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  • How do I create a FS account?

    Click on Register Account and fill in the information to create your FS account. With an account, you can:

    1. Complete checkout faster with a saved shipping address.

    2. View order history & track orders conveniently.

    3. Process a return efficiently.

    4. Receive personalised advice on network solutions.

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    How can I update my profile and password?

    It's easy to change or update any personal information in the Account Setting page. You can update your username, registered email address and password in this section.

    Even though you update the registered email address, the previous order history will still be reserved if you sign in with the new address.

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    What should I do if I forget my password?

    You can click Forgot Your Password on the sign-in page. You will then receive an email with a link for you to reset your password.

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    What can I do with my case in the account centre?

    My Cases is convenient to use when you have general questions about FS that are not so urgent. Here you can ask questions regarding your account, orders, after-sale service, technical support, customised products, etc. We will ensure to respond in the quickest time. Once your query is answered, you can check all the details relating to it in the account centre and also put forward any further questions you may have.

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    How can I avoid my account being compromised?

    FS will never reveal your account information to any third party. It is recommended that you use a more complicated password when setting the account password, and avoid sharing password information across sites to protect your account security.

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    Can FS provide me with a business account?

    Organisations can apply for business accounts by clicking on "Business Account". Within 12 hours, FS representatives will call or email you to find out what you need. Get a great deal with your business account, including a free solution and save 2% or more on all future purchases.

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  • How can I check product availability?

    Inventory of different warehouses is shown on the product page. If products in your order are temporarily out of stock in the local warehouse, the delivery may be delayed. In addition, product inventory changes in real time. Please refer to the live inventory displayed on the product page to get up to date information of stock levels when you place an order.

    When the inventory of one item can't meet your demand, don't worry. You can submit "Request Stock" in the product page. A dedicated account manager will get in touch with you as soon as possible. The FS Inventory Management team will refer to your stock needs and optimise our inventory plan to try and meet your requirements for future orders.

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    How long will the lead time for the product take?

    If the product is sufficient in the Munich warehouse, we can ship within 24 hours on business days.

    If the product is currently out of stock in the Munich warehouse, you can check the estimated shipping date on product detail page. The lead time may be several days.

    However, for some custom orders, the lead time may be several weeks.

    For the shipping time of a specific order, please refer to the information on Shipping and Review Items when you checkout.

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    Can I request customised services?

    You can customize a product through the product details page or by contacting your account manager. We will do our best to meet the needs of all customers.

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    How can I confirm product compatibility?

    All of the products FS offers are universally compatible, and each item is tested fully before it is packaged.

    For transceiver compatibility, you can visit our Test Assured Program to see how we perform a compatibility test.

    If you have any other questions, you can ask them in My Case for help and assistance.

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    Can I get free advice on network solutions?

    FS delivers high-value products, solutions and services to achieve your objectives. You can click the Project Enquiry to ask for help or enter your account centre and describe the specific problem in my case to seek technical expert assistance.

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    Can I install FS transceivers in Cisco, 3Com, HP equipment without affecting the security of the radio equipment?

    It is a misconception that using third party transceivers will void your switch warranty. The truth is that they do not. Most software systems do not guarantee unsupported third party transceivers in the product warranty. However usage of third party transceivers will not affect your security and they are compatible with most devices.

    It is at the discretion of the original equipment manufacturer to disclose what requirements are needed to ensure their warranty is valid.

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    Can I get a discount if I order large quantities of an item?

    When buying in large quantities, you can receive a discount and save even more. To get a discount either:

    1. Send an email to Sales@fs.com for a volume discount.

    2. Click "Get a quote" on the product description page. You can view the quote update in your account centre and make a purchase directly with the quoted price.

    3. Apply for a business account to receive a discount.

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    I can not find the product I need. Can it still be purchased through FS?

    Absolutely. As a well-known manufacturer and supplier of fiber optic products, many of our products are not listed on the website. Contact our experienced sales staff and they can help you place an order for the product you need.

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  • Does FS provide international delivery?

    Yes, we do. We deliver to countries/regions worldwide.

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    Can I get the exact delivery time of the product?

    No. The delivery time varies for each product depending on stock availability.

