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Feb 1, 2007
Ever since China was accepted into the World Trade Organization in December 2001, the world has seen a growing demand for quality exports from Asian businesses. U.S. retailers and wholesalers are increasingly looking to fill their product needs in not only China but also Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand.
In response to the growing demand of American importers to find new sources in Asia, WholesaleCentral.com recently unveiled its Asian Sources Page, exclusively built for U.S. buyers in the retail and wholesale sectors. The easy to use tools of WholesaleCentral.com have been employed on the new Asian Sources Page (located at www.wholesalecentral.com/Asian_Sources.html) to facilitate trade and communications with Asian importers. Small and medium sized retailer and wholesaler buyers now have the right kind of channel to find hot selling products at incredible prices, leveling the field against bigger players.
Dozens of Asia based manufacturers and exporters have already signed up for the program during its first three months of soft launch. Even though the carefully developed Asian Sources Page is very new and just getting off the ground, there are thousands of products already available there, and that number grows every day.
As an example of its emerging popularity, a recent query for handbags in the website's Power Search box found 143 offers. In addition, the Asian Sources Page has been one of the top 15 most visited categories in the WholesaleCentral.com network, which generates around 1 million buying sessions every month.
These significant measures of positive activity have occurred during the soft launch. Now that the webpage is going into its public phase, the number of Asia based sellers offering products could very well skyrocket, making the site an even richer source for buyers.
Designed for American Business
It is worth noting that before WholesaleCentral's Asian Sources Page, the only competing ideas out there were run by web entrepreneurs in the Far East. Although set up by well versed market experts in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong, these sites are understandably not as in tune with the needs of American retailers and wholesalers.
Furthermore, the Internet may have made the world smaller and more resourceful, but it has not changed an old truth in business: it is easier to maintain relationships with parties who know how to deliver promises to you in a way you expect. And while the nature of the web may not care an iota about geography, it cannot bridge every gap that separates the identities of nations and continents.
With that in mind, WholesaleCentral has been working with wholesalers and retailers for more than a decade, while becoming the most trusted American online marketplace of its kind. Who better to create a seamless virtual pathway from the United States to Asia?
The known functionalities that have always worked for continental trade are ready to be leveraged by buyers and sellers at www.wholesalecentral.com/Asian_Sources.html. Here are five key functionalities/important advantages to consider:
• There is no language barrier, so nothing gets lost in translation in terms of product, price, quantity, shipping detail, delivery time, etc.
• WholesaleCentral.com's staff does a thorough check on all sellers and only accepts legitimate businesses that have passed inspection into the Asian Sources program. It is the most secure system available anywhere for buyers looking to tap the Asian market.
• All sellers listed in the Asian Sources Page network have customized their offerings at WholesaleCentral for the American market, as well as shipment to the U.S. Buyers need not worry about sellers being export ready.
• To make contact with these Asian firms easy, an email icon labeled "Contact Us" accompanies nearly every listed seller, allowing buyers to click once, type a message about what they are looking for and send a secure email to the company.
• Just as on WholesaleCentral's main page, buyers can search by product category or they can use the Power Search box to search inside each seller's store.
Relevant Import Info
If you are wondering about what you have to learn before incorporating this new product channel into your business, type www.wholesalecentral.com/Asian_Sources.html into your Internet address box. Just above the crease in the fold at the Asian Sources Page, you will see a link that says, "Visit Our Help Center for Information on Buying Wholesale Direct from Asia." Click once on the link before being taken to a page layered with important information including a hotlink to the official site for the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
Moving down the page, customs information for China, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States can be attained by clicking the link designated for each country. You can learn about details such as commodity inspection and quarantine.
When communicating with a non-native English speaking trade partner, there are a few things everyone should realize. Factors including occupation, region and level of education can have a significant impact on a trading experience. To assist your learning of these issues, WholesaleCentral.com's Asian Resources Page provides a link for the best tips in avoiding miscommunication with a non-native English speaking trade partner.
All of these features and more are made possible courtesy of WholesaleCentral.com. The industry's leading source for finding and distributing product welcomes buyers and sellers to the Asian Sources Page.
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