The manufacturing industry is a sector that is slowly adapting digital technology for their operations. When it comes to leveraging digital advertising, social media, websites and apps, the manufacturing industry still finds it challenging to understand all these concepts. However, the last few years have shown an increased demand for equipment, automotive, housing and other heavy materials through online sales. It makes it essential for the manufacturing companies to start focusing on modernization and digital growth.
The aim behind developing a website for a manufacturing business is the clarity behind exhibiting technological expertise that inspires maximum prospects. Moreover, even if a manufacturing business is not selling directly to the consumers, developing a website can enhance the brand experience and engagement.
A recent survey indicated that the marketing and advertising budget allocated by manufacturing industries has come up to only 3.2% as compared to other B2B industries having 11.3%. However, the vast difference between the figures can bring good news in terms of broader scope for growth by doing some of the simplest changes. They can implement such development technology in the following ways:
An engaging user experience speaks a lot when it comes to increasing the voice of a brand. Manufacturers have to deal with various distributors and resellers of their products. Hence, they can avail services that offer a diversified framework for building engaging user-interfaces, and hire Vue.js developers for creating different sections for them on their website. The section for them would be password protected and can only be used by them. And another would be only for the customers who are interested in finding the products to buy. You would want to drive the traffic coming on distributors page to the main website, that increases the need to create useful and valuable content.
Product pages are incredibly significant for a manufacturing business website. Not everyone who lands on the site knows the products you are manufacturing. Instead of focusing only on the product pages, a website should lead the navigation to solutions. For this, an Information Architecture built on MEAN Stack development services is essential to drive the journey of a user to an intuitive conversion by creating wireframes and sitemaps. The information must align with the site structure and the key pages. It can help in avoiding misinformation and increase the opportunities for more sales. Product pages must also be easily accessible throughout the site and have an accurate description, photographs, videos, manuals, and specifications.
A manufacturing business might be completely different from another. Hence, the buyer personas of their target buyers would also need thorough research. A chemical manufacturer has different buyers than an electronic one. Therefore, a maintenance manager and a purchasing agent would have different goals when they land on your website depending on their educational background. Buyer personas would eventually enable the business in creating lead forms in sites. They can create simple fill-in forms that would help generate a lead in exchange for any content like white papers, or consultations. Such information can seal the future business deals.
Wireframing and planning the layout is a collaborative decision between a team of developers, designers, and content writers. It can either be an in-house team or by hiring a company providing custom web development services. And enterprise CRM is capable of being integrated with a website that can make critical differences in carrying out business. It includes lead management, email marketing, and helps in managing the relationship between you and your customers. You can stay connected with every department right from production, warehouse, inventory, purchase, and delivery. A CMS is another critical tool to manage all the information regarding past projects, safety restrictions, instructions in a single database.
The web development solutions provided by 9series integrate next-gen technologies like IoT, Big Data, and AI that help in streamlining each operation.
Vendors and inventory are probably the most significant components of a manufacturing business. Hence, it is essential to keep track of quotations, approvals, product lists, and POs to bring smoothness in the process. Similarly, inventory items need to be controlled, stored and utilized in a more accessible way. Our solutions provide a management solution that helps in tracking the inward and outward stock with unique identification numbers.
Raw material wastage, total production, planning, scheduling, and usage in the warehouses is another crucial task. Our management solution enables labelling each raw material that makes it easier to scan, get alerts, and reports whenever needed. Moreover, the journey of a product getting delivered to the destination is also enhanced by tracking third-party deliveries. Over the years 9series has teamed up with its various clients involved in manufacturing business. It has come a long way providing innovative solutions that enable manufacturers to face the production and management challenges head-on.