Digi-Key Drops Printed Catalog and Redefines itself as The Leading Totally Integrated Internet-Based Global Distributor

25th March 2011
News Release from: Digi-Key Corporation
Written by : ES Admin
In an unprecedented industry move, Digi-Key Corporation, a global electronics component distributor, recently announced that it will immediately cease all print versions of its product catalog and TechZone™ Magazine, offering this content exclusively online.
This all-digital decision, driven by the company’s efforts to be environmentally vigilant, marks a major milestone in Digi-Key’s transition into a totally integrated Internet-based distributor, using state-of-the-art technology to support customers and streamline sales for suppliers worldwide.

Information about, and inventory of millions of products distributed by Digi-Key, are just clicks away for customers around the globe, all shipped from a single location. Integrating all product and support information online puts engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

The company’s online offerings include:

The company’s online offerings include:

* An interactive online catalog of a broad selection of products for immediate order.
* An online BOM Manager for easily customized order assembly and packaging.
* A state-of-the-art online system to process purchases — from order entry to shipping — in as few as 15 minutes.
* More than 1,000 exclusive PTM Online…On Demand® product training modules.
* Online interactive TechZone™ magazines focused on lighting, microcontroller, power, sensor and wireless solutions; natural extensions of Digi-Key’s online TechZoneSM technology zones.
* Another Geek Moment videos feature products and show engineers, who are designing with components from Digi-Key, how to accomplish particular functions or solve unique problems. These videos can also be viewed on Digi-Key’s YouTube channel.
* A Digi-Key toolbar for engineers, purchasers and electronic enthusiasts, for quick and easy access to information about parts details, training and more.
* PurchasingPro for electronics buyers – the latest, need-to-know information about prices, lead-times and market conditions, as well as the latest news and analysis of critical supply chain issues.
* Digi-Key’s Mobile and Social Center where customers can interact with Digi-Key.
* Digi-Key’s Reference Design Library, which allows customers to search for designs based on a circuit’s performance instead of searching several manufacturers’ sites or calling on companies to find and compare designs.

Digi-Key’s total integration strategy is also recognized by the Bishop & Associates’ 2010 U.S. Customer Survey of the Electronic Distribution Industry, which ranked Digi-Key No. 1 for best in on-time delivery, ease of ordering, and product depth, availability and easy-to-find-information on the company’s website. In addition, an EE|Times Distribution study of North American design engineers in October 2010 found Digikey.com to be, by far, the website most frequented by respondents.

You must be logged in to comment

Write a comment

No comments




Network Headlines

The source for EOL devices

Signup up to view our publications

Sign up

Signup up to view our downloads

Sign up

 

WEBENCH® Designer