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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore the FAQ below to learn more about My CDW Advantage and working with CDW. 

If you still have questions, visit CDW Help Centeremail us or give us a call at 800.800.4239.

Products and Shopping

What products does CDW offer?

CDW carries more than 100,000 products from more than 1,000 technology brands, including a full range of hardware and software as well as customizable IT solutions and services.

Which brands does CDW carry?

CDW offers IT hardware, software and customized solutions from more than 1,000 trusted tech brands, from Apple to Zebra. Our in-house brand experts can help you select the right product or solution for your needs — and we won’t charge you a cent. View all CDW brand partners.

How much is shipping, and what shipping options are available?

Shipping costs can vary based on the weight of the product and how far it is being shipped from a CDW distribution center. You can view all shipping options and costs during the checkout process.

We offer a wide variety of shipping choices, including special offers, custom contracts and white glove deliveries. Carriers include FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, AIT Worldwide Logistics, UPS Freight, Veterans Messenger Service and Dynamex. If you live in the Chicago area, you can pick up your purchase at the CDW Will Call Center in Vernon Hills, IL. Contact your account team, or call 800.800.4239 for more information about available shipping options.

Do you offer free shipping?

At this time, CDW offers free shipping on print supplies through our Print Supplies Program, as well as discounts and automatic or prompted delivery. It’s free to enroll and available to all customers.

I have questions about placing an order, my account or a current quote or shipment. Where can I find help?

Visit CDW Help Center or call 800.800.4239 for answers.

Getting My CDW Advantage

What is included with My CDW Advantage?

My CDW Advantage makes it easier and more cost effective to shop for hardware and software with a savings of up to 5% on CDW products and services.1 You'll also get access to a dedicated account team who can offer answer product questions, arrange expert consultations on complex IT solutions and provide advice to help your organization reach its goals and plan for the future.

You'll get all this on top of great CDW account features such as quotes, bundles and easy billing and reporting. CDW account holders can also get discounts and free shipping on printing supplies, along with other great perks.

How do I get My CDW Advantage?

To start saving up to 5% on purchases with My CDW Advantage,1 you’ll need to create an account. Once you're signed in, you'll be able to see your discount reflected on products (look for the "My CDW Price" label).

To access personalized IT advice from a dedicated account team, call 800.800.4239 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT., or email us any time..

Can I get advice if I have not made a purchase?

You can contact us any time for product advice and IT questions, even if you’ve never made a purchase. Just call 800.800.4239 to chat with an expert Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT., or email us any time.

How can I find more information on My CDW Advantage?

Just call 800.800.4239 to chat with an expert Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT,  or email us any time.

Pricing and Discounts

How long does My CDW Advantage discount last?

Your up to 5% discount does not expire and can apply to online and offline purchases. You can call 800.800.4239 or contact your dedicated account team at any time for questions on pricing.

Does My CDW Advantage discount apply to products and services?

Yes, your discount applies to products and services,1 whether you buy online or offline through your account team.

How can I view My CDW Advantage price while I shop?

When you are signed in to your account, you will see your discount reflected across the site as "My CDW Price."

Does CDW offer price guarantees or price matching?

CDW does not offer price guarantees or price matching at this time. Further discounts may be available depending on your purchasing habits and organizational needs. Speak to your account team or call 800.800.4239 to learn more.

Your Account Team

Who is my account team?

You can rely on your dedicated account team for any product question or IT challenge, no matter how big or small. The team will get to know your business’ needs and connect you with brand specialists and other IT experts on your account team to offer advice on how your organization can do more with less, empower your workforce and prepare for the future. See what your account team can do for you.

Sign in to your CDW Account Center and click on the account team link to view the contact information for your dedicated account and support team.

What can my account team do for me?

Just about anything! Your account team can place orders, get competitive pricing and work with our brand partners to find the exact part you need. CDW has close relationships with the best brands in the industry; we even have brand partners in our offices to make sure your pre- and post-sale questions are answered quickly and correctly.

Your account team also has access to hundreds of CDW technology experts if you need a deeper dive into a specific solution. All of these resources are available at no cost to you. That’s the CDW Advantage.

What kind of advice can I get with My CDW Advantage?

No question is too big or too small for your account team. From product comparisons and custom recommendations to complex warranty needs and data center overhauls, we’ll put you in touch with our in-house brand and solution experts to give you the tools you need to make the right decision — all free of cost. We can also vet your current and proposed technology solutions to ensure they align with your organization’s goals.

How do I communicate with my account team or request IT advice?

You can contact your dedicated account team via phone or email for a consultation or prompt response to any IT or product question. Your account team has access to a whole team of solution architects, engineers and brand experts to help you find the right solution for your organization. You can find your account team’s contact information in your Account Center, or you can call 800.800.4239 to chat with an expert Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

How long do I get access to advice from IT experts?

Your access to IT advice does not expire. You can find your account team’s contact information in your Account Center and reach out to them for advice via phone or email. Or you can call 800.800.4239 to chat with an expert Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

Why do I need expert IT advice?

Across industries, in organizations large and small, IT is being asked to solve organizational challenges, not just tech challenges. Doing so requires a broader focus that brings together different technologies in support of the same goal. The IT experts at CDW can orchestrate solutions that help your organization do more with less, empower your workforce and prepare for the future.

Our advice, available whenever you need it, can help you navigate the complex, evolving world of IT to make smart decisions that deliver measurable value to your organization. Learn more about IT Orchestration by CDW™ or see what your account team can do for you.

What is included for free with My CDW Advantage?

We’ll never charge you a cent to speak with your account team or one of our IT experts. Your account team is available to offer product recommendations, answer questions and brainstorm solutions to your organization's IT challenges — all free of charge.

General CDW Questions

What are your hours of operation?

You can reach out to us by phone (800.800.4239) Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT. My CDW Advantage customers can see their dedicated account team’s availability at any time through their account team page in their Account Center.

Does CDW have any retail stores?

CDW does not have any retail stores, but we do have a Will Call location in Vernon Hills, Illinois. From our 25+ offices around North America and around the globe, we dispatch IT engineers and experts to help organizations orchestrate future-proof IT solutions.

How long has CDW been in business?

A Fortune 200 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 8,600 coworkers. Learn more about CDW.

What if I have more questions about CDW?

Call us at 800.800.4239 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, email us any time, or visit CDW Help Center for more help.


Have more questions?

Whether you're a new or existing customer, speak with an expert by calling 800.800.4239, or email us for a response within 24 hours.

1. Some products and services are excluded from this promotion (e.g. CDW Outlet items, warranties, etc.), and some products and services may not be discounted by the full 5%. The discount (i) is not applicable to existing quotes; (ii) can’t be combined with any customer contract pricing (iii) previous purchases, or (iv) where otherwise prohibited by law. CDW reserves the right to discontinue the discount at any time.