FAST Solutions E-Business

 
 
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Welcome to Fastenal.com!
 

New to our site? No account? No problem. Register here for full access to Fastenal.com ordering and features like:

  • Custom Pricing
  • eQuotes
  • Order Status
  • Branch Availability
  • ...and more!
Note that a Fastenal account number is required to register. Your account number can be found on an invoice or by contacting your local branch. If you’re unable to provide invoice numbers, an email will be sent to your local branch to authorize your registration.

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At Fastenal, e-commerce isn’t a substitute for local service – it’s a way to move closer to your business. In a marketplace where 24 to 48 hour fulfillment is the expectation, our nationwide branch network supports same-day or one-day service for thousands of high-demand items. Our service within your facilities produces digital insights, enabling you to visualize your inventory and spend in unique ways. And instead of being processed in a remote warehouse, web orders are handled by your local Fastenal service team – people focused on driving your strategic goals, not just packing and shipping orders.

Making e-Commerce Easy
Our web ordering platform provides a 24/7 window for you to research, source, procure, and manage a spectrum of industrial and construction products. The vision is to direct you to the closest, fastest solution to your product needs, with a suite of tools to shorten the supply chain and simplify procurement.
My Availability
Use a series of filters to ‘dial in’ on the fastest solution to your product needs:
  • My Inventory - immediately available within your facility
  • My Branch - available same-day*
  • EXPRESS - available same-day* or next-day
*One-hour branch pickup or same-day delivery
Fastenal EXPRESS®
Making it easy to identify and order products available for same-day or next-day fulfillment. Look for the EXPRESS icon or use the EXPRESS filter while shopping.
eQuotes
Electronically review, edit, and approve quotes from your servicing Fastenal branch, including suggested bin stock and vending replenishment orders – all without having to enter or retype data.
Alternate Items
View the item you originally searched for as well as alternatives that offer the same fit, form, and function – potential solutions for a faster lead time or lower cost.
Order Templates
Save time by creating lists of recurring product needs you can quickly reorder at any time, including templates for parts associated with certain locations, projects, or equipment.
24/7 Locker Pickup
In a growing number of markets, a locker pickup fulfillment option is offered during checkout. When your order is ready, you’ll receive instructions and a unique PIN to retrieve it, either from an automated locker outside your local Fastenal branch or an existing Fastenal locker within your facility.
Solutions to Your Purchasing Challenges
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Control rogue spending: Utilize advanced permissions and controls to maintain authorized users, establish individual employee purchase limits, and customize an approval workflow to avoid non-compliant spending. As an administrator, you can create hard-locked budgets with dollar limits per order or time period.

Drive contract compliance: Leverage a full P2P integration between your procurement system and ours. Directly access a custom catalog of contract-compliant Fastenal products. And utilize filters and custom messaging to gravitate users to strategic purchases.

The traditional e-commerce model is narrowly focused on efficient transactions – making it easy to buy. But in the B2B purchasing environment, must be balanced with effectiveness. After all, if a purchase is non-compliant, off-contract, or redundant, the efficiency of the transaction is irrelevant. Our goal is to help you realize a deeper value – an efficient process, but one that drives your strategic purchasing goals with each transaction.

Gain Visibility to Your Supply Chain - Use the FAST 360° dashboard:

My Business – Visualize how your Fastenal-managed inventory is organized across all locations, including product planograms of vending machines and bin stocks.
My Inventory – Makes your entire Fastenal inventory refined and searchable, the only tool of its kind in the industry. See if a needed product is already on hand within your facility (including its exact location), eliminating delays and unnecessary purchases.
My Spend – Analyze your Fastenal spend by time period, category, individual SKU, or fulfillment channel to discern trends and opportunities.
From Unplanned to Planned, from Transactional to Strategic
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Unplanned purchasing is part of running a complex business, but by nature it’s a reactive, expensive way to procure product. With no ability to forecast and plan, the supplier is limited to providing a fast lead time (for a non-strategic purchase), reducing the value proposition to a single word: “soon”. And the easier e-commerce becomes, the easier it is to lapse into a cycle of more and more spot-buy transactions – with less planning, diminished buying power, and more delays and costs.

As a strategic partner, part of our job is to help you reverse that trend and funnel more spend to a strategic, planned supply process. We do this by analyzing your e-commerce activity and looking for opportunities to consolidate redundant SKUs, switch to more cost-effective alternatives, and supply recurring purchases as part of a planned inventory program. The goal is to shift from a reactive cycle of “identify, order, wait, receive, repeat” to something much more efficient: “right part, right amount, right place, right now.”

 

"There's nobody punching data. There's nobody sitting there wasting their time. It's all seamless and electronic, and that's what we really wanted to focus on. I think our business processes behind the delivery of the parts is really set up well."

– Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, K-12 School District

Reach Out to a Fastenal e-Commerce Specialist
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From getting you set up for web ordering to crafting a custom B2B integration solution, our experts are ready to help you streamline your procurement process. To learn more about our capabilities and solutions, please fill in the form below. This information will be directed to a Fastenal e-commerce specialist for prompt follow-up.