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How to sell industrial products online
Business Tips

How To Sell Industrial Products In A B2C World

The online product sourcing landscape has changed. B2B consumers are no longer satisfied with data buried in catalogs and PDFs.

Like their B2C online experience, consumers expect a dynamic, user-friendly experience filled with compelling data. This movement is driving companies to invest in digitized catalogs and create a complete digital customer experience for online prospects.

How can B2B businesses, manufacturers, and industrial companies shift their current online strategies or elevate their existing lead generation efforts to sell their industrial products more effectively?

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Sourcing

Thomasnet.com® Buyer Experience Updated with Thomas Account Features

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North American manufacturers reshoring
Trends

Reshoring Is Creating Opportunities For North American Manufacturers

Why are reshoring efforts accelerating?

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and heightened global trade tensions, companies in North America are working to reshore and find more localized supplier partners to create resilient supply chains. For manufacturers, service companies, and distributors in the United States & Canada, this means there will be an increase in the number of opportunities that become available in the form of supplier evaluations from new buyers.

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how to become a private label manufacturer
Business Tips

How To Become A Private Label Manufacturer

We hear from our manufacturing customers that they want to break into a new industry or find a hidden market. But without finding out what the Total Available Market is, you could be going after something that’s not there. Luckily for those looking to tap into the private label industry, there’s an opportunity for growth. Demand from buyers seeking private label manufacturers has grown 45% on Thomasnet.com YoY/QoQ/MoM.

Suppose you’re planning on extending your services to private labeling and targeting industries that use private labels. How can you drive growth, through both new business and growth of existing customers?

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Differentiate Yourself From Competition
Content Marketing

For Manufacturers: How To Differentiate Yourself From Competition

The primary goal of an industrial content marketing strategy is to get your company noticed and grab the attention of potential customers. To do that, you have to differentiate yourself. But, of course, your competition is trying to accomplish the exact same thing. So with everyone striving to stand out, how do you actually get that done? You need the right approach to digital marketing, and you need to tailor your efforts to match your unique goals and needs. But what does that entail?

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Increase clicks on manufacturing website
Website Design

Ways To Increase Clicks On Your Manufacturing Website

It’s no secret that your website is the most important aspect of your lead generation strategy. But are you taking the time to continually optimize its pages and features?

Studies show that we have less than 15 seconds to make a good first impression with our website visitors.

If your website’s headline, call-to-action, or even its color scheme doesn’t hit all the right notes, your prospects will simply find a website that does — which, unfortunately, could be your competitor’s. While you may rely on your products or services to close the sale, your website design should leads prospects to the beginning of that sales journey. 

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News Highlight

New and Noteworthy Categories on Thomasnet.com for August 2020

No matter what circumstances affect industry, no force can stop our sector's innovation. This month's crop of new headings includes products born of the pandemic like contact tracing software, as well as older trends that continue to grow despite the pandemic, like private label cosmetics. We’ve chosen our 15 favorite new categories added over the month of July to explore with you.

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News Highlight

New Suppliers on Thomasnet.com for August 2020

Our newest companies added during the month of July build on a lot of recent innovations and developments: their offerings range from ocean-based green energy to augmented reality training to COVID-19 tax break help. Want to find out more? We've sorted through them all to bring you our ten favorites below.

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COVID-19 Response Suppliers COVID-19 Response:
Can Your Company Help Provide Critical Supplies?

We are using the power of our platform to aid in the mass shortage of critical supplies. If your company can help provide supplies, capabilities, or materials for products such as N-95 Masks and Tyvek SuitsPlease let us know.

COVID-19 Response Suppliers