Help ensure your
customers can quickly
and easily purchase
Office from home.

Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) is the
fastest and easiest way to sell Office today.

What is ESD?

Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) enables digital distribution of software directly to your customer. Move away from FPP (Full Packaged Product) and box shipments, and towards product activation codes that are simple to use and offer instant downloads.

How does ESD work?

We make it easy for distributors to offer ESD to reseller partners with two simple options:

Reseller purchases Office
activation codes from distributor

Resellers can easily purchase keys on behalf
of the customer, directly from the distributor.
Keys can be sent directly to the customer, or
pass through the reseller.  

Reseller hosts distributor
shopping cart in web store

Distributors can host a shopping cart directly
on reseller’s web store to deliver activation
codes. Keys pass from distributor to web
store to customer providing a seamless

instead of FPP?

Your customers expect fast and easy delivery of the software they buy today. By offering ESD, your customers are more likely to purchase Office knowing they can avoid the delayed shipping of FPP by immediately downloading and installing Office.

No invertory

Reduce your carrying costs, or risk of theft, and eliminate dependency on
physical supply chain logistics.

Instant, secure delivery

ESD is the best option to provide customers with immediate and secure delivery through digital distribution.

Lower transactional costs

Eliminate labor and shipping costs per transaction while also limiting physical inventory management through digital distribution.

Reseller benefits:

Your Windows and Office product opportunities:

Modernize Office and
Windows devices

Get your customers on the most up-to-date perpetual Office version so they can enjoy
the latest productivity features.

Increase Office Attach rates

Leverage tools and resources to attach Office
sales to Windows device sales.

Convert counterfeit to Genuine

Improve security and realiability by getting customers to purchase genuine licenses.

Modernize Office and Windows devices

With support for Windows 7 ended and support for Office 2010 ending October 13, 2020, your customers may be running Microsoft software that is vulnerable and unsupported. Help ensure your customers are running the latest version of Windows and Office to help keep them secure and up-to-date with features not available in older versions.

Office Home & Business 2019 is the latest perpetual one-time purchase edition of Microsoft Office. It is ideal for small and medium businesses with 25 users or less.

Convert counterfeit to Genuine

Windows features

Sales opportunities

Windows features

1 – BSA Global Software Survey June 2018
2 – IDC – The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software March 2013

Why customers care about Office


Your customers can get more work
done with the Office apps they already


Help your customers work with their
teams better and get more done.
Help your customers work with their
teams better and get more done.


Protect your customers from modern
cyberthreats and risks.

Take it further

Send the attached email marketing assets to your customer to educate them about Microsoft Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) and drive demand generation for Microsoft Office Home & Business 2019.