Creating a sophisticated commercial website is a goal of many enterprises. But as with all good business plans, the objectives of identifying a gap in the market, picking the right time to move into it and taking the industry by storm with something that eclipses all competitors is a sure way to gain the advantage. With all this in mind Anglia Components has launched “Anglia Live”, a fully customised commercial website to support the UK’s design engineering community and is described by Anglia’s CEO, Steve Rawlins as “a glass of gin and tonic with a slice of lemon in it,” as the site is a refreshing alternative to existing sites. True to form Anglia always aims to offer something “a bit different” and has certainly archived this with refreshing results.

With the launch of, the distributor aims to service engineers designing for mass production. The company’s web porthole has been developed with both functionality and good customer service in mind. To speed the design flow, orders are offered with same day shipment ensuring next day delivery. The distributor has also integrated Part Tracker availability information to ensure that only devices recommended for new designs are used.

“Anglia Live completes the missing link: a service that allows customers to take projects seamlessly from embryonic design to volume production,” said Steve Rawlins, CEO of Anglia.

“Customers are only offered parts recommended for new designs, and are given full visibility of Anglia current and projected stock levels and any product change or termination notifications (PCN/PTN) issued by the supplier.

“Designers can use parts from our site with confidence – and generate a bill of materials that their purchasing department can source in volume with a single phone call. Anglia Live captures the exceptional service that we’ve always delivered personally to our customers and extended it by making it available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Interesting key features of the site include comprehensive parametric search engines, populated with data that has been verified and entered by the distributor to ensure complete consistency of presentation.

Other features offered are a full predictive search based on the distributor’s designation, industry standard part number or description, with images and manufacturers’ data sheets for the majority of the 300,000+ line items featured on the site.

For extra added service the distributor is even offering free UK and Eire delivery for all orders above £30. (For orders below £30 a handling charge of £4.95 will apply). Anglia Live is now live with full availability for customers in the UK and Eire.

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