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Global distributor Farnell grows its online channel

With more than 40 ecommerce sites worldwide, the electronic components distributor says digital commerce accounted for 70% of its orders for the fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 28. Pictured above is a Raspberry Pi type of computer Farnell is known for selling.

Online holiday sales grow 13.6% in 2019

While online retail through the Cyber 5 period beat projections, the overall holiday season was ‘lackluster.’ But still, north of 19% of sales were made on the web in November and December.

How made digital disruption its friend

The online retailer and wholesaler of repair parts for household appliances and equipment seeks to set itself apart from competitors with an array of exclusive features and how-to content. While focusing on its own ecommerce site, also leverages its expertise to manage sales on and other marketplaces for parts manufacturers.