10 Easy Ways to Get You the Best-Match Chinese Suppliers

When importing from China, importers would find various ways to find Chinese suppliers. Either to search suppliers on online websites like Alibaba, or to come to China in person. And this article is going to show you the most complete guide to get you the best-match Chinese suppliers.

Mostly, you can find reliable Chinese suppliers through the following three ways:

  • Trade Fair
  • Wholesale Market
  • Wholesale Website

Now, let’s get deep into it one by one.

Trade Fair

Trade Fair is one way you can directly see the products and contact with suppliers face to face. There are quite a lot of trade fairs held in China, ranging from comprehensive trade fairs to trade fairs of specific categories. Here we list some of the most famous and important trade fairs in China.

1. China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

The 129th Canton Fair Promotes Chinese Agricultural Supplies Online to Global Businesses

China Import and Export Fair, short as Canton Fair, is China’s largest comprehensive international trade fair, with the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety and the largest buyer attendance, held in Guangzhou. Here you would see the most updated products of the industry and have conversation with those leading companies. There’s another article on our website about Canton Fair: Complete Guide to Canton Fair.

  • Date: Spring Session: Apr. 15-19 (Phase 1); Apr. 23-27 (Phase 2); May 1-5 (Phase 3)
    Autumn Session: Oct. 15-19 (Phase 1); Oct. 23-27 (Phase 2); Oct. 31-Nov. 4 (Phase 3)
  • Address: China Import and Export Complex (Canton Fair Comples)
    No. 380, Yuejing Mid Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
  • Official Website: https://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en/

2. China Yiwu International Commodities Fair (Yiwu Fair)

China Yiwu International Commodities Fair, short as Yiwu Fair, is one of the largest, most influential and most productive commodities fair in Yiwu, China. It’s mainly about daily consumer goods, along with a wide range of products of all categories.

  • Date: Oct. 21-25
  • Address: Yiwu International Expo Center
    No. 59, Zongze East Road, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province
  • Official Website: http://en.yiwufair.com/

3. East China Import & Export Commodity Fair (East China Fair)

East China Import & Export Commodity Fair, short as East China Fair, is one of the largest regional trade fair held in Shanghai, with a great variety of exhibits. This Fair mostly exhibits products of Fashion & Garment, Home Textiles, Consumer Goods, Art Deco Gifts, and so on.

  • Date: Mainly held in every March, lasting for 4 days. And the 2021 East China Fair is yet to come.
  • Address: Shanghai New International Expo Center
    No. 2345, Longyang Road, Shi Ji Gong Yuan, Pudong District, Shanghai
  • Official Website: https://www.ecf.org.cn/

Advantages

  • A more vivid show on products. You can see the real products on-site, like what it is made of, how it looks like in reality and how it functions. A real products is much more vivid than those fine edited images online.
  • Direct contact with suppliers. Attending fairs in person, you can have direct contact with suppliers, discuss about the details of your contract, saving you from time delays.
  • Online fairs are more simple and convenient. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many fairs have transferred their form of traditional on-site fairs to combination of both online and offline fairs. Online fairs is more convenient for those small and medium sized companies who have limit budget on cost. And you can attend it at anywhere as long as there is internet.

Disadvantage

  • On-site fairs can add up to your cost. To attend such fairs, you will need to handle the cost of transportation, accommodation and other costs. If your budget is limited, you can choose online fairs.
  • Limitation on products categories. Although trade fairs covers a great variety of products, hot-sale products is more welcomed than those unpopular products. Not every product is included in these fairs. So before you go, make up your mind of what to source in fairs.

Wholesale Market

Wholesale market is another way to directly contact with bunches of products and suppliers. There are a number of professional wholesale markets in China, which includes almost every categories of products. Here we list some of the most comprehensive and competitive markets for you.

1. Yiwu International Trade Market

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Yiwu International Trade Market is a huge complex market in Yiwu, China. There are 1.8 million items in the Yiwu market, with nearly 100,000 sellershundreds of thousands of producers and nearly one million purchasers, covering 219 countries and regions worldwide. If you stop by a booth for 3 minutes, then you will be stuck in this market for a whole year to visit all the booths.

