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Search Technology

Give Your Prospects the Ability to Quickly Find the Information They Need... The Way They Want to

Industrial buyers like all Internet users, search many different ways to find the information they need. When looking for the right product, these users need to search based on their own criteria. The challenge facing many industrial manufacturers is how to anticipate potential buyers' product questions and provide helpful search tools.

How can you help your customers make the right product choice?

  • How can you help prospects find the exact product they need quickly and effectively?
  • Can your website answer the types of questions your prospects typically ask on the phone?
  • Is your website answering the necessary questions prospects need to make an informed buying decision?

Search Technology

The Navigator Platform Simplifies Industrial Product Search Online

Having your product search and configuration powered by the Navigator Platform can empower your prospects and customers to intuitively search with the exact specifications, features and options to match their detailed product requirements.

  • Make it easy for customer and prospects to search and identify a specific product
  • Give your customers and prospects the exact product information they require to make an informed buying decision
  • Give your prospects and customers the ability to perform detailed product searches and find exactly what they're looking for, so they can ultimately take the appropriate actions

"Having a parametric search capability and CAD downloads was ideal for our new website. When ThomasNet approached me, I was blown away that they offered those capabilities."

Matt O'Kane
Business Director and General Manager
RE Relays – Magnecraft


Intuitive Search For Precise Results

ThomasNet's team of Engineers will work with you to understand how your products are sold and customize the Navigator Platform's Search and Configuration technology to meet the precise needs of your business. We understand that the kind of search you need is very specific to the types of products you sell, and the industrial buyers you want to attract.

Search Technology

Keyword Search

  • Provide the most commonly used and expected search method online
  • Allow your products to be easily found by specific keywords
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Part-Number Search

  • Have your products easily located by a specific part-number
  • Provide your customers with the ability to search for a specific part-number for a particular product
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Attribute Driven Parametric Search

  • Allow customers to quickly narrow down products according to requirements
  • Have customers simply search across your entire product line within your product criteria
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Product Configuration

  • Intuitively walks your customers through complex, rules-based product configuration
  • Easily allows your customers to build a product according to the attributes and options that meet their requirements
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Product Comparison

  • Allow your customers to easily identify differences in similar products by comparing them side-by-side
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Browsable Categories

  • Create a custom hierarchy of product categories unique to your product offering
  • Allow your customers to browse your products by category and then narrow their results
  • Change the look of your navigation to show thumbnail images, descriptions, or product drill down