Vendor Spotlight: Valley Craft

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Valley Craft Industries is one of Indoff’s Material Handling Vendors. Valley Craft designs, develops and manufactures Professional Grade material handling and storage solutions, including a broad array of proprietary and custom products.

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The product they chose to feature is The Self-Powered Hydraulic Ultra Grip III. This piece of machinery is the latest innovation in fork-mounted drum handling. The Ultra-Grip III, an industry exclusive to Valley Craft, provides three fully hydraulic proportionally controlled functions that are activated by an ergonomic hand-held pendant. A single set of fully hydraulic jaws automatically adjust to most drums (18″-28″ in diameter). Rotating function offers full 360-degrees rotation for inverting and pouring to both the right and left. Dumping function allows the operator to pour forward 120-degrees. Features infinitely variable speed for optimum control of your load, system pressure gauge and battery discharge indicator with hour meter and clock. Equipped with built-in, 12-volt battery-operated Power-Pak and self contained hydraulics. Wireless remote option available. Batteries and charger are included.

Usable fork tube size: 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ x 37-1/2″ Jaw size: 9″ x 15″ Distance between forks: 19-3/8″ 2,000-lbs load capacity.

**Caution should be used when clamping thin walled drums, open-top drums, and smooth sided drums.

Do you want to know more about Valley Craft and this product? Click Here!

Vendor Spotlight: West Point Products

 

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West Point Products Postage Meter Supplies deliver exceptional quality and performance at a great price. Thier extensive product line is fully compatible with the most popular postage meters and comes with a 100% worry free, satisfaction guarantee.

West Point Products has over 10 years of experience in the ink formulation and manufacturing of postage meter supplies. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing processes ensure that their products meet or exceed OEM print quality. NuPost® and ecoPost® are the only aftermarket postage products approved by the U.S. Postal Service and are 100% IP cleared.

West Point’s postage supplies have the same quality and performance as the national brands at a fraction of the cost – in stock, and ready to ship!

 

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If you would like to receive more product information, click here to check out a flyer: http://www.indoff.com/media/INDO/Indoff_Postage_Meter_Supplies-1.pdf

Vendor Spotlight: Visstun

 

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This week we are featuring one of our many Promotional Products Vendors – Visstun.

Since it was founded in 2006, Visstun’s unique method of cup imprinting has propelled promotional cups to a whole new level. Launching the world’s first high-definition convolute cups, Visstun’s state-of-the-art technology has eclipsed traditional cup imprinting methods by first printing high-quality corporate images on flat polypropylene sheets and then forming them into cups on custom engineered machinery. Visstun® has been able to create a visually stunning line of custom cups for every occasion that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
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Never before have plastic cups been able to promote your corporate image with such detail and clarity…and they’re only available from Visstun! From dishwasher safe, reusable, Plastic cups to single-use, Paper HOT & COLD cups, Visstun® has a Visually Stunning Cup that lets you Showcase Your Brand, Not Just Your Logo®. 

For more information on Visstun and their products, click here!

B2B: Selling Social

 

Going “social” is important for any business. Social media sites are valuable tools for customer relationship management and are great for finding new customers. Take a look at the infographic below for a few statistics on how important social media is for  business to business companies.

Let us know how social media has helped your company, below!

 

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Hashtags: Revisited

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In honor of “Throwback Thursday” we are taking a look at a post previously featured on our blog! Take a look!

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A hashtag is a way to group conversations to see who is talking about your brand, product, event, etc. Think of it as an index at a library. You are indexing your conversations by using a specific title –or tag- which you can reference right away or months down the road.

By using a hashtag in your tweets and posts you are also inviting others to engage in the conversation. By doing so you allow your customers to voice their opinions about your product, post pictures from your event, or even participate in an online contest. Using hashtags also makes it easier to track customer complaints and respond to them in a more timely manner.

To construct a hashtag use the “#” sign at the front of the phrase; do not include any spaces or punctuation. For example, Indoff may use #IndoffCorporateSTL in our tweets to refer to something happening at Indoff’s headquarters. By others adding this hashtag to their tweets the corporate office, and anyone else, can click on the tag and follow the conversation in real-time! Be careful that you don’t overuse hashtags in your posts. Over doing it can make your post unattractive and can confuse your audience

Twitter is known for its use of hashtags, but lately many other social media platforms are starting to follow suit. Sites like Instagram and Tumblr have integrated the tags and rumor has it that Facebook will soon be hashtag compatible as well. This means that learning how to properly use a hashtag, as a company, may become more prominent in the very near future.

Still unsure about what a hashtag actually does? Take a look at these helpful articles below!

Hashtags: What are They and How Do You Use Them?

What Do You Need to Know About Hashtags?

10 Ways to Use Hashtags for Your Business

What are your thoughts on hashtags? Share with us below!

 

UPDATE: Facebook has since integrated the hashtag “system” into their site!