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European shipping offers DigiKey buyers next-day deliveries

14 September, 2023

The US-based automation products distributor DigiKey has announced that direct shipments from European suppliers to European customers are now possible under its Marketplace programme. Shipments sent within Europe will typically arrive on the next day, rather than in a couple of days as happened before.

Until now, products sold under this service and originating in Europe have had to be shipped to DigiKey’s US headquarters before being shipped back to Europe. The new service will cut shipping costs, save time and reduce the environmental impact of long-distance shipping.

With products not needing to be shipped outside of Europe, more types of products will be available, including heavy automation equipment. Currently about 30,000 product lines (SKUs) are eligible for the service, with more being added daily. DigiKey will continue to handle the entire transaction.

“DigiKey’s Marketplace gives our suppliers and customers in Europe access to more product lines than ever before and we are thrilled to offer this direct shipping option in the region,” says Missy Hall, DigiKey’s vice-president of new market development. “By allowing additional cost savings, efficiency and more sustainability, as well as a wider variety of products that are able to be sold in Europe, we can accelerate progress for engineers and designers.”

DigiKey is continuing to expand the choice of products and suppliers that are available under the Marketplace scheme, which acts a single source for all types of technology including industrial automation equipment, test and measurement products, and IoT systems.

European suppliers in DigiKey’s Marketplace scheme can now send shipments direct to European customers

As well as automation products, DigiKey also distributes electronic components worldwide. It offers more than 17.2 million components from more than 2,800 manufacturers in stock and available for immediate shipment.

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