To register as a shopper, create a profile. We’ll need your name, e-mail address, a password of 8 characters and at least 1 contact number.
To register as a business, you’ll need to enter your Business Name and your Business’ VAT Registration number as additional fields. This information will then be printed onto your Tax Invoice. The Contact Person name should be the person receiving and signing for the goods.
1. Find the items you wish to buy
Keyword search boxes are located on nearly every page. You will also find links to browse lists and more detailed product-specific searches in the top and left navigation bar of each department. When you find an item that interests you, click the title or name of the item to see its details, including availability and dispatch estimate times.
2. Add to cart
Found the products you want to buy? Click on Add to cart. Your shopping cart contains all the products that you have selected to buy. Once you’ve added an item to your Shopping Cart, keep searching until your cart contains all of the items you want to order. You can access the contents of your Shopping Cart at any time by clicking the
Add to Wish List
Your Wish List is a handy list of all the items you do not want to checkout with immediately. You can move items between your Checkout list and Wish List.
3. Check out
Please note : when purchasing for the first time on TAKEALOT.com we may ask you for proof of identification.
Pre-orders allow you to place advance orders for items that have not yet been released. When you place the pre-order, we then order the item in advance from our suppliers.
Note: release dates are subject to change without prior notice. We’ll keep you informed of any potential changes
Credit Card Pre-Orders are charged immediately.
If you’re paying via Bank Deposit, you’ll hear from us when the payment is due
Note: Standard Bank Autopay is unfortunately not an option on pre-orders.
Checkout will only allow one Pre-Order item (of any Qty) per transaction. You can’t unfortunately mix Pre-Orders with normal orders.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 0861 222 989. Remember to quote your Order ID as your reference number.
If the price of an item you’ve already pre-ordered is dropped before it is released, we will automatically adjust your pre-order to the new lower price, and ensure you are charged for the new price. If you have already been charged, or have already deposited, we will place the difference as credit on your profile.
If the price of your pre-ordered item increases, we will temporarily suspend your pre-order. At the same time we will send you an email, with the option of changing your pre-order to the new price, or cancelling your pre-order. If we don’t receive any response within 48 hours we’ll cancel the order.
TAKEALOT will accept returns when defective, damaged or if the product we’ve sent you is not the same as the product that you’ve ordered. (Section 4 & 5 of our T’s & C’s apply)
Returns Terms & Conditions for Imports UK and Imports USA and other Import Items
If you would like to exchange an item you ordered, for something else, no problem. There are 3 ways to exchange an item – simply pick the one that suits you.
All exchanges must be logged within 5 working days and items returned in good condition.
You are entitled to cancel your order, without penalty, within 7 days of the goods having been delivered to you. (Section 9.4 of our T’s & C’s of Sale apply)
Send an email to email@example.com to cancel an item or a complete order.
If the order has not yet been processed, it can simply be canceled.
If it has been processed, you have the option of a credit or a full refund.
TAKEALOT.com offers 3 convenient methods of delivery:
|Service||Main Centers||Regional Areas||Free Delivery Threshold|
|Overnight PO Counter up to 1kg||R55||R55*||R250|
Free Shipping notes:
*SpeedServices/Post Office notes:
We do not unfortunately ship outside of SA borders currently
No, you need not sign, but please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org who will be signing on your behalf if not yourself
Contact us either by E-mail: ( email@example.com ) or by telephone: 0861 222 989 within 24 hours of the delivery having taken place. Please have your Order Number ready.
Once we’ve received your order from our suppliers, we’ll send you an e-mail with tracking details. If in doubt, contact us.
If you live in either Cape Town or Johannesburg main centres, you now have the option to get your goodies over the weekend! Woohoo!
These will appear as available options at checkout if your order qualifies …
Next to each product, you’ll find an estimated time for the product to be dispatched, which is the date it will leave TAKEALOT’s warehouse. Please note that this is the expected time.
