Frequently Asked Questions

General

This article describes how to install Firefox on Windows.

  1. Visit the Firefox download page in any browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer). The page will automatically recommend the best version(s) of Firefox for you.


     

  2. Click on the green download link to download the Firefox installer. Depending on your connection speed, the download may take up to a few minutes. Thanks for your patience… it’ll be worth the wait!
     
  3. Start the process by clicking Run.


     

  4. Then, just follow the steps (they made the process as painless as possible).

    Congratulations, you are done installing Firefox!
     

  5. Double-click on the Firefox icon whenever you want to go online.

For the best user experience we encourage you to use our recommended browser. (1)

Recommended Browser

  • Latest version of Google Chrome

Supported Browsers

You may use MFG.com with any browser listed below. However, if you experience any issues, please use the latest version of Google Chrome.

  • Internet Explorer 9 (compatibility view only)
  • Internet Explorer 8 (version 8.0.7601.17514)
  • Firefox (version 18 or later)

Please note that we do not test for compatibility with Safari or Opera.

Regardless of your browser type, you must have cookies (2) and JavaScript enabled to use MFG.com.


(1) A browser is a software application you can use to visit websites. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome are examples of browsers.

(2) Cookies: Cookies are small files stored locally on your computer by your browser when you visit a website. Cookies are used so the website or application can store information about you for the next time you come back to the same site. For example, a cookie might be used to remember your username or certain preferences you have set.

Founded in 2000, MFG.com is the largest global sourcing marketplace for manufacturers seeking custom parts, textiles, standard components and assemblies. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MFG.com is a privately held company with offices in Atlanta, Paris and Shanghai. With more than $115 billion in RFQs passing through the marketplace, MFG.com has helped thousands of manufacturers - ranging from small single-person machine shops to large conglomerates - increase sales and grow profits.

MFG.com is revolutionizing the way the manufacturing industry sources made-to-order parts. Sourcing professionals and buyers come to MFG.com searching for an easy-to-use sourcing tool that helps them quickly and easily find the right suppliers that have the expertise, credentials and capacity to meet their sourcing needs. From collaboration on specification/design changes, to awarding and order monitoring, with MFG.com, the entire sourcing process takes place in one location. Suppliers come to MFG.com looking to expand their business and build lasting relationships with sourcing professionals and buyers that need their production capabilities.

Manufacturing

That is up to you. The purpose of a test-drive is to allow you to determine if MFG.com is right for you and your business. A test-drive account allows you to see RFQs relevant to you (you do this by setting up your Saved Searches), but it does not give you the ability to view buyer contact information or quote on jobs. After you see the opportunities available to you, we are convinced you will want to become an MFG.com member right away.

Pricing on MFG.com is customizable to your needs. Contact a MFG.com representative for more information.

Yes. When you have a paid membership, you work directly with the buyers that are looking to do business with you. Any quotes you submit go directly to the buyers. Any business between you and the buyer, happens directly between the two of you.

Sourcing

With MFG.com, you can see your quotes in a comparable format so that you can quickly get to a “total landed cost.” You can request quotes from suppliers under the INCO terms that make the most sense for your business.

Only if you want to. A target price helps keep the supplier in the know about your target pricing, right from the start. Some buyers think this is the best way to go, while others think they should leave the target price empty and see what comes in. It’s your choice.

A design, CAD file and drawing with technical details is required when sourcing on MFG.com. Since you are asking a supplier to use your RFQ to prepare a reasonable, accurate quote, the files attached to your RFQ is all they have to base their quote on. The more detailed your specifications and designs are, the more accurate your quote will be, and the better a supplier can meet your needs.