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Traffic sources to your manufacturing website
SEO

Understanding the Different Traffic Sources To Your Manufacturing Website

For manufacturers, every website visit means there’s a chance a prospect could evaluate you as a potential supplier, sign up to learn more about your services, or reach out with a request for quote. If you’re taking efforts to grow your brand awareness and generate new traffic, it’s important to understand these different website traffic sources and how to grow each of them.

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Business Tips

What Manufacturers Should Do After Losing A Key Customer

Customer retention can often mean the difference between your company thriving or dying. This makes the loss of major customers one of the greatest risk factors for manufacturing businesses. Your consistent goal should be to go to any lengths necessary to retain these keystone clients. However, throughout even a vastly successful company’s lifespan, this kind of paradigm-shifting customer loss can — and will — occur. 

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Thomas Navigator Vs. Shopify: What's The Best Catalog Management & eCommerce Platform For Manufacturers
Engineering

Thomas Navigator Vs. Shopify: What's The Best Catalog Management & eCommerce Toolset For Manufacturers?

The rapid pace of innovation and the number of technologies available in the market have caused eCommerce to emerge as a major necessity for businesses in all industries, including the manufacturing and industrial distribution space. B2B buyers' expectations of personal shopping experiences and seamless online transactions have also been carving the manufacturing industry's path to transformation. 

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News Highlight

New Suppliers on Thomasnet.com for April 2021

This month we're excited to celebrate hitting a milestone: the Thomasnet.com number of users per month has passed 1.5 million. We like to celebrate the smaller milestones too though, like the addition of more than 700 new suppliers to our database during the past month. We've picked out our favorite ten of this new group below. 

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Video Marketing

17 Videos Featuring Industrial Companies & Factories You Should Watch

When’s the last time you were in a new manufacturing or industry facility? Maybe you toured a colleague's shop during a trade show a few years ago or had to do an audit for a new supplier.

But with in-person events at a halt this year, many industrial companies are using videos to tour their shop floors and better engage with buyers.

With so many industry expansions, updates to machinery, and innovative ways to organize, taking a look at what your partners are up to can be great inspiration for your own brand awareness campaigns. From automakers and heavy-equipment manufacturers to plastic injection molders, check out some behind-the-scenes videos below.

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CBD Marketing 101 For Manufacturers
Manufacturing and Industrial

CBD Marketing 101: What Manufacturers Should Know About Compliance

We understand how important marketing is in the CBD business. Whether you sell full spectrum CBD or advocate for artisanal products like CBD-infused butter and balms, marketing is integral to your business armory. 

To stand out from your competitors and reach a high-quality audience, you’ll need attractive packaging and up-to-date strategies to bring attention to your products. But regulations in the CBD industry can be complex. In December 2020, federal regulatory agencies penalized six CBD companies on the grounds of deceptive marketing claims. Learning from the business and marketing mistakes of your competitors can be critical for growth.

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