New Payment Methods Available

by | Mar 4, 2016 | 8 comments

We’ve listened to many a sob story of how you despise PayPal, so I’m pleased to say there’s finally an alternative for purchasing our Online Video Series. On site payments are now up and running and will allow you to complete a purchase with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

If instead you’re rather partial to searching out the PayPal option for speed and convenience, then don’t worry because this remains in place.

PayPal has been a great option early on in our venture for getting secure payments set up quickly, but now that we’re finding our feet we thought it was about time to invest and set up fully with card processing for you.

If you have any queries then feel free to ask.
(Sorry it’s a boring one!)

Our third Video Series is now in the works so we’ll be telling you about that one shortly. And if you don’t know about our existing two offerings then you can find an overview through the following links.

[column size=one_half position=first ]The Spoon Rack Video SeriesThe Spoon Rack Series is a great starting point if you’d like to get a grasp of working by hand.


[column size=one_half position=last ]The English Workbench Video SeriesIf you need a workbench and would like to pick up plenty of tips and hand tool practice along the way then have a peruse here. [/column]

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Helen seeks to explore ways to live with greater joy & sustainability for both ourselves & the planet. Concepts which have led to the launch of her second business We Are Carbon. As the producer of our videos, Helen brings a unique perspective & injects life to our education ensuring it is both a pleasure to watch & easy to follow & learn from. Learn More About Helen & The English Woodworker.


  1. Ken Haygarth

    Great job guys. Way to go. 😉

    • Helen

      Thanks Ken 🙂

      • Chris Swartout

        Rather not post this but there is not a contact us link I could find.

        I was looking at woodworking blogs and found this guy ( take a look it is sort of where the two of you are going and I think includes thing I would not recommend. But if always pays to see what the other guys is doing in your business space.

        By the way – in Richards’ one rant he refers to you as ” For those jobs I call on something less precious (you know the weird kid with the teeth and glasses – basically Helen).” I get that he does not mean to as they say in the states to Bad mouth you; – I expect it mutual but it bothered me. Richard is a role model like – think Christopher Schwarz but with an English sensibility. An no this is different than some of the stuff he says (family friendly as you say) it is about respect for partner and woman.

        Thank you both for the view from you side of the pond. good luck with you business and house building.
        Chris Swartout

  2. Cas Sedgwick

    Helen, I’m perplexed why anyone would have a problem using Paypal. i’ve always found it to be a very secure way to pay for web purchases without revealing personal credit card information. I’ve used it for years and never attached the account to anything but a credit card, since I’ve always ignored their entities to attach it to a bank account. Using it has always been seamless, painless, and secure. Maybe it’s used differently in England, but that’s been my experience in the States.

    • Helen

      I know exactly what you mean, I’ve got in the habit of using PayPal for purchases online, simply for the speed.
      It seems though that it’s a lot like Marmite. If you don’t love it then you’ll probably hate it. The concerns seem to come from bad experiences with admin and frustration with being unable to access accounts. Once they’ve left you pulling your hair out I suppose you try to stay clear.

  3. Lyndon Scott

    Brilliant!! Many thanks for setting this up; most appreciated.

    Lyndon S

  4. Martin Belz

    I for one am very happy to have another option than Pay Pal. My wife & I have had the account hacked 3 times & used for let’s say “non proper purchases.” We were extremely worried about using than service here with you. We”ve had no issue’s, but it was like pulling teeth with your fingers getting the wife to agree to use. The hassles to fix the issue were not that pleasant dealing with the Pay Pal employee’s. So I for one am happy. It especially means no more dog fight’s with my better half. Thank You Both so very much.
    Marty & Joanne

  5. Edward in Vancouver

    Many Canadians over the age of 50 have a hate/hate relationship with Paypal. For the longest time Paypal would not accept Canadian customers because Canadians were not U.S. citizens and didn’t have U.|S. credit cards. To add insult to injury, many large U.S. woodworking companies would not accept Canadian orders during this period as well. By the time Paypal finally figured things out, most Canadians didn’t want much to do with paypal. Besides International Money orders are still accepted and in many cases are cheaper than Paypal.

    By sheer coincidence, I am a staunch Lee Valley customr and have never bought anything on-line from the U.S., although I have bought a bit from the U.K. and Australia.


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