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GUIDE TO ADOPTION: How to Adopt.

What is Olivami?

Olivami is the online platform that allows you to adopt one or more Salento olive trees in Italy, more specifically in Salento, with the aim of reforesting the Salento area and helping farmers affected by Xylella.

How is it done?

Just a few clicks and an olive tree in Salento will bear your name.

Here is a detailed explanation of how to adopt one or more olive trees on Olivami.

Adoption guide: how to adopt?

STEP 1: Choose the adoption plan.

The first thing to do is to choose the adoption plan based on the number of trees you wish to adopt. If we have not provided a plan consisting of the number of trees you want to adopt, no problem, then add more plans in the cart until you get to the number you want to adopt.

For example: if you want to adopt 3 trees you can add 3 Basic Plans to your cart.

STEP 2: Choose the amount of oil

Different quantities of additional liters of oil are provided for each plan.

Please note that for each tree adopted you will be entitled to 1 liter of oil (for the first 3 years, for subsequent years the amount increases as the tree grows; we have included in the description of each plan the amount you are entitled to in future years if you renew your adoption).

The number of liters you select will be added to the base quantity included in the plan.

For example: if you proceed to adopt the Basic plan and click on “6 liters” you will receive a total of 7 liters (1 liter included in the plan + 6 additional liters).

There is an additional cost for adding oil in the adoption plan.

STEP 3: Assign a name to the olive tree.

After selecting the plan, you need to name the olive tree or trees you want to adopt.

You can choose any name you want: a person’s proper name, your dog’s name, your child’s name, a fancy word, etc.

If you have selected a plan of multiple olive trees you have two options: assign a single name to the olive grove or a single name to each tree. In the latter case it is necessary to separate the names with a comma.

STEP 4: Do you want to give a gift?

If you want to give a gift, just check the “it’s a gift” option. After checking it a window will open asking you to fill in fields with a variety of information: first and last name of the gift recipient, email address of the recipient, any personalized message, and date the certificate was sent.

The First and Last Name and Dedication that you enter in these fields will also be on the adoption certificate that we will send on the selected date to the recipient’s email address.

STEP 5: Choose the number of plans and “ADD TO CART.”

As explained in STEP 1, you can add multiple plans to the cart.

WARNING. If, for example, you want to adopt 3 plans and assign them 3 different names, you should not increase the quantity: you will have to click on “ADD TO CART” and continue with the navigation, i.e., repeat the operation.

If, on the other hand, you wish to assign the same name to more than one plan, simply click on “+” and reach the number of plans you wish to adopt and then click on “ADD TO CART.”

STEP 6: Shopping Cart

After clicking on “ADD TO CART” a window will appear: if you need to add more plans to your cart click on “CONTINUE TO NAVIGATE,” otherwise click on “PROCEED TO PAY.”

In the latter case a page will appear where you will have to fill in the fields, entering your personal information (billing information).

If, on the other hand, you have clicked on “CONTINUE NAVIGATE” and after you have finished browsing you want to proceed with payment, click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner of the garden wheelbarrow: all the plans you have added to your cart will appear, then click on “DETAILS AND PAYMENT.” Then fill in the fields with your personal information.

STEP 7: Method of shipping the oil.

If you have a entered a billing address that does not match the address to ship the oil to, check the “ship to a different address” option. You will then need to choose the shipping method:

  • Trackable Shipping
  • Withdrawal to the Oil Mill

Shipping rates vary depending on the amount of total oil in the cart. We ship throughout Italy and Europe.

The “Pickup at the Mill” option is totally free of charge and can take place Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

STEP 8: Select the payment method

After choosing the shipping method, you will need to choose the payment method from:

  • Credit/Debit Card Payment
  • PayPal
  • Transfer

Finally, click on “CONCLUDE ADOPTION.”

STEP 9: Certificate of adoption

After the adoption is finalized, you will receive an email confirming your order: then simply click the “Certificate of Adoption: name_ulivo” button and, within seconds, your Certificate of Adoption will be automatically generated.

If you selected “Bank Transfer” as the payment method, you will receive the certificate after you send us the transfer receipt.

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