I was making an order for nearly $1,000 at Spreadshirt earlier and was sort of stunned when I got to the page to make my payment.
The text indicated that I should choose a payment method, but the only option was to pay by check.
I wanted to make the purchase there and then, so I called up customer service. They indicated that I was pushed to that payment page because of the amount of my transaction.
I asked what amount is the maximum to pay by credit card, and they said they thought it was $500, but that they could enter it manually for me.
They instructed me to click to pay by check and proceed, which I did. Then after the next step, I was supposed to give them my order number, so they could process the credit card transaction.
The confirmation page didn’t have an order number, but they were able to find my order.
It was annoying that I would not have been able to close the transaction if I was making the order at midnight, and even having to be on hold briefly and giving the payment information the old fashioned way was a hassle.
Anyhow, it got me wondering if affiliates are getting credit for big orders, since the process is being interrupted.
I’m not sure, since I didn’t go through an affiliate link, but I sure hope so.