Shop Features – at a glance
Your online ordering made easy: One stop. Smart shop.
At Automation24 you will find automation technology for the best price and from a single source. To make your ordering process as easy as possible, we rely not only on our customer service team but also on our smart features in our online shop. In this way you will find the right product quickly and conveniently. Here in the following you can get an overview of our practical shop features.
Even before registering, you already benefit from helpful features that contribute to a pleasant shopping experience and lead quickly and accurately to appropriate articles.
Our shop is especially geared towards the needs of business customers. Once you are logged in, you will also have access to a number of useful features that make the ordering process considerably easier.
General smart features
Shop optimized for all devices
The shop has been optimized for all devices from PC to tablet to smartphones. As a result it gives you the most convenient shopping experience – whether in the office or on the road every time.
At Automation24 there are no complicated price and discount agreements. All prices are equally valid for each customer and appear without having to login right on the product page. You can also see the cost savings compared to the recommended retail price from the manufacturer.
Thanks to product icons for each category, the navigation is easy to use. You can open the menu items either by placing your mouse over them or by clicking directly on the categories to see the overview of the associated subcategories.
Practical manufacturer pages
At the bottom of each shop page is our brand slider, which provides an overview of our manufacturers.
Simply click on a logo of your choice to go directly to the exclusive manufacturer page. Here you can also find an overview of the product categories of the respective manufacturer and some information about who they are. Simply click on one of the product categories to go directly to the corresponding products of the manufacturer.
The error-tolerant search as well as the direct order feature from the shopping basket lead quickly and accurately to the right product.
Enter your search terms at the top of the page in the search box and we will make direct suggestions via the dropdown menu about your request. The suggestions are divided into up to three types: category, product and manufacturer pages. Just click on the selection you prefer to be directed to.
Our intelligent search also overlooks small typing mistakes and mispellings.
Fast direct order feature
If you are already in the shopping basket and you think of additional items that you would like to add to your order, you do not have to go back and navigate through the categories. Just simply use the direct order function from the basket. After entering the category or product name, a drop-down menu with product suggestions will be provided for you to choose from.
Convenient product comparison feature
With the help of the product comparison feature, you can see the differences in any number of items at a glance. Simply click the check box at the category level of the desired items, and then click on Product Comparison.
Filter functions for fast product identification
In the search for the right product, we also provide our detailed controllable technical feature filter function with which you can filter based on manufacturer, price range and technical specifications such as design, installation method, voltage type and much more. Depending on the subcategory you are in, you will be presented with relevant filter options.
Comparison of products with similar technical characteristics
The technical feature filter can also effortlessly be used for products with similar technical characteristics to find and compare them together. In the checkbox simply select the characteristics for which you want to see more products and then click on the button "Search for similar items". It then opens an overview of products with your previously selected characteristics.
Recommended product accessories
For each sensor you need the appropriate sensor cable, for each controller the appropriate expansion module. With us, you do not have to search for the right accessories. On each product detail page we suggest the appropriate products for you.
We will also give you time-saving options along the way to complete your shopping basket.
Practical information on corresponding accessories
After adding a product to the shopping basket, a window opens in which we provide suggested additional accessories.. To view the complete list of accessories, just click on one of the products. We will then conveniently navigate you to the appropriate section on the product detail page.
Addition of accessories at the last minute
We also support you in the final steps of the checkout process. Without leaving the shopping basket, you can add additional accessories. To do so, simply open the drop-down menu "Suitable accessories" under the respective article in the shopping basket overview and select the items of your choice by clicking on the button "Add to basket“.
Comprehensive product documentation
For each product you will find comprehensive product information in the form of short facts, clearly listed technical data and product descriptions. If you need more information, you can also download datasheets, declarations of conformity and CAD data from the product page.
With the real-time availability indicator, you are always up to date
Our current stock levels are displayed in real time in our shop. The display changes with your selected order quantity and is based on our current stock at that time. This enables you to see at a glance whether the desired product is available from stock. All products that are marked in green as "immediately available" are in stock in sufficient quantities and can be shipped immediately. If your order is received by 5:30 p.m. EST, we promise to dispatch the available items the same day!
All out-of-stock items are typically already on their way to our warehouseand you can see when the items are expected to arrive again thanks to the availability display.. You are welcome to order currently unavailable but on the way items in advance. We initiate shipping as soon as the products arrive in our warehouse. Of course, you can also place your order at a later time. If needed, our Availability alert will conveniently inform you via email when the requested products are available and in stock.
Availability alert upon restock of products
Is the product of your choice out of stock at the moment? Take advantage of our Availability alert, which notifies you via email as soon as the product is back in stock. Simply activate the alarm on the product detail page of the unavailable product by clicking on the button "Availability alert". By providing your email address, we will notify you when the product is available again. Of course, you can also pre-order your currently unavailable products in advance. We then reserve the items for you and process your order as soon as they are back in stock.
Quality customer service
If you are not able to find answers to all of your questions within the webshop, please feel free to contact us at any time via the Live-Chat, which you can access on the right sidebar, toll free at 800-250-6772 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org – we are here for you to answer your technical questions about our products and provide additional support before, during and after your order.
Clear One Page Checkout
Thanks to the One Page Checkout, you can now find all information clearly displayed on one page before the transaction is completed. This saves valuable time.
Smart features while logged in
Multi-User accounts for individual account management
Here you can easily create different contact persons with their own address editing options on your account. All orders can be viewed and managed via the main account.
Digital retrieval of documents for maximum control
In your account under the section Orders, you can not only see the order status and general order history, but by clicking on the PDF download button you also can download the respective digital documents for your ordersat any time. Never lose track and always have control over your ordering processes at Automation24.
Determine transit times for your delivery
Before you add a product to your shopping basket, you can determine your estimated delivery dates based on your exact location and the various UPS shipping methods.
On the Dispatch & Delivery page, enter your town and postal code in the form and click on the "Determine the package transit time" button. This way you can easily decide which shipping option is best for you.
In the checkout process under the delivery method overview you can find the delivery dates determined by UPS.
Shipment tracking with tracking feature
You can easilly track your package after the items have shipped. Under Orders you can view the tracking code of the package to remain up to date.
Under Orders you can repurchase previously purchased products with one click or repeat complete orders. You also have the option to use the parts list in your account to make it easier to place recurring orders or to mark new products for your next order.
Manage various parts lists
You can manage project-related products under parts lists. This area can be found at the top of the page as well as in your account.
On the category overview page or the product detail page click on the parts list link to add items to a list. You can assign the respective product either to a new list (including a matching title and a description) or to a project list that you have already created..
You also have the option to transfer your shopping basket to a parts list and vice versa. To order your pre-marked products from a list, simply click on the button "Add parts list to the shopping basket". The Parts list title is visible on the invoice in the reference field at the end of the order process.
Quick & easy quotation creation
Do you need a formal quote before purchasing? You can obtain this conveniently from the online shop. Simply select one or more items via the category overview page or product detail page by clicking on the link Create quotation. As soon as you are logged in, you can simply download the quotation as a PDF. If you decide to purchase the quoted items, you can add the products from the list to the shopping basket by clicking on the corresponding button.
The prices of the online shop at the time of the creation of the quotation will apply. Shipping costs may vary depending on the selected shipping method. Each quotation is valid for three months and the availability is subject to prior sale.
Stay tuned! We are already working on other new shop features, which we will introduce to you here very soon.