But for hobbyists and students who want to order parts for their projects in small quantities, this $40 shipping charge is going to be disappointing.
If you are thinking of ordering components from Digikey to India in small quantities, and don’t want to incur this heavy shipping charge, Then consider ordering your parts from the following vendor,
Source Technologi is a electronics components Authorized Distributor for Digikey in India.
You can order your parts from Digikey via Source Technologi. They will charge an extra margin on Digikey actual price and deliver your parts via courier.
Source Technologi pricing
To give you and idea on the prices quoted by Source Technologi,
I had inquired them about the price of STM32W108 microcontroller with Digikey part number 497-11408-6-ND (USD $5.55) and they had quoted a price of Rs.555/- for 1 No’s.
Original price on Digikey site was $5.55 = Rs.344.50/- but Source Technologi quoted Rs.555/-
How to order from Source Technologi?
Send them an inquiry via email including the Digikey part number you want to order and they will reply with the price.
If you are OK with the pricing then you can confirm the order by making payment to them via Bank deposit.
Contact information for Source Technologi
VTH Source components Private Limited
# 67, Govindappa Road, Basavanagudi,
Bangalore – 560004. Karnataka, India.
Ph: +91-80-26571838, 26576657, 26561167
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
I had been ordering parts from Aqtronics since long time. They have good pricing and also have shipments coming form mouser every week. They batch process the orders and get the parts to you in a week time without you incurring the higher shipping charges of 20USD or 1200 INR charged by Mouser Electronics.
You have to mail them with Mouser part numbers to get the quote to email@example.com
Payment needs to be done by Bank transfer to their account.
AqTronics Technologies Pvt. Ltd
# 78/1 , 3rd Cross Road Gavipuram Extension
Bangalore – 560019
Phone : 080 – 26605373 / 26605892
Semikart runs their own store or online portal through which you can place the order for parts from Digikey or Mouser. They can ship it to you within India without you incurring the international shipping charges. I knew Semikart from Muttu a friend from old times when he used to run Green India Electronics, he helped me get STLINK-V2 to India long time back without shipping charges when i was too poor 😀 It seems to be his new venture.
You can mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will give you the instructions on how to place the order.
No 78/1, 3rd Cross Road, Gavipuram Extension,
Bangalore – 560019
Phone : +91-9663 622 224
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