Premier Farnell Support the Acceleration of Innovation with the Launch of forthings.io
A new transactional website that gives education, maker and start-up users the same world class experience that business customers receive from Farnell element14
Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, is pleased to announce the launch of forthings.io, a new transactional website that aims to give education, maker and start-up users the same rich experience that business customers receive from Farnell element14. Through forthings.io, customers can access the latest products as well as a range of content – from white papers to project plans and guides.
“As the Development Distributor, we are passionate about supporting our customers at whatever stage of their journey they are at – from starting out in coding with the BBC micro:bit, to becoming a maker, to designing a product for market and getting it to production”, says Ralf Buehler, SVP, Sales and Marketing for Premier Farnell: “forthings.io provides an experience developed especially for consumers, with access to over 500 products based on actual project needs.”
Customers will now be able to access all their product requirements directly from forthings.io, without having to shop around. They will find everything they need in one place – from project guides to the components they need to make them, as well as being able to benefit from other Premier Farnell resources such as the element14 Community and hackster.io.
“With forthings.io, Premier Farnell is providing education, maker and start-up users with the same support and easy access to the latest products as our business customers have received for the last 80 years”, says Steve Carr, Global Head of Marketing at Premier Farnell and Farnell element14: “Above all, forthings.io is a content-driven site filled with both educational and project-related materials that will allow visitors to play, learn and create.”
As an established electronics distributor with over 80 years’ experience, Premier Farnell is perfectly positioned to support the technology community at every stage of the product development journey. Premier Farnell provides ‘Maker to Market’ services that offer makers and start-ups the support, expertise and resource to turn their ideas into real products.
forthings.io offers easy payment options that consumers are familiar with through PayPal or credit card (via PayPal).
“We believe that forthings.io is unique in the market as the only place where customers can access project-based content and products to support their adventures in electronics”, continues Carr. “Customers can access these benefits via a user-friendly site with a format that bundles together a “one-stop” approach to sales, service and product support, backed by the massive resources of the Premier Farnell organisation. The result is faster access to the latest technology developments at competitive prices, enabling users to achieve results that would not previously have been possible.”
Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Premier Farnell is a business unit Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through Forthings.io in the UK and Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.