The Upgradebox® is the world-wide first manufacturer- and distributor-independent productfinder for legacy systems.

It is not difficult to find websites providing data for current system generations. But the collection of legacy systems where the real upgrade demand appears is unique. Current systems are listed anyway, but the focus is to cover the post market's demand.

The Upgradebox® can easily be embedded in a website or a reseller shop and be connected to the shopping basket or the product information page. Some customers use it in the intranet to allow an easy recherche for their own sales and service staff.

The Upgradebox® is fully customizable in terms of

  • language used
  • CSS styles
  • JavaScript or HTML only version
  • listed article manufacturers
  • listed model vendors
  • article numbers (original vendor numbers or own article numbers)
  • recommended price information
  • backlink into shop system
  • backlink or localized contact form for articles not listed

Use options

Web 2.0 Technology

This is the fastest way to use the Upgradebox. Once the iframe with the Javascript version is started, the configurator content is loaded using very fast xmlhttp requests. Even lists with hundreds of entries are rendered fast enough, so that the Upgradebox® user has a desktop application like experience.

The Javascript version is the default version of the Upgradebox®.

w/o Javascript

The Upgradebox® can also be used without any Javascript or ActiveX components enabled. Though using standard html form elements and links, this Upgradebox version has the same look as the Javascript version.

For this version the Upgradebox® has to be started with an additional parameter (see Customization)

Upgradebox API

If you want to use your own web application layout not creatable using the CSS customization provided by the Upgradebox® or if you wish to use the Upgradebox® configuration capabilities from within your own applications, the Upgradebox® provides an application programming interface providing the basic data to create your own product finder.

Read more about the usage of API@Upgradebox or contact our support for getting the credentials for using API@Upgradebox with your customized article manufacturers and/or system vendors.

API@Upgradebox provides the following features:

  • Search for manufacturers, models, articles and OEM numbers
  • Complete free text search capabilites
  • Search for products by features
  • Complete article details
  • Create and manage addtional accounts (e.g. for customers)
  • Statistics about the API usage for every account


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Where to buy

The Upgradebox® also offers a Where-to-Buy functionality on SKU-Level.

This is a tool to be used on a manufacturer website. It allows the customer easily to choose a source to buy the product without having to google a potential webshop and without paste and copy any information.

This is one of the important tools to avoid lost visitors.

A fully working demo can be found in the 3M Privacy Selector.