SourceESB is an online tool for OEM buyers and engineers to source electronic and industrial parts and services. You can search by part number for price and availability from hundreds of distributors or you can search by manufacturer for the distribution channel. You can easily find contact information for distributors and vendors for nearly 8,000 worldwide manufacturers.
We offer 3 types of searches:
To perform a search:
Example: To get a list of distributors who carry "Texas Instruments"
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No problem. Go to the top right-hand corner of the page and select the Login link. Right below the Password box select the “forgot password” link. Follow the prompts from there.
Yes! When you are logged in, click on the portrait icon in the top right corner of the screen and select the account settings link. In order to make changes select the blue “Manage All” button. Make changes and then select the “Save All” button at the top of the page.
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Save Time and save the parts you regularly source to a part list.
The “Dashboard” is the same as “Manage My lists”. The default is “My Part Lists” and there is a second option for “My Alerts”. These are Inventory Alerts and set up from the part detail pages. The third tab is “My Part Library” where you can save your parts in a library format with categories and subcategories. Go to sourceesb.com/blog and check out the Tutorial section.
When you search a part that shows no results you will be able to choose the option for “Need A Part”. The Need A Part link is located right below the “No results for:...” at the top of the screen. Click on the link and a pop-up window will appear. Enter the required information. Your request will be sent to a list of distributors. You will also receive an email containing your request.
When searching for parts you have the option to “Add to Part Lists” (located to the right of the part number). At this time, you have the option to add to an existing list, create a new list or go to your dashboard to view all lists. You can also “Create List” by clicking on the My Part Lists button near search, scroll down and select “Create List”. You will be directed to a new screen to start adding part numbers. You will also be able to name your part list at this time. Your list will automatically be saved as you enter the part numbers. Please make sure you are signed in!
There are two ways you can add parts to your part lists.
Select “My Parts Lists” button and then select “Manage My lists” from the drop down. You will be directed to your dashboard. You will be able to add, remove or edit parts within your lists.
An “Inventory Alert” can be created from the part detail page. Once you find the part you need select either the part number or click on the “More Options” button and you will be directed to the part detail page. You will see a green “Get Inventory Alert” to the right of the part number.
You can set up an alert for either more than or less than the desired quantity. Once the quantity is reached or reduced you will receive an email. Please make sure you are signed in!
To view all your alerts click on the “My Part Lists” button and scroll down to “Manage My Lists”. You will be directed to the User Dashboard. “My Alerts” is the second tab from the left.
A Personal Part Library allows you to create your own library of parts. First you start off by creating your category of parts. You can add subcategories as well. Once you create the categories and subcategories you can add parts to each of the categories. This search box will auto populate part numbers and include the associated manufacturer.
*If you would like to include a specific note to the part select the pencil icon and a notes field will appear. Click the blue check box once your note is entered.
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This feature allows you to select the distributors you would like to appear when searching for parts. Simple start typing in the distributor name (must enter 3 characters to see the auto complete list appear) then select from the drop-down list.
Once you selected the distributor you can choose the pencil icon and include notes about the distributor. You can remove the distributors at any time.
Keep in mind when searching for parts only your preferred distributors will appear. Under each search result you will have the option to expand the list of distributors without having to do another search.
Select your preferred product categories based on the list provided. This will help us target messaging that fits your needs.
Simply click the “Enter List” link within the search box. A pop-up box will appear for you to enter the part numbers you wish to search. Once you click the submit button you will be directed back to search. Each part number will appear in its own tab. You will notice there is a “Best Results Match” at the top with a blue box below displaying the best result. Click on the blue box to select a better part match if necessary.
If you are the “company admin” for your company, please log on and select the “Go To Admin” link on the top right of the screen. Then select the “Manage Data” button on the right side of the Welcome Page. Select the “Inventory MFR Mapping” button. Click on the “number” to the right of “Unmapped Manufacturer Codes”. 2 boxes will appear – on the left will be the manufacturer codes from your file and on the right will be the manufacturers listed in our database. For example, if the mfr. code from your file is IR.
You would need to:
In the example above, going forward, any IR noted parts will automatically map to International Rectifier.
*Best Practice — find the manufacturer from the list on the right before you select your manufacturer code on the left.
**Note: In order to find a manufacturer name faster — click anywhere in the box of manufacturer names and start typing a manufacturer name, the system will automatically take you to the closest result. If the mfr. name is not found in our database, please email us at SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com so we can add it to the database.
Login to SourceESB, select the “Go To Admin” link. You will be directed to your company “Welcome Page”. Select the “edit line card” button and at the top left of the page you will find a search box. Start typing in the name of the manufacturer you wish to add. As you type, the field will auto populate. Select the company you want to add. If you add a manufacturer without authorizations, the system will automatically update the information. If you add authorization information you MUST select the “update” button at the bottom of the page. (If the MFR is not listed in our system, send a request via e-mail to SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com)
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Login to SourceESB, select the “Go To Admin” link. You will be directed to your company “Welcome Page”. Select the “distributors” button and at the top left of the page you will find a search box. Start typing in the name of the distributor you wish to add. As you type, the field will auto populate. Select the company you want to add. In order to save changes, you MUST select the “update” button at the bottom of the page. (If the distributor is not listed in our system, send a request via e-mail to SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com)
When a distributor claims to be authorized an alert is sent to the Company Admin at the manufacturer to verify the authorization. Once the authorization is verified the date will be added to the website to alert users. If the claim is rejected the distributor is notified.
Yes, any manufacturer can send their part data. This is a FREE service. Please contact us at SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com for more information.
Complimentary part data includes: part number, part description, part image, data sheet links, reference design links, etc. If you would like to submit additional part data please contact us at SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com
There are many ways to increase your exposure and it all depends on your marketing goals and needs as a company. Please email us at SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com so we can direct you to the appropriate person.
This shows the last date, time, and person responsible for updating your company information.
As the company admin (you must be designated company admin to make changes online) you have the ability to log on and update your company information any time of the day by selecting “Go To Admin” at the top of the page once you are logged in; you will be directed to your company welcome page where the edit buttons are available. Once you are done editing make sure to click on the Welcome Page link on the left. At the top you will see the “Verify” button. Please click it so we know your data is up to date.
We are committed to providing users with the most accurate, comprehensive, and easy to use sourcing tool for electronic components. Let us know how SourceESB can serve you better. You can email us at SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com.
If you have a question or a problem that is not covered in our FAQs section, please email us at SourceESBinfo@endeavorb2b.com.