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ESD - Electronic Software Distribution

fast, easy, digital!

ESD stands for "Electronic Software Distribution", or the distribution of software via the Internet without the use of physical media such as CDs or DVDs. This allows us to provide you with software licenses around the clock and in a matter of minutes.

Purchase, download, install, use – that's it!

Your advantages at a glance

  • 100% availability 24/7
  • Delivery times under 5 minutes
  • No capital commitment
  • No procurement costs
  • No storage costs
  • Storage possible

Ordering process

ESD products are shown as normal articles in the ALSO Shop. The ordering process is identical to normal box products. Four simple steps are all that's required to activate your ESD product:

1. Select your product and place it in the shopping basket

2. Open the ALSO Shop shopping basket and fill in the desired details such as order number, references etc.

3. Important: Enter your email address in the shopping basket in step 2 of 4. This email address serves as reference for the order confirmation and must/should not be the email address of your customer.

4. Send off your order and within a few minutes you will receive the download link* as well as the corresponding serial key.

*Must be installed for first-time use of the Download Manager. Not applicable for Windows Live products.

Sales channels


Ordering via the ALSO Shop is the fastest and easiest option for purchasing ESD products.

Enter "ESD" in the product search in the ALSO Shop to find the product you're looking for quickly and easily. After selecting the desired product in the shop, you can download it directly. It is just as easy to order for customers: Simply forward them the confirmation email with all the download information.

The ALSO Shop is accessible for all customers. Not a customer yet? Register now and start your digital shopping tour.