “Add to Cart” button on any product webpage. See portion circled in red on the screenshot below for how to “add to cart”.
After clicking “Add to Cart”, you’ll see a popup screen confirming your Checkout (see portion circled in red on the screenshot below).
Next, fill out the required form fields (see portion marked “1” on the screenshot below). Additionally, if you have a promo code (aka discount code, aka coupon code) you can enter it here (see portion marked “2” on the screenshot below).
Once you’re done entering your information into this form, click on the “Continue to shipping method” button (see portion marked “3” on the screenshot below).
Then, once you confirm the shipping method, you will click the button to “continue to payment method” (see portion circled in red on the screenshot provided). By default the shipping method will be set to the shipping method that corresponds to your order amount and shipping address location (as a U.S.-based company, we are delighted to ship worldwide, but some international countries do cost more to ship; however, for a certain threshold of order minimum we offer free shipping to any country). For more information on how much you can expect to pay for shipping, check out the FAQ question “How much can I expect to pay for shipping?” from our Manufacturing Time, Shipping, Taxes and Product Delivery FAQ.
After advancing to the next screen, you can fill in your payment information. If you’re using a credit or debit card as do most of our customers, you will enter your credit/debit card details in the secure online form box marked “1” on the screenshot below.
If you’re using PayPal or any other payment method other than a credit card, make your selection such as in the portion marked ‘2” on the screenshot below.
Make sure to specify and type in your billing address if it is different from your shipping address, as shown in the portion marked “3” on the screenshot above. Billing address must match the address that your credit card has on file for you or the transaction may decline.
While we’ve provided this tutorial to show you how simple, quick and easy it is to checkout without an account on CubicZirconia.com “as a guest”, if at some point you expect you’ll want to make another purchase in the future as a return customer...you can create an account right now when you check the box that says “Save my information for a faster checkout” (shown in the portion marked “4” on the screenshot above). Understand that your credit card information and other sensitive payment details will NOT be saved in the stored account information-- just location, order details and contact information. For more details on the measures we take to keep your identifying information secure (and why we don’t store payment details like credit/debit card numbers) please see FAQ question “How do I know it's safe to order from your website?”. Just in case it’s not yet obvious, if you do not wish to create a CubicZirconia.com online account, make sure the box in step 4 is not checked. :)
Once complete, you can click the “Complete order” button, as circled and numbered “5” in the screenshot above. An automatic email order notification (i.e. “receipt”) will be sent to your email address entered for your order, complete with a unique order number and details on how to track your order status.
So, the short answer is “Yes, You CAN check out as a guest with no account on CubicZirconia.com”.
However, there are a few reasons we do encourage you to sign-up for an account on our website. We explain some of the benefits in more detail on our FAQ answer for question “Why should I register for a CubicZirconia.com website account?”.
We understand that it may seem like “overkill” to have an account with a website you only plan on purchasing from once. But we’re betting that you’ll be a repeat customer. Indeed, almost half of our initially one-time customers end up becoming repeat customers after experiencing the CubicZirconia.com difference!
Click this link to sign-up for an account if you don’t have one yet