    The estimated shipping date is shown on each product page. The shipping time for your order will be stated in the Delivery and Review Items section of the checkout page.

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    Do you offer free delivery?

    Orders of eligible items over £79 can receive free delivery with default delivery method. Orders containing heavy or oversized items are not eligible this service. Learn more details on Delivery Policy page.

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    Is it possible to know the delivery cost before placing an order?

    After you add products to shopping basket, please proceed to the checkout page and fill in the delivery address. You can see all the delivery options available for your order and the corresponding delivery cost.

    As the purchase has not been completed yet, you will not be charged until you click "Proceed to Secure Payment" and fill in your payment information.

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    Will any tax or tariff be charged for my order?

    For all orders delivered from Munich to EU Member countries, FS.COM GmbH is obliged to charge VAT in accordance with the laws governing members of the European Union.

    Destination Country
    VAT & Tariff
    Germany
    A 19% VAT will be charged
    UK, Isle of Man, France and Monaco
    A 20% VAT will be charged, but if a valid EU VAT Identification Number is offered, VAT will be exempted
    Netherlands
    A 21% VAT will be charged, but if a valid EU VAT Identification Number is offered, VAT will be exempted
    Sweden
    A 25% VAT will be charged, but if a valid EU VAT Identification Number is offered, VAT will be exempted
    Other EU Members
    A 19% VAT will be charged, but if a valid EU VAT Identification Number is offered, VAT will be exempted
    Non-EU countries
    VAT will not be charged, but customs clearance will be borne by your own.

    For orders directly dispatched from our Asia warehouses to destinations within European Countries, VAT will not be charged. However, these packages may be subjected to import or customs fees depending on the laws of the particular countries. When placing the order online, we will only charge the delivery cost without any tariff from FS by default. Any charges caused by customs clearance should be borne by the recipient.

    If you need us to help you arrange pre-pay duty tax, please contact us in advance.

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    Can I modify my delivery address or method?

    Once the order has been packaged, you cannot change the delivery address. If you have not completed payment, you will need to cancel the order and re-order the product with the correct address.

    If you have already completed payment, please contact your account manager or 24/7 online Live Chat service team to modify.

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    How long will the delivery take?

    After your products have been shipped, it may take 2 to 3 business days to deliver them to you.

    However, all delivery dates specified are estimates only and are subject to change depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to, weather conditions, international customs procedures, local couriers and delivery companies, etc.

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    How can I track my package after it is shipped?

    Please use the tracking number to track your package on the official website of the logistics company.

    There are two ways to obtain the tracking number:

    Email

    You will receive a notification email from our warehouse once your order is on its way.

    Online

    You can get the tracking number in your Account Centre.

    You can also contact your account manager to check your order status.

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    If I need a product urgently, can you provide expedited delivery?

    We provide different delivery methods with different delivery time and prices. If you need a product urgently, you can choose those delivery option that can provide the earliest delivery date.

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    Do you provide an overnight service?

    Yes, we can provide DHL and UPS Express Next Day 9:00 service for UK from our Munich warehouse for orders in stock in our Munich warehouse if you place an order by following the process below:

    1. Choose a payment service whose remittance can be confirmed once you finish payment (like PayPal, Credit Card or Purchase Order).

    2. Place order and complete payment before the logistics cut-off time 3pm (UTC/GMT+1).

    3. Check the product availability and choose DHL Express 9:00 service or UPS Express Plus Next Day 9:00 service (if the product is non-stock in Munich warehouse or shows "customised", the overnight service will not be offered).

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    I have chosen an overnight service, why didn't I get my package the next day?

    If you place an order before the logistic cut-off time and the product is in stock, you will get it the next day.

    However, please note that there may be certain factors we have no control over, such as weather conditions, local couriers and delivery companies schedules which may influence the delivery date. In such cases, we hope you can understand these circumstances are out of our control and we try our best to deliver our products in the quickest time frame.

    If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us.

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    Do you provide a pick-up service?

    Yes. You can see the pick up option at the checkout page if it is available for your destination. If it is, simply fill in the information and wait for the related information from our warehouse to pick it up.

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  • How can I check the status of my order?

