Apply for a Trade Account Today

If you have an urgent order or if you have any questions during this process, please email or telephone +44 8701 200 208, where one of our team will be happy to support you.

Please note, we always respond via email to all applications within 24 working hours of receipt.

Discover great benefits instantly:

  • £1000 instant credit to businesses†
  • Account opened and ready for use within 24 Hours hours (for application received before 3pm)*
  • Up to 50 days INTEREST FREE credit**
  • No monthly fees or charges***
  • Credit/Debit Card payment options available****
  • Electronic invoicing
  • Access exclusive online offers daily
  • Fully managed account online
  • Easy online returns

For more information, please visit our Trade Account Help page.


Customer details

This should be a company email address (ie, not a personal one. If a company email or a company website (see the next section) is not available, then please provide one of the below three documents to

Quote the full company name and the invoice address postcode in the email subject to speed up the validation.

  • Bank statement showing business name and address
  • Blank cheque or paying in slip showing business name and address
  • Current utility document showing business name and address

Company details

As part of Farnell’s commitment to the environment, our policy is to issue invoices, credit notes and statements electronically to the finance email stated above.

Invoice Address

Terms & conditions apply

† Subject to Status. You can request a new trade account. Trade accounts will be approved for applicants with acceptable credit ratings. Terms of payment are 20 days from the end of the month in which the goods are invoiced. Please allow 24 hours to process open account applications with your first order.

* Applies during the working day until 3pm only. Opening of your account depends on the completeness & accuracy of the information provided.

** Subject to the date you make your purchase.

*** As long as your account is paid to our standard trading terms.

**** Accounts can be settled by accepted payment methods which typically include; credit/debit card, cheque, and BACS. Please allow time for transaction to be processed. Not all options may be available in your region. Please see Terms of Purchase for payment methods accepted on this site. Contact our Customer Service on +44 8701 200 208 for more information.