RS Announces Annual Subscriptions for DesignSpark

DesignSpark Creator and Engineer are now available with annual payment options, providing businesses with more choices.

FORT WORTH, Texas, November 20, 2023 - RS, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has introduced annual subscription options for DesignSpark, its fast-growing online community for engineers. This will provide businesses with more choices and allow them to decide how they want to pay to gain access to DesignSpark's advanced suite of design tools and resources.

DesignSpark offers a suite of design tools, including DesignSpark Mechanical and DesignSpark PCB, plus comprehensive 2D/3D and electronics part libraries and a host of design resources, such as technology articles, projects, and community forums.

In April 2023, RS introduced three subscription levels for DesignSpark, payable via monthly subscription, which offered even more benefits to users at very low cost. DesignSpark Explorer, DesignSpark Creator, and DesignSpark Engineer provide different levels of access to tools and design resources, enabling members to select the best option according to their requirements.

Introduced this month, the newly available annual fee will be $143.88 for Creator and $215.88 for Engineer, while Explorer remains free to users. In addition, DesignSpark is offering a 5% discount to any user or business that signs up for a 12-month period, an offer that is available from now until the end of December 2023. Users can pay by credit card, bank transfer, or via PayPal.

"As always, we listen very carefully and react positively to customer feedback," said Mike Bray, Vice President of Innovation and DesignSpark at RS. "Since the introduction of Explorer, Creator, and Engineer earlier this year, it quickly became clear that many users wanted the option of an annual subscription. Right at the beginning, flexibility was built into our vision and approach for DesignSpark. So, we have introduced this new option for businesses, organizations, and individuals to make it easier for them to gain access to the advanced, yet low-cost tooling offered by DesignSpark."

DesignSpark Explorer, Creator, and Engineer are available at

About RS in the Americas
In the Americas region, RS stocks more than 250,000 industrial and electronic products from more than 700 trusted suppliers. These solutions cover categories extending from automation and control equipment to interconnect, passive, active, and electromechanical components and include more than 80,000 high-quality, competitively priced RS PRO products. For more information, please visit or connect with us via social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

RS is a trading brand of RS Group plc, providing product and service solutions that help our customers design, build, maintain, repair, and operate industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 750,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to 1.1 million customers.

We support customers across the product lifecycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimizing inventory in the maintenance, repair, and operation phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

RS Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with stock ticker RS1 and in the year ended 31 March 2023 reported revenue of £2,982 million.

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