How-To

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In order to be able to compare the technical properties of products clearly and easily, we offer a separate page for product comparison (see image below).

  • You can add products to a comparison at many places on the website using the "Compare" link, e.g. in product lists, product tiles or product detail pages.
  • The number of products already selected for the comparison is then shown in the gray circle at the top right of the page at the menu item "Compare" (display on small screen sizes is only possible via an icon in the navigation and a blue dot).
  • Use this link or the icon in the top menu to access the product comparison page. The products are listed there horizontally. The comparable characteristics are listed in the vertical direction.
  • Depending on the size of the screen, different numbers of products are displayed. Products that are not shown can be displayed by scrolling horizontally.
  • You can remove individual products as well as all of them from the comparison at the same time.

Screenshot compare page

The product lists on the category pages, e.g. https://products.spinner-group.com/rf/rf-components/connecting-components/adapters , can be displayed in two views: tile view and list view.

  • The list view usually shows additional relevant technical information compared to the tile view with a larger image.
  • The tile view is set by default. The different display can be selected by clicking on the functional elements representing the view type in the right area in the white header above the product lists.

Screenshot of tile view and list view

A product search is integrated in the menu of the website, with which you can quickly and easily find your desired product.

After entering the first three characters, a list of suggestions based on your input can be displayed. Clicking on an entry in this list takes you directly to the proposed category or product detail page.

After clicking on the search button (with the magnifying glass), a search result list is displayed. A search always has a certain fuzziness and the sorting depends on many factors. The most relevant hits are shown at the beginning.

To the left of the results are the categories in which the search entries are contained. By clicking the boxes, the category tree can be expanded or reduced to further filter the search result. Depending on the result, further filter options based on product features are then offered, e.g. connector size, frequency band, length, etc.

Product search and filter result list

In order to make the selection of the relevant set of a large number of products as easy and quick as possible, we have arranged the attribute filters relevant for these products in the left-hand column.

After selecting a filter on the left side, the corresponding value is now displayed prominently above the product list, too. The filter can be deactivated by clicking on the white cross again at this point. In addition, the function for deactivating all activated filters is also available there.

Selected filter above product lists

Technically identical jumper cables, which differ only in length, are now grouped together and displayed by just one entry in the shop categories. This makes the lists shorter and the distinction based on technical parameters gets more weight.

With a selection picklist "Length", you can now directly select the desired length and thus quickly display the associated technical information, availability and price.

Screenshot improved selection of cable variaints
 

If you want to receive a quote for your desired products from SPINNER in a simple way, then send us a quote request via the Product Finder.

  • You can add a product as a new position to the quote at many points on the website using the "Quote Request" button, e.g. in product lists, product tiles or product detail pages.
  • You can add multiple products to a single request, just as you would for an order's shopping cart.
  • The number of products already selected for the request is then displayed on the far right in the main menu of the website at the "Quote Request" icon in the blue circle (display on small screen sizes is only possible via an icon in the navigation and a blue dot).
  • Use this icon in the menu to call up the quote request form. All products are listed there.
  • You can enter the desired quantity, a desired delivery date, your company details and further information. You can add more products or remove them from the request at any time.
  • By clicking on the "Submit quote request" button, you send the request to SPINNER and receive a copy of the request as an email. We will then answer your request as soon as possible. Please note that we only sell to commercial customers.

Screenshot add products to quote requests

As a new customer you can easily register in our shop by filling in and sending us the necessary information about the company and your contact person online. We will then check your data, e.g. for commercial status, creditworthyness, and approve you shortly. After approval you will receive a confirmation by e-mail and can log in for the first time.

For existing customers, the process is even shorter and more convenient: Just send us the responsible contact person who will be administrator for your entire company for the shop account by e-mail (with company name, title, first name, name and e-mail address as username, for order confirmations, etc.). You will then just receive in reply an e-mail from us with a confirmation link, which you can click within 24 hours to set your password and then log in.

The user who registers a company for the first time automatically has the full administration rights of his company account and can thus create additional users as sub-accounts. If potentially several employees of your company are given an account, please clarify internally who is to manage the account as administrator and who is to manage the other sub-accounts for the other employees.


Register for the online shop

For experienced users who know exactly which products you want to order, quick ordering can save time in the checkout process.

After logging into the online shop, the "Quick order" link is displayed in the top right-hand menu. After clicking on the link, the page for a quick order is displayed.

  • You can now add the individual line items to the shopping cart by entering the SPINNER BN and quantity.
  • Upload a CSV file to place an order via file, e.g. with a larger list of items or from an export from your ERP or purchasing system. Please use the format described below per line for this file: <BN>, <Quantity>, for example
    107410,50
    635014,1
    107410,5
    (no thousands delimiter for quantity)

By clicking on the "Add to shopping cart" button, the products are added to the shopping cart and then displayed. Should errors occur, e.g. that no product was found for a BN entered, a corresponding message is displayed.


Quick order

You can enter a reference ID from your own inventory management or book keeping e.g. your own internal part, product or article number or any other identifier.

In each line item in the shopping cart you can click on the link on the dots behind the label Product reference ID.

This ID will transferred from the order template item to the shopping cart and appears on the order confirmation and invoice. This indicator is permanently saved in our system after the first entry beyond this order. For future orders, it will be shown again on the order confirmation and invoice.

You therefore do not need to re-enter the product reference for every order. The display of the ID in the shop at your next session is unfortunately not yet possible.

Assign your internal product reference ID

Often, our customers require a document as 'quote/offer' before they submit the order e.g. for internal documentation or their procurement workflow. If this applies to you, we made it now much easier to get such a document.

We implemented a print function easily triggered by a button on the bottom of the last step of the checkout process (check order). Klicking this button will open your print dialogue where you can create a well formatted PDF file or choose a local printer of your choice.

Print cart as offer