E-commerce streamlines hi-rel supply chain support

Spirit Electronics has rolled out a new e-commerce store for rapid component procurement. The feature supports customers in the aerospace/defense, electric vehicle, medical and industrial markets. Spirit’s part and inventory search now features a secure shopping cart and credit card checkout option for direct purchasing.

API integration also allows sales of in-stock components directly from Texas Instruments’ online store. TI is the first supplier among Spirit’s authorized distribution manufacturers to integrate with Spirit’s e-commerce option. Spirit plans to expand the integration to more suppliers in the future. Spirit’s CEO, Marti McCurdy, said: “This is a new business channel for Spirit with dedicated internal support in our warehouse for rapid order fulfillment. E-commerce offers convenience and speed for our customers with access to live inventory at Spirit and at TI.”

The store will stock high-demand components based on customer searches and is convenient for prototyping, low- or variable-volume orders and ‘high-runner’ components.