Searching and Browsing Tips
There are a number of different ways to search for your favorite
supplies at CreateForLess. Our selection of over 60,000 items can
be overwhelming at first, so if you're not sure where to start,
here are a few suggestions…
Shop By Department
To view our various craft departments, from the home page or any
other page on our site, simply click on one of the tabs at the top
of the page, such as Sewing & Quilting or
Search By Keyword
If you are looking for a specific product or brand, the 'Search'
box is a simple way to just type and go. This is located at the top
of every page, to the right of the CreateForLess logo. From here
you can type keywords in broad terms such as "scrapbooking" or
"thread", or more specific product searches like "Sculpey clay" or
"EK Paper Shapers Punch". Or if you know the CreateForLess Part #
or UPC number, you can type it in and that item will come right
Another way to shop is to browse through products at the bottom
of every page. Here you can view links to various categories, such
as Product Type, Brands, Holidays & Seasons and more. You can
also click on any of the More links to see a complete list of items
in that category.
Once you start searching, there are several features to help
make it easier to find what you're looking for....
- Narrow These Results - On the left side of the
page, you'll notice several different ways to narrow down your
search, such as by product types, colors or seasons.
- Brand Search - If you are looking for a
specific brand within your search results, you can type it into the
Brand Search box and then click on the highlighted brand.
- Sort By - You have the option to
sort your search results by Relevancy - the products best related
to your search, Sort By Name to display an alphabetical list of
products, or Sort By Price from lowest to highest priced
- Display by List or Grid - If you prefer to
view your search results in a list of products select Display By:
'List', or to view columns of product photos select Display By:
- Display Per Page - you may choose to display
20, 40 or 60 products per page.
Buying in Bulk
CreateForLess offers discount prices for buying in bulk
quantities for selected items. You will notice different types of
pricing descriptions displayed, depending on the item:
Buy in Bulk & Save
If the product has "Buy in Bulk & Save" prices displayed,
then you have the option to buy a smaller quantity of that item, or
buy in bulk and receive additional discounts. From the example
above, if you add 1 or 2 items to your cart, the price will be
$3.62 per item. If you purchase 2, the total price will be $3.62 x
2 = $7.24. Or if you buy 3 or more, you will receive a bulk
discount price of $3.29 per item, 3 x $3.29 = $9.87. The total item
price will be shown in your shopping cart.
This item is sold as…
If the product has a "This item is sold as..." explanation, then
there is a minimum quantity and increment required to purchase.
This generally applies to items such as cardstock, DMC floss or
stickers, that we can only ship as a set, box or package, due to
size and packaging issues. For example, we would be unable to ship
1 sheet of cardstock, 1 skein of floss, or 1 sticker, but we can
ship the entire 25 pack of cardstock, box of 12 skeins or 3 packs
of stickers. Additionally, the price displayed is for the entire
set, pack or box, not the price per sheet, skein, sticker, etc. In
the example above, if a cardstock pack is only sold as a pack of 25
sheets, if you add 1 pack to your cart, the price will be $6.25 per
pack, and you will receive 25 sheets of cardstock. If you add 2
packs to your cart, the price will be $12.50, and you will receive
50 sheets of cardstock.
Single Price / Package
If the product has a "Price / package" displayed, then there is
only a single price and no bulk discount price available for this
item. For example, if the price displayed is "Price: $16.74 /
package", you will receive the same price per item, whether you
purchase 1, 2 or more of that product.
If you need assistance with your shopping cart, whether you're
adding, editing or saving items in your cart, we're here to
Add to Cart
To add an item to your shopping cart from the product details
page, simply enter the Qty you would like to order and click the
'Add to Cart' button. Next you will see an Item Added to Cart
confirmation pop up page, this confirms the item and quantity that
you added to your cart, and summarizes the total # of items in your
cart and the Subtotal. Then you have the option to either
'Continue Shopping' to return to the page you were on previously,
or 'Checkout' to proceed to your Shopping Cart and purchase your
item(s). If you return to the product detail page of an item that
is in your shopping cart, an 'In Cart' button will display instead
of the 'Add to Cart' button.
From any department, search results or product line page, you
may also add an item to your shopping cart using the Quick View
button. The Quick View feature is especially helpful for quickly
adding several items to your cart, for example when shopping for
multiple colors of the same item. Clicking the 'Quick View' button
displays a pop up window with a short description of the product,
price, and 'See Item Details' link to view further product
information. From this page you may add the item to your shopping
cart by entering the Qty and clicking Add to Cart. Next you will
see an Item Added to Cart confirmation pop up page, this confirms
the item and quantity that you added to your cart, and summarizes
the total number of items in your cart and the Subtotal. Then
you have the option to either 'Continue Shopping' to return to the
page you were on previously, or 'Checkout' to proceed to your
Shopping Cart and purchase your item(s).
