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China Wholesale: The Definitive Guide (2019)


Wholesale from China: countless buyers in the world choose it, and is also a trending that many new business starters want to follow.

In today’s guide you’ll learn:

  • What is the best website for wholesale from China?
  • How to wholesale from China?
  • Where can I find wholesalers if come to China?
  • How to communicate with China wholesale suppliers?
  • What are the hot-sale products to wholesale from China?

Without further hesitation, let’s dive inside.

 

1,Find Chinese Wholesale Suppliers from the Internet- online wholesale:

For new importers and small businesses, your best avenue for ordering wholesale products direct from China is Chinese wholesale websites. That’s because China is one of the world’s biggest manufacturing hubs, which offers a wide range of products at cheap price. And thanks to the development of the web, it makes international business simple.

If you want to succeed in China sourcing, then you need to deal with a legal and trusted Chinese wholesale website and follow the website’s buyer safety rules.

First time to wholesale from China? Not familiar with wholesale from Chinese online store? then I suggest you watch this video first:

Here the best websites for wholesale from China, you can choose according to your order quantity and the products which you want to wholesale:

1.1,  Quantity < MOQ:

MOQ means minimum order quantity, MOQ varies from different products. for example, customized rain boots, MOQ is 1,000 pairs. Customized cutlery (knives, forks, spoons), MOQ is 10,000pcs.
You can make online wholesale through the following websites:
AliExpress
AliExpress is focussed on retail & small wholesale orders. With 100+ million product ranges, World-wide delivery, buying from AliExpress is fast and secure.
It’s very similar to Amazon: you just need to add your products to the shopping cart and checkout.
Pay attention to the Bonus: AliExpress regularly offers coupons to its new customers.
AliExpress assures buyer safety with its following features:
Refund Guarantee
On-time Delivery Guarantee
Extra Warranty(only for EU countries): offers 2 years guarantee for most products, check with the seller about the detail.

Dhgate
Although no have so many product categories and suppliers as AliExpress, DHgate is also very popular with foreign buyers. It is very similar to AliExpress: assure buyer safety, simple to use, and the best part is that DHgate follows a tiered pricing structure. That means you increase the order quantity, the unit price of the product drops accordingly. The more you buy, the more you’ll save. DHgate also offers various discount coupons to new buyers.

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1.2, Quantity > MOQ

When your order quantity is matched with MOQ or you want to make customized or personalized products, you can make online wholesale from China through the following website: (Chinese wholesale website)

Alibaba
Alibaba is one of the biggest B2B websites in the world. You can buy almost everything which you want to wholesale from China.
Unlike AliExpress/DHgate, which you can buy directly. Notice that you are not buying a small quantity like 1 pcs, 10pcs, 100pcs, think about what you are buying 500pcs, 1000 pcs, or even more…

So, you need to browse the products, contact some suppliers to quote the price, evaluate the quotes, get samples from at least two different China suppliers, verify the factory, then according to all the situation to choose final supplier make the order, quality control, and ship out the good… it’s the whole progress of importing from China.

It seems very complicated, right? don’t worry, Alibaba is safe, legal and easy to use, and also have their own payment security system. Just need to read my article and follow the step if you are going to buy from Alibaba and import from China:

HOW TO IMPORT FROM CHINA: The Newest Guide 2019

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How to Find Reliable Suppliers in Alibaba?

How to Find Reliable Suppliers in Alibaba?

Made-in-China.com
Made-In-China.com is one of the oldest Chinese wholesale websites connecting Chinese suppliers with international buyers.

Most of the suppliers have been audited by Made-In-China. You can check the status by looking at the Audit icon beside the name of the supplier. ( see as the following picture)

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A few suppliers have uploaded 360-degree virtual tour of their facilities, offices & factories. You can find a virtual tour icon beside the name of the suppliers.

Globlasource
Global Sources is an online marketplace, just like Alibaba & Made-in-China. The company also organizes export sourcing shows in Hong Kong every April and October, they also provide Free Sourcing e-Magazines for buyers.

So, when you attending this fair, you can always find some China suppliers participants in trade shows who are also listed on the Global Source online marketplace.

