On April 2, 2018 there will be a new way to shop for Grainger and Fastenal products. For both suppliers, there will be new links to “punch-out” catalogs customized on each of their websites for Shop@UW customers. These sites will ensure our customers have access to the best possible buying experience, including: real time product and price updates, personal “favorite” lists, improved product search tools, special order quotes, bulk order entry, and access to special offers or sale pricing.
While the changes are relatively simple, there are a few things you need to know:
- The Shop & Compare search feature will still allow users to search for items from multiple supplier catalogs including Grainger and Fastenal, but the items returned from these two suppliers will not include prices. Thus, if you know Grainger or Fastenal has the item, it might be faster to search their catalog directly rather than using this feature.
- The Grainger and Fastenal supplier icons will appear in the area beneath the “Shop at a Punch-out Supplier Site” heading.
- The “Submit Cart” button on the Grainger punch-out or the “Check Out” button on the Fastenal punch-out will return the products selected to the Shop@UW shopping cart, at which point users can continue shopping from other vendors or proceed to final checkout.
If you have any questions about this change, please do not hesitate to contact Shop@UW customer service at 608-497-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.