View Shopping Cart
To view your shopping cart, click the 'Cart' button in the upper
right corner of every page. Items in your shopping cart always
reflect the most recent price and availability. From your shopping
cart, you can do the following:
- Update Qty - To change the quantity of an
item, type in a new number in the Qty box and click the 'Update
- Delete Items - If you would like to delete
individual items from your cart, click the 'Remove' button next to
- Empty Cart - Click the 'Empty Cart' button to
remove all of the items in your shopping cart.
- Checkout - If you would like to purchase these
items, click the 'Checkout' button.
- Continue Shopping - Select 'Continue Shopping'
to return to shopping for products.
- Save Cart - If you would like to save all of
the contents of your shopping cart, so you may return at a later
time, click the 'Save Cart' button. After saving your cart, the
next time you return to CreateForLess the items will still be
displayed when you click the 'Cart' button. You must use the same
computer on your next visit, because your shopping cart is saved on
your computer using cookies.
- Saved For Later - You can save individual
items for later, by clicking the 'save for later' link next to that
item. The item will be moved to the Saved For Later section below.
These items will be saved for later, even after you place an
order. Saving an item for later does not reserve inventory. Prices
and availability are subject to change. To move all the items from
the Saved For Later section back to the cart, click the 'Move All
Saved Items To Cart' button. Or you may move individual items back
to the cart by clicking the 'move to cart' link.
A cookie is a piece of information stored by your computer's
internet browser program to remember parts of your visit to our
enhance your shopping experience. For example, cookies are used to
add and save items in your shopping cart. If you are unable to add
items to your shopping cart, you may not have your cookies enabled.
Or if you delete your cookies, any items saved in your shopping
cart will also be deleted. Also if you save your shopping cart, you
the shopping cart on your computer, not at CreateForLess.com.
Enable Cookies in your Internet Browser
To change the settings on your cookies, if you use
Internet Explorer, select Start, Control Panel,
Internet Options, Privacy, Advanced, Override Automatic Cookie
If you use AOL, select Settings, Preferences,
Internet properties, Privacy and adjust the cookies settings.
If you use Chrome, select Tools, Options, Under the
Hood, Content Settings in the Privacy section, and select Allow
Local Data to be Set.
If you use Firefox, select Tools, Options, Privacy,
Use Custom Settings for History, Allow Cookies from Sites.
Credit Card and Payment Information
Debit Card Authorization
Please note that when placing an order with a debit card, CreateForLess requests an authorization of funds from your bank for the transaction. At this time your bank places a pending charge on your account for the amount of your order. CreateForLess does not charge your account until your order ships, and at that time the actual withdrawal occurs. This may appear on your account statement as multiple charges, but CreateForLess has in fact only charged your account one time. Depending on your bank's processes, it may take a few business days for your bank to release the initial pending charge they placed on your account.
To pay with PayPal, simply select the yellow button that says "Check out with PayPal" when reviewing your order in your shopping cart. You will be directed to PayPal's website, and you can create a PayPal account if you are a new user, or log in with the email address and password associated with your existing PayPal account. Or if you would like to cancel your order, or use a different form of payment, click on the button that says "Cancel and return to CreateForLess" and you will be directed back to the Create for Less website.
We cannot place an order with PayPal over the telephone. However, if you would like to call customer service to place your order, we do accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover as forms of payment.
Prepaid Credit Cards Special Instructions
If you are placing your order with any prepaid credit card, please make sure that your remaining balance covers the entirety of your order. Unfortunately, we cannot process more than one credit card in an order.
If you use a money order, please mail both your order form and money order to:
9115 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223
We are unable to accept money orders from any countries outside of the U.S.
We also accept purchase orders from government institutions, such as schools, libraries, or museums. Please fax your purchase order to 503-244-7963.
You're ready to purchase your supplies, so it's time to
checkout. From your shopping cart, click the 'Checkout'
button which will bring you to the 'Sign In' page.
