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DrinksDirect.co.uk is a secure shopping website. We recognise the importance of security for the credit and debit card details and other information you communicate with us over the Internet.

Below are listed details why shopping at DrinksDirect.co.uk is safe:

DrinksDirect.co.uk use 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your personal information including credit/debit card numbers and name and address details. In simple terms, the encryption process takes the characters you enter and converts them into encrypted/coded characters that are then securely transmitted over the Internet.

We hold a Thawte SSL Security Certificate. Thawte is the market leading provider for SSL security. Look out for the secure golden padlock on the right of your address bar or at the bottom of the web page when you enter our secure checkout.



For added security when purchasing online DrinksDirect.co.uk is part of the Verfied by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode schemes.


DrinksDirect.co.uk is a Verified by Visa website What is Verified by Visa ?

If you have not signed up to the Verified by Visa scheme or if your Visa card issuer does not offer Verified by Visa yet, you can still use your card as normal on the DrinksDirect.co.uk website.

Verified by Visa protects your Visa card twice when you shop online. Once with a personal message. And once with your own secret password. There is no safer way of shopping online.

DrinksDirect.co.uk has been listed by VISA as one of the major online retailers. Click here for more information.

To sign up for Verified by Visa click here.


DrinksDirect.co.uk is a Mastercard SecureCode website What is Mastercard SecureCode ?

If you have not signed up to the Mastercard SecureCode scheme or if your card issuer does not offer Mastercard SecureCode yet, you can still use your Mastercard as normal on the DrinksDirect.co.uk website.

MasterCard SecureCode enhances your current MasterCard credit or debit card or Switch/Maestro card with a secret code to protect against unauthorized use of your card when you shop online.

Once you've registered and created your own SecureCode password, you will be automatically prompted by your card issuer to type in your SecureCode password each time you make a purchase at participating online stores/retailers. Your SecureCode will then be confirmed by your card issuer to complete your purchase. Correctly entering your SecureCode during a purchase confirms that you are the authorized cardholder.

To sign up for Mastercard SecureCode click here.

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Alternative Payment Methods

If you are still unsure about sending your credit or debit card details over the internet, you can alternatively -

1. Select "Phone me for Card Details" in the Payment Method box during the checkout process.*

2. Select "Payment by Bank Transfer" in the Payment Method box during the checkout process. When you select this payment method we will email you the bank account information required to make payment.

3. Or you can order and pay by cheque by sending your order to:

DrinksDirect.co.uk
PO Box 1282
Bradford
BD4 8WP

Please make cheques payable to DrinksDirect.co.uk Ltd.

Orders placed using a cheque as the method of payment will only be dispatched once the cheque has been cleared for payment. This can take approximately 7 working days.

* - If you select "Phone me for Card Details" a DrinksDirect.co.uk Customer Service Representative will call the telephone number provided under the Invoice Details for payment information during normal office hours of 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please note such orders may take longer to process.
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