Nasco Frequently Asked Questions
List of Questions
To view the answers to your questions just click on the questions.
1. What should I do if my promotion/coupon number does not work?
Enter the promotion/coupon number in the “Comments” box when you check out. We will make sure it gets applied to your order.
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2. Where do I enter my purchase order number?
When checking out, you have 3 methods of payment: credit card, purchase order, or bill on open account (with credit approval). You can find these options when you verify your billing and shipping information at the beginning of the checkout process.
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3. What is the difference between a Gift Card and a Prepaid Card?
A Gift Card has no expiration date. A Prepaid Card gives you the choice of specifying an expiration date or you may choose to have no expiration date. If an expiration date is specified on a Prepaid Card, any unused balance will be refunded to the purchaser.
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4. How do I redeem my Gift Card/Prepaid Card?
You can use them on any Nasco order, including phone, website, fax, mail, or store. Simply give the card number and specify the dollar amount you want used toward the order. When checking out online, there is a “Comments” box located beneath your shipping address information, where you can put the card number and your zip code.
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5. How do I redeem my Gift Certificate?
Gift certificates are treated like cash. If you have an open account that can be billed, just send the certificate like a check. If you don’t have an open account, you can use it as prepayment, before the order is shipped. Either way, the gift certificate needs to be sent to Nasco as payment.
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6. Do you have a preview policy on videos/computer programs?
All Nasco video, DVD, and computer programs are available with a purchase order. We do not have preview copies. However, you have a 30-day period in which you may examine them. The programs will be billed to your account with the understanding that you may return them for full credit within 30 days, if they do not meet your requirements. Only one preview program per title can be returned. Multiple quantities of the same program are nonrefundable. No credit will be issued beyond the 30-day period from shipment of order. If you find you wish to return any of the items, you must repack them in their original packages and return them by insured parcel delivery (UPS or parcel post). Nasco will not issue credit for merchandise which is damaged in shipping or which is not suitable for resale because it is returned incomplete or abused.
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7. I forgot my User Name or Password. How do I find it?
If you have forgotten your user name, you can call the toll free number (1.800.558.9595, select option 1) and the Phone Sales Rep will look it up for you. If you have your user name, but forgot your password, click on “Forgot Your Password?” and enter your user name. Your password will be e-mailed to you shortly. Remember, your user name and password are case sensitive (make sure your caps key is not locked).
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8. When I type in my User Name and/or Password, it comes up as error/invalid. What's wrong?
First, make sure you have spelled your user name and/or password correctly. Also, your user name and/or password are case sensitive (make sure your caps key is not locked).
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9. How do I track my order?
If you have an online account: Log in and click on “Order Status” (centered at the top of the web page). This will take you to your Order Status & Tracking page. Your most recent order appears first. Please allow up to one hour for new orders to appear on this page. To view the details of an order, click on the order number. This will display the status of your order in our Order Processing System. If the order has shipped, it will show the tracking details. Click on the tracking number of the carrier and it will take you to the carrier’s online tracking system.
If you do not have an account: Click on “Order Status” (centered at the top of the web page). Enter your Nasco order number and billing zip code. This will display the Order Details with the status of your order in our Order Processing System. If the order has shipped, it will show the tracking details. Click on the tracking number of the carrier and it will take you to the carrier’s online tracking system.
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10. How do I request a catalog?
Go to “Company Information” on the bottom of the web page and click on “Request a Catalog”.
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11. Can my facility be billed?
Terms are net 30 days with credit approval. Credit references may be required. Use Customer Checkout when ending order. Downloadable Nasco Credit Application PDF - NP_044_10_NascoCreditApp.pdf  (216 KB)
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12. Where do I enter my quotation number?
These are the options for entering your quote number. NOTE: Quotes require a minimum order amount to receive your discount.
Option 1 is for registered users: After you log in, click on “My Account,” at the top of the web page. The “Pricing Quote” is at the bottom of the page. Enter your quotation number with the 5-digit number provided to you by Nasco or your purchasing agent (ex. 12345). Click on the “Enter Quote Number.” If you do not see your quote pricing while shopping and have met the minimum order amount, please log out and log back in. Verify that your quote number is still part of your account by clicking on “My Account.”
Option 2 can be used without registering or logging in: If you browse or search to find products, look at the right column and go to the “Discount Quote.” Enter your quote number with the billing zip code. Click “Apply Quote.” You will be taken to the home page, so click “Back” in your web browser. If you are on a product page, click on “Discount Quote.” Enter your quote number with the billing zip code. Click “Apply Quote.” You will be taken to the home page, so click “Back” in your web browser.
Option 3: If for some reason these options don’t work, you can put the quotation number in the “Comments” box at checkout. For step-by-step instructions click here.
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13. Will I be charged sales tax?

Customers shipping to Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin must add sales tax where applicable.
On existing tax exempt accounts with Nasco (exempt form on file) we will remove the tax and adjust the order total. Click here to see our sales tax disclaimer. Fax completed form to 1.800.372.1236
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14. What are my shipping charges?
We will ship your order the most economical way, unless you request a particular method of shipment. Air charges are additional. Most orders will be shipped using FedEx® or Parcel Post. Large parcels will be shipped by truck, if they exceed the size limit for regular or small parcels, or if regular methods of shipment would be too costly. When you add an item to your cart, you can enter the zip code to which the item would ship in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will give you shipping charges for ground or air shipments. Truck charges would require a phone call to our Phone Order Department (1.800.558.9595, select option 1).
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15. How long will it take to receive my order?
Products in stock usually arrive in 3-5 working days.
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16. How is live material shipped?
To ensure live delivery, living material is shipped at the beginning of each week via an air method. You must specify the date you want your live material shipped. Weather could limit the shipping date upon our discretion. Some state restrictions may apply. Live delivery is guaranteed in the continental United States. Notify us of any problems within 48 hours of delivery.
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17. How do I return items?
Return or exchange privileges are granted only upon request, and only on stock merchandise within 30 days of date of invoice. Restocking fees may apply. You may contact our Customer Service department by writing or calling toll-free 1.800.558.9595, use option 2.
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18. Is my credit card information safe?
Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates from GeoTrust, the Internet standard for secure communications. Look for the “S” for secure after the "http" in the address bar. On pages in which nothing confidential appears, the “S” no longer appears. All information which is passed is encrypted to assure your security and privacy. Click on the GeoTrust symbol on any page of our website for more information about our website security.
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19. If I have other questions, who do I contact?
You can contact our Customer Service department by writing, calling toll-free (1.800.558.9595, select option 1), or sending an e-mail to or (Click here for Contact Information page.)
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20. If I didn’t get an order number, did the order go through?
If you didn’t get the screen giving your order number after you submitted your order, log out, then log back in and click on "My Account." "Click on" "View Previous Order(s)" button. If your order went through, your order number will be shown here, along with the date ordered.
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21. If I mail my order in, which address do I use?
Customers with orders being billed to the following states should use the Modesto, California address: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. All other locations should use the Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin address. (Click here for Contact Information page.)
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22. What is a QR Code?
A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. The term QR Code itself is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Incorporated. For more information, click here.
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