Avanet Shop: Welcome Germany! 🇩🇪
In recent months, we have worked hard to establish an infrastructure in Germany as well. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite as easy as we had imagined, which is why everything took a little longer.
But now it’s finally done and from now on we can ship all products on our website all over Germany, without any disadvantages for the German consumers! 🎉
Pay in Euro, CHF or Dollar
On our website you can now have the prices of all products displayed in Swiss francs, euros or dollars. Choose your preferred currency in which you would like to pay for your order.
Payment methods without fees
With us you have two possibilities to pay your order. On the one hand by credit card or on the other hand by bank transfer. There are no fees for customers from Liechtenstein or Switzerland, nor for customers from Germany. For our German customers we have even opened a German bank account with the Sparkasse. 😃
By the way, we are VAT-liable in Switzerland, as well as in Germany, and we also issue this on our invoices.
Correct calculation of sales tax
The prices in our shop are still displayed as net prices at the moment. The value added tax will be shown separately in the shopping cart. For German customers it is still a little confusing at the moment that the Swiss tax rate of 7.7% is currently always taken in the shopping cart. However, as soon as you select a German shipping address in the checkout, 16% will automatically be used. This will then be clearly displayed on the last overview page of the checkout.
Info: This process will be completely updated. Since we of course also want to stick to the price indication regulation, we will switch to gross prices in the future and add 16% sales tax to each product if the goods are to be delivered to an address in Germany.
Fast shipping without duty!
Even though we are a Swiss company, we have prepared everything correctly for the German trade. We will not export goods from Switzerland for deliveries to Germany, but will ship directly from a warehouse in Germany with DHL. So you don’t have to be afraid of possible fees! Also the shipping is free.
All devices are delivered by the way also with German power plug.
Beside our big goal to deliver to Germany, we have to announce further innovations on our website, which we have recently introduced.
We started on 16 January 2019 with our new Avanet podcast about Sophos. For us, this podcast is still a kind of pilot project, which we will continue if the number of listeners is right. You can find all of the six episodes so far on our blog in the category “Avanet Podcast“
You can also subscribe to our podcast on all popular platforms:
Since the last update two new products have made it into our assortment, which we would like to mention briefly.
Since 14 February 2018 we have had the new APX 120 available for purchase. The smallest access point of the new APX series can only be operated via Central Wireless at the moment and will get XG support a little late, like already the APX 320, 530 and 740 (mid 2019).
Sophos APX Mounting Bracket Kit
Sophos APX access points are supplied with a mounting plate by default. This piece of sheet metal allows the APX to be mounted either on the wall or on a false ceiling for ceiling mounting. For more complicated ceiling constructions or for smooth ceilings, Sophos now offers the Sophos APX Mounting Bracket Kit, a special accessory.
When we went online with our new website on 10 May 2018, the backend for our customers with an account was relatively poorly implemented. The orders could be looked at, but the presentation and clarity also left something to be desired for our requirements.
We have therefore created a completely new area for our customers, which will also be expanded in the future. The orders are now listed in tabular form and the order status is easier to see.
If you click on your username in the upper right corner, a dropdown menu will open. While the Logout button used to be hidden, we have now moved it to a more obvious location. 😅 The settings give you full control over your profile data, addresses and payment methods.
New features planned
The new backend doesn’t offer any new features you didn’t have before. However, we have created a new basis to add useful functionality in the future. Our goal is to make it easier for you to manage your purchased Sophos products. This means, for example, making the process more convenient for all license renewals or extensions.
You can be curious to see what we will be doing this year.