Sunday, 14 June 2020

TDCJ ecomm | eCommDirect - Offender Commissary Purchases

TDCJ ecomm is an online platform provided by TDCJ Commissary and Trust Fund Department to do online purchase of goods where inmates friend and family make a purchase of things for offenders. As per the TDCJ official site, they state that statement on online purchase.

  • January – March up to $60.00;
  • April – June up to $60.00;
  • July – September up to $60.00; and
  • October – December up to $85.00 (Holiday Spend)
As per the official site they these are the top-selling items for offenders.

(118 items shown. Updated: 10/01/19)
ImageItem NumberCategoryDescriptionPriceMore
item image00001BEVERAGEDR. PEPPER$0.55Detail >>
item image00003BEVERAGEBIG RED DRINK$0.55Detail >>
item image00005BEVERAGEMOUNTAIN DEW$0.55Detail >>
item image00008BEVERAGEDIET COKE$0.55Detail >>
item image00010BEVERAGECOCA COLA$0.55Detail >>
item image00011BEVERAGESPRITE$0.55Detail >>
item image00013BEVERAGEBARQS ROOT BEER$0.55Detail >>
item image00015BEVERAGEDR. PEPPER$0.55Detail >>
item image00019BEVERAGECOKE ZERO$0.55Detail >>
item image00022BEVERAGEBOTTLED WATER$0.15Detail >>
item image00079BEVERAGECOLOMBIAN COFFEE$2.00Detail >>
item image00084BEVERAGEPLANTATION COFFEE$0.90Detail >>
item image00156BEVERAGEHOT CHOCOLATE MIX$1.00Detail >>
item image00256BEVERAGEJUICE-V8 PLAIN$0.80Detail >>
item image02410BEVERAGEORANGE ELECTROLYTE DRINK MIX$0.15Detail >>
item image02411BEVERAGELEMON LIME ELECTROLYTE DRINK MIX$0.15Detail >>
item image02417BEVERAGESUGAR FREE BERRY BLUE TYPHOON DRINK$0.80Detail >>
item image02418BEVERAGESUGAR FREE PURPLE SMASH DRINK MIX$0.80Detail >>
item image00621CORRESPONDENCETHINKING OF YOU CARDS$0.40Detail >>
item image00622CORRESPONDENCECARD - BIRTHDAY$0.40Detail >>
item image01326CORRESPONDENCEMANILA ENVELOPES$0.52Detail >>
item image01328CORRESPONDENCEWRITING TABLET$2.25Detail >>
item image01329CORRESPONDENCETYPING PAPER PAD$0.95Detail >>
item image01335CORRESPONDENCEENVELOPES #10$0.03Detail >>
item image01351CORRESPONDENCEBLACK INK PEN$0.30Detail >>
item image01355CORRESPONDENCE#2 LEAD PENCIL$0.15Detail >>
item image01358CORRESPONDENCESPIRAL BOUND NOTEBOOK$3.55Detail >>
item image00030FOODWHOLE SHABANG POTATO CHIPS$1.25Detail >>
item image00032FOODPOTATO CHIPS$0.50Detail >>
item image00036FOODNACHO CHEESE CHIPS$0.50Detail >>
item image00050FOODJALAPENO CHEESE PUFFS$1.50Detail >>
item image00070FOODFOUR CHEESE INSTANT POTATO FLAKES$2.05Detail >>
item image00075FOODINSTANT RICE$0.85Detail >>
item image00083FOODBBQ CHIPS$1.25Detail >>
item image00089FOODVANILLA WAFERS$1.30Detail >>
item image00092FOODJALAPENO PEPPER CHIPS$1.35Detail >>
item image00124FOODSALTINE CRACKERS$0.35Detail >>
item image00131FOODROUND CRACKERS$1.80Detail >>
item image00170FOODMACKEREL SRIRACHA$0.70Detail >>
item image00176FOODSARDINES IN HOT SAUCE$0.85Detail >>
item image00178FOODMACKEREL FILLETS$0.95Detail >>
item image00179FOODTUNA W/JALAPENOS$0.95Detail >>
item image00180FOODTUNA IN WATER$1.60Detail >>
item image00182FOODRAMEN - LOW/SODIUM SPICY VEGETABLE$0.30Detail >>
item image00184FOODRAMEN CHILI NOODLES-LOW SODIUM$0.30Detail >>
item image00188FOODBARBECUE SAUCE$1.10Detail >>
item image00195FOODKETCHUP$2.15Detail >>
item image00197FOODRAMEN - L/S CHICKEN NOODLES$0.30Detail >>
item image00199FOODSALSA - MEDIUM$3.00Detail >>
item image00208FOODRANCH DRESSING PACK$0.20Detail >>
item image00214FOODNO/CAL SWEETENER$0.85Detail >>
item image00216FOODDILL PICKLE$0.70Detail >>
item image00219FOODNON-DAIRY CREAMER$1.50Detail >>
item image00223FOODHABANERO SAUCE$0.65Detail >>
item image00225FOODMUSTARD$0.90Detail >>
item image00230FOODCREAMY PEANUT BUTTER$1.60Detail >>
item image00235FOODPASTA - INSTANT SMALL SHELLS$1.00Detail >>
item image00238FOODSQUEEZE CHEESE JALAPENO$1.55Detail >>
item image00259FOODSTRAWBERRY JELLY PRESERVES$1.50Detail >>
item image00261FOODGRAPE JELLY$1.50Detail >>
