Digi-Key expands services with new Marketplace
The Digi-Key Marketplace, says the company, offers not just board-level electronic components but new products and services for all design needs. The added solutions include bare PCB boards, industrial automation, test and measurement, IoT solutions, and virtually all things related to technology innovation – all through a singular shopping experience.
“The Digi-Key Marketplace gives engineers and innovators across the U.S. access to more product lines than ever before,” says Jim Ricciardelli, executive vice president of digital business for Digi-Key. “As Digi-Key continues to evolve and respond to the industry’s changing needs and demands, we are excited to expand into more and more adjacent product categories available with a full-service, one-stop shopping experience to serve the entire ecosystem of technology innovation.”
All suppliers added to the Marketplace, says the company, are fully vetted, quality technology partners in the industry. Among the new suppliers who have joined the Digi-Key Marketplace include Siglent, Congatec, Rochester Electronics, and Pololu. The new Marketplace already provides access to more than 300,000 additional products.
Marketplace product typically ships between one to five days directly from the supplier. These products are clearly labeled “Marketplace Product” on the Digi-Key website, with detailed information about any unique shipping terms any time they are added to an order.
“This is a significant win-win for both current and new customers,” says Missy Hall, senior director, new market development for Digi-Key. “The speed of delivery might be unique from core product, but we’ve taken great care to clarify those expectations clearly in the online user experience. And the ability to provide more solutions for the technology innovators that we serve streamlines their time-to-market through this singular shopping experience.”
New Marketplace offerings are available in the U.S., with regional global launches anticipated in the coming months.