Payment Options

When shopping online or calling ASHA Product Sales to place an order, credit card payments via VISA, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. Please note that purchase orders cannot be submitted online. Refer to the Purchase Order Instructions below for further instructions on how to submit.

Pre-paid orders submitted through the mail or by fax must be paid by credit card, check or money order.

What is the CVV Number?

Card Verification Value (CVV) Code

CVV is a new authentication procedure established by credit card companies to further efforts towards reducing fraud for internet transactions. It consists of requiring a card holder to enter the CVV number in at transaction time to verify that the card is on hand. The CVV code is a security feature for "card not present" transactions (e.g., Internet transactions), and now appears on most (but not all) major credit and debit cards. This new feature is a three- or four-digit code which provides a cryptographic check of the information embossed on the card. Therefore, the CVV code is not part of the card number itself.

The CVV code helps ascertain that the customer placing the order actually possesses the credit/debit card and that the card account is legitimate. Each credit card company has its own name for the CVV code, but it functions the same for all major card types. (VISA refers to the code as CVV2, and MasterCard calls it CVC2.)

The back panel of most Visa/MasterCard/Discover cards contains the full 16-digit account number, followed by the CVV/CVC code. Some banks, though, only show the last four digits of the account number followed by the code. When you submit your credit card information your data is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology certified by a digital certificate.

Visa/MasterCard/(3 digits)

Diagram of CVV numbers on Visa/MasterCardDiagram of CVV numbers on Discover

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