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News Highlight

New and Noteworthy Categories on Thomasnet.com for August 2022

Since industry is constantly growing and evolving, Thomasnet.com® is too. Our platform has over 75,000 categories of products and services, from alloy to zinc, for professionals like you to source from. And thanks to our industry specialists, we are constantly researching and adding to our platform with new supplier categories to help you keep up with current market trends. 

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Business Tips

How To Grow Your Textiles Manufacturing Company (With Digital Marketing Examples)

It’s an active period of growth for some textile manufacturers, especially in the U.S.

The pandemic, trade agreements, and changes in the economy have impacted the industry as a whole, but it's still on target for billion dollar growth in the years ahead.

Suffice to say, there's opportunity in this sector of manufacturing, and if you're looking to increase orders—of if you already have a five-year plan to double your business and expand your facility—here are ways textiles manufacturers can get more customers and stay ahead of the competition.

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Marketing Strategy

Must-Haves Of A Marketing Strategy For The Steel Industry

Raw material availability is a cornerstone of the U.S. industrial sector, and clearly vital to its growth, and steel continues to be a top product sourced by buyers.

But even with the high demand and longevity in the industry, there are still challenges with running a business — whether it's maintaining relationships, building new ones, or generally trying to build a company that's going to last.

We're here to help ease some of that burden, though, in this post — here are some basic marketing strategy must-haves to grow your steel industry business and tap into more market share.

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News Highlight

New and Noteworthy Categories on Thomasnet.com for July 2022

Since industry is constantly growing and evolving, Thomasnet.com® is too. Our platform has over 75,000 categories of products and services, from alloy to zinc, for professionals like you to source from. And thanks to our industry specialists, we are constantly researching and adding to our platform with new supplier categories to help you keep up with current market trends. 

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News Highlight

New Suppliers on Thomasnet.com for July 2022

Exciting new B2B companies are being established across the U.S. and Canada every day, and every month, hundreds of them are joining Thomasnet.com®. We're highlighting ten of the most notable and innovative companies below to bring some of the unique services and products they provide to the forefront.

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Email Marketing

Types Of Email Marketing: 10 Emails You Should Be Sending

Whether you are just starting with email marketing or you're already sending marketing emails every week, you know that emails are one of the best channels to sell — and smart marketers are always looking for new ways they can build relationships and grow revenue.

You might be asking yourself: Should I nurture subscribers with weekly newsletters? Are dedicated sends (standalone emails with one offer) better at optimizing my sales and marketing funnel? What about email digests?

These are all valid questions manufacturing marketers find themselves asking when selecting the right format to meets their email marketing goals.

In this post, we review the different types of marketing emails you can send, and their respective advantages and disadvantages — this information should help you make an educated decision about picking the most appropriate email type and how to go about using it.

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Sourcing

Advertising On Thomasnet.com: Does The Thomas Network Really Work?

If you tried to replicate all of the supplier evaluation activity on the platform that happens in a single month, it would take you 7.5 years — without sleeping.

The industry's most trusted sourcing platform at Thomasnet.com hosts more than 500,000 North American suppliers and brings millions of buyers each month. In fact, every second, a supplier is evaluated by a buyer on the platform.

That said, you might still have additional questions about the platform and how it works — we understand, especially about the results we deliver to manufacturers and industrial companies like yours.

So, in this post, we'll be sharing some additional insight and answers on how Thomasnet.com really works.

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Business Tips

7 Manufacturing Newsletters To Subscribe To Today

Most of us are already bombarded with sales notifications, internal back-and-forths, and did-I-really-sign-up-for-this marketing emails in our inboxes.

But with the global supply chain challenges, shipping and logistics management, and local community engagement, it's important to stay up to date on what's happening in the industry to continue to grow your business.

And email newsletters make it easy to do so.

There are plenty of trade and niche business publications you can seek out, but we've put together a list of broad market industry and manufacturing newsletters to help you stay in the loop — check them out below.

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