SourceESB

Electronic part search and specification made easy

HYPOTHESIS

SourceESB, a division of Penton Media, is a tool for Design Engineers and Purchasing Agents to source electronic components either by manufacturer name or by part number. SourceESB has been providing this service for over 25 years.

We worked with their team to design and implement a better user experience that includes smart search of electronic products across many OEMs and distributors. The new responsive site supports the allocation, selection and ordering of electronic parts – in addition to delivering search-driven and targeted advertising.

    SERVICES UTILIZED
  • digital strategy
  • solution architecture
  • UX design
  • development partner

EXPERIMENT

The SourceESB site was developed using a single codebase to work seamlessly across phones, tablets, and desktop browsers.
Now users can easily:

  • Browse over 8 million electronic parts in the SourceESB catalog
  • Search by part number, part name, manufacturer or distributor
  • View recent search history
  • Search and browse on a single screen
  • Navigate directly to parts using predefined filters and an improved search autofill
  • Get comprehensive part and distributor data
  • Compare part pricing over time and get price breaks for quantity purchases
  • Compare products across multiple vendors and distributors
  • Save parts to lists for future reference and comparison
  • Request quotes from multiple distributors based on your list


ANALYSIS

We're proud to have worked with the SourceESB team – identifying features and usability criteria for the site update – through build, and into market release to their customers. Through the duration of the project, also worked in parallel with other technology vendors selected by Penton Media, to ensure that the application concept was executable with their available resource and could be delivered along their marketing timeline.

As the leader in electronic parts search and procurement, SourceESB is ready to help you find the parts you need.

BY THE NUMBERS

3

months

Time from beginning of design to launch of new responsive site

850k

parts

Search-enhanced website & mobile views enable browsing of over 850,000 unique parts across thousands of manufacturers

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