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Working on your next project and need a PCB manufactured specifically for it? Go to JLCPCB and treat yourself with a fully customized PCB with SMT assembly, all prepared under 24-hours just for you! Previously we talked about What is JLCPCB and what they offer, and today we'll show you how you can place your very first order on JLCPCB.

Follow the easy steps listed below to place your first order on JLCPCB.COM. The process is pretty straightforward and easy to follow.

Step 1: Firstly you need to set up your account. Once finished, you can log in to start placing your orders.

Step 2: On the home page you will find a quotation calculator. Simply enter the size of your desired PCB, quantity, thickness, and layers. You can also directly go to to get a quote.

Step 3: Once that's done, click on Add your gerber file to upload your file. see how to generate gerber files in the correct format in some of the most popular circuit design programs available.
NOTE: On the PCB, they add a very small Customer ID in order to distinguish your PCB from others. However, you can change it to any specific location by simply adding the text "JLCJLCJLCJLC" in your design.

Step 4: After that, it will automatically analyze your gerber file and calculate your board dimensions and layers.

Step 5: When finished, click Gerber Viewer to see your design. It's important to carefully check your file for problems. When done, just click Save to Cart to continue.

Step 6: Now click on Add new item, repeat steps 4-6 for each additional PCB you want to order.

Step 7: After that's done, go to your cart and finalize your order.

Step 8: When you have all your PCBs in the car, click Checkout Securely to proceed.

Step 9: On the next page you have to type in your shipping address. Shipping costs will depend on your country. DHL takes about 3-5 days to deliver while Airmail takes 15-25 days.

Step 10: After the order payment is successful, your order will move to the production queue. You can check the ACCOUNT menu to check your Order Status.

And that's about it! You have placed the order now and usually, it can be finished within 24 hours, however, it can take longer in special cases. If you have any other questions regarding this, leave a comment below.

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