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Linnworks Express / Local

Linnworks Express is no longer available as a Local solution for new customers from 8th July 2013.

Please refer to the following documentation for Linnworks Anywhere

Part 1 - Make an Account

Start by heading to Once there, enter your details in the fields provided on the right of the page

 Once you have completed that step, an activation code will be sent to your registered Email address, this code must be entered into the field provided

Downloading the Installer

Once registered you will be directed to your account page. On this page you can view and edit your account details and create a Forum login.

There are also links on this page to download and install Linnworks software. To do this, click on the following link

Once you have successfully downloaded the installer, you will need to run the installer wizard to install Linnworks on your system.

After starting the wizard, you will be prompted to read and accept the end of user licence agreement

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Once you have read the License Agreement, toggle the ‘I accept terms in the License agreement’ option and click ‘Next’

Once accepted, click the ‘Install’ option to begin the installation of the Linnworks software. After the installation is completed, Click ‘Finish’

You should now have an icon on your desktop to start the software.


(NOTE: after double clicking the installer Icon, you may need to allow the installer to run if prompted to do so by a ‘User Account’ dialogue box)


Part 2 - Using the Installer

Choosing your Version of Linnworks

Once you have double clicked on the ‘Linnworks Order Management’ desktop icon, a window will open prompting you to enter your Email and Password

Once your details have been entered click ‘Next’

(NOTE: These datails are the same details that you use to log into your account online)

Because we are Installing Linnworks Express, choose the Linnworks Express option on the next page and Click ‘Next’


The Installer will then start installing the necessary components on your system.

(NOTE: Because this is the Local version of the software, the installer will need to install Sql Server 2005 before it installs Linnworks)

Please wait while Linnworks installs on your system.

After Linnworks has installed, you will be presented with this window, click ‘Next’ to continue.

Initial Configuration

Next you will be forwarded to the Application Settings window; firstly you must enter some company details and click ‘Next’

Once the initial configuration is complete, you will be presented with this window

Part 3 Preliminary Updates

Clicking finish will complete the setup of the Linnworks Software. Linnworks will then check to see if any updates to the software are needed

If there are updates, you can accept these updates by clicking the ‘update Now’ button.

After you have updates the program (if necessary) you will need to log in to Linnworks Desktop like so

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After you have logged in, you will be forwarded to the main menu page of the Linnworks system.

It is now recommended that you visit our Webinar archive

And watch the video titled ‘Linnworks Getting Started Webinar (Product Demo) - 01st Sep’

This is the fastest way to teach you how to use the system effectively.