1688.com
1688.com only focus on domestic business, as the cheapest price to buy from this website, now more and more foreign buyers choose to buy from 1688.com. If you want to buy from 1688.com, because of the language limit, then you must cooperate with one China sourcing agent, who can help you purchase, make the payment, quality control and ship out the goods to your country.
To show the difference to buy from these websites, I search transparent rain boots from Aliexpress, Dhgate, Alibaba, 1688.com:

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From the table, you can see how cheaper to buy from 1688.com, note: price on AliExpress doesn’t include the shipping fee. The price shown 1688.com is RMB price, according to the exchange rate now, it is equal to USD 3.7

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Except for wholesale from the above platform, you can also find China wholesale suppliers from Google,

Search from Google
Google is a fast way to find China wholesale supplier…… The easiest way to find China wholesale suppliers on Google is by searching “China +[Product] + manufacturer/factory.”
Now I take jewelry as an example: I will search “China jewelry factory”, we can see the result as follows:

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But many results are from B2B websites such as Alibaba, HKTDC, made-in-China, Global Source, etc., then we need to filter out these displays, you can do in this way:
“China +[Product] + manufacturer/factory -Alibaba -HKTDC -DHgage – Globalsource”
You can deduct all these which you don’t want to show.
To find your products of Chinese wholesale supplier more accurately, you can add product materials such as stainless steel, silver, etc. in the search conditions…
“China +[Material] + [Product] + manufacturer or factory -Alibaba -HKTDC -dhgage -globalsource”
Check the results as follows:
there are many Chinese jewelry wholesale suppliers.

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Advantages of Online Wholesale: without coming to China, you can buy cheap products made in China that you want.

Disadvantages: By picture, it all looks the same, you will only know the quality by receiving the sample or final production. In some situation, will waste your money and time.
In the beginning, you don’t even know whether you are cooperating with a factory or a trader because many traders on the platform claimed that they are factories. After the cooperation began, a series of problems such as production follow-up, product quality control, and arrangement of shipments you should pay key attention.

By reading here, I would like to say, Bling Sourcing Company, we are a professional China sourcing agent, who can help you import from China and solve all the problem above, and just charge a very small service fee. Click here to contact us.

 

2, Attend Chinese Trade Fairs

Attending the China trade show is the best option for finding reliable Chinese suppliers. Hundreds of thousands of businessmen attend the fair from basically all the country in the world hoping to buy or sell needed products or sourcing for new business opportunities.

There are three main fairs you can consider to visit in China:

2.1, The Canton Fair

Also known as the China Import and Export Fair, is located in Guangzhou, China. It held twice a year, is one the biggest trade fair in the world, you can find almost everything you want to wholesale from China. At next Month, the autumn Canton Fair 2019 will start.
Address: China Import and Export Fair Complex, 380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou

canton fair complex

Date & Products:
Phase 1: October 15th-19th

  • Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Vehicles & Spare Parts
  • Machinery
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Building Materials
  • Chemical Products
  • Energy Resources

Phase 2: October 23rd-27th

  • Consumer Goods
  • Gifts
  • Home Decorations

Phase 3: October 31st – November 4th

  • Textiles & Garments
  • Shoes
  • Office Supplies, Cases & Bags,
    and Recreation Products
  • Medicines, Medical Devices and
    Health Products
  • Food

All the details related to Canton Fair, please read this article: https://blingsourcing.com/canton-fair-2019-definitive-guide/

2.2, Global Sources Trade Show

Featured products: electronics or fashion accessories

Date & Products:

Phase1: Consumer Electronics October 11-14, 2019

Phase2: Mobile Electronics October 18-21, 2019

Global Sources Lifestyle/ Fashion: October 27-30, 2019

Address: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China
You may notice that the date of Global Sources trade show is very close to the Canton Fair. If the products you want to purchase are electronic products and fashion accessories, then this fair is worth a visit.

2.3, East China Fair (ECF)

Also known as The Shanghai Import and Export Commodity Fair
Featured products: clothes, textiles, consumer goods, gifts, art

Dates: 30th session, March 1-4, 2020

Address: 2345 Long Yang Road, Pudong Area, Shanghai, 201204, China

 

***There are many other exhibitions in China that only focus on one kind of product category like furniture exhibition, light fair, building decoration fair, etc. If you need any help, please just leave us your comment or send us an email, we will provide related information to you quickly.

The advantage of attending the fair: face to face contact with a large number of Chinese suppliers and establish real relationships. Your relationship with your supplier is one of the key elements to your success and face to face contact is very important.

Disadvantage: these fairs are free to attend, however, you need to consider the budget for flights, hotels, interpreters and so on. This could not a small investment for the new business starter. and also it’s time-consuming: You will need at least one week or more time to travel to China, visit the trade shows or factories, negotiate a deal with a supplier.
Tips: Keep in mind that if everything goes as planned and you get deal on the product, then travel expenses are worth to pay.

 

3, Buy From China Through Chinese Wholesale Markets

While in China, it’s worth visiting a wholesale market where you can browse a massive selection of products at extremely low prices.
Wholesale markets are open year-round (except for Chinese holidays) so you don’t have to wait for a trade show to find China wholesale suppliers.
Unlike the trade fairs, they are physical stores where you can know the quality of the product through physical inspection and buy directly.

