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Online shipment scheduling

Digi-Key Electronics has introduced online shipment scheduling allowing orders up to a year in advance


May 11, 2020
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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota – Digi-Key Electronics has introduced online shipment scheduling for the U.S. market, allowing registered users to schedule orders up to a year in advance. There is no minimum order amount, and any quantity can be scheduled across multiple dates from a single order.

“We heard from customers that they wanted to place orders several months ahead of time and in their local currency,” said Tom Treichel, senior director of global assigned accounts at Digi-Key.

“This is the type of valuable customer feedback we really appreciate at Digi-Key, and we responded by launching online scheduling globally to make it easier than ever for our customers to schedule shipments.”

For contract manufacturers, OEMs and other customers seeking quantities above and beyond their normal engineering or prototype quantities, Digi-Key’s new online scheduling helps manage planning and deliveries. Online ordering is designed to help customers streamline project planning, take advantage of lower prices and secure future product stock in advance.

“With online scheduling, our customers are now able to reduce their on-hand inventory by ordering now and shipping later,” said Treichel.

“This capability is just one of the many ways we are evolving to meet customer needs here at Digi-Key. As our customers’ trusted partner, we’re able to provide greater reliability in product selection and availability, as well as delivery and support.”