Suppliers choose Digi-Key to connect thousands of customers to their products, software, and solutions every day. Whether your company is a startup, an established Fortune 500 or somewhere in between; we have diverse programs to complement your business and put the right products in front of the right people.Apply now
- High visibility website with 11 million global visits per month
- 237,512 average website visitors per day
- Established global customer base of over 800,000+
- State of the art fulfillment center and value add capabilities
- Collection and Processing of Sales Tax for your orders
- Global SEO/SEM program enrollment
- Language translation and local currency support
- Export Compliance Services
Programs to fit your business needs
The marketplace model is a zero-risk opportunity which gives your brand exposure to the engineering and electronics market.
- Supplier controls SKUs, resales, and sales regions.
- No listing fees regardless of SKU count.
- Perfect for companies with established warehouse fulfillment centers.
Fulfilled by Digi‑Key
Digi-Key’s state of the art warehouse and logistics center will store, pick, pack, and ship your products globally.
- Ability to ship to 170 countries worldwide.
- Competitive warehouse fees.
- Value Add capability includes breakdown of tubes, tape & reel, bulk, or trays.
... and more!
Programs such as 3rd party logistics (3PL) and Samples Fulfillment can process and fulfill orders on behalf of your branded name.
- Hybrid programs compliment your business distribution needs.
- Programs can fulfill internal and/or external product requisitions.
- Capability of fulfillment and e-commerce portals.
Contact us today to discuss how Digi-Key can support your business.
Seller Success Stories
"The marketplace in my mind has been the easiest to work with, the most efficient to work with, and the easiest to get set up with... I would definitely recommend Digi-Key's marketplace to anybody who is trying to increase their customer base, to get in front of a large number of customers that may be tough for them to do organically."
- Brad Stuwe, igus
“Digi-Key Marketplace has helped us reach many customers that we previously did not have contact or accounts set up with. Has given visibility to our inventory to hundreds of OEMs.”
“The partnership with Digi-Key has provided us at Coolgear with recognition on a global stage. Our opportunity to share our products with more customers and do so in a way that is easy for them to buy is absolutely game-changing.”
"Since we've been on Marketplace, we've gotten 4 to 5 times the number of new leads from design engineers than we've ever had. It's been the best growth we've had in new leads in our company's 34 year history. Marketplace gets us in front of the people who can use our parts in a way they can search and find them and make the right match with us."
"...Our customers are very familiar with Harvatek’s products, and they have taken advantage of Digi-key’s website to source their LED components for the required specifications. Customers have told us that it is very beneficial to have products for immediate shipment without restrictions on quantities."
“Ease of ordering for our customers and also the brand awareness benefits Siglent receives by partnering with a large well-known distributor like Digi-Key.”
Headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. Founded in 1972, Digi-Key was a pioneer in the mail-order catalog business and a key resource for design engineers. Today Digi-Key offers the world's largest selection of electronic components in stock and available for immediate shipment.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Fulfilled by Digi-Key
- General Program
Digi-Key will bring customers to your products through internal and external SEO, SEM, advertising and parametric classification.
Our team will reach out with further questions or application status.
All customer service inquiries are initiated via Digi-Key’s world-class customer service experience. Marketplace accounts will receive notification of issues and will work through a seller portal to resolve the issues.
There is no limit to how many products you would like to add. You can add a single product or thousands!
Shipments from our Digi-Key warehouse can travel worldwide to over 180 countries depending on export clearance. Marketplace products are also open to be sold worldwide depending on the supplier preference.
Digi-Key’s staff are trained to handle products that have requirements such as MSL or static sensitive. Our humidity controlled warehouse is certified down to 100V HBM.
Most products can be accommodated by Digi-Key’s warehouse except for caustic or highly flammable chemicals, compounds and materials that may require hazardous product labels, or products that may have other special handling or storage requirements that we are unable to accommodate.
Digi-Key typically restricts products that are ITAR-affected or require special military, QPL, nuclear, or aerospace approval. Other products not recommended are medical or life-sustaining devices and devices for human implant. In addition, used, reclaimed, and counterfeit products are not acceptable offerings.
Digi-Key will review storage and shipping requirements to make sure we can accommodate the product's needs.
Contact us to have the discussion to see if your offering can be sold through Digi-Key.
Provide all SKU possibilities so customers can easily quote and order the items. Customers appreciate documentation that helps build the product part number that fits their application.
Yes you can! We allow you to set your own lead-to-ship time for each product. Customers will know exactly how long it takes your company to build and ship your products.
No, Digi-Key will collect and file all required sales taxes.
