ONLINE SHOP FAQ

WHAT ARE THE DELIVERY CHARGES FOR ORDERS FROM THE ONLINE SHOP?

Native Instruments offers free shipping worldwide in many countries. In other areas, shipping costs apply. Find detailed information here.

WHICH PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED IN THE ONLINE SHOP?

We accept payment by credit card (VISA / MasterCard / AMERICAN EXPRESS / JCB / Diner's Club International), by debit card (VISA, Carte Bleue, Carte Bancaire), by direct bank transfer services (SOFORT Banking, iDEAL) and by PayPal. German customers are also able to pay via pre-payment (Vorkasse) or cash on delivery (Nachnahme).
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HOW LONG WILL DELIVERY TAKE?

The following list serves as a rough guide, more exact shipping times for your country are given during check-out. Please note that there may be delays on rare occasions or in remote areas. Standard Delivery shipments can´t be tracked.

HOW SECURE IS SHOPPING IN THE ONLINE SHOP? IS MY DATA PROTECTED?

Your data will be handled confidentially and encrypted with SSL (Secure-Socket-Layer) secure server software. The encrypted information of your order, your name, address, credit card or bank details cannot be read by any third party. Credit card payments will also be verified through the 3D secure procedure.

CAN I TRY THE PRODUCT OUT BEFORE I BUY?

We offer demo versions for most of our software, which you may download directly from our website. These versions are fully functional, but will close down automatically after 15 or 30 minutes. You will find the link for any available Demo in the left hand column of the respective product page. Furthermore, many resellers will also allow you to test our products before buying.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DOWNLOAD VERSION AND A BOXED VERSION?

Any download version can be downloaded directly after your purchase - you will receive your personal serial number via e-mail. With a boxed version you´ll receive a physical product, and your personal serial number will be in the package.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE THE SERIAL NUMBER BY EMAIL BEFORE MY PACKAGE ARRIVES?

No. If you buy a boxed product, please wait for your delivery - the serial number is in the product box.

WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS AFTER ORDERING?

After ordering you will promptly receive an order confirmation via e-mail. After the order has been processed in our database, the package will leave our warehouse on the same day, or, at the latest, the following work day. Orders via pre-payment (Vorkasse) are sent out on the day we receive the payment.

WHY HAVE I NOT RECEIVED AN ORDER CONFIRMATION?

Some e-mail services incorrectly flag automated messages from our servers as spam - if you don´t receive anything, please check your spam folders first. You may also accidentally have provided an incorrect e-mail address - in this case please contact our Order-Support to check whether we received your order.

DO I RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR MY ORDER?

Yes. You will receive your invoice in PDF format via e-mail when your order is sent out to you.

I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED MY DELIVERY, ALTHOUGH THE STATED DELIVERY TIME HAS PASSED.

On rare occasions or in remote areas there sometimes might be a delay. NI unfortunately has no influence on this. If the announced shipping times are exceeded significantly, please contact our Order-Support with your order number.

DO I HAVE TO PAY A CUSTOMS DUTY FOR THE GOODS IF I ORDER FROM NATIVE INSTRUMENTS?

After a shipment reaches your country it might be subject to import duties and taxes. Additional charges for customs clearance must be paid by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they might be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, contact your local customs office for further information. To facilitate the customs process, we reserve the right to inform customs of the value of goods within the packages. For the same reason, customs officials are permitted to open packages. Native Instruments has no influence over this procedure.

I HAVEN'T RECEIVED A SERIAL NUMBER FOR MY DOWNLOAD PRODUCT.

Your serial number is sent automatically via e-mail within 30-120 minutes. Sometimes, though, it takes longer — even longer than 2 hours, so please consider this before contacting order support. Also, some e-mail services incorrectly flag automated messages from our servers as spam. If you don't receive anything, please check your spam folders. You can also log in to your personal account and find your serial number in the section My products and serials. If you can't find your serial number, please contact our Order-Support with your order number.

I AM HAVING DIFFICULTIES REGISTERING/ACTIVATING MY PRODUCT.

Please always use the newest version of our NI Service Center software, for hardware registrations please choose Hardware Registration. If you´re still experiencing difficulties, please contact our Registration Support .

I AM HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES AND HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING MY PRODUCT.

If your issue is not covered in the manual or in our Knowledge Base, please contact our Technical Support.

I WOULD LIKE TO SELL A PRODUCT AND TRANSFER IT TO ANOTHER CUSTOMER.

