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.
“My goal with this website is to make it easier for companies to do business online, while protecting the integrity of the supply chain,” said Haines. “This means that companies are in control of their information on the website, particularly when it comes to which users can view a company’s sales promotions and listings.”
While other social network sites allow companies to build up “likes” and “follows,”
Members receive announcements, or “Huddle Posts,” 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.
About IndustryHuddle.com – 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 http://www.industryhuddle.com.