How To Buy

National Instruments offers several ways to order products, services, and solutions. Learn more about your ordering options below.

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Locate Your Products, Find and Configure Your Solutions

Browse and View All Products and Services Available through the NI Online Store
Use the NI catalog to find the products and services that meet your needs. View data sheets, specifications, and pricing.

Order by Part Number
If you already know your part numbers, enter them here for easy purchasing.

Configure a Solution
With the help of advisors, you can interactively enter your requirements, select from different options, and automatically generate a valid system or a valid list of products for easy purchasing.

View Industry and Application-Specific Solutions
NI offers a wide assortment of tools, bundles, and services to help you build the best solution for your application needs. Learn how engineers in your industry are finding solutions and read technical accounts of real-world solutions from National Instruments customers.

Search
Searching is easy - just type in a few words or phrases. Try to use discriminating terms that are likely to be found only in the products and documents you seek.

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Select the Purchasing Option that Best Suits Your Needs

Create Your Order Online

Once You Have Found Your Product or Configured Your Solution

Select "Add to Cart"
You can do this from the catalog product pages, advisors, "order by part number" page, or any page where there is an "Add to Cart" button.
Select "Add to Cart" to add selected items to your cart. This takes you to a view of your cart.
You can keep adding to this cart until you are ready to place your order.

Select "Place Order Now"
When you are ready, select "Place Order Now" on your cart view.

Log in or Create a Profile, Then Select "Next"
If you have not already logged in, you are prompted to log in or create a profile.
Log in or create a profile - this information is used to process the order.
Select "Next."

Check Your Shipping Information, Then Select "Next"
Check your shipping information and select any applicable options.
Select "Next."

Check Your Billing Information, Then Select "Next"
Check your billing information and select any applicable options.
You can enter a purchase order number or, when prompted, your credit card information.
Select "Next."

Confirm All Your Information, Then Select "Place Order"
Select "Place Order."

A Thank-You Screen Displays Your Confirmation
You receive an e-mail confirming your order.

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Create Your Quote Online

Once You Have Found Your Product or Solution:

Select "Instant Quote" or "Request Quote"
You can select "Instant Quote" or "Request Quote" on the catalog product pages, advisors, shopping cart page, and other pages.
Select "Instant Quote" or "Request Quote" to add items to a quote. This takes you to a view of your quote.
You can continue to add to this quote until you are ready to create the quote.

Select "Continue Quote"
When you are ready, select "Continue Quote" on the view quote screen.

Log in or Create a Profile, Then Select "Next"
If you have not already logged in, you are prompted to log in or create a profile.
Log in or create a profile - this information is used to process the quote. Select "Next."

If You Are a First-Time Quote User or You Have Created a New Profile
Your quote is e-mailed to you within 2 business days because either:
You are new to the NI Web site
You have made changes to your profile

If You Are an Existing Customer or a Repeat Quote User
Your quote is processed within two minutes.

Retrieve Your Quote
You receive an e-mail with a retrieval link to the quote.
From here you can:

  • Place an order
  • Print and fax
  • E-mail an attached PO and submit
  • Modify your quote

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Create Order, Print and Place Order via Fax Form

Once You Have Found Your Product or Solution:

Select "Add to Cart" You can do this from the catalog product pages, advisors, "order by part number" page, or any page with an "Add to Cart" button. Select "Add to Cart" to add selected items to your cart. This takes you to a view of your cart. You can continue to add to this cart until you are ready to print and fax.

Select "Print and Fax" When you are ready, select "Print and Fax" on the view of the cart or quote screen.

Print the Page and Fax It to the Number Provided

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