How to shop our catalog

Tips for shopping in our stores.
Published: June 11, 2008
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How to shop our catalog

We'd like to make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable. Our online catalog is easy to explore. You can browse through our departments by using the tabs on the navigation bar always located on the left of your screen. Each department contains various categories to choose from. Click on the category to explore what's available. When you see something that interests you, click on it for more information and a closer view. You can always hit the browser "Back" button at any time and return to the previous screen. To return to our front door, you can click on "Home", always found at the top of the navigation bar located on the left of your screen.

The instructions below will help you enjoy your shopping experience. Clicking any of the underlined phrases will zoom you directly to that particular subject.


How to purchase a downloadable article

  • Review our downloadable article categories to find your personal favorites.

  • Use the ADD TO CART, to place selected item in your shopping cart.

  • Use CHECKOUT to complete your order.

  • To retrieve your article, click on the 'DOWNLOAD NOW' button and start on that special project today.

  • Helpful tip -- Once you have your package downloaded and saved to your computer, you can view it and print it out. If you have a color printer, the projects you've purchased will print in color unless you change your printer settings.

  • Web browser -- If your PDF will not download and you're using the Internet Explorer browser, make sure your security settings are no higher than medium. Internet Explorer Security Settings can be found under: Tools > Internet Options > Security.

    To view the PDF package, you will need to have the latest Adobe Acrobat® Reader installed on your computer. Feel free to review our web tools page to install the latest version free of charge.

    How to shop our online departments From our Home Page, you can follow any of our shopping paths by clicking on the department (or the tabs which appear in the navigation bar on the left of your screen.):

    Magazines
    Astronomy
    Beading and Jewelry
    Bird Watching
    Garden Railroading
    Model Railroading
    Railroading
    Scale Modeling
    Snowmobiling
    Toy Trains
    Writing

    When you click a category on the navigation bar, you can also choose from various sub-categories within that category. Click on the sub-category to explore what's available. When you see a product that interests you, click on it for more information and a closer view.

    How to Search Our Catalog

    You can search the Kalmbach Catalog in various ways. Click on Search located at the bottom of the left navigation bar or in the upper right corner of your screen. Just type a keyword, item number, product title, or even a category of items in the Search for field and click Search.

  • example: type in railroad

  • or diecast metal

  • or tips for writers

  • or even peyote stitch for our beading enthusiasts

    How to view product detail photos: To view a larger image of the product, click either on the thumbnail image or on "view larger image" under each selection.

    How to add items to your cart: If you want to place an item in your cart, click "ADD TO CART." Your shopping cart will immediately be displayed with the item added, indicating if the item is in stock or out of stock. You can then continue shopping or proceed to Check Out. Out of stock books, videos, calendars, and binders ordered are not charged to your credit card until they are shipped to you.

    View My Cart: At any time you can review the contents of your cart by simply clicking "View Cart" at the top of your screen. You can make adjustments to your cart (see below). Click "Keep Shopping " to continue. Or if you're finished shopping and ready to place your order, click "Check Out."

    Change item quantity in my cart: To choose a new quantity, change the quantity in the box and click "Update " located below your order to the left. You will notice that the Subtotal reflects your change.

    To delete an item from your cart, click "Remove" located directly below the name of each item. Again, you will notice that the Subtotal reflects your change.

    If you would like to return to the product description page, simply click the underlined description link for that product. If you'd like to continue to shop any of our categories, click "Keep Shopping" to return to the product description page. If you want to search for more merchandise in your current category or from other categories, click one of the category tabs on the navigation bar at the left of your screen. To proceed to Checkout, click "Check Out."