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E-Commerce Capabilities

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Online Ordering

Alfa Aesar customers will find an improved online shopping function with additional enhancements including quick order entry as well as a My Account page, where registered users have access to their favorites list, saved shopping carts, and order history and status. The site's improved search results and product detail listings feature molecular structures and detailed scientific literature references with embedded links to related products.

Further aiding the shopping experience is a robust global inventory tracking feature that gives the user accurate pricing and availability information and a suggested items feature that recommends complementary products that are often used in conjunction with selected products. Because many chemicals are restricted by international export regulations, the site provides item-specific guidance notes to alert the user to restrictions such as export license requirements.

Hosted Catalogs and E-portals

Alfa Aesar presents hosted catalogs on a number of e-portals such as Science Warehouse, Parabilis, CCM (formerly PECOS), GEM, Ariba and Sciquest to name only a few. We support PO flip functionality and e-invoicing (portal dependent). Please contact us if you have access to a portal and wish to use our hosted catalog.

Punchout e-Procurement

Punchout is an electronic business cXML standard that allows you to shop at alfa.com, add products to a cart, and return that cart to your own procurement system. You get access to the Alfa Aesar catalog with up-to-date pricing and availability, but don't have to maintain it.

Alfa Aesar can implement punchout solutions for SAP, Ariba, SciQuest, Oracle and other systems.If your organization is Punchout enabled, your purchasing platform can be linked to Alfa Aesar's up-to-date online catalog around the clock.

For more information about e-procurement systems through Alfa Aesar, contact your local or regional Alfa Aesar sales office.