Industry Huddle founder, Zachary T. Haines, is changing B2B social networking, focusing on the needs of manufacturers, distributors, manufacturerâ€™s reps, contractors, end-users, and other companies in numerous product industries.
Online PR News – 01-November-2012 – Cincinnati/Ohio – Industry Huddle founder, Zachary T. Haines, is changing B2B social networking, focusing on the needs of manufacturers, distributors, manufacturerâ€™s reps, contractors, end-users, and other companies in numerous product industries.
Traditional social networks provide companies with the ability to communicate to customers in a B2C open forum but, according to the staff at Industry Huddle, such a method does not take into account the complex communication network in the supply chain.
â€śMy goal with this website is to make it easier for companies to do business online, while protecting the integrity of the supply chain,â€ť said Haines. â€śThis means that companies are in control of their information on the website, particularly when it comes to which users can view a companyâ€™s sales promotions and listings.â€ť
While other social network sites allow companies to build up â€ślikesâ€ť and â€śfollows,â€ť Industry Huddleâ€™s approach is to provide an industry-focused platform where companies find new sales leads or potential suppliers in a given industry. When a company joins the website, they have the ability to search for other companies based on the industry, location, and the products that they buy or sell.
Members receive announcements, or â€śHuddle Posts,â€ť and press releases only from relevant companies, instead of updates about individuals in all industries. This is a revolutionary step for how B2B companies network online.
Industry Huddle is expected to increase its users rapidly thanks to its Members Savings Program. The website is offering instant savings on business expenses when a company signs up for free, with up to 62% off at Staples, 25-35% off from Sprint plans, saving cents at the pump, plus numerous other expense cuts.
The new website, re-launched this month, has already incorporated 41 unique industries, ranging from Building Materials, Foodservice, Janitorial & Sanitary Supplies, Safety Equipment, and several others.
Haines has experience working directly with manufacturers and distributors as the Executive Director for the Distributor Partners of America (DPA), a buying group with over 500 member companies. Many DPA members have already signed up to IndustryHuddle.com, but he stresses that the website is free for any company to sign up and begin taking advantage of its savings and industry directory.
About IndustryHuddle.com â€“ Industry Huddle, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a free social trade network for B2B companies to connect with suppliers and customers in their industry in order to increase product sales. A first of its kind, this free service offers savings on business expenses simply by signing up. For more information, visit www.industryhuddle.com.