There are five district of Yiwu International Trade Market, with each covering different categories of products.

District 1

FloorCategories
1FToy; Artificial Flower; Flower Accessories; Annex Building (Toy / Ornaments / Craft)
2FHair Ornaments; Jewelry & Ornament; Annex Building (Ornament / Ornament Accessories)
3FFestival Craft; Decorative Craft; Tourism Craft; Ceramic & Crystal; Frame; Ornament Accessories; Annex Building (Ornaments / Craft / Accessories)
4FTaiwan Mall (Flower / Ornaments / Craft); Factory Outlets (Toy / Flower / Ornaments / Accessories)

District 2

FloorCategories
1FRain Wear & Pack; Umbrella; Fujian Mall (Umbrella); Suitcase & Bag
2FElectrical Products; Lock; Hardware Tools/Accessories; Vehicle
3FKitchen & Sanitary Hardware; Small Home Appliance; Guangdong Nanhai Mall; Telecommunications; Electronic Appliances & Photographic Equipment;  Battery/Lamp/Flash Light (Electronics); Clock & Watch
4FAnhui Mall; Yueqing Low-voltage Apparatus; Hongkong Mall; Sichuan Mall; Korean Mall; Suitcase & Bag; Electronics; Clock & Watch; Hardware & Electronics
5FExport Agencies; Featured Products

District 3

FloorCategories
1FPen Paper Ink; Eyeglasses
2FOffice & Study Stationery; Cultural & Sports Products; Outdoor Product
3FCosmetics; Cosmetic Accessories; Beauty Products; Mirror & Comb; Button & Zipper; Accessories; Apparel Accessories
4FFactory Outlets-Cosmetics/Beauty Products; Factory Outlets-Cultural & Sports; Factory Outlets-Apparel Accessories

District 4

FloorCategories
1FSocks
2FKnitted Goods; Hat & Cap; Gloves; Daily Necessities; Earmuffs
3FCaddice; Tie; Lace; Towel; Thread & Tape; Shoes
4FBelt/Accessories; Bra & Underwear; Scarf
5FTourism and Shopping Center; Garments; Shoes; Daily Necessities; Frame/Accessories

District 5

FloorCategories
1FICM-Foods/Healthy Products; ICM-Garments/Daily Consumable; ICM-Ornaments/Craft; African Products Exhibition & Trade Center; Other Imported Products
2FBedding; Chinese Knot; DIY Handicraft
3FCurtain Cloth; Knitted Cloth; Knitted Fabric
4FCar Necessities; Car & Motorcycle Accessories; Commodity Distribution
5FOnline Services

There are also some other professional markets in Yiwu. And here is a more complete guide on Yiwu Market and Yiwu City. Click here to know more details: How to Source Products in Yiwu Market: 2021 Ultimate Guide & Yiwu City Tour Guide: Version 2021.

2. Guangzhou Makret

Guangzhou Market is not just one single market, but a cluster of about 1000 professional wholesale markets in Guangzhou City, which covers more than 40 types of commodities. Here we list some most well-known professional markets in Guangzhou. Want to know more details about markets in Guangzhou, click here: Sourcing Products in Markets in Guangzhou–Complete Guide.

