If you’re wondering why we missed a month for the web update, it’s because in January we took some time to review the previous year and just recently we shined a light on things to come next. Take a look at those two posts for things you may have missed from 2023 and things that are yet to come. Now let’s get back to your regularly scheduled monthly web updates!
In January, we shined more light on our Reserve® program across the website, built an entirely new Industrial Automation product section, upgraded performance in a couple of key applications in My Samtec, and upgraded our imagery in our videos section.
Here were the major updates to Samtec.com for January 2024.
More Highlights to the Samtec Reserve® Program
As mentioned in this previous blog post, we have updated several areas of the website to highlight our Reserve® program, which features over 200,000 parts that are in stock globally and ready to ship in just a day. You’ll notice a new homepage link to our eBrochure, as well as expanded graphics and hover areas across the website which also highlight this program.
Check out this latest post to learn more: https://blog.samtec.com/post/need-it-now-get-1-day-shipping-with-samtec-reserve/
Brand New Industrial Automation Section
Samtec supports a wide variety of growing industries across the world, including 5G, Mil & Aero, AI, Medical, Video, and more. Recently we have built an entirely new section of the website detailing how we support the growing Industrial Automation industry.
This new section features a main landing page that includes products, as well as 5 subpages that take a deep dive into each major area of industrial automation where many of our products are a perfect fit.
These include Industrial Automation, Robotics, Vision, IIoT, and Smart Cities. Each page links to products that help support applications in these industries which have gone through rigorous testing, such as our design qualification testing, extended life product testing, and severe environment testing.
Coming up soon, we’ll be adding videos to each section that help explain how our products can help support these areas as well.
Take a look at the new section here on Samtec.com – https://www.samtec.com/industries/industrial
Performance Upgrade for Pricing and Delivery
Our Pricing and Delivery application is one of the most heavily used applications on the website. It allows 24/7 access to customer-specific pricing without the need to contact customer service. Just input a valid part number and quantity, and our application will return pricing and lead time in a matter of sections.
We recently updated this application to a new API endpoint which will improve performance across all areas of the application. Coming up soon we will be upgrading the entire front and back end of this application from the ground up, but for now, you can enjoy the performance updates for a few more months while we wait on the release of the new system.
Better Quality Images in our Video Search
The Samtec video library contains hundreds of videos to help you understand our products better. It has videos that are demos, presentations, instructions, webinars, culture-based, and more. We recently updated the imagery in this section to be more crisp and easier to read, making it easier to sort through your selections.
Take a look here to check it out, and watch a few videos while you’re there – https://www.samtec.com/support/videos/
A Front and Back-End Update to our Order Status System
Similar to our Pricing and Delivery application, our self-service Order Status system is another highly used application on the website. This allows 24/7 access to Orders and Samples with a My Samtec login without the need to talk to customer service. Users can also request to expedite orders if they fit certain criteria.
We recently updated this system to use a new data source and display grid, replacing some older technology that was becoming outdated. Later this year we’ll be working on upgrading this system as well, but for now users can enjoy the updates to the current system.
If you’re not registered for a My Samtec account to access all of these convenient self-service tools, you can register at https://account.samtec.com/register
Coming Soon to Samtec.com
That does it for now. Thanks for being a loyal reader of The Samtec Blog.
Here is what we’re currently working on, and a few other updates that are coming soon!
- A full overhaul and simplification of our navigation structure
- Continued improvements to our translated areas of the website
- An overhaul of our Pricing and Delivery system
- A major update to our on-site Search experience
- A major update to our Order Status system
- Several user-experience updates for major website applications
- Performance and speed improvements
- And more!