    You can track it conveniently in your Account Centre or contact your account manager directly for a status update.

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    I have paid for my order, why is the order status still pending?

    The delay may result from the time required to synchronise payment confirmation between our system and the payment processor's system. We will deal with the order once remittance is confirmed.

    If you need the product(s) urgently, you can choose different payment methods such as credit card or PayPal which are faster.

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    What should I do if I want to cancel my order?

    If you have not completed payment for the order, you can click "Cancel Order" in Order History.

    If you have already paid for it, please contact your account manager immediately to cancel the order and receive a refund. Please note that most orders are automatically transmitted to our warehouse systems to process, therefore it may not always be possible to cancel your order. Your account manager will assist you in this matter.

    Orders containing customised items or other special conditions cannot be cancelled once they have entered the "processing" status.

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    How do I change items in my order?

    If you have not completed payment for the order, please cancel the order and place a new one with all of the required items.

    If you have already paid, please contact your account manager to change items for you. You can then place a new order. Changes or modifications can be made to an order as long as it is before shipping has been processed.

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    What if I forget my order number?

    1. Your order number is included in the order confirmation email.

    2. Sign in to FS. You can find your order number in My Account-Order History.

    3. Ask your account manager (If you place the order offline, you can only ask your sales for the order number).

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    How will I know if FS has received my order?

    Please make sure you have completed all of the information in the checkout confirmation page.

    An order confirmation email will be sent to you once we have received your order, containing all of your order details.

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    What should I do if I don't receive the order confirmation email?

    If you do not receive an order confirmation email even though you have completed all the steps, please check whether the order exists in your order history in the account centre. If not, please contact your account manager for further assistance.

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    How can I get the invoice for an order?

    To get an invoice for a single order (if partial shipment generates):

    In order history, just click ''Print Invoice'' to get an invoice for a single order.

     

    To get an invoice to check the total expense:

    In order history, just click "Download Invoice" relating to the certain order to obtain an invoice for the total expense.

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    What information should I provide to FS when I contact you for help?

    Please provide any of the following information:

    1. Sales Order Number (if the question is related to any specific order).

    2. RMA number (if the question is about an approved after-sale request).

    3. E-mail address associated with your FS account.

    4. Product(s) ID or description of item(s).

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  • What payment methods are supported on FS?

    We accept Paypal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer, and PO (Purchase Order) payment. For more information, please visit Payment Methods.

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    Do you provide a Cash-on-Delivery service?

    FS provides Purchase Order payment for approved customers which allows you to purchase and receive products or services without immediate payment, in accordance with agreed payment terms and conditions. The standard Net 30 is now available for approved customers.

    Other payment terms, such as Net 15, Net 45, etc., are also available upon request for your business.

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    Why has my payment failed?

    There are various reasons for the failure of an online payment, such as inaccurate bank card information, payment request rejection by the bank, network connection problems, etc. If this happens, you can re-initiate the purchase process and try again. If you still cannot pay, please contact your account manager for help.

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    Will my payment information be stored in your database?

    FS does not store your payment details such as bank cards, credit cards or any other payment information. When you make a payment, the system will only send relevant payment information to the third-party payment platform or bank securely.

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  • If I receive an incorrect or defect product, how can I return it?

    You can start a return by clicking on Return/Replace in the Completed Orders section of your account center or submit your request through the Product Return Request. Or you can contact your account manager.

    For registered customers, we recommend the first option, which is more efficient and convenient.

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    What is a RMA number? How can I get it?

    RMA means "Return Merchandise Authorisation", which is provided by us after confirming your return. It is necessary to have this number when you want to return an item.

    Registered customers can get a RMA in the Return Review page of the account centre. If you checkout as a guest, please contact your account manager to get a RMA.

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    When can I get the refund back?

    We will process the refund immediately after we have received the returned products. Usually, you will receive the refund within 2-3 working days after the refund is processed. View more details about the Return Policy.

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    Do you provide a maintenance service?

    Yes, within the product warranty period, we offer a free maintenance service. If the warranty period has expired, we can still repair it for you, but we will charge a fee case-by-case. Learn more details about the Warranty Period.

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