CategoryMarketAddress
Textile FabricsChina Fabrics and Accessories Center
(广州国际轻纺城)
144 Xingang West Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
Changjiang Garment Accessories Square
(长江服装辅料市场)
Ruikang Road, Xingang West, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
Yinling Square
(银岭广场)
Ruikang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
Zhongda Jiuzhou Textile Trade Plaza
(中大九洲轻纺广场)
233 Ruikang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
Zhongda Fabric Market
(中大布料市场)
No. 1, Lixin Street, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
ClothesBaima Clothes City
(白马服装城)
16 Zhannan Road, Guangzhou City
Hongbiantian Clothes Trading Center
(红遍天服装交易中心)
No. 13, Shisanhang Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou City
Kangle Jeans City
(康乐牛仔城)
People’s North Road, 921 Kangle Building, Guangzhou City
The 13 Factories
(十三行)
Shisanhang Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou City
Guangzhou Shahe Clothes Market
(沙河服装批发市场)
No. 1, Lienquan Road, Shahe District, Guangzhou City
Zhanxi Fashion Wholesale Center
(站西服装城)
57 Zhanxi Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City
Kapok International Fashion City
(红棉国际时装城)
184 Huanshi West Road, Guangzhou City
Liuhua Clothers Market
(流花服装批发市场)
194 Huanshi West Road, Guangzhou City
Yima Clothes Market
(壹马服装广场)
158 Huanshi West Road, Guangzhou City
Yulong Fashion Plaza
(御龙服装市场)
No. 229-235, Guangyuan West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City
Kids City
(富力儿童世界)
No. 61, Zhongshan 8th Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou City
Zhongba Children’s Garment Plaza
(中八童装妇婴用品广场)
No. 97-101, Zhongshan 8th Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou City
Wedding DressGuangzhou Wedding Dress Street
(国际婚纱婚庆摄影器材交易中心(婚纱一条街))
No.73, Middle Jiangnan Avenue, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
BagsGuangzhou Baiyun World Leather Trading Center
(广州白云世界皮具贸易中心)
No. 1388, Jiefang North Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City
Shenjia Leather Trading Center
(圣嘉皮具商贸中心)
No. 1339, Jiefang North Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City
Yisen Leather Market
(亿森皮具城)
No. 1389, Jiefang North Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City
ShoesHuanan Shoes City
(新华南鞋城)
No. 1627-1629, Guangzhou Avenue (South), Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
Metropolis Shoes City
(广州大都市鞋城)
165 Sanyuan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City
Buyun Tiandi International Shoes World
(步云天地环球国际鞋业城)
26 Zhanxi Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City
Office ProductsChaoyang Stationery Market
(朝阳文化用品批发市场)
No. 238, Huadi Avenue, Fangcun District, Guangzhou City
Guangzhou Yiyuan Toys and Stationery Wholesale Center
(广州谊园文具玩具精品批发中心)
No. 30-32, Huangsha Avenue, Liwan District, Guangzhou City
Guangzhou Liwan Toys Wholesale Market
(荔湾玩具批发市场)
No. 38, Shiluzi, Zhongshan 8th Rd, Guangzhou City
Yide International Exquisite Toy and Stationery Square
(一德国际玩具文具精品批发市场)
Intersection of Yide Road, Tiancheng Road and Haizhu Road, Guangzhou city
WatchGuangzhou Zhanxi Watch City
(站西钟表城)
65 Zhan Xi Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City
Auto PartsGuangyuan Zhiyou Auto Parts City
(广园致友汽配城)
No. 1540, Guangyuan East Road, Guangzhou City
Guangzhou Zhanlong Auto Parts Trade Center
(湛隆汽配交易中心)
No. 98, Baiyun Avenue (South), Guangzhou City
Yongfu Auto Parts City
(永福汽配城)
No. 45, Yongfu Road, Guangzhou City
HardwareJinfu Hardware Wholesale Market
(金富五金批发市场)
No. 19-21, 6th Street, Jinfu Hardware Wholesale Market, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City
Changjiang Hardware and Plastic Products Trade City
(长江五金塑料百货交易城)
Zhenxing Street, Guangzhou Avenue (South), Haizhu District, Guangzhou City

