How your shopping cart works...

Isn't it amazing that you can put items in your cart, leave ConnectingThreads.com, then come back a few days later and the items are still there?

We can "remember" your Cart via cookies. When you place an item in your Cart, we place a small file on your hard drive (called a cookie) to remember what you have placed in your Cart.

This method works wonderfully if you always browse our site from the same computer. But, many people surf not just from home, but also from work, school, or the library. If you started shopping from home, but then surfed our site from work, you will notice that the items you put in your Cart at home don't show up when you are at work. This is because all of that Cart information is stored on the hard drive of your computer at home.

To make your Cart "mobile"

Be sure to log in to ConnectingThreads.com on both computers. If you place some items in your Cart from home, then log in (or log in and then shop), we will attach the contents of your Cart to your user record (this record contains all the information you entered when you registered with us - name, address, etc.) Then, when you are browsing our site from a different computer, just log in and the items in your "saved" Cart will be instantly available.

It doesn't matter at what point you log in to our Web site. You can add things to your Cart, log in, and we will then save the contents of your Cart. As you make changes to your Cart (by adding, modifying quantities, or deleting items) we will automatically save the changes to your customer record information. The same holds true if you come back to our site from another computer. You can start shopping, then log in. Once you log in, we can add the items you just added to Cart to the "saved" Cart you had from the other computer.

Remember, unless you log in to our site, our computers don't know who you are, and won't be able to attach the contents of your Cart to your customer record.

What happens if I use more than one computer to shop, but I don't log in?

Items that you place in your Cart or Save for Later will remain on the hard drives of the computers that you use. For example, let's say you start shopping from your computer at home, but do not log in. You then go to the library, and continue browsing ConnectingThreads.com from there. You will not be able to access the Cart or Save for Later you created at home, because you did not log in at home. If you log in to our site while you are at the library, and then go back home and log in to our site again, we will combine your "home" Cart and Save for Later with your "library" Cart and Save for Later.

Think of logging into ConnectingThreads.com in the same way that you save files on a CD-ROM. If you want to use a file on different computers, you save it on a CD-ROM to take with you. When you log into ConnectingThreads.com, we save your Cart and Save for Later for you, so that you can access them anywhere you go!