Wholesaling in China is a lucrative business, and this article will cover reliable ways on how to find China wholesale suppliers online.
How to Find China Wholesale Suppliers Online
Alibaba is a China supplier search engine that gives you access to tens of thousands of suppliers from your home computer.
Finding suppliers through Alibaba is very easy.
Simply enter the product you are looking for in the search bar and Alibaba will return a large number of wholesale China suppliers, prices and minimum order quantities.
The only downside to using Alibaba is that the back and forth with suppliers can take a long time.
One of the main differences between using Alibaba and attending trade shows is that there tend to be a lot of middlemen on Alibaba.
But as long as you can profit from your suppliers, that’s all that matters!
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China Wholesale Suppliers
Global Sources is a directory of China wholesale suppliers that you can browse through to quickly find online suppliers.
Global Sources is very similar to Alibaba in that it is the largest online directory of Chinese suppliers. However, there are some key differences between the two.
First, Alibaba has a larger list of suppliers than Global Sources, but at the cost of quality. There are more middlemen and small merchants on Alibaba.
Overall, Global Sources has a more complex vetting process and therefore attracts higher quality suppliers.
In addition, Global Sources suppliers tend to have much higher MOQs (minimum order quantities) than Alibaba.
China Wholesale Suppliers
Made in China is a B2B China wholesale directory specializing in machinery, electronics, textiles, and handicrafts.
Besides Alibaba and Global Sources, Made in China is the third largest B2B platform in China.
By searching for any product, the Made in China website will connect you directly with the right China wholesale suppliers.
Most of the suppliers on the Made in China website are quality certified, and you can view supplier audit reports to learn more about the suppliers.
You can also find minimum order quantities and pricing for products on the site.
1688 is a Chinese wholesale supplier directory owned by Alibaba Group. 1688 is mainly for Chinese businesses. The entire site is in Chinese and you will have to use Google Translate or find someone who can read Chinese to help you find suppliers on the site.
Why use 1688 if it’s in Chinese?
Sometimes the Chinese wholesale suppliers you find on Alibaba and 1688 will offer higher prices to foreign businesses.
Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the lowest price possible.
Whenever you are negotiating with a supplier on Alibaba, you should also contact the same supplier through 1688 using a different email address to see if there is a difference in the quotes.
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