Question: Why is my account information not showing on my order?
Answer: You may be on the guest account, and not logged in. If you are set up for online ordering you will not have to enter your account information - it will be in our system already. If you've placed an order and it's asking for a shipping address and a credit card number, more than likely you are not logged in.
Question: Can you tell me my password?
Answer: Due to increased security we cannot see your password. Please click on "Forgot Password?" located below the password entry field on the login page or enter your Username and click "Next", and then answer your security question or click "Next". This will reset your password. You will receive an email with a temporary password. Login using your username and the temporary password that was sent to you. The system will then ask you to change your password.
IMPORTANT! - Copy and Paste the temporary password when you are logging in.
Question: "Forgot My Password" doesn't work.
Answer: You are either not answering the security question correctly or you are locked out. Due to higher security, after multiple attempts the system locks you out. Please click "Contact Us" located at the bottom of the webpage in the Purple bar. Select "Reset My Password" as the message type, and we will reset your password. You will receive a separate email with a temporary password to use. Please log in at www.fsioffice.com and copy/paste the temporary password in. The system will then request that you set up a new password and security question that will be known only to you.
**If you fill out the online Reset Request, please do not contact your CSR with the same request. This will only delay your request due to multiple resets.
Question: I changed my password and answered my security question, but it won't take me off of the page.
Answer: Close your browser window and go back to www.fsioffice.com and enter your username and new-password again.
Question: How do I Copy/Paste?
Answer: Put your mouse courser in front of the item you want to copy. Hold down the left mouse button. Slowly drag your mouse across the item that you want to copy until the entire area you want copied is highlighted. Release the left mouse button, but leave the curser over the highlighted area. Click the right mouse button and select "Copy". Then go to the area that you wish the paste the copied item. Click the right mouse button and select "Paste".
Question: How do I logout?
Answer: If you look in the upper area of your screen you will see a green logout button. Click the logout button, and you will be logged out of our system.
Question: I've completed my order, but the system won't let me check out. It keeps taking me to the login page. The top corner has my information, why can I not check out?
Answer: Please look in the upper right area of your screen. If there is not a green "Logout" button, then you are not logged in. Please enter your username and password to complete your order.
Question: How can I change my security Question?
Answer: To change your security question, click "Edit Profile" in the My Account dropdown menu. Click on "Change Security Question" and enter your password. (This verifies your authority to change the security question.) Then Click the down arrow in the Security Question box and choose a new question. Enter the answer to your question and click "Change Question" or the Enter Key on your keyboard.
Question: I cannot print from Order History, Compare Items, use the HP Printing tool, or the Calendars/Planners tool.
Answer: Please make sure that your pop-up blocker is turned off.
Question: How do we set up new users online?
Answer: You can either request a login by clicking on this link, or by contacting your CSR and they will be happy to have your new user set up.
Question: Our office has moved, how do I change our address on our account?
Answer: At this time you are unable to make this change online. Please contact your Customer Service Representative and they will be happy to update your account information.
Question: How do I Shop/ Check out as a guest?
Answer: If you do not have an FSIoffice account, and do not wish to create one, you can shop as and checkout on our "Guest Account". Just add the items you wish to purchase to your shopping cart, and when you are ready click the "Checkout" button. Our login page will come up. At the bottom of the page there is a block that says "New User?". In that block there is a link that says "I do not want to create an account today, please take me to guest checkout". Click on this link. You will then be able to enter your billing and shipping information and complete your order.
Question: What is the selling UM?
Answer: The unit of measure displayed in the "Your Price" column is the unit of measure in which you will be charged and receive the product. For example, if a pen is listed in the "Your Price" field as $0.99/Each, you will receive 1 pen for $0.99. If you would like a full dozen, you would enter "12" in the quantity field.
Question: What does "EA" mean?
Answer: This is the unit of measure. It's an abbreviation for "each". Below is a list of unit of measure abbreviations.
|BK = Book||BX = Box||CS = Case||CT = Carton||DZ = Dozen|
|EA = Each||PK = Pack||RL = Roll||RM = Ream||ST = Set|
Question: How do I order a custom stamp?
Answer: Once you are logged in, click on Featured Items, then select Cosco Stamps, Signs, and Badges. (If you do not see this option, we have been asked not to allow you to use it. Contact your purchasing department for more info.) A separate window will open, and you can create your product, see a preview, and then add to cart. The cost of the customization is included in the cost of the stamp. Since customized products are non-returnable, you may want to talk with your customer service rep the first time you order.
*Please note - with the Notary Stamps, we need a copy of your certification. And Signature Stamps must be ordered through your CSR.
Question: How do I order custom printed items (ex. Business Cards, Printed Envelops)?
Answer: Please contact your sales person or CSR.
Question: What does the in the "Your Price" column mean?
Answer: This means that the item you are trying to order is not available or your purchasing department has asked us to block this item.
Question: How do I measure a binder?
Answer: Binders are measured by the ring in the binder (not the outside spine). Measure across diameter of the ring - this will give you the size.
Question: When are dated goods available?
Answer: Dated goods (calendars and planners) are available for the new (next) year in August and September of the current year. Plan ahead - calendars sell out fast!
