TUTORIAL: USING KRAVET’s EDESIGNTRADE WEBSITE
Go to http://www.e-designtrade.com.
Enter your user name and password and click LOGIN. If you have forgotten your user name or password, please contact the DISD Library.
On the eDesignTrade welcome screen, click Enter. This will take you to the eDesignTrade home page and a message reminding you that you may order up to 10 memo samples at a time.
Look Up a Specific Pattern
If you already know the pattern number of the fabric, click Product Information & Ordering on the eDesignTrade home page. Enter the pattern number (the color number is optional) and click Inquire. (If you did not specify a color in your search, you will need to select one now.) This will bring up the full information page for that material.
Browse Fabric e-Books
To browse all the fabrics in a particular book, click e-Books on the eDesignTrade home page. Select a Category, Collection or Brand from the drop-down menus to see a virtual bookcase with all the e-books available for that selection. Then click on a book to browse through the fabrics in that book. Click Check Stock & Pricing to view the Product Information page for that fabric.
Search by Design Criteria
To search by color, type of material, type of pattern, or price range, go to Product Search on the eDesignTrade home page and select one of the search options. Each allow you to search fabrics, wall coverings, trimmings, hardware, carpets and furniture.
The information page for a particular material includes the pattern number, color number, dimensions, retail price, durability, and cleaning information. It also notes the percentage of recycled content and whether the fabric itself can be recycled.
At the bottom of the product information page, check the Number of Memos in Stock. If there are memo samples in stock, you are likely to receive a sample quickly. If there are no memo samples in stock, Kravet may not be able to fill your request.
The product information page also lists the Status of the material. If it is Active, the fabric is still being produced. If it is Discontinued, the fabric is no longer being produced. However, a discontinued material may still have memo samples in stock.
Search by Design Criteria
To search by type of furniture, brand or collection, click Product Search on the eDesignTrade home page and select one of the search options. You will then be able to search furniture, as well as fabrics, wall coverings, trimmings, hardware, and carpets.
To order free memo samples, download the Kravet Material Request Form from the P (Public) drive. It is a fillable PDF form. Enter your name and address, and the pattern and color numbers of the materials you want to order. You may order up to 10 free samples at a time.
Save the completed form to the Desktop, your Z drive, or another location of your choosing (you will not be able to save it to the Public drive).
- Note: If you are unable to save the completed form, choose File > Print and select Adobe PDF as the printer. In the Save PDF File As dialog box, save the form to the Desktop, your Z drive, or another location of your choosing.
Email the completed form as an attachment to the Kravet email address listed at the bottom of the form.
Most samples arrive in 7-10 days, but there is no guaranteed delivery date. You can check online to ensure that memo samples are available before ordering them.
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