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Sourcing

Who Are The Industrial Buyers On The Thomas Network?

You know who your target customers are. 

You know what you can do for them and why they should choose you over your competition.

As for when you'd like them to contact you? ASAP would be nice, right?

The only problem is, you don't know where they all are. 

The good news is we do. Your prospective buyers are on our platform and enables you to engage industrial in-market buyers at every possible touchpoint in the buying process.

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Thomas Factory Tours: Industrial Video Production Examples for Custom Manufacturers and OEMs

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Manufacturing Day 2020: STEM Resources for High School and College Students

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Sourcing

Thomasnet.com® Buyer Experience Updated with Thomas Account Features

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Sourcing

13 Sourcing Tips To Identify New Quality Suppliers

When most buyers plan on identifying a new supplier, they are usually tempted to focus on the best price. However, concentrating only on low costs can hurt you in the long term. That's because shaving a few cents off the price of a product is no help if the quality is below standard, and the component or material does not arrive when you need it.

Instead of solely focusing on cost, focus on quality by incorporating these 13 tips into your sourcing strategy:

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Procurement

How Big Companies Choose New Suppliers

Are you looking to land one of the big customers? Becoming an approved supplier for a large global company can change your business forever. But landing a big customer takes far more than a hello and a handshake. We recently reviewed the supplier discovery process of a leading Fortune 500 company, and here’s what we learned:

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Thomas Introduces Thomasnet.com Registered And Verified Programs Plus Supplier Badging

Thomas has been dedicated to helping industrial buyers and suppliers to connect with each other for over 120 years. As technologies have evolved and best practices in marketing and sales have changed, we’ve grown our toolsets to help make sure that industrial distributors and manufacturers have access to solutions that drive new business. To help support manufacturers who are searching for qualified buyers in targeted industries, Thomas has created Registered and Verified Thomasnet.com Programs. 

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Thomasnet.com
Sourcing

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

If you are thinking about listing your business on Thomasnet.com, you may have thought "Does Thomasnet.com really work?"

Of course, we understand that you may still have questions about the results that Thomasnet.com delivers to manufacturers and industrial companies like yours. That's understandable.

The Thomas Network connects active B2B buyers and engineers with 500K+ North American suppliers. 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. In fact, every 2 seconds, a supplier is evaluated by a buyer on the platform.

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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