With Central’s “Catalog Quick Order” on our website, you can combine the ease of browsing through our printed catalog with quick and convenient online ordering.
Clicking on the tutorial pictures below will enlarge them on your screen.
Step 1: Where to Find It
Catalog Quick Order can be found in two places. You can enter in your items directly on the home page or click the “Catalog Quick Order” link on the top of the page. (The link takes you to a page with details on using Catalog Quick Order).
Step 2: Filling in the Blanks
Upon entering the Catalog Quick Order page, you’re prompted to enter in up to 16 model numbers. Why 16? After research, our E-Commerce Department discovered 16 is the optimal amount for page speed. (It helps you get through ordering faster as anything over 17+ leaves you waiting and waiting).
So if you have over 16 items to order simply add your first 16 to the cart then go back and add more. And don’t worry—anything you have put in will be saved to your cart. Either way, to continue on, choose the “Go to Next Step” button.
If you stumble across an error message after you have typed in a model number, don’t panic. First, try retyping the model number. If you are still getting an error message, we do not currently carry the product on the website.
The prompted error message has our toll free phone number. We invite you to call (800-215-9293) and speak with a product consultant that will help you select the best product.
Step 3: Characteristics & Quantities
Before adding the product to the shopping cart, some items may require special options to be chosen. These are a variety of things such as colors, finishes and upholsteries. Some options include additional fees. Any change in price will automatically occur in the unit price once you make your selection. On this page, you can also add quantities if you need more than one.
If you have adjusted your quantities and need an updated total, choose the “Recalculate” button. When finished, click “Add to Cart.”
Step 4: Checking Out
After you move on from the Characteristics & Quantities page, your items will have been placed in your shopping cart.
If you want to keep shopping, choose “Continue Shopping” and all items will remain in your cart. If you’re ready to checkout, choose the “Checkout with our secure server” buttons.
Now you have successfully placed an order (or soon will after this tutorial) using Central’s Catalog Quick Order feature.
This is a great way to quickly get through ordering when you have your six digit model numbers from the catalog.
The Catalog Quick Order page was recently updated to make the experience easier for you and we’re always looking for ways to improve. If you have any questions or comments about the new Catalog Quick Order, let us know!
And if there is anything Central related you would like to see more information about on our blog, don’t hesitate to contact us. (Tracey Rector, Catalog/Web Content Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org)