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Try searching with manufacturer part numbers, distributor SKUs, keywords or descriptions. It's easy! Check out our video:
Yes! Copy the part numbers on your list (along with the desired quantity, if applicable) and paste them into the search box. See how it works:
You can start by searching with a generic query term (e.g. resistors) or by browsing our categories, then applying search filters. Watch this example:
Absolutely. Start here or see it in action in this video:
First, check the parts page for stock and pricing information from our distributors. You can place an order with any of the listed distributors by clicking on the blue “Buy Now” button adjacent to their name. Not enough information? Click on the blue “Send RFQ” button to contact the distributor directly and get a comprehensive quote directly from them!
No. Octopart is a search engine for electronic parts. While we have information on over 20 million parts on our site, we don't have our own warehouse or stock of parts. You can buy parts from the distributors that we link to though! To visit a distributor, click the blue "Buy Now" link next to their name.
We get our information from electronics distributors who pay us a small referal fee when you click through to purchase parts from their site. We also sell banner ads across the site.
No, we are an independent company.
If you know of a distributor who stocks the part and they’re not on our list of suppliers, please let that distributor know about Octopart and suggest that they list with us. If you think that a distributor our list has it in stock but it’s not showing up on Octopart, please email us.
We break up distributors into three categories: Authorized Distributors, Non-Authorized Stocking Distributors, and Non-Authorized Dealers. Authorized distributors are always ranked higher than non-authorized distributors.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email us at email@example.com!
You should contact the distributor directly.
We usually receive data files from distributors on a daily basis so usually the quantity in stock will closely reflect the distributor’s stock. If there seems to be a major discrepancy, please let us know and we’ll look into it.
We work with over 160 distributors to list their inventory on Octopart. Let us know who you’d like to see on Octopart, but even more importantly, let the distributor know you’d like to see them on Octopart.
If you love electronics and think you could help us improve our service, check our jobs page and send us an email!
We built a custom semi-relational search service on top of open source components like Solr/Lucene, Thrift, and MySQL, which allows us to search millions of parts by hundreds of facets in the fraction of a second, scaled out to handle a million visitors a month. We thought other people might be interested in the system so we've made it available as a service at ThriftDB.com.
Send us an email! We'd love to get some feedback from you as well.
Please contact Chris.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Banner Ad Inquiry".
Absolutely! Much like for our distributors, the first step towards listing your parts on Octopart is to sign up for our Company Tools. From there, you’ll receive additional information on how to complete the registration process, how to use Octopart, and how to format your feed as a manufacturer.
Yes, you can, but you will still have to pay our minimum monthly fee. We strongly recommend that you list at least several thousand parts with us.
If you don't already have an account with us, the first step to listing on Octopart is to sign up for our Company Tools. From there, you’ll receive additional information on how to complete the registration process, how to use Octopart, and how to format your feed as a distributor.
Currently, we can accept .csv, .xls, .xlsx, and tab-delimited files. For more information on additional feed formatting requirements, please take a look at our feed formatting page.
We require that distributors provide the manufacturer name, MPN, SKU, and a distributor-url for every part being listed with us. If your company does not have a SKU system, you may use the MPN as the SKU. For additional information on distributor-url, required and optional headers, and manufacturer requirements, please see our feed format page.
We offer our services on a month-to-month basis, with a monthly minimum fee. There’s no long-term contract, no membership fee and no cancellation fee. For details on all of our pricing information, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
We aren't currently offering free trials.
We currently accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, checks, and wires.
At the beginning of each month, you will receive an invoice and a click report detailing all activity rendered in the previous month.
Manufacturers and distributors can update their inventory daily. We strongly suggest that updates be submitted at least every week.
At the end of each month, we’ll send you a plot of the clicks generated per day, and you'll also get a report of all click activity sent to you via Octopart for the month.
If your parts are used industrially, in electronics, or you think they'd be useful to an engineer, manufacturer, or someone working in a lab, we'd be happy to list them. If you're not sure, contact us and we can figure out if Octopart would be a good fit for you.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it immediately.
There are two ways that a distributor can be listed as Authorized:
You can use Octopart to search for parts by keywords, part numbers, manufacturers, and distributors. Here are some more advanced keyword features to help you narrow your search:
Returns all parts whose documents contain the phrase "single board computer".