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Importing from Vietnamese suppliers has become a serious alternative to China. In recent months, we’ve seen a significant number of clients source products from Vietnamese suppliers.
So significant, in fact, that I am writing this post from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In this article, I what I’ve learned through customers, and on the ground here in Vietnam, about finding qualified factories in Vietnam, what kind of products you can find and whether they offer lower prices.
In addition, I will also share what every importer should know about MOQ requirements, business visas, shipping options and trade shows in Vietnam.
How to find Vietnam suppliers online using Alibaba
There are multiple supplier directories in Vietnam. Yet, Alibaba.com is the largest online supplier directory for those looking for Vietnam based factories.
Alibaba.com has a dedicated section for Vietnamese suppliers, and they are becoming increasingly prominent when searching for many product types.
Alibaba.com allows users to filter suppliers based on country. Thus, you can decide to limit your sourcing to Vietnamese suppliers only.
Alibaba.com also verifies all Gold Suppliers, including those based in Vietnam. Thus, they provide one of the few reliable sources of supplier data in the country, including the following:
- Company name
- Registered address
- Legal form
- Registration No.
- Issuing Authority
- Date of issue
- Applicant name
- Applicant job title
Globalsources.com also have Vietnamese suppliers listed in their directory. However, the number of suppliers is far lower than on Alibaba.