Like Alibaba.com and Made in China, Global Sources is a B2B online marketplace connecting wholesale buyers and sellers globally.
But in general, it targets scaled businesses and not startups.
So big factories and trading companies are more seen on the platform.
Ranking is based on the price paid to show more information and receive better exposure.
Online-to-Offline (O2O) supplier maintains a comprehensive company profile online and is exhibiting at upcoming Global Sources trade shows.
The business scope of this supplier’s independently verified Business Registration, as licensed by relevant government agencies, allows it to manufacture goods.
Verified Supplier’s Business Registration profile has been independently verified with relevant government agencies.
The buyer safety measures help ensure product quality to a certain extent. But that doesn’t mean everything and as a buyer, you still need to check carefully whether a supplier meets your expectations.
Mainly large trading companies and large factories.
On global sources, suppliers usually require an MOQ. Depending on different products, that number may vary a lot.
However, it’s always recommended to email or message suppliers directly instead of solely checking information on their website, since the information can be outdated and the most efficient way is to ask them directly.
Global sources is a marketplace and it doesn’t control the prices offered by sellers on it. However, the prices on global sources are quite good thanks to the scale of the suppliers.
Most sellers support PayPal, T/T (Wire Transfer), L/C etc. However, this is something you’ll have to talk about with a specific supplier.
Just like suppliers on alibaba and made in China, the sellers will send the goods to you by sea, by air, by express or by train and truck. Depending on your destination, they will usually provide you with a recommendation. You can also ship with your own forwarder.
- Advantage in trade shows and exhibitions
- Prices are good in general
- Large supplier database
- Professional customer service
- Even though it’s a big wholesale website in terms of the number of suppliers, the choices are less than Alibaba.
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