Yiwu Wholesale Markets – Buying Small Volumes from China

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Yiwu Wholesale Market

The Yiwu Wholesale Market is the largest in the world. Here, you’ll find thousands of wholesalers offering all sorts of products at rock bottom prices.

This guide includes three parts. In the first part, we’ll outline the 14 things that every buyer must know before visiting the Yiwu Wholesale Market, in Zhejiang province. In the second part, we’ll how and when visiting the Yiwu Fair, while in the last part, we present 10 companies that offer wholesales services in Yiwu, for a wide range of products

Part I: Yiwu Wholesale Market

  • What is the Yiwu Wholesale Market?
  • Why Yiwu makes sense for small buyers
  • How to get to the Yiwu International Trade City
  • Do I need a visa to visit Yiwu?
  • Do I need to find an agent?
  • Are Yiwu Wholesalers manufacturers or traders?
  • How do I know that the products are not fake?
  • How do I pay the wholesalers in Yiwu?
  • How do I coordinate the shipment?
  • Do I need a translator to talk to the Wholesalers?

Part II: Yiwu Fair Guide

  • When is the Yiwu Fair held?
  • How do I get to the Yiwu Fair?
  • What kind of products can I find at the Yiwu Fair?
  • How do I get an invitation letter?
  • How do I get a trade badge?
  • What is the difference between the Yiwu Fair and the Yiwu Wholesale Market?

Part III: List of Wholesalers in Yiwu

  • Yiwu Top Ease Import & Export
  • Yiwu Beyond Import & Export
  • Yiwu City Jichu Trading
  • Yiwu GemsColo Import & Export
  • Yiwu CVC Industrial and Trading
  • Yiwu China-Yiwu International Trade
  • Yiwu Lairuo eCommerce Company
  • Yiwu Sixiang Trading
  • Yiwu Budding Accessory
  • Yiwu Nihao Jewelry

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Part I: Yiwu Wholesale Market

1. What is the Yiwu Wholesale Market?

There are in fact many wholesale markets in Yiwu city. Yiwu International Trade City is, however, the largest market – and often referred to when talking about the Yiwu Wholesale Market. Unlike the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, the Yiwu International Trade City is permanent, and open the whole year, apart from national holidays.

The Yiwu Wholesale Market is gigantic, and mainly catering to buyers from India, Africa, and the Middle East. Many e-commerce businesses also procure products from Yiwu wholesalers.

It’s famous for really low prices. Then again, you get what you pay for.

2. Why Yiwu makes sense for small buyers

Yiwu is famous for its traders and they are in general quite friendly towards small buyers. If you want to find ‘off-shelf’ products ready to purchase in fairly small quantities from China, then this is the place.

While Yiwu is not a one-stop solution for every product (I’ll get to that in a bit), it can be perfect as a destination to purchase products such as watches, accessories, textiles, and bags.

A Yiwu based supplier can also act as a complement to your existing suppliers in China. Many small businesses, especially e-commerce companies, are in dire need of filler products to not make their stores empty. That’s one example of when Yiwu might be well worth a visit.

3. How to get to the Yiwu International Trade City

There are no international flights heading to Yiwu. The easiest way to get here is by flying to Shanghai and then take the high-speed train. It takes roughly 2.5 hours and the train tickets can be purchased at the Hongqiao railway station.

While in Yiwu, there are a number of hotels in various price ranges. Go to Motel 168 if you’re on a low budget. If you want something more upscale, then you might want to consider the Crowne Plaza or the Tian Heng International Hotel.

Getting around in Yiwu is quite easy. There are taxis, but don’t expect them to understand a single word of English or any other language than Chinese. If you’ve hired a Yiwu agent, it’s customary that they pick you up and drive you around to visit various wholesalers.

4. Do I need a visa to visit Yiwu?

Yiwu is located in Mainland China, where most nationalities need a visa. The only two cities that don’t require visas are Hong Kong S.A.R (90 days) and Shenzhen (5 days).

You can either apply for a business visa or tourist visa at your local Chinese embassy or consulate.

It’s easy to obtain a visa but requires that you plan ahead.

5. Do I need to find an agent?

It’s one thing to find a supplier with interesting products. It’s a completely different thing to negotiate prices, settle the payment, and ship the products back home. This is when a Yiwu agent might make sense. A Yiwu agent acts as your purchasing manager and accompanies you while visiting suppliers.

After you’ve made a product selection and decided the quantity of your purchase, the Yiwu agent coordinates the procurement process and makes sure that all the cargo is collected in one single shipment. This is especially important when buying from multiple suppliers since several small shipments can cost a lot more than one large shipment.

Apart from that, a Yiwu agent should also ensure that the wholesalers provide you with the right products and in the right quantity. This is not as obvious as it might seem to certain Chinese wholesalers.

Most Yiwu agents work on a commission rate. This means that they charge a percentage based on the order value. This usually ranges from 2 to 8%, depending on your order value. For natural reasons, the commission as a percentage is smaller the more you buy.

