LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
DigiKey recently dropped their catalogue in favour of on-line sales. This is typical of the developments in the electronics distribution industry. All the major franchised distributors are trying to give the buyer all the tools they need in one easy to use website, even helping them to approve components at the design stage using sites like element14.
Buyers also want and expect more; they want live stock levels, pricing, packaging information like reel sizes etc.
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OEMsecrets have listened to the major distributors and thousands of buyers from large OEM's across the globe, and have developed a price comparison website where users can see millions of lines of inventory from all the major distributors with up to date stock levels, pricing etc. We are still developing the site further so the user will eventually be able to tailor the site to suit their specific requirements. They will be able to send multiple requests to several distributors with just a few simple clicks. They will also be able to price thousands of items in just a few minutes using the BOM Machine, a tool that enables the user to upload their list of items. It then checks the items with the major distributors and returns the results with pricing and stock levels. The user can even price up the whole BOM in one currency even though the distributors may be in other countries.
Recently we have removed the log in and made the site 100% FREE for anyone to use. We have also split the search results screen so it displays both the franchised and non-franchised inventory separately. There are no distributors in Asia listed on the website. All inventory is in-stock only to ensure integrity is maintained.
With over 50 franchised and independent distributors listing inventory on the site, and with over 13 million line items, OEMsecrets is one of the fastest growing component sourcing websites online. The site lists global inventory feeds from the likes of DigiKey, Avnet, Arrow, Farnell, Future, Newark, Online Components etc and posts in-stock inventory from a number of independent distributors caters for all active, passive, electro-mechanical and obsolete component requirements.
It's our intention to give the user all the information they may possibly need on one free and easy to use website in order to find and buy electronic components.