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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Manufacturing Leader's Step By Step Guide To Converting Anonymous Traffic Into Warm Leads & Reaching Out To Your Contacts
After you’ve worked to build your online presence, increase your brand, and drive traffic to your website, the next step to growing your manufacturing business is converting that traffic into leads. You’ll notice there are different groups of leads that may come through. There’s a difference between marketing-qualified leads (MQLs) and sales-qualified leads (SQLs) and you need more of the former in order to get more of the latter.Read More »
While your specific business goals might be different than your competitors or the thousands of other manufactures out there, everyone wants to bring on new customers.
It doesn't matter if you're opening a new facility, expanding into creating new markets or products, or simply trying to expand your customer base, we're here to help you do so.
To start, industrial businesses will need an effective online marketing and sales strategy to help them achieve their business goals — because the B2B buyer behavior has changed. Innovative manufacturers and industrial companies use digital marketing to get more customers versus solely relying on traditional methods like in-person networking and trade shows.Read More »
Chances are you’re already using LinkedIn to keep an up-to-date roster of contacts, check out what connections are up to, scout out potential hires, and send messages.
This powerful tool serves as much more than a social network or recruiting outlet, though — it can play a major role in generating leads and sales for your industrial company.
There are a few steps for you to benefit from using LinkedIn to connect with people in their industry, so we wanted to lay out a few tips on how to get started.
(We do want to note that although there's a paid version of LinkedIn known as LinkedIn Sales Navigator, we know you’re as budget-conscious as you are business-savvy, so we’ll be solely focusing on harnessing the power of free LinkedIn in this post.)Read More »