Please contact our Registration Support. Please note that EDU and NFR licenses are not resalable at all. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more extensive information.

I SAW NI PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT A THIRD-PARTY SHOP. ARE THESE SAFE TO BUY?

No – download products are only available at the NI Online Shop. Please send us a link to the shop, and we'll take appropriate action. Boxed products, unless they're second hand, are however available at authorized dealers. If in doubt, please check with us and we'll confirm whether the shop is authorized or not.

CAN I CANCEL A PURCHASE?

You can cancel your order within two weeks of receiving the first goods delivery in writing or by e-mail. The above provision does not include software products opened by the customer or download versions for any product. Further information can be found in our Terms & Conditions.

I HAVE LOST MY DVD OR CD / MY DVD OR CD IS DAMAGED.

Please refer to our Order-Support. Please make sure that your product has been registered with us, the process of ordering a new DVD can be sped up if you contact us using the e-mail address of your personal NI Account.

MY DOWNLOAD IS LOST. CAN I RECEIVE A NEW DOWNLOAD LINK?

You can request a new download link in the Downloaded Products section in your My NI Account. If a product is not displayed there, as a registered user you can receive a new download link after contacting our Order-Support. The process of receiving a new download can be sped up if you contact us using the e-mail address of your personal NI Account.

DOES NATIVE INSTRUMENTS OFFER EDUCATIONAL VERSIONS OF ITS PRODUCTS?

Yes. We offer EDU licenses for educational institutions. More information can be foundhere.

IS THERE AN NI RESELLER IN MY AREA?

A search engine for retailers selling Native Instruments products can be found here. If there is no reseller in your area, please contact the distributor for your country or order in our Online Shop.

HOW CAN I CONTACT NI?

Our full contact information can be found here.

WHAT DOES "VAT" MEAN?

VAT stands for "Value Added Tax", which is an indirect sales tax. If you live in the European Union (but outside of Germany) and are exempt from VAT, then you can fill in your VAT-ID (VAT No.) into the appropriate field of your account. You need to be registered as a business customer in order to be able to use this option. Before finalizing the order process the German VAT will be deducted from the sales price to avoid double taxation. Please make sure that you are actually exempted from VAT for purchases in the EU before you fill in your tax ID, otherwise please ignore the optional field for the VAT-ID.

MAY I PAY IN US DOLLARS OR ANOTHER CURRENCY INSTEAD OF EURO?

Orders from the following countries will be exclusively charged in EURO:

Aland Island Italy
Andorra Jersey
Austria Latvia
Belgium Liechtenstein
Bulgaria Lithuania
Canary Island Luxembourg
Croatia Malta
Cyprus Martinique
Czech Republic Monaco
Denmark Netherlands
Estonia Norway
Faroe Islands Poland
Finland Portugal
France Reunion
Germany Romania
Gibraltar San Marino
Greece Slovak Republic
Greenland Slovenia
Guadeloupe (French) Spain
Holy See (Vatican City State) Sweden
Hungary Switzerland
Iceland Turkey
Ireland

HOW LONG WILL DELIVERY TAKE?

The following list serves as a rough guide, more exact shipping times for your country are given during check-out. Please note that there may be delays on rare occasions or in remote areas. Standard Delivery shipments can´t be tracked.
SHIPPING Standard Delivery Express Delivery*
Germany 2 working days (DHL) 1 working day (DHL Express)
Europe (EU) 2-4 working days (UPS Standard) 2 working days (DHL Express)
Europe (Non-EU) 11-14 working days
(standard delivery)
3-4 working days (UPS Standard)
Japan 2-3 working days
(Yamato Standard Home Delivery)
Shipping to remote locations may take longer
Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea 4-5 working days
(Fedex Economy)
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands 6-8 working days
(Fedex Economy)
Rest of Asia, India 7-9 working days
(Fedex Economy)
USA 6-8 working days
(UPS Ground)
3 working days (UPS 3-Day)
2 working days (UPS 2-Day)
1 working day (UPS Standard Overnight)
Canada 6-8 working days
(UPS Canada Standard)
Central and South America 4-15 working days
Middle East, North Africa 6-12 working days
(standard delivery)
4-6 working days (DHL WPX)
Africa Up to 4 weeks
(standard delivery)
4-6 working days (DHL WPX)
Russia 18-22 working days
(standard delivery)
* All orders placed until 11am
will ship on the same day.
Delivery on Saturday is not included.