Your order could reach us sooner than expected but delays also occur. As soon as we are notified of a potential delay, you’ll be the first to know. If in doubt e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
When placing a new order you have an option to combine your order with an existing open order.
If an item becomes out of stock, it will reflect as such on the site.
If you have pre-ordered the item, or ordered as part of a “while stocks last” special offer, we’ll let you know. You then have the option to be refunded, or credited or wait until it comes into stock again.
We take the security of your payment and personal information seriously. See section 6 of our T’s & C’s for details.
South Africa falls under Region B for Blu-Ray Discs. The USA falls under Region A. Some Blu-ray discs may be Region Locked, meaning that they won’t play on your BR player/PlayStation 3.There are however quite a number of BR Discs which are Region Free and will play on any player.
Here is a good source for more detail: http://bluray.liesinc.net/
Go to: Forgot Password and enter the email address your account was registered with, which is also your login, and your password will automatically be emailed to that address.
If you would like to subscribe to our newsletters and be updated on our fantastic promotions and offers you can click on your account details and tick the box to subscribe to the newsletters you are interested in.
Payment can be made via:
Takealot allows payment by Debit card using the payD system. payD allows online payments by Debit Card by enabling you to submit your Debit Card PIN number securely via your mobile phone.
What is PayD?
payD is a the new way of shopping on the web using your PIN-based debit card and mobile phone! Recognised as a standard method of payment across South Africa, payD is leading the way with its AMT (Authenticated Mobile Transaction) technology, turning your mobile phone into a secure* pay point device.
The payD system is all about simplicity, convenience and security. Registration is automatic (the first time you use payD, your PIN-based debit, credit or cheque card is safely linked to your MTN or Vodacom SIM card). Your details are then securely encrypted, which means that all you’ll need for future transactions is your mobile phone and your card PIN.
payD meets the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is accepted as a standard method of payment in South Africa.
What banks and mobile networks are supported by the PayD system?
To use the PayD service you will require:
How does it work?
Is it safe to pay by Debit card using the payD system?
Yes, and here’s why:
Just like entering your PIN number into a point-of-sale device at the checkout counter, when using payD to make a payment on the web, you enter your PIN on your mobile phone. The payD service encrypts your PIN using the SIM card in your mobile phone so nobody except your bank can read it. Three elements need to be in place before you can make a Debit card payment using payD:
How do I redeem my eBucks?
When you’re ready to check out, choose to pay for stuff with your eBucks. We’ll happily scoot you over to FNB’s eBucks site where you can use ‘em to pay for anything you want. Go wild!
What do I need?
Your eBucks card number OR SA ID number and a four digit PIN
But I don’t have a 4 digit pin?
Chillax, log into the eBucks website and request a PIN to be sent to your mobile phone OR call eBucks on 087 320 3200.
Pay using eBucks OR eBucks and Rands
Once you have loaded up your cart on TAKEALOT.com and chosen eBucks at Checkout as your payment option, you are then able to pay either totally with eBucks (if you’ve got enough of course) OR pay with Rands and eBucks with all the bank accounts you have linked to your shopping profile on eBucks.
How do I link my bank account to my shopping profile?
Easy as pie, just log into the eBucks website and make changes in your Shopping Profile.
If you haven’t yet registered to use eBucks, you’ll need to take a stroll to the eBucks website, in order to do so. Then you’re ready to spend to your hearts content!
Internet part payment does not currently cater for:
For more information, click here.
How it works
Who can apply for financing with CreditCart? What do I need to qualify?
South African citizens, 18 years and older earning R3 000 and more, who have a bank account that can be debited and who meet the CreditCart lending criteria (NCR approved) will be offered financing within the guidelines of the National Credit Act. (NCA)
Things to remember:
How do I spend my Discovery Miles?
When your cart is brimming with cool stuff, and you’re ready to check out, simply choose to pay for goodies using your Discovery Miles. We’ll then send you over to the Discovery Miles payment page (powered by PayU) where you can use your hard-earned miles to pay (minimum R20 order).
What do I need?
Your Discovery Miles username & password. Almost too good to be true… but it’s true!