3.1 Guangzhou wholesale market

There have the biggest, the most fashionable, the most complete wholesale market in China.
There are more than 1,000 wholesale markets in Guangzhou (most wholesale markets are very close to each other), which cover over 40 types of commodities, such as clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, toys, material and accessories, daily supplies, and electronics.
Here I will list Top 10 wholesales markets which many customers like to shopping (especially my customers):

3.1.1 Huadu Shiling International Leather City

It’s the Largest PU Leather Bag Market in Guangzhou, located at the north of downtown Guangzhou, Huadu district. (it’s also the manufacturer cluster of PU bags)
From here, you can buy all kinds of bags such as fashion handbags, travel bags, briefcase, laptop bags, backpack, cosmetic bags, evening bags, school bags, gift bags, etc, and also all kinds of material like PU,Leather, Cotton, Canvas, Nylon.

3.1.2 Sanyuanli Leather Product Wholesale Market

This market is mainly engaged in wholesaling various leather products, especially bags and suitcases. The market provides all grades of leather products from domestic and foreign brands.

3.1.3 Guangzhou International Textile & Fabric City

It is also known as Guangzhou Zhongda Fabric city, it’s top three of my customer’s most favorite market. cause there are full of the latest fashion accessories and fabric which can’t find at any other wholesale market in China.

3.1.4 Baima Clothing Wholesale Market

It is the largest high-grade clothing wholesale market in Guangzhou, with the best decoration, and the most standardized management. It is the most popular single market and gets the highest turnover for high-end clothing and fashion.
There is a giant large market cluster with 13 clothing wholesale centers in this area, you can buy all kinds of clothes with different quality levels.

3.1.5 XinTang International Jeans City

If you want to buy jeans clothes, then this market you wouldn’t miss!

3.1.6 Guangda Vast Foreign Trade Shoes Plaza

It is the largest shoe wholesale market in South China. This market offers all kinds of shoes, like sports shoes, hiking shoes, ankle boots, leather shoes, and children’s shoes.
Moreover, customers can buy nice shoes in the most fashionable style. Despite this, the low price of shoes is another attractive aspect for customers.

3.1.7 Liwan Toys Wholesale Market

It is one of the largest toy wholesale markets in Guangdong Province. The market mainly sells electric toys, voice control toys, remote control toys, and stuffed toys.

3.1.8 Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center

This is the largest cosmetic market in Guangzhou. The market mainly provides first-class cosmetics, washing supplies and hair products. Everything from salon gear to cosmetics to healthcare.

3.1.9 Guangzhou Watch Market(Zhanxi)

Actually, there are 9 buildings in this area, probably is the largest Watch and clock wholesale market in the world. It is a whole area filled with large and small wholesale centers with thousands of suppliers offering all kinds of watches, watch accessories and watch fittings.

3.1.10 Liwan Plaza

From there, you can buy all kinds of Gems and precious stone, pearls, Pandora, silver jewelry, bulk jewelry supplies.

3.2 Shenzhen wholesale market

From the map, you can see that Shenzhen city is close to Dongguan city and Hong Kong, From Shenzhen to Guangzhou city, it’s about 2 hours trip by car.

Shenzhen

3.2.1 Shenzhen Huaqiangbei: The fashion wholesale electronics market

is well known as “The First Street of Electronics in China”. In this district, there are over 11 large-scale electronic markets where you can buy all the electronics necessities
From smartphones to audio-visual products, from computers to electronic components, from cheap electronics to high-quality products, anything you can think of will be selling there.

3.2.2 Shenzhen Henggang Glasses wholesale market

Here are many price levels of sunglasses depending on the material, style, and quality of the sunglasses which you can choose.

 

3.3 Yiwu wholesale market

Yiwu wholesale market is mainly focused on small daily-use products such as toys and Christmas decorations, There are many African countries buyers there who love to buy in Yiwu wholesale market.

I have gone to Yiwu wholesale market twice with different customers, the price there is cheap, but the quality is also relatively poor. We know that price is matched with quality, you pay what you get. My clients have not purchased anything in this market for a variety of reasons. But I still think this market is worth to visit if you have related products to buy.

 

Advantage of buy from Chinese wholesale market: know the price and quality of the product directly

Disadvantage: no after sale-service and language barrier

 

4, Trending products to wholesale from China

In the past few years, the fanatic sales of balance scooter, hand spinner, etc., I believe you have heard about it, or have participated in. Hot products can help you increase sales in your store. Below are some of the hot sell products that I hope will help you with your sales.

Since the popularity of mobile phones such as Apple, Samsung, Chinese domestic brands Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, etc., mobile phone related accessories have also become very popular. The best thing about phone accessories is that new trends and styles are constantly emerging.

