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How to Create a Quote

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Ready to create a quote?
Watch this video to learn how.

You can create a quote with prices specific for your account. Your quote will be saved in your My Dashboard. On the quote page, you can download a PDF of the quote and convert the quote to an order when you are ready to complete your purchase.

Only US customers can create quotes.

For International Customers

Please note that this feature is available only for customers within the United States. For customers located in Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, R.O.C., Thailand, or Vietnam, please contact your distributor for a quote. For all other international customers, you can request a quote by contacting our international sales team at [email protected].

Below are the steps needed to create a quote. If you have any issues or questions while creating your quote, please contact us so that we can assist you.

Step 1. Log In

Log in to your web profile by clicking “Log In” at the top-right corner of your screen. You will have to be logged in with an associated account to create a quote.

Location of log in and create a profile link

If you have your account associated to your web profile, you are ready to create a quote. If you have an account but haven’t associated it to your web profile, you will have to associate your account before you can create a quote.

If you aren’t sure whether your organization has an account, please contact our new accounts team. Our account application is quite thorough, and you don’t want to complete the application if someone has already set up an account. We have been running for almost a century, so we have accounts established with many academic institutions and corporate organizations. You will spend time filling it out, and the new accounts team will reject your duplicate application. If you are absolutely sure that an account is not available for your organization, please complete the new account application. Once you have an account associated to your web profile, you will see pricing specific to your organization and be able to create quotes and place orders.  

Location of link for associating or creating an account

Step 2. Find Products

Use the search bar to navigate to the products you want to order. Simply type in the product number or search using keywords related to the product.

search bar

When you have identified the product you are looking for, you may view the product details by clicking on the product name. On the product page, you have access to detailed product information and can add items to your cart.

search result listing

Step 3. Add Products to your Cart

When you are ready to add items to your cart, enter the quantity you would like to order and click the "Add to Cart" button.

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To review the products in your cart and create your quote, click on the cart icon in the top-right corner. The green bubble indicates the number of items waiting in your cart.

Review your cart

Step 4. Provide Specifics about your Order

In your cart, you will see your products as well as the shipping address where the items will be delivered. You can change the address as needed to an address found in your address book. In order to create a quote, you must provide information about the individuals that will receive the order and use the products. The recipient is the person that will receive the entire order; the end user is specified for each product and is the person that will use the product. Specifying the correct recipient and end users will allow those contacts to receive information by email as well as access information about the order in their My Dashboard. 

Select the recipient: Simply click the “Select” link to choose the recipient from your contacts list. You may only select one recipient per order. 

Select the Recipient

Select the end user for each item in your cart: Click “Select” to choose an end user from your contacts list. You must select an end user for each item in your cart.

Select the End user 

Step 5. Convert Your Cart to a Quote

To convert your cart into a quote, click the "Convert to Quote" button. 

Screen shot of converting a cart to a quote 

A modal appears to confirm that you want to convert your cart to a quote. Click "Create Quote."

Screen shot of convert to quote module

You will be redirected to the quote detail page. On the quote page, you can download a PDF of your quote, modify your quote, or convert your quote to an order. Your quote is accessible to everyone associated to the account and can be found under "Quotes" in your My Dashboard.

Quotes detail page 

When you are ready to convert your quote to an order, your quote will be waiting for you in your My Dashboard. Follow these instructions to convert your quote to an order: Convert your Quote to an Order.

Need assistance with your order? Contact our Order Support team.

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