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PCB design/fabrication quote - online or offline?


For those who have tried getting online quotes from PCB vendors (i.e. for design or fabrication),
may I know your feedback from doing this?

I personally have not tried sending a request for quote on the PCB vendor’s website but I am interested though quite hesistant in this process. I usually send a request for quotation directly to the vendor thru email. I’m just curious on getting quotes online.

What are the pro’s and con’s of this process?


Interesting question. I have had better luck dealing with an actual sales rep instead of using the instant online pcb quote forms. I feel better when I send my Gerbers directly into the company in order for them to fully review the design. I like that because I don’t get in price surprises. So far, I have used a couple of PCB companies depending on what kind of boards I need. For quick turns, I have been using Custom Circuit Boards and for simple prototypes and longer lead times I have been using Batch PCB and Pad2Pad. They all have been great and I recommend all three PCB companies. :smiley:


I have sent quotes to online vendors and luckily recieved the answer for them on time. Therefore, my feedback is absolutely positive.

printed circuit board manufacturer


Hi backdrill,
We provide PCB turn-key service.
You are welcomed to visit www.greattong.net
Please feel free to contace me at sales8@greattong.com


You can get your required PCB at pcbmaking.com, simply place your order and you will get your job done quickly in cheaper price with FREE shipping.


Thanks for sharing post . We are also in process of Submitting Quotes . We are one of leading printed circuit board manufacturer in China , http://www.joga-pcba.com . Vast experience of 25 years and dealing with clients like Sony and Samsung. Also want to share if anyone looking for PCBA assembly plz do consider our services too.


NexPCB foucs on PCB Fabrication, assembly, and supply chain management. These capabilities make us a one-stop-shop for all your PCB/PCBA needs.
Could you add http://www.nexpcb.com to your supplier list.


Well you can have Quotes both Online or Offline. But these days you can get Instant quotes using automated online Quote System . Would like to recommend to have quotes from Dashunchang Electronic Co., Ltd, a technology enterprise, specializing in single side PCB, double side PCB and multilayer PCB , was established in 2002, focusing on fast PCB prototype and PCB mass production ,one of the largest PCB prototype manufacturers, our daily prototype capacity is more than 3000 models. customers can track the status of their PCB orders at any time in PCB Online Quote System, including placing PCB orders online, checking PCB delivery information, tracking PCB shipment schedule, etc.


I recommend you to try with PCB Unlimited since they offer high quality and low cost prototype PCBs, among other PCB services. Besides, they developed a unique shopping cart where you can instantly quote a PCB project and add it to the cart.
You can visit their website and check it by yourself: http://www.pcbunlimited.com :wink:


I would recommend you to try out Seeed Studio Fusion service for prototype PCB fabrication if you want great quality. Quality is excellent from each.


I think the online offer is still more convenient. Because waiting for an email is a long process.
Online quotes can immediately know the approximate price.
If you have more questions about the order need to consult, then send e-mail is still better.
I am using WellPCB manufacturers, their online quotes are convenient so that I could quickly know my budget.


I prefer offline pcb fabrication quote because online can not quote HDI printed circuit boards, but only simple boards.


Of course, online quotes just know about the budget.
If it is HDI circuit board to send e-mail inquiry offer is better.