Question: Is there a way that I can see if an item is in stock?
Answer: Please contact your CSR for the most up to date information.
Question: I received a alternate/substitute item. Why didn't I get what I ordered?
Answer: The majority of the time, an item is substituted because it is comparable and more economical (a better value item.) If the item you received is not to your satisfaction, please contact your CSR.
Question: The system is suggesting an alternate/substitute item, but I want the original item that I entered. How do I get the original item?
Answer: Sometimes when you enter in an item number a grey box will show below the item that lets you know there is a less expensive alternate/substitute item. In this box you can either click on the suggested item to add it to your cart instead, or you can click on the original item to receive the item number that you entered.
Please be aware that if you see the grey box and the original item has the symbol , then your purchasing department may have asked us to automatically change your item to the less expensive alternate/substitute item.
Question: I keep seeing alternate items popping up. How do I block these?
Answer: Call your Customer Service Representative and your account will be checked to see if you are eligible to have subs blocked.
Question: How do I order furniture?
Answer: Please contact your CSR.
Question: Can I place orders after 5:00PM?
Answer: Yes, our online order system is available 24 hours a day. However, our normal business hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00AM until 5:00PM EST. Orders not placed during business hours are considered being ordered on the "next" business day
Question: Is there a minimum dollar amount for free delivery?
Answer: No, there is no minimum dollar amount for free delivery when ordering office supplies if you are a current customer of FSIoffice who does not use the State of North Carolina Contract. If you are purchasing furniture, you will need to contact your Customer Service Rep or Salesperson regarding pricing and delivery charges. Important - Please be aware that online furniture orders may take 3-5 days for delivery and are priced online as uninstalled.
Question: What is my cut-off time for ordering to receive my order the next day?
Answer: Orders entered before 3:00PM EST should be delivered the next business day. If you have an item that you must have the next day, it would be advisable to contact your Customer Service Representative in order to make sure the item is in stock and available for shipping the next day.
Question: What is the delivery time for special orders?
Answer: Special orders are out of the ordinary and they will take longer to process. Custom stamps normally take 7-10 days. Furniture items can be up to 4 weeks. Your CSR can answer questions on lead times depending on the product.
Question: What is all this information on my Packing Slip?
Question: How long do we have to report a shortage?
Answer: You have 10 business days to report a shortage.
Question: How can I tell if my package has been delivered?
Answer: When you go to your Order History and find the order # you are looking for, you may click on the blue and it will open up a page to show you when your order was delivered and who signed for your order.
Question: Can I pay my account online?
Answer: Yes, you can be set up to enter your credit card information as you submit each order or you can pay for a specific time period with your credit card. However, we do need to set it up for you to have the ability to pay your account online. Please contact your FSIoffice Customer Service Representative and ask them to have our E-Commerce department set this up for you.
Question: What other ways can I pay for my purchases?
Answer: You can either mail in a check or you can call our accounting department at 1-800-845-2013 and pay by a credit card.
Question: How do I print an invoice?
Answer: Click on "My Account" then "Order History". For each order number there is a checkbox. Check the box for each order you want to print. Then click "Print" which is in grey at the bottom and top of the invoice listing. Make sure your Pop-Up blocker will allow the page to pull up so you can print it.
Question: Does FSIoffice collect sales tax?
GA, NC, SC, TN, VA: FSI Office collects sales tax on all taxable sales shipped into Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. If you are in one of these states, but are exempt from sales tax, please furnish us a tax exemption certificate from your state. A tax exemption certificate can be emailed to Alex.Alksnis@formsandsupply.com, Faxed to 704-596-7537, or mailed to FSI Office, PO Box 563953, Charlotte, NC 28256-3953.
Washington State: FSIoffice is not required to, and does not, collect Washington sales or use tax. Sales or use tax is due on certain purchases delivered or sourced to Washington. Washington requires you to file a use tax return when sales tax is not paid at the time of purchase. This message is required under the Revised Code of Washington 82.13.020(2)(a)(i).
Other States: FSIoffice is not required to, and does not, collect sales tax for shipments to states other than those listed in the previous paragraph. Sales or use tax may be due on your purchases and you should refer to the law for your state.
Question: How do I do a return?
Answer: If you look at the bottom of our webpage under Helpful Links, the second link says "Return Request". Fill out this form, and click the Submit button, and your return will be processed and an email copy will be sent to you, for you to print and place on the item for return.
Question: How long should a return take?
Answer: Our return procedure usually takes 7-10 days for completion. Fill out the return request form online (see previous question) or contact your CSR. The pickup is entered in our system, and then your driver is notified to pick up the item. The item in sent to our returns department where it is processed. Our Accounting dept will them complete the process and apply the credit to your account.
Question: Who do I contact regarding my product's Warranty?
Answer: The warranties of items are between the manufacturer and you the buyer, not with FSIoffice. Please contact the manufacturer with any warranty questions. For a phone number listing of the vendors in our current catalog, please click here.
Question: How does FSIoffice handle recycling toner cartridges?
Answer: If you purchased the toner cartridges from FSIoffice, our drivers will be happy to pick them up for recycling with your next delivery. Please contact your CSR if you have a pick-up ready so they can inform your driver.