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Printer-Friendly Introduces First Ever Wholesale Product Directory

Apr 7, 2011

Today launched a first-of-its-kind digital wholesale product directory with the new Wholesale Product Marketplace. This innovative addition to the Internet's leading wholesale website ( allows retail buyers to find and compare product listings from trusted wholesale suppliers faster than ever before.

Located on the homepage, the Wholesale Product Marketplace categorizes the 655,812 products featured on into 21 unique product categories. Retailers can now efficiently navigate these product categories, shop featured wholesale stores and search for specific products all within this user-friendly directory.

Shop and Compare, Faster and Easier. is the only wholesale website that simplifies the purchase process by providing an on-site product directory for retailers. Product listings feature a product image, description and pricing details all hosted on With over 655,000 product listings, retail buyers can now utilize the Wholesale Product Marketplace to easily compare products within a product category and click through to the specific product page on a supplier's website for further information.

Scott Sumner, CEO of's parent company Sumner Communications, announced the launch. "We are very excited to pioneer this new product directory platform and online trade-media innovation. Previously wholesale sites have featured directories that only bring buyers to a supplier's home page, adding extra steps to the purchase process. The Wholesale Product Marketplace on streamlines the process by delivering a fast online resource that aligns buyers directly with the specific products and suppliers they are looking for."

Sumner Communications, Inc.
Amber Lautier
800-999-8281 ext. 126
amber (at) is a free directory of wholesale products, including jewelry, handbags, apparel and shoes. Wholesale Central is the oldest, largest and most trusted wholesale directory on the Internet and is the #1 ranked wholesale directory by Alexa.

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