eCommerce Allows You to Test Market New Products & Ideas (Cheaply)

Another powerful benefit available with embracing eCommerce for manufacturers: eCommerce allows you the opportunity to explore the market by testing new products and ideas.  In other words, eCommerce enables you to create your very own R &…
SBA eCommerce Boot Camp

Buffalo SBA eCommerce Boot Camp Webinar Series Continues on Sept 24

The Buffalo SBA has teamed up with the Buffalo SBDC and the Jamestown SBDC to offer the SBA eCommerce Boot Camp for Small Business.  This exciting webinar on eCommerce Strategies concludes on September 22 at 10:00 EST with the last step of…
Job Shop

8 Steps to Conquer the “Job Shop Challenge” with eCommerce

Are you a custom manufacturer or contract manufacturer? Otherwise, known as a job shop.  Well, most custom manufacturers find great difficulty conquering the "Job Shop Challenge".  What exactly is this particular "Job Shop Challenge" that…
MFG Out Loud

GET REAL Marketing for Manufacturers with MFG Out Loud

Guess what? There is a new Sheriff in town amongst the world of podcasts for manufacturers. MFG Out Loud!  Actually, I should say, sheriffs. Allison DeFord and Ray Ziganto are the Hosts with the Mosts!  This outstanding podcast targets those…

Captain Your Ship! eCommerce Helps You Stay in Your Wheelhouse 

Another tremendous benefit for manufacturers embracing eCommerce: eCommerce allows you to stay in your wheelhouse.  As a manufacturer, ever find yourself stumbling out of your wheelhouse?  Drifting down a path that falls outside of your…
Proprietary Process

Hey Manufacturer, Let’s Scale Your Proprietary Process with eCommerce

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Scale Your Proprietary Process! How?  With eCommerce.  Let's discuss further.  eCommerce Answers the Call Yes indeed, eCommerce allows you to Scale Your Proprietary Process. However, before we discuss eCommerce, let's take a look…

Blogging Reduces that “Social Distance” Between You and Your Customers

Randy McNeely, who owns the title "Kindness Champion" and also serves as the executive producer of "The Kindness Hunters" TV Show recently shared this thought, "I prefer not to use the phrase 'social distance'. As social creatures, we are 'physically…
capital-expenditures

Another Incredible eCommerce Benefit: No Major Capital Expenditures

Another incredible benefit that comes with embracing eCommerce for manufacturers: No major capital expenditures.  For the record, I am CHEAP. Extremely cheap.  Feel free to ask my wife, friends, family or even my 140 LB Rottweiler.  Actually,…
menu

Hey Manufacturer, What’s on Your Menu? Perhaps a Plate of eCommerce?

As a manufacturer, what is on your menu? What is your specialty? You know, your signature dish. In other words, what are you known for that customers eagerly line up to get a taste? For many manufacturers, this may come as a loaded question. As…
soulmates

Seeking Soulmates: Does Your Website Attract Dream Customers?

Seeking soulmates. Isn't that basically the goal or function of a business website?  Most websites play the role of matchmakers in some capacity or another.  Not in the sense of an actual date, but a website matches you with a solution…
No Receivables

No Receivables: Manufacturing eCommerce Strategies Benefits Cash Flow

One of my absolute favorites on the list of eCommerce Benefits: No Receivables!  Well, truth be told, trying to pick a favorite eCommerce benefit is like trying to pick a favorite child.  However, can you imagine a life with NO receivables?  Sounds…

Eliminate the Cumbersome RFQ Process with eCommerce

Another key ingredient on the list of eCommerce Benefits for manufacturers includes cutting down or even eliminating the cumbersome Request-for-Quote (RFQ) process.  Especially since going through the RFQ process is a huge expense to your…