Sourcing Products

Perhaps it was 3am and you sat bolt upright in bed with a sudden idea for the next hottest toy for children. Or perhaps you know where and how to reach an audience but you need existing products to sell to them. Or perhaps you dream of e-commerce riches. whether it's a bricks and mortar store in the perfect location or you're hoping to be the next Amazon, sourcing products can be a real challenge if you don't know where to look. The good news though is that there are plenty of channels that have been set up to bring together both buyers and sellers.

Here we list popular trade shows, trade publications and indedependent websites that will help you source, or make, the products you're looking for...

Alibaba

Alibaba.com is the worlds biggest commerce website and it essentially acts as a middleman between Chinese suppliers and global product sourcers. If there's a product you want to buy, or a product idea you want to get developed, there's a good chance there's a Chinese supplier listed on Alibaba that is ready to help you. Alibaba provides loads of features to help protect both supplier and purchaser and makes the process very simple...

Worldwide Brands

WorldWide Brands is a product-sourcing directory that was founded in 1999. Their directory is populated with a wide range of carefully-researched wholesale suppliers and wholesale manufacturers that are willing to do business directly with even small-to-medium sized businesses including dropshippers and home-based sellers...

ThomasNet

Thomasnet is a B2B (business to business) directory of wholesale suppliers across the USA and Canada. ThomasNet has a long history, going back to 1898 and the days of a real paper-and-ink catalog where it was known as the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers. ThomasNet lists over 500,000 supplier profiles covering an estimated 6 million or more industrial products...

TSNN - Trade Show News Network

Trade shows can be one of the best places to source suppliers for a particular niche, and TSNN (Tradeshow News Network) covers all aspects of trade shows including various newsletters that you can sign up for with information about pending trade shows for specific industry niches. Knowing what trade shows are happening and who is attending is a great way to source product leads...


AliExpress
Aliexpress is the retail side of Alibaba.com and caters for the smaller-order client. Buy straight from a Chinese supplier with orders as few as one unit... ...Visit site...

IndiaMart
Is India's largest B2B and B2C online marketplace connecting a local and global audience to Indian manufacturers and suppliers... ...Visit site...

The Reseller Network
Is a platform for connecting buyers and sellers globally and they cater to both online and offline businesses. ...Visit site...

10 Times
Makes it easy to find global trade shows and conferences which, in itself, makes it easy to find product suppliers......Visit site...