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Think about it.
How often do your best prospects actually look for a new
supplier? Yearly? Every two years? Longer? Partnering
with a new supplier is a risky, time-consuming process
buyers don’t take lightly. On top of that, just how many
of your “ideal” prospects really exist – viable companies
looking for exactly what you offer, where you offer it?
For most suppliers, ideal new customers are few
and far between. So when that perfect prospect decides
it’s the right time to get serious about supplier
discovery, you need to be in the right place, sharing the
right information they need to put you on their shortlist.
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Be there at the right time
So when do buyers look for a new supplier?
It could be when:
You can’t predict when these things might happen. The “right time” could come
at any time. But when it does come, buyers and engineers are doing their supplier
discovery online. And, time and again, they’re doing it on ThomasNet.com.*
They need new or replacement
They have quality, reliability or
pricing issues with a supplier
An existing supplier
goes out of business
They’re reshoring their
back to U.S. soil
* 93% of the Fortune 500 source on ThomasNet.com - 2014 ThomasNet.com visitor data
They’re introducing a new
product line or service
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Be in the right place
ThomasNet.com is industry’s leading
supplier discovery platform.
This is where click numbers can
pile up, but with very few of them
resulting in serious RFQs. A great
deal of the traffic out here simply
is not yet ready to buy.
This is where you’ll find buyers
that are serious about supplier
discovery – and it’s where they’ll
find you. Here’s where the
shortlist process begins.
Will you be one of the few to get
an RFQ? Or one of the fewer
still to be asked for a prototype
or trial? Perhaps, but only if you
stand out in the “sourcing” zone.
The road to getting selected is jam-packed with your competitors.
Put yourself in a position to stand out and get found where serious
supplier discovery happens: the “sourcing” zone.
A NEW CUSTOMER
This is where supplier
discovery ends and a long-term
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Provide the right information
Today’s buyers assemble their shortlists online before ever picking up the
phone. They do it on ThomasNet.com because this is where they can find your:
• Company Information
• Detailed Product Specs
• Custom Capabilities
• Line Cards
• 2D/3D CAD Drawings
• Quality Certifications
• Key Documents
• Photos & Videos
• White Papers
• Case Studies & Portfolios
• Ownership/Diversity Info
• Key Personnel
• Locations Info
• Sales Data
• News Releases
• Marketing Messages
• Social Media Links
ThomasNet.com is the only platform that lets you promote
all this detailed content to buyers. They love it because they
can find, vet, compare, shortlist and contact suppliers all
from one powerful, convenient, FREE platform.
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Engineers. Purchasing agents. Plant
managers. MRO buyers. They come to
ThomasNet.com specifically to find new
suppliers. They keep coming back because we
give them everything they need to do it right.
When they come looking for what you offer,
here’s how to make sure they can find you:
Position yourself where
your best prospects are
Rank high in product/service
categories that align with
your specific business goals
Fill your ThomasNet.com
Company Profile with the
detailed content buyers
and engineers need
Differentiate yourself from
Stand out with a Company
Profile ad that conveys your most
powerful selling points
Get found on ThomasNet.com
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A thorough, detailed company
profile that lets you promote all the
information buyers and engineers
need to put you on their shortlists.
“ It’s not every day you find
$200,000 customers. We found
ours through ThomasNet.com.”
Tracy Tenpenny, VP, Sales, Marketing & Innovation
Tailored Label Products
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Promote your business on ThomasNet.com. It’s the right way
to get found by the buyers who matter to you most.
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