Pay using Discovery Miles OR Discovery Miles and Rands
We also give you the choice to pay for your whole order using your Discovery miles (if you’ve got enough of course) OR you can choose to pay with both Rands and Discovery Miles. Rands must be paid using any South African Visa or Mastercards credit card. The power is in your hands, folks!
Instant EFT is a payment service provided by Payfast, that allows Takealot customers to pay via EFT without the hassle of a waiting period. This payment option is available to all customers who bank with ABSA, First National Bank, Nedbank or Standard Bank.
How it works
Cash on delivery is offered as a payment option for certain orders, delivered within certain geographical areas, and on select products based on value. It will appear as an available payment option at checkout if your order qualifies.
1. Instant EFT
If you bank with ABSA, First National Bank, Nedbank or Standard Bank and wish to pay by EFT, you can do an instant EFT
When paying by Instant EFT there will be no waiting period before your order is authorised.
2. Bank Deposit or Standard EFT
Cash deposits at a bank: Please use your order number as reference. Deposits made before 12 noon should be processed on the same day, alternatively the following morning. We are dependent on the banks so system delays may occur.
Internet Transfers: Please use your order number as reference. If you bank with ABSA, deposits made before 12 noon should be processed on the same day, alternatively the following morning. Transfers made from any other bank will (in most cases) reflect the following day, but can take up to 48 hours.
Cheque Deposits: Cheque deposits are only accepted by prior arrangement. Contact us at email@example.com to arrange. All cheque deposits are subject to a clearing period of ten working days. Only once a cheque has been cleared, will your order be processed.
After the successful placing of your order and the approval of your Credit Card. If there are any problems, you’ll hear from us.
- Please ONLY insert your Order ID as the reference (for example 123456)
- Please make the exact deposit amount. In other words the price of the goods ordered plus the shipping fee.
- Please retain your proof of deposit/transfer in case of queries.
Account Number: 9171899236
Branch Code: 632005 (Note: not all Banking Services require the Branch Code to be entered)
Account Type: Savings
Account Holder: T2 Home Entertainment (Pty) Ltd
Account Number: 1357004206
Branch Code: 13 57 05 (Note: not all Banking Services require the Branch Code to be entered)
Account Type: Cheque
Account Holder: TAKE2
Click on UNISA to view our range of text books, and search for your books using your course codes, title, ISBN or department.
Don’t panic! Just pop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work our magic.
Simply add all the titles that you’d like, add them to your ‘quote cart’ and press the button to generate a quote. Easy peazy.
Make sure you register with us first (just a few quick & easy steps). Then browse for your books and add them to your virtual cart. When you’re ready to order them, simply click ‘Check Out’ … and bingo!
If your order comes to R250 or more, we’ll deliver straight to your door for FREE, anywhere in South Africa. How’s that for awesome.
Yes, we can deliver UNISA books outside of SA, however we will first need to quote you for the international shipping costs.
Indeed! You can still place your order and we’ll keep you updated on the process of your order. It’s always best to double-check with us on expected delivery dates, so that you can make sure you’ll get your books in time.
You don’t need to reserve it, you can just pre-order the title and you’ll received it once it’s been released.
Region 0 – Informal term meaning “worldwide”. Region 0 is not an official setting; discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1-6 flags set.
Region 1 – United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.
Region 2 – Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories.
Region 3 – Southeast Asia, South Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Macau.
Region 4 – Mexico, South America, Central America, Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and much of Oceania.
Region 5 – Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho), Central and South Asia, Mongolia, North Korea.
Region 6 – People’s Republic of China.
Region 7 – Reserved for future use (found in use on protected screener copies of MPAA-related DVDs and “media copies” of pre-releases in Asia).
Region 8 – International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.
Region ALL – Region ALL discs have all eight flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any locale on any player.
Region A – Includes most North, Central and South American countries and South-east Asian countries including the Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.
Region B – Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Region C – Includes the remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as the People’s Republic of China and Russia.