Your facility is state of the art. You hire the brightest engineers and have trained a killer sales force. You produce first class products and ship them to your customers around the world using the latest logistics technology. Does your website reflect this?
We have seen many companies like the one described above whose website has been put on the back burner and does not represent the company they are, lowering consumer confidence and ultimately losing potential customers.
Baldwin Web Design has developed numerous websites for manufacturing and industrial companies of all sizes. We take the time to learn more about your company and create a website messaging strategy that sells your products and services and converts visitors into customers.
Imagine a responsive (mobile-friendly) website that showcases your products in a searchable on-line catalog, allows users to easily request a quote or start an online chat with your technical support team.
Your new website can include easy-to-use content management systems that give you full control of the content once the initial design stage is complete. Not tech-savvy? We also provide affordable, ongoing website maintenance for your convenience.
Our website designs for manufacturers include:
- Custom designs tailored to your company needs
- Responsive, mobile-friendly optimization
- Intuitive navigation
- Easy-to-use WordPress content management system if requested
- Professional copy writing specifically for search engines (SEO)
- Digital and downloadable catalogs and product specifications
- CRM Integration for sales tracking and reporting
- Google Analytics to monitor and analyze website traffic
- Links to key contacts and user-friendly contact forms
- Integration with social media channels
What to include in a Manufacturing/Industrial Website
Messaging is just as important as the visual elements of your brand. What makes you stand out from your competition? Clear messaging of who you are and what your do should be prominent on the home page. Include your mission statement and business philosophy so visitors understand the culture and values of the company. Examples of this could include your manufacturing practices: How are you protecting the environment, your workers, how and where do your source materials? These are moral and ethical topics that are all part of your brand.
Be Aware of Your Audience
Who is visiting your website? They could be buyers for a big box store, engineers looking for product support, or investors looking for a new opportunity. Simple and intuitive navigation will get them to the information quickly and increase conversions, whether it is completing the request for quote form or picking up the phone.
I cannot stress enough the important of professional photography in a website especially for the manufacturing and industrial sectors. High quality, professionally shot images will make all the difference when visitors are deciding whether or not to do business with you. This includes images of products, equipment and don’t forget the team members and that arial shot of your facility!
Many manufacturing websites have product specification sheets, data sheets and reports in the form of PDF documents. Often times the documents are buried three levels deep. What if visitors could search and filter all the documents on your website and find what they need in seconds? Efficient document management increases conversions.
Clear Call to Actions
Visitors are impressed with your branding message, the images are stunning and they are downloading the product specifications and technical drawings. What next? What is it you want them to do? You want them to pick up the phone, fill out that contact form, order the products! Clear call to actions (CTAs) will steer them in the right direction.