Application for
Van Schaik Bookstore Card


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Van Schaik Bookstore is South Africa’s leading supplier of academic textbooks and study material. Whether you are looking for tertiary study material, study guides or even school textbooks, it is all within reach at your nearest store or our online store, We also stock all the stationery you need, general books, magazines, lifestyle items and electronics such as laptops, printers, headphones and more.

We provide a number of payment methods, one of which is our Incidental Credit Agreement, with which we issue students a Van Schaik Bookstore Store Card. This provides parents with the peace of mind of knowing that students can go to any of our stores countrywide and purchase books when they are far from home, as we understand that students and parents (Payees) are not always on campus together.

What does Incidental Credit Agreement mean?

Our Terms are 30 days nett, should the account be unpaid, we reserve the right to hand over to a Collection Agency. The Collection Agency will add their own charges and interest to the unpaid amount.


Lighten your wallet’s load with a single card

Stock up on everything you need to make a success of your studies at your nearest branch and then simply scan your Van Schaik Bookstore Store Card.

You are able to purchase either books or all in-store items depending on the option selected by the Payee (the parent or guardian) and payment for the full amount for current purchases is due 30 days from the date of statement.

Download and register on the Van Schaik Rewards app to get 24/7 access to your Van Schaik Store Card account details. Features include:

  1. Viewing your Balance
  2. Viewing your latest Statement and ability to send it to your app registered email address
  3. Viewing your Transaction History
  4. Viewing your Store Card in-app
  5. Linking your Rewards and Store Cards

Download the Van Schaik Rewards App on your mobile device from the Google Play or App Store at


Below are a couple of answers to some of the questions we get asked frequently. Please feel free to contact us, should you need more info.

What is Incidental Credit mean?

We only offer Incidental Credit Agreements as we are not a Registered Credit Provider. We do not charge interest on overdue amounts. An incidental credit agreement is an agreement, irrespective of its form, in terms of which an account was tendered for goods or services that have been provided to the consumer, or goods or services that are to be provided to a consumer over a period of time. A fee, charge or interest becomes payable, when payment of an amount charged to that account was not made on or before a determined period or date.

What are our payment terms?

The full amount for current purchases is due 30 Days from the Date of Statement.

What must we bring with when collecting the store card?

Original Proof of Identity

Who can collect the store card?

Parent can collect the card with his or her original proof of identity. Alternatively, where a student attends a study institution in another province or country, he/she may collect the card. (Only if special arrangements have been made with the parent.)

May we open a second account for an additional student?

We can open a second student account to assist parents who have more than one student studying. Customers can choose if they want one statement that reflects both student purchases, or if they prefer a statement per student. Apply in store or email with your request.

Can I use my card for online purchases at

Card purchases may only be made at any of our branches countrywide. Online purchases are payment on order, directly into the online bank account. Details of the bank account will be available when you order online.

How can I view invoices online?

Under development – watch this space for exciting updates.

How will I receive my statement?

You will receive it as requested on your application, either via mail or emailed directly to the email address entered.

How do I pay?

You can pay at any of our branches countrywide or via an EFT transfer directly into our bank account.

Our banking details are as follows:

Van Schaik Bookstores (Pty) Ltd
Rand Merchant Bank
Corp Banking, Cape Town
Branch: 204109 or Universal Branch Code: 250655
Account Number: 624 773 440 73
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Use your account number as the reference.
You can email confirmation of payment to

What happens if I lose my card?

Any loss or theft must be reported to us within 48 hours. Replacement cards are available at a cost of R20.00.

How do I get a copy of my invoices?

As we are a retail store, we do not automatically send invoices out with our statements. Copies will need to be requested as required at Should you require Proof of Delivery, this will need to be requested from the branch on your behalf and could take extra time to reach you.

Can more than one student use the card?

Only one student is allowed to use a card. Any additional students will need to get their own cards at the branch where they are getting their study material from.

Is there a different way I can access my account details?

Yes! Download and Register on the Van Schaik Rewards App on your mobile device from the Google Play or App Store here and you’ll be able to:

  1. View your Balance
  2. View your latest Statement and send it to your app registered email address
  3. View your Transaction History
  4. View your Store Card in-app
  5. Link your Rewards and Store Cards


Please click here to apply for an Incidental Credit Agreement at Van Schaik Bookstore.