Digi-Key will handle all aspects of the transaction to include customer vetting, credit and payment review and extending credit to customers that qualify.
- General Program
You determine which of your products are listed on Digikey.com along with the price and respective shipping costs. Digi-Key handles the website transaction and collects any relevant taxes, fees and shipping. At the conclusion of a sale, we notify you to ship products to the customer.
No, the experience for the customer is exactly the same.
The Marketplace program opens opportunities to sell products that we cannot handle in our facilities, such as products that classify as hazardous or need special handling. This is also an opportunity to expand your product offering on Digi-Key for customers to purchase. Contact your product manager and ask if the Marketplace program can fit your additional product needs.
Yes, you can! Ensure all products you plan to sell and ship to the US comply with all US import and export regulations. As the shipper, you are responsible to ensure that all outbound shipments from your international warehouse include the proper labeling and packaging as required by US customs import laws.
It is the best customer service experience that you ship the orders as delivery duty paid (DDP) which means you as the shipper will be responsible to pay all duties and taxes. This method provides the best customer experience and will minimize customer denied shipments. You as the Supplier can be the importer of record or utilize a customs broker to facilitate customs clearance and payment of duties and taxes.
It is also an option to ship products under carriage paid to terms (CPT) which means you, the Supplier, will only pay for transportation to the final destination and the customer, as the importer of record, will be responsible to pay applicable import duties and taxes.
Overall, it is best to consult with your logistics carrier for specific details.
You can specify this information for each product you sell on the Marketplace.
You have control of the price and availability of the products listed in the Marketplace program.
However, Digi-Key does reserve the right to modify prices for two purposes:
- Adherence to price fixing laws, and
- If a supplier were to enter the market and attempt to undercut all competition by lowering their sale price below standard market pricing, we would adjust the price upward to put all suppliers on an equal footing. We don’t want a supplier trying to “buy” the market and force out the competition. At the same time, at no point would we adjust downward the resale cost, as that would impact the market as a whole and reduce the revenue of the supplier – obviously unfair to all involved.
There are no monthly fees to participate in the Marketplace program. Add as many products as you like to this program with no risk. Digi-Key charges a commission on each Marketplace order, meaning you only pay for this service when your product sells!
Invoice cycles are every seven days, invoiced on Net 30 terms. For all orders within that time frame that have been received by the customer and show “Received” status in your seller portal, you will be sent payment.
We will not be sending a 1099 as we flash-purchase your product, thus making it a resale product.
Yes, we supply a tax-free certificate for all US states.
Suppliers in the Marketplace program set and keep the entirety of your shipping cost.
A customer may use their Digi-Key payment terms on Marketplace products. Regardless of the terms the customer has with Digi-Key, you will still be receiving payment each month.
- General Program
The FBD program builds upon the Marketplace model with Digi-Key handling the storage and fulfillment process in addition to order processing.
Yes, Digi-Key will add products as you direct us and will accommodate these additions in a timely fashion. We will follow the same process as your initial addition.
Product returns will follow a similar RMA process to remove inventory as needed by suppliers but may be grouped in slightly longer timelines to accommodate reviewing open, scheduled customer orders and making a determination of removed inventory.
Yes, Digi-Key can offer breakdown and repackage services for all shipments or products requiring less than standard pack orders.
Digi-Key will accept responsibility for products, once received at our facility. Any missing items, shortages or lost packages will be handled by Digi-Key’s current policy and will not affect the supplier.
At the end of each week we will e-mail a report of your inventory by SKU for the purpose of determining if replenishment is required. This report will be in Excel format and easily imported or opened for review.
Digi-Key uses a pricing curve based from your costs to arrive at a competitive tiered resale.
Digi-Key will use the product costs provided and price your resales in US Dollars using various inputs such as Manufacturers MSRP or List Pricing, Published Resales similar to other distributors while using an acceptable markup formula for each product category.
Digi-Key will send you a monthly Point of Sale Report in NEDA format that shows activity for the last 30 days.
You own the inventory as it is stored within our warehouse, so you will not invoice Digi-Key. Digi-Key will send you a monthly point of sale report and pay you for any products sold within the past 30 days.
Digi-Key will pay all program participants monthly based on activity of the last full month.
Payment is typically made monthly as ACH in US funds to your company's bank account. If an International Wire transfer is requested, Digi-Key will deduct the cost of the International Wire transfer (typically around $40.00) from your amount to be wired.
Digi-Key will send an electronic invoice monthly along with your monthly sales report. You can elect to have Digi-Key deduct this from the amount paid each month from your sales or you can pay this fee separately.
Technically there is no value add fee. However, there could be additional charges related to the storage of Value Add SKUs.