The Road Ahead : August 2013
shop and save SHOP FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME AND SAVE AT THE NEW AND IMPROVED RACQ ONLINE SHOP. STORY BELINDA PETERS member ESSENTIALS ROADAHEAD.COM.AU with RACQ Online Shop RACQ IS WELL-KNOWN as a retailer of travel products, child restraints and guide books, but the new online shop is now home to more than 1500 items, including home entertainment, caravan and camping items and sporting goods. According to RACQ Manager Commercial Business Debbie Pahlke, the revamped online shop will give RACQ members access to a great range of products and gift ideas, all available at discounted prices for members. "There are all the products members know and love with a whole lot more, with some products available at special member prices of up to 50 percent off the recommended retail price," Ms Pahlke said. "As well as handy items for around the home and on the road, there are plenty of gift ideas, particularly for those hard to buy for men in our lives as Father's Day approaches." The online shop is easy to browse and search, with categories available on the left of screen and a product search for specific items. Gifts can be searched by price or by a number of common gift categories, so you can always find that special something 1234 To access the RACQ Online Shop, click 'shop' on the right hand corner of the home page or go directly to onlineshop.racq.com.au To start shopping, browse through the categories on the left hand side or search for a particular product in the search field at the top of the online shop home page. To purchase, click 'add to cart'. Enter your 16-digit RACQ Membership Card Number as directed (starting with 3083) so that the special RACQ member price will be automatically applied to each item when added to your shopping cart or at the checkout. Sign up for the newsletter by adding your email address in the 'subscribe' field on the online shop home page. racq.com/shop ONLINE SHOPPING STEP-BY-STEP 1, 2, 3, 4 within your budget. For bargain hunters, there's the clearance section, with some products up to 70 percent off. On top of the discounted prices, many items include shipping in the price of the product and these are clearly marked on the product page. In other cases, the cost of shipping is calculated automatically based on the weight and size of the delivery, as well as the delivery address. Ms Pahlke said that the site has been designed with the member in mind and the shop will continually be updated to offer quality goods at the best prices, with up to 50 new items being added each month. "Member satisfaction is our top priority, so members buying through the online shop can buy with the peace of mind that if the quality, description or condition does not match what they ordered, they may return it for a refund or exchange," she said. "All our stock is continually changing, with new products arriving daily and regular sale items, so it's worth signing up to the online shop newsletter to be among the first to hear about the latest products and member discounts."