You are not required to create an account to order from
CreateForLess, but if will make it more convenient the next time
you shop with us. New customers and customers without an account,
can checkout by clicking the 'Continue Guest Checkout'
button. Creating an account will save your address
information, order history and tracking. Click the 'Create An
Account' button to enter your password and address information
before continuing checkout. If you already have a
CreateForLess account, in the Sign In section enter your email
address, password and click 'Sign In'. Please note: passwords are
On the Address page, if you signed into your account, your
billing and shipping information will automatically be
displayed. If you did not create an account, simply enter
your billing information exactly as it appears on your credit card
statement. Then enter your shipping information by either
clicking "Ship to my billing address", or "Ship to a different
address" and enter the different shipping address. Then click
'Checkout' to proceed to the Shipping page.
Why is a phone number required?
The phone number will only be used in the event customer service
or the courier needs to contact you regarding your order.
Why is an email address required?
We use your email address to send you Order and Shipping
Confirmation and Customer Satisfaction emails only. Our
weekly eNewsletter will only be sent to you if you have requested
it, which you may unsubscribe from at any time. We will not sell,
share, or rent your email address or any information to others.
Please see our Privacy
Policy for further information.
On the Shipping page, select your desired shipping method.
You can choose to ship your order via Economy, Standard, 2-Day Air
or Next Day Air. Economy orders are generally shipped in 1-3
business days. Standard shipment orders are generally shipped
in 1 business day. Your Estimated Arrival date, based on your
shipping zip code will be displayed next to each Shipping Method.
Our warehouse does not prepare any shipments on Sat and Sun. 2-Day
Air and Next Day Air orders must be submitted before 11:00 am PST
to be processed and shipped on the same business day. Saturday
delivery is not available. For additional shipping information,
visit our Shipping
Information section. After selecting your shipping
method, click 'Checkout' to proceed to the final step.
1. Review your order
Please review your order information before completing your
purchase. This is the last place to make any changes to your
order before your order is finalized. If you would like to change
your billing information, shipping information, items in the
shopping cart or shipping method, click any of the 'Edit'
2. Enter your payment information
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit
cards. Enter your credit card account number, expiration date and
security code. Please do not use spaces or dashes when
entering your card number. When you finalize your order, your
credit card will be processed to verify funds, but your card will
not actually be charged until your order is shipped. CreateForLess
has taken a variety of security measures to ensure the safety of
your credit card. For more information on credit card security,
please visit the Privacy
Policy page. If you have a CreateForLess gift
certificate, enter your gift certificate # and PIN and click 'Apply
Gift Certificate'. The gift certificate amount will be
deducted from your order total.
3. Place Your Order
To submit your order, click the "Place Order" button. Please
click the "Place Order" button only once, and do not use the Back
button. Multiple clicks may result in multiple orders being placed.
It may take up to 30 seconds to process your order. This occurs
because the system is performing our credit card authorization
process. Once your order is processed, you will see a confirmation
page with your order number.
4. Thank You
After clicking 'Place Order' and your credit card is approved,
the 'Order Detail' page will be displayed. Your order information
will be summarized, including your order #, items ordered, shipping
method, total amount spent, billing and shipping information. Click
the 'Print Confirmation' button to print a copy for your records.
Also, if you have a CreateForLess account, your 'Order Detail'
information will be available in the 'My Account' section. You will
also receive an order confirmation via e-mail immediately following
our receipt of your order. And you will receive another e-mail
notification the day that your order is shipped.
Changing an Order
Once you click 'Place Order', your order is sent to our
warehouse instantly. Because our warehouse is beginning to process
your order for shipping as soon as your order is finalized, you
will be unable to change your order after this time. You can create
another order if you would like additional craft supplies or return
the items once you receive them. If you need further assistance,
please Contact Us.
CreateForLess does not charge our customers a sales tax. Our
products are shipped from Oregon, which does not have a sales tax;
therefore we are able to offer you tax free shopping.
Product Review Guidelines
We greatly value your product feedback. When
writing a product review, please follow these
Please focus on the product, how it worked,
your experience using it, and why you liked or disliked it. The
goal of a product review is to help other customers with their
purchase decisions. Please do not include profanity, obscenities,
discriminatory language, mean remarks, advertisements, SPAM,
personal contact information such as addresses and phone numbers,
images or videos that are copyrighted or not relevant to the
product. Please submit only one review per product. Also, for
feedback related to ordering, shipping, using the website or any
other CreateForLess customer service issues, please Contact Us directly, rather than
submitting a product review. CreateForLess reserves the right to
edit or not publish any reviews that violate these
As an extra thank you, for every review you
write you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $100
CreateForLess gift certificate. One product reviews winner will be
randomly chosen the first week of every month, receive a $100
CreateForLess e-gift certificate and be contacted via email. A
valid email address must be provided when submitting a review to be
eligible for the $100 gift certificate
Thank you for taking the time to write a
review about our products, we really appreciate your