FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Within Germany and in EU countries outside of Germany, both business and private customers can order goods from the shop. At the start of your purchase, visitors can choose which group they belong to and will see the prices displayed with or without VAT depending on which group they belong to.
Outside of the EU, all company customers in approved countries (Switzerland, Norway) can order from us.
If it is not possible for you to purchase from the shop at present then you can click the Request button after choosing your products in the shop's shopping basket or contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the articles available there, using the shop gives you significant advantages compared to the conventional order process via e-mail / phone / fax.
More economical prices
Thanks to the standardized, structured shop data, we are able to model our internal processes more flexibly and in an optimized way. We also want you to benefit from this. That is why you always get preferential prices in the shop!
No minimum order value / surcharge for small quantities
You can also order small or even very small quantities in the shop. Unlike in the conventional procedure, there is no surcharge for small quantities.
Better delivery conditions
In Germany, for goods of a value of up to €25.00 excl. tax, we charge only a small flat-rate transport fee of €4.99. Above this amount, shipping is always free to your premises! We can also offer attractive conditions for overseas deliveries.
Faster information flow and greater transparency
For shop articles, you always see an up-to-date summary of the expected delivery time and the specific quantity-dependent prices – quickly and clearly!
One of the key aims in developing the shop and its associated configurators was to achieve an innovative and, most of all, structured process interface. We pass on the reduced internal handling effort directly to you in the form of our preferential shop prices. However, this also consequently means that we are only able to offer you these preferential prices for orders placed in the shop.
3D models of almost all the standard parts can be accessed in the Shop. First of all, choose the required product by searching for it using the size chart or the product filter. You will then immediately see a preview of the selected product (if one exists) under the “3D model” tab. As a Shop customer or Traceparts user, you can download the 3D models in CAD file format free of charge.
No, because we aim to give you a pleasant and streamlined purchasing experience by not increasing your user data pool any more than is necessary – so a customer account is a ‘can do’ but not a ‘must’.
However, if you do choose to create your own account on our site, you’ll benefit from a faster ordering process for repeat orders – and you can trace your current orders and check their status.
The login screen contains a link to allow you to reset your password. You will then receive an e-mail at the address stored in your customer account informing you of the steps you need to complete to change your password.
As a business customer, you can of course enter your own reference number when completing your order as described on page 3 under "Checking and ordering". This number will be printed on all subsequent documents such as delivery notes or invoices to provide you with a unique identification of your order.
When making your payment, you can choose between purchase on account, PayPal or payment in advance. None of the above methods will involve any additional cost to you.
Purchase on account
You simply pay easily and securely when you receive the invoice. In this case, we reserve the right to perform a creditworthiness check. If you are an existing customer, you will automatically be assigned your payment conditions applicable for purchases on account with us without you having to do anything.
Once you have placed your order, you will be redirected to the web site of the payment service provider PayPal where you can sign into your PayPal account and make the payment. Your PayPal account will then be debited by the corresponding amount.
The credit card account that you specify will be debited at the end of the ordering process. PayPal acts as the agent for the transaction. However, you do not need your own PayPal account for this type of transaction.
SEPA direct debit
You authorize us to debit the corresponding amount from the bank account that you specify. PayPal acts as the agent for the transaction. However, you do not need your own PayPal account for this type of transaction.
Payment in advance
Once you have placed your order, you will receive a receipt-of-order e-mail. This includes all the details necessary for payment. We would ask you to transfer the full payment to the bank account indicated in the e-mail within five working days and to state your order number with the transfer. You will be informed by e-mail as soon as the payment is credited to our account. The goods will then be dispatched as quickly as possible.
You can trace your order at any time. We have developed a high-performance Live Tracking Tool for this. From raw materials planning through to goods reception, all the individual steps are available in a clear, easy-to-follow way, irrespective of whether you placed your order in the Shop or by conventional means.
Every time you place an order, you will receive a link to the Live Tracking Tool.
In the “My account” section, you can view your order and access Live Tracking whenever you want.
If you have chosen "In advance" as the method of payment, we will also inform you of reception of your payment by us.
As soon as we have dispatched your goods, you will receive a further e-mail containing our transporter's tracking details.
We specialize in the production and marketing of DIN and standard parts. Although these are standardized, they nevertheless differ in their prevalence in the market. We therefore only keep small numbers of less widespread products or products for which there is less demand, or do not hold any such stock and obtain such products only when required. We would be happy to provide you with a specific quotation for these products!
Despite this, the range of products available in the shop is continuously being extended and expanded.
You can place all the products available on the web site in your shopping basket irrespective of whether or not these are available in the shop. Here you can create an inquiry for the articles present in the basket and send this to us. We will then examine this and send you a corresponding quotation as quickly as possible.
Your shopping basket automatically generates an inquiry if it contains products that are not available in the shop or if the quantities you specify exceed the usual shop quantities.
Shipping & Delivery
Inside Germany, for goods up to a value of €25.00, we charge a flat-rate shipping cost of: €4.99. Above this, we deliver free of shipping costs.
We charge a flat rate of €14.99 for shipping costs to Europe, with the exception of Switzerland and Norway.
For Switzerland and Norway, we charge a flat-rate amount of €34.99. This amount includes customs charges of €20.00.
In most cases, our goods are delivered by our transporter DPD. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer express deliveries in our shop at present. However, if you require this service, please contact us by telephone. We would be delighted to help!
After you have chosen and ordered your articles, we show you the expected delivery time. As we generally do not make any partial deliveries, the article with the longest delivery time determines the delivery time for the complete order.
In this case, please contact us immediately. We will deal with the problem quickly and without fuss and organize a new delivery or retrieval should you wish.
Do you have any further questions about our products, our services or our web site? We would be delighted to hear from you during our hours of business! You can contact us at:
mbo Osswald GmbH & Co KG
D-97900 Kuelsheim-Steinbach, Germany
Tel.: +49 9345 670-0
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 4.30 pm
Friday: 7 am – 1 pm