The Top 9 Chinese Sourcing Websites

15 January 2020 123

One of the easiest, most convenient and affordable ways to search for a product in China is to use specialized B2B online platforms. Here are nine starting points that will help you to find a supplier in China.

1. Alibaba.com

Website: http://www.alibaba.com 

Headquarters: Hangzhou, China

Slogan: Global trade starts here

The website was launched in 1999. Today it is the largest and most popular B2B wholesale platform in China.

Alibaba.com has several language versions, including English.

The name Alibaba has long been synonymous with "sourcing in China". When you need to find a product in China, Alibaba.com is the first place you go.

It should be noticed that there are not only manufacturers, but also trading companies and other resellers on the platform. And another thing – most of suppliers are focused on large wholesale companies and require large MOQ.

2. Made-in-China

Website: http://www.made-in-china.com

Headquarters: Nanjing, China

Slogan: Connecting buyers with Chinese suppliers

The website was created in 1998 by Focus Technology Co., Ltd. Its mission is to serve international trade and provide information about Chinese products and suppliers to a wide range of wholesale buyers around the world.
The site is available in 11 languages.

Products are presented in 27 categories and 3600 subcategories. 

You can contact the seller via online chat, e-mail or other contacts you can find in the supplier's card on the site, contact information is open. 

3. Global Sources

Website: http://www.globalsources.com

Headquarters: Hong Kong

Slogan: Reliable exporters: find them and meet them

Global Sources offers offline and online B2B services for suppliers from Asia and wholesale buyers from all over the world. The company has been successfully operating since 1971. In 1996, Global Sources launched the B2B site Asian Sources Online and began publishing a monthly CD catalog. Since 2003 the company holds trade shows. The largest trade shows are the leading exhibition of consumer electronics Global Sources Consumer Electronics, the world's largest exhibition of mobile technologies Global Sources Mobile Electronics, the exhibition of consumer goods and home goods Global sources Lifestyle, the exhibition of clothing, shoes and accessories Global Sources Fashion. In 2011, the company also launched online exhibitions, a service that provides remote access to information about exhibitors and products.

The website has 15 language versions.

4. DHgate

Website: https://www.dhgate.com

Headquarters: Beijing, China

Slogan: Buy globally, sell globally

The Chinese e-Commerce website is aimed primarily at small and medium-sized wholesale buyers. 

As of March 2019, the platform has registered 2 million Chinese suppliers, 21 million customers, and more than 22 million products, including in the categories of electronics, clothing, bags, health and beauty products, and toys.

The website is available in 10 languages.

You can contact the seller via the feedback form or online chat on the site. The full postal address, phone number, email address, and website are often omitted.

5. HKTDC

Website: https://sourcing.hktdc.com

Headquarters: Hong Kong

Slogan: The online marketplace you can trust

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) was established in 1966 to promote, assist and promote international trade in Hong Kong. Today, HKTDC has 50 offices around the world, 13 of them are located in mainland China.

HKTDC organizes international exhibitions, conferences and business missions, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. 
Sourcing.hktdc.com – a trading platform representing manufacturers and trading companies from Hong Kong and China. For small minimum volumes, you can check another special section: https://small-order.hktdc.com.

6. Global Market

Website: https://www.globalmarket.com

Headquarters: Guangzhou, China

Slogan: Certified Manufacturers Online

You can contact the supplier via the feedback form on the website, online chat, by phone or in any other way specified in the company's profile.

Suppliers are required to upload a business license under the Chinese e-Commerce law, which came into force on January 1, 2019. We recommend that you check for a business license and other documents before ordering. 

7. Yiwugo

Website: https://en.yiwugo.com

Headquarters: Yiwu, China

Yiwugo.com it is the official website of Yiwu (Futian) Commodity Market, the world's largest wholesale consumer goods market.

The catalog contains offline stores and of manufacturers' showrooms of multi-storey shopping centers in Yiwu. 

The website has two language versions – Chinese and English.

8. DIYTrade

Website: https://www.diytrade.com

Headquarters: Shenzhen, China

Slogan: global B2B trading platform)

DIYTrade.com is a famous Chinese B2B trading platforms. The site was originally launched on a domain eBigChina.com in 1999, but in May 2006 it was renamed to DIYTrade.com.

9. MakePolo.com (Marco Polo)

Website: http://en.makepolo.com/

Headquarters: Beijing, China

Slogan: Accurate purchasing Search Engine

Makepolo.com launched in 2006.  

The website has an English-language version and a Chinese-language version focused on the domestic market.

We did not include the AliExpress website, which is focused on retail sales, as well as the Chinese brother Alibaba.com – 1688.com. This is a Chinese wholesale website for the domestic market, completely in Chinese.

We remind you that although most of the B2B platforms have a buyer protection system, ordering goods via the websites does not exclude risks.

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