i-Buy – Intelligent buying from Farnell

What is it?

Intelligent buying has just got easier with the new i-Buy system from Farnell.

View an online demonstration of i-Buy

Designed to enable complete cost control, reduced administration time and total visibility of your company’s spend; i-Buy is completely flexible and personalised to your company’s needs.

Combined with the added functionality of our website, i-Buy provides a tailored eProcurement solution with access to over 480,000 products, real-time stock availability and assistance with thousands of alternative items.


Create your own procurement structure that can be edited at any time.

Complete cost control
Set users spend and create workflows that reflect your own purchasing approval structure.

Improved efficiency
Eliminate the need for paper work, reduce purchasing time and receive goods faster!

Better informed buying decisions
Get total transparency of your company’s spend with easily downloadable reports.

It’s easy to use
Users simply log on to the Farnell website and place orders as usual.

It’s free!
i-Buy provides you with many of the custom features of an expensive eProcurement system – at no cost!

How does it work?

i-Buy is easy to set up, assisted by our team of eProcurement professionals who will work with you to build a solution that best suits your business.

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How can i-Buy help me?


If you want an efficient purchasing solution at no cost to your company, i-Buy provides…

  • Complete cost control to always stay within budget.
  • Total transparency of your company’s spend – by product, user and department.
  • No additional training requirements – with no change to the way products are ordered online and a dedicated team on-hand to answer any enquiries following set-up, it couldn’t be easier!

Buyers/Purchasing Managers

If you are responsible for purchasing or authorising spend with Farnell, i-Buy provides…

  • A customisable purchasing approval structure – create workflows and change field labels to reflect company processes.
  • A more efficient way of working – online spend limits by user, order and department eliminate the requirement for paperwork.
  • Visibility of spend by user and department – to make better informed buying decisions in the future!

Electronic Designers/Maintenance and Repair Engineers

If you order products from Farnell but make purchase order requests via a Buyer or Manager, i-Buy provides…

  • Time savings and reduced paperwork – automated orders and approvals will eliminate the paper chain and help you receive the products you require faster.
  • Traceability of orders - simply by logging on to the Farnell website!
  • Direct access to 480,000 stocked products via the Farnell website – with real-time stock availability and thousands of alternative items.

Register for i-Buy

To register your interest in this new free eProcurement service from Farnell, please take a few moments to fill in your details and one of our specialists will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.

 Register here