Note: this page is arranged by continent, then country
- 1 Broad-line component distributors
- 2 Franchised & specialist distributors
- 3 Interconnect and electromechanical
- 4 LEDs and Optical Components
- 5 Arduino, Microcontroller & FPGA development boards, devtools, programmers
- 6 Power supplies and DC-DC converters
- 7 Cable & wire, cable accessories, ready made computer & audio cables
- 8 Obsolete parts and component brokers (Beware of sharks!)
- 9 Surplus
- 10 Spare parts for consumer electronics and domestic appliances
- 11 Physical on-street shops
- 12 Miscellaneous,Highly specialised,uncategorized
Broad-line component distributors
- RS (South Africa) (Gauteng)
- Mantech (Gauteng)
- Electrocomp Express (Has Farnell's catalogue) (Gauteng, online orders)
Conrad Electronic Components, RC, hobby etc. Ships worldwide with exceptions.
Pollin Limited stock of components, etc., but well-known for cheap assortments and overstock articles. Web shop German only ☹. Shipping Germany 4,95 €, Austria 5,95 €, EU and non-EU not 100% clear on website.
Reichelt Good selection of components. Usually cheaper than Conrad. Ships worldwide, shipping cost within EU 19 EUR for 10 kg. Detailed cost found on their website.
Segor Huge stock of components, many hard-to-get ones, shop in Berlin, idiosyncratic web shop system(s) mostly in German ☹, shipping Germany 6.00 €, world-wide shipping, detailed cost found on their website.
Octamex Various Components, especially PCBs, solder mask laminate, various chemicals. Ships worldwide, cost depends on weight and size.
Rapid Typically the cheapest. Large range of educational products
Bitsbox Small selection but very cheap.
CPC A division of Farnell, more oriented to service spares, consumer electronics and computer components. Often cheaper than Farnell for the same items
Maplin Chain of high-street shops throughout UK
Spiratronics Small selection but relatively cheap.
Cricklewood Electronics Very cheap on most items, good selection. Required components can be hard to find on website.
USA & Canada
DigikeyFree shipping to most countries with minimum order, excellent product navigation
OEMsecrets.comFree search engine and sourcing website. Compare franchised prices
MouserFree shipping to most countries with minimum order
Allied Beware of high international shipping costs not shown when ordering
Gateway Retail store in St.Louis MO
Franchised & specialist distributors
- Avnet (Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town) Large variety
- Arrow Altech (Cape Town, Durban, Gauteng) No ZA online orders. Large variety...
- Hi-Q Seem to have decent variety... No online orders... (Cape Town, Boksburg)
Avnet Giant worldwide distribution group Avnet online store
Solid State Supplies
Logistics services company TTI
WurthInductors and interconnect
Goodwill LEDs and accessories
Forge EuropaLEDs and lighting
Plus Opto LEDs and drivers
MSC-GE German distributor with UK offices
Strikalite Rechargeable battery specialists
Simple SolutionsRF and GPS modules
Deltron EMC and enclosures
Camden DIN Rail enclosures, terminal blocks. Note £150 minimum order. Some ranges stocked by Rapid Electronics
Ultraleds LEDs & lighting
ExledLEDs and lighting
SelectronicLEDS & Lighting
Craft DataDisplays (LCD,OLED etc.)
BuyRFID RFID products
USA & Canada
Interconnect and electromechanical
Toby Huge range of connectors
Hylec-APL Enclosures and interconnect.
Hitaltech Enclosures and interconnect.
WestsideConnectors and battery holders
Alan Butcher Electromechanical, connectors
Rocky Connections Ltd. 
High Frequency, extreme life and durability interconnect
LEDs and Optical Components
Meteor Electrical LED Lighting Choose from a wide range of LED lamps and lighting including GU10 lamps, floodlights, striplighting, ground lights and wall lights.
Arduino, Microcontroller & FPGA development boards, devtools, programmers
Enterpoint Wide range of FPGA boards
DLP Specialise in boards based around FTDI products, also RF and FPGA products Active RobotsRobotics parts and general electronics
SK Pang Stocks many Olimex and Sparkfun products
Cool Components Stocks many Olimex and Sparkfun products
USA & Canada
Power supplies and DC-DC converters
Cable & wire, cable accessories, ready made computer & audio cables
Obsolete parts and component brokers (Beware of sharks!)
USA & Canada
USA & Canada
All Electronics - Electronic and Electro-Mechanical Parts and Supplies at Discount Prices
American Science & Surplus - offers science kits, educational toys, school supplies, arts and crafts items, hobby tools, scales, lab glass, housewares, electronics and much more all at discount closeout prices.
BGMicro.com - Electronics, Parts, Kits, Components, Projects, Gadgets, DIY
Tanner Electronics - Brick and mortar store in Dallas, Texas with similar inventory to BG Micro (listed above). Electronics, Parts, Kits, Components.
Electronic Goldmine - Electronic Components, Parts, Test Equipment, Kits, Goldmine.
Electronic Surplus - Serving America's Inventors Since 1946
MPJA - Power Supply, Power Supplies, Security Cameras, LCD, Fans, Etc.
Skycraft Parts & Surplus, Inc.
Spare parts for consumer electronics and domestic appliances
Australia & NZ
WES Components - Sydney based. Repair and service parts.
Backlight 4uCCFL backlights
Physical on-street shops
Note that some broad-line distributors have trade counters at their warehouse location
London and South-East
- Communica General electronics, reasonable variety. Online orders. (Cape Town, Gauteng)
Ultrakeet PulsarProFX PCB toner transfer system, flux, solder, tools, drill bits, kapton tape, and more
Studiospares Professional audio & studio cabling and connectors
vehicle wiring products Huge range of car-oriented electrical parts
Microwave solutions Doppler microwave movement sensors
Essex X-ray High voltage capacitors and other HV parts
ETS Cable Components Cable joints, terminations, tooling and support systems for LV and MV