# Manufacturer Authorizations

Only inventory that a distributor is contractually authorized by the manufacturer to sell shall be displayed on TrustedParts.com. A distributor must provide TrustedParts.com proof of authorization for each manufacturer that will be included in its inventory feed along with the geographic region(s) covered by the authorization.

Proof of authorization can consist of:

  • Cover letter of franchise agreement with the manufacturer.
  • Letter on manufacturer's letterhead or an email from the manufacturer's official web domain stating that the distributor is authorized/franchised.
  • Being listed as authorized/franchised on manufacturer’s web site.

Please note that the proof of authorization must clearly indicate which region(s) the authorization is for.

Unauthorized distributor inventory identified by TrustedParts.com will not be rendered on the site.

TrustedParts.com automatically provides periodic authorization reports to each distributor for review. Distributors may also request access to the TrustedParts.com Distributor Portal which allows them to retrieve up-to-date manufacturer authorizations along with other metrics and information regarding their participation.

Requests to TrustedParts.com for changes to authorizations may be emailed to admin@trustedparts.com or submitted through the Authorized Manufacturers Report of the Distributor Portal.

The Trusted Source for Authorized Inventory

TrustedParts.com was created by ECIA in collaboration with participating distributors as a free service to support the authorized electronic components industry by giving users access to aggregated price and availability data for genuine parts from only authorized sources.

While other inventory aggregation sites may include data from sources that are not authorized by the manufacturer, ECIA works extensively on an ongoing basis to verify that price and availability data displayed on TrustedParts.com is only for products for which the distributors are authorized/franchised. This is why TrustedParts.com is the best source for searching the authorized channel for the electronic components you need.
Membership in ECIA is not required to participate on the site.

To learn more about how to list your inventory, or to view our Terms of Use and other information related to participating on TrustedParts.com, please visit our documentation for participating distributors.

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