In Google Trends, many keywords searching for mobile phone accessories have increased. Mainly include the following related products:

1) Mobile phone case (especially iPhone case)

google trend-phone case

Trending products like phone case which sold on AliExpress: top sellers have generated over 69000 orders on a single product.

iphone case

2) Mobile phone screen protection

when I buy new mobile phone, I will always cost few dollars to buy a mobile phone screen protector, As I know once the mobile phone screen is broken, it takes at least $50 to replace a new screen(iPhone screen cost more). So, buy a piece of screen protection is very cost-effective and necessary.

google trend-phone protector

3) earphone (especially the wireless BlueTooth earphone)

google trend-bluetooth earphone

 

wireless earphone

There are other hot sale products related to mobile phones, such as Bluetooth speaker (soundbox), battery charge, mobile phone holder.

4) waist bag & yoga mat

Related to health and sports:
With the improvement of the living environment, people are more and more concerned about health and sport. thus, some products related to health and sports sell very well.

waist bag yoga mat

google trend-yoga mat

 

5) Massage gun

It’s one tool to help you effectively reduce muscle stiffness and sore pain, increasing blood circulation.
Suitable for recovery after sports fatigue, rehabilitation after sports injury, pain
relief during the convalescence period of surgery, as well as reducing inflammatory
reaction.
Please pay big attention: this is one product that start to be popular from June of this year! Data shows strong search growth for the term “massage gun”

massage gun

 

google trend-massage gun

6) Fake eyelashes

Fake eyelashes are a popular beauty accessory, and also a particularly cheap product to import from China( the weight and size are also very small). Meantime, You can also sell eyelash glue, fake eyebrows, and other trending beauty products.

7) Nail sticker

Nail sticker is the trending product in the beauty niche, another cheap product to import from China, related products, such as nail brush set, nail polish, nail drill…

nail sticker

8) Teeth Whitening

Almost all the Film Stars have a white tooth. Of course, they are spending a lot of money to make this, which ordinary people can’t afford.
For the general public who love beauty, there is a product that only cost a few dollars, which can make teeth Whitening, of course, they want to buy.
Here is the google trend for this product, you can see that it always on the hot sell.

google trend-teeth whitening

9) Party DIY

From the google trends, you can see whenever October and November, the search for this word reached its peak, obviously because of the arrival of Halloween and Christmas. The party DIY decorations include products like balloons and accessories, disposable party tableware, gift bags, pendant and drop ornaments, cake decoration…

google trend-party DIY

10)Pet supplies

It’s another niche market, which you may interesting. include a lot of products, such as dog/cat accessories, toys, houses, kennels and pens, feeding, crates and cages, belts…

pet supplies

 

Frequently asked questions

Q: How to communicate with China wholesale suppliers?
A: China wholesale suppliers on the website, (except 1688.com)most of them can speak English, even they can’t speak well, they can write well especially under the help of translate tool, you can communicate with each other without a problem.

At the Fair, most China suppliers have sales who can speak English well, however, if you are the first time come to China or Canton Fair, it’s better to hire a translator, who has trade experience. You will feel worry-free to have an assistant at your side to save cost and work efficiently.
The language barrier can make communication very difficult and you must know about what you are ordering. When you talk to China supplier: be specific, don’t think that the supplier knows what you want. Remember to send details to them as much as possible by email, not only by talking.

About China suppliers at the wholesale market, most of them can’t speak English well, they can only say some simple words like hello, yes, no….so, if you want to buy from the wholesale market, you must hire one translator who is familiar with the wholesale market which you want to visit.

Q: How to buy Products and make payment at the wholesale market?
A: It’s the same way as you buy any products in the shop. The wholesalers like to pay in cash or payment like Alipay. If some products are out of stock, they will accept to pay a deposit first, balance payment before shipment.
Q: Do Chinese wholesalers have export licenses?
A: In the wholesale market, most the wholesalers don’t have the export licenses, that’s why I suggest you must cooperate with one China sourcing agent or an export agent who help you import from China.

Q: How Can You Choose Good Quality Products From China-Based websites?
A: The best way is to check the reviews of the customers, who have already bought this product. Then you will have a basic impression of this product, which helps you make a decision. Meantime, you can also make a test order (buy small quantity first, for example, buy one piece first) before buying in bulk.

Q: What’s the difference between a Sourcing agent and a Trading Company?
A: China Sourcing agent provides the service which helps you import from China, and most of them only charge the service fee(note: the different company has different charge way) They can accompany you attend the Fair, visit the factory, buy from wholesale markets.

A Trading Company acts as a middleman between the manufacturer or wholesaler and the buyer. They get orders from buyers and send to a factory with a lower price, for getting profit. Some trading company also pretend to be a manufacturer.

Q: Is there any scammers on the wholesale website?
A: Maybe the answer disappoints you, but I still need to tell you the truth: of course there have. Not everyone has honest intentions in the online marketplaces and if a deal sounds too good to be true, pay big attention.

 

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this guide to wholesale from China.

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Are you going to start wholesale from China online websites? Or coming to China, find China suppliers from the Canton Fair or wholesale market?

Do you have any other question about wholesale from China?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment below right now.

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