Ordering Methods

However you want to order, we're here to help.

Quotes Online

Manage and request your quotes online

Forward Orders

Schedule orders to be delivered on different dates

Purchasing Manager

Manage your companies buying across multiple users

Large Orders

We're always happy to negotiate on larger orders.

Production Packaging

We supply parts in industry standard packaging types


Get your order when you want it

Product Returns

Return your purchase for a replacement or refund

My Account

Manage your order, quotes, update details and more

Account Opening

Get an RS credit account

Invoice & Payment

Keep track of all your invoices and payments

Consolidated Monthly Summary

Summarise all your RS account actvity per month


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Ordering Methods

Ordering Methods

However you want to order, we're here to help

What is it?

We’re here to make your job easier; you can choose how you want to order. 50% of our customers tell us they order online as it saves them so much more time.

  • Online: A fast, flexible, convenient way to order products from RS which gives you access to over 500,000 products. Get instant, accurate, real-time information on the latest prices, stock availability and new products and discover a range of tools to help you manage your information – including copy invoicing, saved lists and order history.

What are the benefits of online ordering?

  • Saves money: RS’ special offers always appear online first, many of the discounts are exclusively for online customers
  • Saves time: ordering online can save you time because you simply add your products directly to the basket and save them for later
  • Simplifies your job: searching is fast and simple, making it easier to find the product you need. New products are always launched online first.
  • Always on: you can do business with us whenever and wherever it suits you.
  • Self-service: ordering online puts you in control
  • Less admin: shorter procurement process and your records are accessible anytime


Place your online order now!

Use the search box above to find the products you need.

Can’t go online? Then we’ve got other ways to help you order what you need.

  • Call us: A friendly customer service agent is ready to make sure you get the products you need
  • Use your smartphone: when you access our site from your cell phone you get straight to the RS mobile site. Simply search the complete range of 500,000 products by part, stock number, keyword, brand or description. You can also do livestock checks for product availability.
  • Email us: and we'll carry out your requests immediately
  • Fax us: we'll start processing your order as soon as we get your fax


What are my payment methods?

 You can pay by using your RS credit account.

 We accept debit and credit cards online and cash at the Trade Counter.

However you want to order or pay; you will have your own customer reference number, which appears on all documents, plus an RS order reference number helping you track the progress of your order.


Purchasing with a credit card? Here’s what you need to know:

1) Once you’ve placed your order, we will request a payment authorization to reserve your full order value. The system may select stock from multiple distribution sites in order to fulfil your request quickly, which may result in additional funds being reserved. Please note that this does NOT mean you have incurred additional charges. Credit cards used for payments should have additional credit limit (credit card) or funds balance (debit card) available to allow for any additional authorizations.

2) Authorizations only RESERVE FUNDS and are not paid over to RS at this stage. Unused reserved amounts will expire within 14 days. The reversal periods for reserved funds may vary based on your card issuing bank.

3) When your goods are invoiced and out on delivery, a delivery notification will be sent to you via email and a payment notification for the exact amount invoiced and delivered (delivery fees where applicable will be included).Funds will now be paid over to RS and standard interest rates and transaction fees as per your bank agreement will apply.Subsequent deliveries will follow the same process. Only ONE delivery charge applies even if we deliver more than once per order. This delivery charge will be included in the first invoice and card payment for that invoice.

Have a question?

Contact us at website.za@rs-components.com for further assistance.

Two ways to save money

  • We offer bulk discount prices, applied automatically, if you order a large quantity of a single item. You'll find these on the website next to the product and listed in our catalogue pages. Order anytime, anywhere, anyway you want.
  • If you're ordering an extra large quantity or high value item, we’ll see if we can make the price even better to meet your budget. Find out more here Large orders.