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Smart enterprises both large and small now go online to find an industrial equipment company to order everything from their packaging supplies to heavy equipment from. The internet has made it possible for even rural companies to have access to the best suppliers in the country. Because of low overheads for online "shops," even when shipping costs are included, you can find the best prices online, as well as the widest selection of products. The only question is: how do you find the best equipment company online for your needs?

Start with your search engine. Search engines use keywords to find anything online. For example, "equipment" is a keyword. That will yield a huge number of results, most of which will not really be relevant to your search. "Long tail" keywords are a string of words that will narrow down your search. "Industrial equipment company" is such a longtail keyword.

Even then you will still find an overwhelming number of choices. If you are looking for warehouse supplies, then you may want to use that as your primary search term. If you are looking for forklifts, include that in your search.

Another way to narrow down your search is to add the name of your state before or after your longtail keyword. You may find that a company in your state can offer you discounts or benefits that an out of state company cannot. However, don't limit yourself to exploring only local businesses. There are other, more important factors to consider.

When you have chosen an online industrial equipment company, it is a good idea to go to the site's "About" page first and learn a little about the company. How long have they been in business? Do they operate out of physical premises? Are they factory authorized dealers or are they just an affiliate site? Always deal with a company with a long history of service and expertise in their field.

After you have checked the company's credentials, they look for the specific product you are after. If it is something like a forklift, they should offer a wide range of makes and models and also provide extensive information about each product. Just as importantly, they should offer warranties and after sales service, such as OEM parts.
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Good info Premier! Do you have a good working knowledge of Boolean operators? I ask because there are evidently some that I am unaware of. I know the basic "AND", "NOT" & "OR", but I also am aware that "+" is sometimes utilized - but I am fuzzy about its advantages. Anything you could share about that would certainly help me - and likely many others. I noticed you are new to the forum, so I would like to welcome you to this very fine community of people sharing common interests. You will find people of literally all skill levels are in this group. I went to your "Public Profile", but noticed that you haven't filled-out that info, but I am certain that many would love to know more about you and learn from and share with you. Personally, I am semi-retired with a wide variety of interests. My (now very small) income comes to me in the form of royalties for sales of products for which I am the inventor. Very rarely do I build furniture - but rather, my wood-working interests lie in the area of building "one-of-a-kind" fixtures and projects. The membership of this forum has become a very fine resource for me! OPG3
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