You can use Google to fast search our site using the above interface. You can also search by adding our custom Google/Firefox button to your Google/Firefox toolbar. When using the custom button, you can directly use the Google/Firefox toolbar to enter the search term in the text box and click on our icon to search our site for suppliers. As an added bonus in the Google toolbar, the custom button dropdown interface displays the latest list of suppliers added to our database.
In addition, a more powerful search user interface box in our Homepage and all "Buy Pages" allows the buyer to quickly zone in
on the supplier(s) of product(s) and services that he or she is interested in.
The search can be restricted to "All Keywords", "Any Keyword" or "Exact Phrase" entered and records that sound
like the keywords are returned as a result match. To further enrich the user experience, results are returned in paged sets of 10.
The following kinds of search can be performed:
Suppliers By Product: When this option is selected, all suppliers listed under products that sound
like the specified keywords are returned as result matches. For example if you enter "Strainer Valve" (Without quotes)
all suppliers of products containing the words strainer and valve are returned.
Suppliers By Name: When this option is selected, all suppliers whose company name sound
like the specified keywords are returned as result matches.
Products By Name: When this option is selected, the hierarchy tree contexts for which the leaf nodes
(product name) sound like the keywords entered are returned as a browsable record set.
Categories By Name: When this option is selected the hierarchy tree nodes that are not leaf nodes
(categories) and which sound like the keywords entered are returned as a browsable record set.
Industrial Jobs: When this option is selected, jobs in our career database for the process, energy and greater manufacturing industry
which sound like the keywords entered are returned as a browsable record set. A more advanced search interface for jobs including other focus areas such as Engineering is available separately in our career section.
Note that when searching for suppliers by product, suppliers by name or jobs, the location (country/state)
can be specified to further narrow the search. Only countries where suppliers exist are displayed. This option is ignored when searching for products by name or categories by name.