Our payment processor is PayPal. You can pay with your PayPal account if you have an account with them. But PayPal also act as a regular payment processor, allowing payment with a debit or credit card and without a PayPal account being needed. Using this method you have the option of opening an account with them but it is not a requirement.
As we do not take any financial data from you, communications with our site are not encrypted. However once you pass from our site to PayPal with your shopping basket you will see the link data changes to "https://" instead of "http://". This shows that all communications from that point with PayPal are encrypted using SSL. Once payment is made, our webserver sends out an order confirmation email in addition to PayPal's confirmation. Although we do receive your name and delivery details from PayPal we are never in receipt of your financial details.
If you would rather pay with a card over the phone or need advice you can ring through and discuss your requirements with us (mon-fri 8:30am-5:00pm). You can also pay with bank transfer for which we can send a pro forma invoice with our BACS details. We do accept cheques but given the long clearing time (7-10 days) it is not preferred.