item image00263FOODSANDWICH SPREAD$1.40Detail >>
item image00269FOODNONFAT MILK - INSTANT$0.85Detail >>
item image00306FOODVIENNA-CHICKEN SAUSAGE$1.35Detail >>
item image00310FOODCHUNK CHICKEN$2.55Detail >>
item image00312FOODCREAM CHEESE$0.55Detail >>
item image00333FOODPORK SPAM$1.25Detail >>
item image00354FOODROAST BEEF & GRAVY$3.50Detail >>
item image00362FOODCHICKEN CHILI W/BEANS$1.60Detail >>
item image00363FOODL/S CHILI W/BEANS$1.55Detail >>
item image00369FOODTURKEY DELI BITE SNACKERS$1.95Detail >>
item image00378FOODJALAPENO PEPPER$0.30Detail >>
item image00383FOODL/S CHILI NO BEANS$1.60Detail >>
item image00404FOODREFRIED BEANS$1.70Detail >>
item image00872FOODSALT/PEPPER MINI SHAKERS$1.35Detail >>
item image01111FOODM&M PLAIN$0.95Detail >>
item image01112FOODM&M PEANUT$0.95Detail >>
item image01113FOODFRUIT FILLED HARD CANDY$2.50Detail >>
item image01120FOODLEMONHEAD REDRIFIC CANDY CHEW$0.75Detail >>
item image01132FOODSNICKERS CANDY BAR$0.95Detail >>
item image01142FOODTWIX CANDY BAR$0.95Detail >>
item image01189FOODJAWBREAKERS - CINNAMON$1.55Detail >>
item image01193FOODPEPPERMINT STICK$0.10Detail >>
item image01194FOODCHICK-O-STICK$0.20Detail >>
item image01195FOODRAINBOW FRUITSTICK$0.10Detail >>
item image01201FOODENERGIZER MIX$0.40Detail >>
item image02436FOODINSTANT OATMEAL$1.50Detail >>
item image04130FOODMARIAS COOKIES$0.50Detail >>
item image04140FOODVANILLA CREAM COOKIES$1.15Detail >>
item image04145FOODDUPLEX CREAM COOKIES$1.15Detail >>
item image09300FOODTORTILLA CHIPS$1.55Detail >>
item image09305FOODCORN CHIPS$1.55Detail >>
item image09307FOODPORK SKINS - HOT & SPICY$0.95Detail >>
item image09311FOODTOOTSIE POPS$0.90Detail >>
item image09632FOODSUNFLOWER SEEDS$0.90Detail >>
item image09643FOODSALTED PEANUTS$0.25Detail >>
item image09720FOODFLOUR TORTILLA - 12 PK$0.75Detail >>
item image09742FOODSPICY SNACK MIX$1.60Detail >>
item image00912GENERAL MERCHANDISEEAR PLUGS UNCORDED PAIR$0.20Detail >>
item image01350GENERAL MERCHANDISECOLORED PENCILS - ROSEART 12 PK$1.55Detail >>
item image00094HEALTH AND BEAUTYDIAL SOAP$0.20Detail >>
item image00096HEALTH AND BEAUTYSOAP - ANTIBACTERIAL$0.15Detail >>
item image00102HEALTH AND BEAUTYCOLGATE TOOTHPASTE$2.75Detail >>
item image00109HEALTH AND BEAUTYANTIBACTERIAL LOTION$0.85Detail >>
item image00119HEALTH AND BEAUTYANTIPERSPIRANT$2.50Detail >>
item image00335HEALTH AND BEAUTYDANDRUFF SHAMPOO$1.25Detail >>
item image00336HEALTH AND BEAUTYSHAMPOO - BALSAM & PROTEIN$1.25Detail >>
item image00337HEALTH AND BEAUTYCONDITIONER SALON DESIGN$1.25Detail >>
item image00673HEALTH AND BEAUTYALOE VERA CREAM$0.80Detail >>
item image00702HEALTH AND BEAUTYBLUE MAGIC BERGAMOT$1.15Detail >>
item image00706HEALTH AND BEAUTYCOCOA BUTTER LOTION$1.15Detail >>
item image00766HEALTH AND BEAUTYBABY POWDER$1.05Detail >>
item image00771HEALTH AND BEAUTYBABY SHAMPOO$1.25Detail >>
item image01243HEALTH AND BEAUTYNUTRITION SHAKE - VANILLA$0.90Detail >>
item image01244HEALTH AND BEAUTYNUTRITION SHAKE - CHOCOLATE$0.90Detail >>
item image01419HEALTH AND BEAUTYDENTAL FLOSSERS$1.25Detail >>
item image01437HEALTH AND BEAUTY3 INCH TOOTHBRUSH$0.40Detail >>
item image08125HEALTH AND BEAUTYBODY LOTION - PRESCRIPTION CARE$3.30Detail >>
item image28810HEALTH AND BEAUTYTOILET TISSUE$0.50Detail >>


The above listing is subject to change by TDCJ official site and it keeps updating weekly basis. If the item available on the time of purchase then only you are able to make purchase else you not able to make the purchase of these items through TDCJ comm. To get an update and do online shopping please check out their official website here: https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/php/prod/ecommdirect/index.php

Order online through TDCJ ecomm:

If you would like to do order online then you have to https://tdcj-ecommdirect.portal.texas.gov/ and then start making the purchase for inmates in Texas county jails.

