At SMA, we strive to improve the quality of our customers' shopping experience. To accomplish this we have implemented a new, Enhanced Quick Order Pad in order to help our customers order what they need, when they need it much more efficiently.
While the Enhanced Quick Order Pad has many new features that will make shopping easier, we know that it can be a little confusing to use at first. This page will break down the new features of the Quick Order Pad, as well as
show you step-by-step instructions on how to use it.
1.Part Number Validation - The Quick Order Pad now validates part numbers as you type. No more adding invalid part numbers into your cart, and then having to go back to retype everything.
If a part number is incorrect, you will be unable to add items from the Quick Order Pad into the cart until the errors are fixed.
A Green Check Mark Symbol means the item code is correct.
A Red '!' Symbol means the item code is incorrect.
2.Item Suggestions Box - As you type, the Quick Order Pad will suggest possible items complete with item images, descriptions, prices and availability.
3.Auto-Follow Pad - Once opened, the Quick Order Pad will follow you and stay on screen as you go down or up the page to save you time from having to go back up to the Order Pad should you wish to use it.
4.Expanded Quick Order Pad - Need to order more than 15 items at once? Not a problem! Simply click on the "Expand" button to be taken to a larger Quick Order Pad with enough space for 60 different items.
How To Use:
Click on the Blue "Quick Order Pad" Button at the top of the page. The Quick Order Pad will then appear right below the button. The Quick Order Pad will stay on the screen, automatically following you as you move down the page, until you either close the Quick Order Pad, leave that page or reload the page.
Click in the white rectangles beside any of the numbers in the Quick Order Pad's list to begin typing your part number. As you start to type, you will see a small "Item Suggestions" Box appear below where you are typing. This box will suggest possible items you might by trying to buy and will show you images, descriptions, prices and availabilities for them.
You can scroll or move inside the Item Suggestions Box in order to see all the possible suggestions it has. If you see an item you would like to add to the Quick Order Pad, simply click on the item you like and it will be automatically added to the Quick Order Pad for you.
Don't forget to add the right quantity! When you pick an item from the Item Suggestions Box, a quantity of "1" is automatically entered. To change it, hover your mouse over the number, hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse over the number to highlight it. Then type in the correct quantity.
As you type in your item part numbers, you may notice some symbols appearing next to them. These smybols indicate the validity of the item number that was entered:
A Green Check Mark means the item code is correct.
A Red '!' Symbol means the item code is incorrect.
If you see any Red '!' Symbols, it means that the item number was not entered correctly. For your convenience, you will not be able to add items from the Quick Order Pad with incorrect item numbers in the pad so you will have to fix those numbers before proceeding. Trying making use of the Item Suggestions Box if you are having trouble recalling or entering the correct item number.
When a item number has been successfully entered, it will become "locked into" the Quick Order Pad. In order to prevent accidental erasures of item numbers, you will not be able to click on the number to edit or change it. Instead, hover over the "X" next to the Quantity. Click on the "X" as it changes color to remove the associated item from the Quick Order Pad.
Once you have entered all your item numbers, and they all have Green Check Mark Symbols next to them, move your mouse to the bottom right of the Quick Order Pad. Then, click on the Orange "Add to Cart" Button and you wil taken to the shopping cart screen with all your Quick Order Pad items present and ready to order!
If you try to add your Quick Order Pad items to your cart and see this message pop up after clicking on the Add To Cart button, this just means there are invalid item numbers in your Quick Order Pad.
Click the Red "OK" Button to go back to the Quick Order Pad, and locate any item numbers that have the Red '!' Symbol next to them. Erase the invalid item number and enter in a correct one. Trying making use of the Item Suggestions Box if you are having trouble recalling or entering the correct item number.
If you have more items to order than what the normal Quick Order Pad provides, it is easy to expand that Quick Order Pad and get more. Click on the Orange "Expand" Button in the lower left portion of the Quick Order Pad to be taken to separate page with a bigger Quick Order Pad with 60 spots to enter item numbers in.
It is important to note that items entered in the normal Quick Order Pad will not follow you into the Expanded Quick Order Pad, so try to determine which size Quick Order Pad will need before entering items.