Payment & Account


Everything you need to know about the payment methods we offer, our payment process, and managing your account.

We only offer credit, or debit card payment via our site. Unfortunately we can’t take orders over the phone either, as all of our data security is secured to work via our website.

We use Stripe (www.stripe.com) as our payment processor and they allow us to have the industry’s highest level of data security (https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe) which is actually the same standard as PayPal’s – i.e. PCI DSS Level 1, the payment industry standard for data security.

One thing we did have an amazing customer of ours suggest to another person on Facebook was she uses a prepaid Visa debit card (commonly available at Canada Post, Shoppers Drugmart and other outlets) to do all of her online shopping. That way she can control exactly how much she spends online without any exposure of her personal cards or accounts.

Our system is set by default to allow transactions, but before any payment is completed successfully it has to be “approved” by the customers bank.

When a payment fails, we’re also not usually given any details around why, because in almost all cases of a transaction not processing, it’s the cardholders bank declining the transaction rather than us.

If you contact your bank, they should be able to provide a reason why this transaction isn’t being allowed.

You can manage your address changes in “My Account” toggle of our website.

Please ensure you change both your billing and shipping addresses as needed.

Also, if you have an ongoing subscription, please ensure you check the box that states Update the billing used for all of my active subscriptions” e.g. below

We use a highly secure payment processor called Stripe (www.stripe.com).  The $1 that may appear on your statement is an “authorisation” by Stripe.  They do this to check the validity of a credit card (i.e. an fraud protection measure).

Depending on your card, Stripe may first try a $0 authorisation, but if that fails for whatever reason, they then try to authorise $1.  More details around this  are on the first point here – www.nopong.ca/terms-and-conditions/

Something to note – it’s an “authorisation” not a “charge”, and it will automatically drop off your statement at your banks discretion, usually a few days to a week.

Our system is actually set to allow all transactions, so when a payment fails for whatever reason it’s typically the cardholders bank that is declining it, rather than us.

Given this, we’re not usually given any reason why, so the only thing I could suggest is to speak to your bank to find out why this transaction was declined?

If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, drop us a note via our contact page here. Remember to be nice – we’re people too! ?