Once you open above URL then you have to accept their terms and condition then you will redirect to inmates lookup page here https://tdcj-ecommdirect.portal.texas.gov/lookup

Search for Offender
Now you have enter the offender ID and their last name and then hit the search button to check the offender list and status then start the process to make an order.

For help and Support details:

For technical assistance with this application, please call 1-877-452-9060 or send an email to Texas.gov Help. For all other help, please contact TDCJ at 936-437-4726.

TDCJ ECOMM Frequently Asked Questions:

As per their official site, they have given these statement as FAQs:

1. How do I place an eCommDirect order?

Answer: You can place your eCommDirect order at www.texas.gov/eCommDirect. You must complete the following for each order:
  • Enter the offender's number and the offender's last name;
  • Add items and/or deposits to the shopping cart;
  • Checkout, paying with your Visa, Discover or MasterCard; and,
  • Print your confirmation receipt.

2. Will I receive confirmation that the items purchased were delivered?

Answer: No, we will deliver the items within five business days after TDCJ receives the order. Please note that unit security or staffing issues can override this timeframe.

3. How can I tell if my package has been delivered to the offender?

Answer: The offender will receive his/her items within five business days after TDCJ receives the order. Please note that unit security or staffing issues can override this timeframe.
  • You may contact the offender to verify that they received their items, or
  • You may contact the TDCJ eCommDirect department at 936-437-4726 or email ecommdirect@tdcj.texas.gov after five business days.

4. May a newly received offender receive purchases?

Answer: No, newly received offenders will not be eligible for purchases until the next calendar quarter.

5. What criteria are used to determine eligibility to receive purchases?

  • The offender's custody level (General Population and State Jail Levels 4 and 5, Administrative Segregation levels 2, 3 and transition, Death Row levels 2 and 3 and certain medical conditions are not eligible.)
  • The offender must not be on commissary restriction. (Offenders on commissary restriction are not eligible.)
  • If the offender is newly received, the offender will not be eligible until the next calendar quarter after the offender's entry. (For example, if the offender entered the TDCJ on December 2nd, the offender will be eligible for purchases beginning the next calendar quarter, which starts in January.)
  • Whether or not the offender is housed at a location that has a TDCJ commissary located on the unit.
  • If a unit is on full or partial lockdown status, offenders are confined to their cells as a security measure to ensure ongoing safety and cannot receive purchases. In addition, the lockdown status must be officially lifted through administration before the unit is considered off lockdown status. The entire unit must be off lockdown before the official lift will begin and offenders can receive purchases.

NOTE: Only one purchase per offender may be completed per day. (If a friend or family member has locked the offender out of the system by not exiting the store website correctly, the account will reset on the next business day.)

6. When I am shopping and hit the "Back" button, why am I locked out of the system?

Answer: Due to security, the system will block you from returning to the website until the next day.


7. Will the eCommDirect purchase amount affect what the offender may spend in the commissary?

Answer: No, the eCommDirect purchase is in addition to what the offender can spend in the commissary.

8. Is the limit $60 per purchase or $60 per quarter?

Answer: The maximum spend for an eligible offender is per quarter and is based on the following months:
  • January – March up to $60.00;
  • April – June up to $60.00;
  • July – September up to $60.00; and
  • October – December up to $85.00 (Holiday Spend)
Multiple purchases may be made for the offender throughout the quarter but there will be a $3.75 fee assessed for each transaction.

9. May I place an order over the phone?

Answer: No, the order must be placed via the Internet.

10. Will I be charged a fee for making a purchase or deposit?

Answer: Yes, the fee to make a purchase is $3.75 and the fee to make a deposit is $2.50 plus 2.25% of the deposit. The fee to make a deposit and a purchase at the same time is $3.75 plus 2.25% of the deposit.

11. Why does the system time me out?

Answer: There is a 30 minute time limit on this website. Once you have been timed out of the store, you will not be able to go back in and make a purchase until the next business day.

12. Do I have to make a purchase and a deposit at the same time?

Answer: No, you have three options:
  • make a purchase,
  • make a deposit, or
  • make a purchase and a deposit
13. If I have questions while making a deposit or purchase, who can I contact?

Answer: You may contact the TDCJ eCommDirect department at (936) 437-4726 or e-mail ecommdirect@tdcj.texas.gov.

14. Can I make a purchase using any online package program?

Answer: No. eCommDirect is the only acceptable package program for TDCJ offenders.