BUCKEYE SHAPEFORM LAUNCHES CDS CATALOG AND CAD SOLUTION

Buckeye Shapeform is a multi-diverse manufacturing company with extensive capabilities in metal fabrication including precision deep draw metal forming, metal stamping as well as plastic injection molding. Buckeye offers an extensive line of standard electronic enclosures supporting the telecommunication, medical and audio/video industries. Additionally, Buckeye offers complete customization flexibility to all our standard enclosure offerings allowing the end-user the ability to modify the enclosure to fit their exact dimensions and specifications. If a standard or modified standard enclosure does not fit, we also offer complete fabrication assistance. The need to place this type of functionality in the hand of the end-user is what facilitated Buckeye working with CDS and Avatar. We recognized the need for our website to be fully functional and to make the user experience be informative but also striving for ease-of-use. CDS and Avatar were vital in accomplishing these objectives.

“We’re delighted to have to have partnered with AVATAR on this project to deliver a world-class website solution for Buckeye Shapeform,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions. Buckeye Shapeform recognizes that the industrial purchasing process has changed, with designers researching and selecting products online. Buckeye Shapeform also understands that their online content has to influence the research and selection process, by having rich content that is easily searched and includes downloadable CAD models. Of the many types of online marketing content, CAD downloads are one of the most efficient types of online marketing content, which can lead to a sale nearly 50% of the time.

“Buckeye Shapeform’s catalog, combined with a complete content management solution, will support marketing and sales efforts for years to come,” said Andrew Newby, CEO, AVATAR. “Shapeform’s customers are engineers and systems designers who need complete information on the products they are ordering, and about the company that they are ordering from. The new Buckeye Shapeform website puts the team in control of what they are promoting, while seamlessly integrating CDS’ powerful search and CAD solutions.”

About AVATAR

AVATAR has developed integrated business platforms through e-commerce, sales strategy, and content management since 1997. They energetically design bold and creative online solutions and then bring those ideas to life. AVATAR delivers high performance web applications, content management systems, online catalogs, and ERP-integrated e-commerce solutions. Learn more at http://www.avatarsyndicate.com or by calling 419-243-7445.

About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.)

CDS serves Industrial Suppliers by providing them with 3D Catalog & eCommerce solutions that get their products found, designed-in, and purchased. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS enables building product and industrial parts manufacturers and their distributors to increase sales by enabling their products to be specified into new designs, improve website conversion rates, generate high quality sales leads, and improve customer service. CDS SaaS solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, and CDS Configurator™. CDS’s skilled and experienced professional services team provides CAD modeling and implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the building products, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries. For more information call +1.408.550.8820 or visit www.catalogdatasolutions.com.

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