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Placing Institutional Orders from Apple

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by Penny Rice

Due to recent changes to the Apple Online Store for Educational Institutions, state sales tax will now be charged for institutional orders placed from personal AppleID accounts.  In order to avoid this sales tax charge, faculty and staff placing business orders will need to fill out a form to request access to the new online Apple Store for Education.

To register for new access or to update your current access to the Apple Online Store for Education, the steps below will get you started.

The registration process consists of three parts: Sign In, Select Your Location, and Request Access to Your Store.  If you do not already have an Apple ID for your institution, you will first need to create an Apple ID and then sign up as an online purchaser or proposer. (Please see the Steps to Sign Up section below).

Steps to Sign In

  1. Log onto the registration site at https://myaccess.apple.com.
  2. If you have an Apple ID for any application (iTunes, Web Developer, etc), please select Sign In.  If you don’t have an Apple ID, please see the Steps to Sign Up section below.
  3. Agree to Terms of Service.
  4. Enter password, security Q & A, date of birth => Click Next.
  5. Confirm your information; click Submit.

Steps to Select Your Location

  1. Select the Locations tab on left side of page; click Add Location on the right side.
  2. Add school name or account number; click the blue Search button.
  3. Place a check mark next to correct school location; click Next.
  4. Review the information and click Submit =>Confirm => Close.

Steps to Request Access

  1. Select the Applications tab on the left side of page; click Request Access on the right.
  2. Click the radio button for Apple Online Store => Next.
  3. Click the radio button for your school’s location =>  Next.
  4. Select Role tab and choose Proposer as the role.
  5. Input your manager’s name, email address, phone number, and click Next.
  6. Review your access information then click Submit.
  7. Select Confirm => Close.

You will receive an in process notification email, followed by a welcome letter. Once you have received your welcome letter, you are ready to shop and create proposals that you can send to your purchaser. Visit https://ecommerce.apple.com, select your country, and log in to the new online Apple Store for Education.

 

Steps to Sign Up

  1. Complete the identification fields, and enter the security text presented => Click Next.
  2. A validation key is sent to your email, copy and paste the key into the validation field.
  3. Enter school name or account number and click the blue Search button.
  4. Select the correct school location and click Next.
  5. Agree to Terms of Service.
  6. Enter password, security Q & A, date of birth, and rescue email address (if desired).
  7. Review and click Submit.
  8. Log in again to https://myaccess.apple.com using your newly created credentials.
  9. Go to Steps to Request Access to complete the access to your school’s online store.

Validation Process

One you have completed the “select your location” and “request access” steps for your new store access, you will receive an in process notification email, followed by a welcome letter.  Once you have received your welcome letter, you are ready to shop and create  proposals that you can send to your purchaser. Visit https://ecommerce.apple.com, select your country, and log in to the new online Apple Store for Education.

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