If you have a loved one or friend who is currently incarcerated in a TDCJ facility then you will want to start using the official TDCJ eCommDirect store. This online programs allows you to either transfer funds/ make deposits or purchase commissary items for your loved one and is provided by the The TDCJ Commissary and Trust Fund Department.

You will be able to send the offender items such as candy, chips, bottled water, coke, sauces, noodles, meat, cracker, snacks, toilet paper, coffee, deodorant, shampoo, paper, pens and much much more. Every calender quarter you can buy items for the offender or transfer funds to their trust fund account.  Purchases are delivered to the offender within 3 business days once TDCJ receives the request. Deposits or funds are available to the offender within 2 business days once TDCJ receives the request. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate online purchases or fund transfer for the official TDCJ eCommDirect store.

Take Note: You can buy up to $50.00 in goods per each calendar quarter.  The calendar quarters for TDCJ are: January 1- March 31; April 1 – June 30; July 1 – September 30 and October 1 – December 31.

Offender Trust Fund deposits or funds added may be made at any time but have a limit of $300.00 per transaction.

TIP: Do not hit the BACK BUTTON at any time during your online ordering process. If you do, you will be BLOCKED OUT and will have to wait one day to get access to the site again.

how to activate- Texas Department of Criminal Justice eCommDirect Store

what you need: 

  • internet access
  • offender name
  • offender ID number
  • be at least 18 years old
  •  a credit or debit card to buy items

what to do:

  • visit www.texas.gov/eCommDirect
  • towards the bottom of the screen find the Terms and Conditions box and then click the box beneath it to let them know you did read and review the terms and conditions
  • proceed to click on the “Confirm” button
  • first enter in the offender ID number using only numbers
  • next enter in the name of the offender click on the ” Search” button
  • find the offender and being shopping
  • add items to your cart
  • after you are finished shopping, check out by making payment with a credit or debit card
  • save and print your confirmation that appears when you successfully activate your order request for buying items or adding funds to the trust account