3. Other Professional Wholesale Markets

CityCategoryMarket
Yiwu CityGarmentYiwu Huangyuan Garmetn Market
Production MaterialYiwu International Production Material Market
FurnitureYiwu Furniture Market
Yiwu Dongyang Redwood Furniture Market
Capital GoodsYiwu Capital Goods Market
HardwareYiwu Yongkang Hardware Market
Shaoxing CityTextileShaoxing Textile Market
SocksShaoxing Da Tang Socks Wholesale Market
Ningbo CityPlasticsChina Plastic City
Hangzhou CityGarmentHangzhou Si Ji Qing Clothes Market
Zhuji CityPearlsZhuji Pearl Market
Wenzhou CityShoesWenzhou Internaitonal Shoe City
Wenzhou Zhannan Shoes Wholesale Market
Fuzhou CityShoesJinjiang Shoes Wholesale Market
Building MaterialsHuiduoli Building Materials Market
Zhongshan CityLightsZhongshan Lights Wholesale Market
GarmentShaxi Clothes Market
Dongguan CityHome DecorationDongxing Home Decoration & Lights Square
GarmentZhongxing Clothes Wholesale Market
Shajianzu Shifu Clothes Wholesale Market
Foshan CityTextileFoshan Textile Material Market
FurnitureLecong Dongming International Furniture Market

Advantage

  • Competitive prices. In these wholesale market, every supplier is competing with one another to attract buyers. Therefore, you can order your products at quite a satisfied price. The only thing you need to pay attention is the products quality and whether there is extra charges.
  • Sufficient supply. Working with suppliers in such wholesale market, you don’t have to worry if their is not enough products to meet your need. They’ve got ways to get you what you want.

Disadvantage

  • Scattered markets. It’s plain to see that there really are quite a lot of wholesale markets in China. And the problem is that they are scattered all over China. Therefore, do some market research before you visit wholesale markets on-site.
  • Slow product update. Mostly, in such wholesale markets, the products you see is not that up to date. The reason is that they are not doing product development themselves as factories do. Therefore, if you are looking for stable and lasting products, wholesale market is a good choice.

Wholesale Website

Online wholesale website has become a new trend for global importer to seek for best-match suppliers. There are some well-known Chinese wholesale websites based on those massive wholesale markets in China, like Alibaba, AliExpress. Here we list some of the most helpful Chinese wholesale websites. And there’s another article about it: 10 Most Useful Chinese Wholesale Websites.

1. Alibaba

Alibaba.com is one of the most popular China wholesale website in China. They sell a wide range of products, including 40 major product categories. You can get almost anything you want. With Alibaba.com, you can easily find reliable suppliers that you desire.

2. AliExpress

AliExpress is another sub website of Alibaba Group, which offers good seller guarantee. Here you can get the most suitable products at very favorable prices. This wholesale website is a one-stop wholesale website with more than 44 categories of products.

3. DHgate

DHgate.com is an early established Chinese wholesale website in 2004, which gives a platform for both Chinese suppliers and global buyers. Though it is established early, it always keeps its pace with times. Many of its functions are updated to meet the demands of buyers. And in this websites, buyers can purchase goods at any quantity they want, instead of concerning about the MOQ.

4. Chinagoods

Chinagoods.com is the official website of Yiwu market. Chinagoods platform is developed and operated by Yiwu China Commodities City, serving 2 million small and micro enterprises in the upstream of the industrial chain with the resource of 75,000 physical shops in Yiwu International Trade Market.

5. YiwuGo

YiwuGo.com mainly covers all products from Yiwu International Trade Market and other professional market in Yiwu, including more than 3 million products. You can find almost everything in this website.

Advantage

  • Sufficient categories of products. You can buy almost everything from online websites. There will be some restrictions. But as long as you play by the rule, it’s not a big problem. Whatever you want, you can search it online and compare those products to get the best deal.
  • Easy for product research and market research. As it is quite plain to see whether a product is profitable or not, doing product research and market research can be much easier and more time-saving.

Disadvantage

  • Risks are higher than on-site wholesaling. It’s not easy to distinguish dishonest suppliers from reliable ones. And product quality can’t be promised. Moreover, payment is quite a big issue. There are higher risks working with online wholesale suppliers.
  • Time consuming. You may not get timely respond from suppliers and your conversation can last for months till your problem is truly fixed. Therefore, when choosing suppliers, choose those who have physical factories or those who reply to you timely.

Sum Up

Either way you choose to import from China to your country is workable. It depends on your budget, time and your plan for your business. Choose the best way for yourself and grow your business to a higher level.

Hope you find this article helpful in your importing from China. Let us know if we miss anything. Leave your suggestions and questions down on comments. And we are ready to improve. Thanks for supporting.

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