Now, keep in mind that the agent’s role is only to negotiate the price and administer the order terms. It’s up to you to verify that the products match your quality requirements, safety standards, and labeling requirements in your market.


6. Are Yiwu Wholesalers manufacturers or traders?

Most Wholesalers are not manufacturers, but trading companies that cooperate with factories in Zhejiang and Jiangsu province.

That may not be an issue, but remember that they may not have the products in stock, but must first place an order with the manufacturer.

7. How do I make sure I get the right quality?

As always when importing products from China, you need to be very clear when you communicate your quality requirements.

As mentioned in this podcast by Global from Asia, Yiwu wholesalers can match any target price – but will adjust the quality accordingly.

As such, you should be cautious when price haggling, as the supplier may accept your target price, but use cheap and low-quality materials and components without telling you.

8. How do I know that the products are not fake?

For obvious reasons, you cannot buy brand name products from a Yiwu Wholesaler. International brands would never work with such vendors, and any brand name products you may find are not authentic.

That said, the Yiwu Wholesale Market is not a fake goods market. While some shady transactions might take place in this huge complex, selling fakes is not encouraged or allowed.

But, intellectual property goes beyond brand names and logos. What if the product is similar in design, compared to another, more well known, product?

Take the Converse looking shoes in the article image for example. Is that allowed?

Well, it depends.

Brand copy each other all the time. Further, generic designs cannot be patented or protected. What can be protected is the following:

a. Artwork and patterns

b. New and unique designs

c. New and unique functionality or technology

An assessment must be made on a case to case basis, but make sure to avoid product designs that look very similar to those of established brands.

9. Can I trust that the suppliers know how to comply with safety standards and regulations in my country?

Absolutely not.

As said, most Yiwu Wholesalers export their products to buyers in India, Africa, and the Middle East. Hence, they have little to no incentive to develop a deep understanding of product regulations and safety standards in the developed markets, such as the US, EU, or Australia.

The truth is that most suppliers are not even aware of overseas product regulations, and many products cannot even pass lab testing. If you are based in Europe, North America, or Australia, you should not buy products in the following categories from the Yiwu markets:

  • Cosmetics
  • Electronics
  • Toys & Children’s Products
  • Medical Devices

Keep in mind that the wholesalers will not warn you about possible regulatory issues. You will only find out once it’s too late. Importing non-compliant products is illegal, and you will be held liable if somebody is injured by the product, or if their property is damaged.

Further, the customs in your country can seize and destroy the shipment, if it’s deemed to violate local product safety standards or labeling requirements.

You have been warned.

10. How do I pay the wholesalers in Yiwu?

If you buy directly from the Wholesaler, you can wire the money to their bank account. You should at all times refuse to pay in cash, or to private bank accounts.

Only pay to business bank accounts whose beneficiary name is matching that of the wholesalers.

It’s critical that the payment can be traced to the correct seller.

If you on the other hand work with a Buying Agent, you will pay them, rather than each individual Wholesaler.

The same rules apply here. Only pay directly to their company account.

Keep in mind that you should not pay the supplier in full until you have inspected the finished products.

Many Yiwu wholesalers aren’t even proper wholesalers. Instead, they take orders from foreign buyers back to their factories and deliver them a month or two later.

At this point, you might already be out of the country.

You must always, without exception, get your products’ quality inspected before paying your supplier in full.

11. What can I do if I get into a dispute with the wholesaler?

That depends on whether you hold the money or not.

If you have already paid the wholesaler in full, and you find quality issues, you will have a very hard time getting your money back – or even replacement products.

However, if you find quality issues before you have made the final payment

12. How do I coordinate the shipment?

You can either use a commission agent to manage the shipment for you or work directly with a freight forwarder.

It’s up to you to confirm the following:

a. Incoterm

b. Forwarder warehouse address

c. Forwarder contact details

d. Customs value

13. Can I ship goods from multiple wholesalers in one container?

Indeed. You can either ask your Yiwu agent to coordinate this for you or make sure that you buy according to FOB (Free on Board) terms from each supplier.

You should then instruct each one to order transportation to your freight forwarder’s local office in Shanghai.

From here, they can pack all the goods in one container, and delivery it according to DAP (Delivered at Place) or DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) terms.

14. Do I need a translator to talk to the Wholesalers?

Yes, most suppliers at the Yiwu Wholesale Market don’t command more than very basic English. You will save plenty of time if you have a translator by your side when asking about prices, quality options, and order terms.

There are many translation and interpretation companies located in Yiwu, so you should not have a hard time finding one.

Part II: Yiwu Fair Guide


The Yiwu Fair is one of the largest trade shows in eastern China. Located just two hours by train from Shanghai, the Yiwu Fair has suppliers in virtually all product categories, including electronics, textiles, children’s products, and more.

In this article, you will learn how to get to the venue, how to obtain an invitation letter, and get free admission by getting your trade badge in time.

In addition, I will also explain why you should consider hiring an interpreter, before arriving in Yiwu.

When is the Yiwu Fair held?

The Yiwu Fair, or China Yiwu International Commodities Fair as it’s officially called, is held yearly in Yiwu City, Zhejiang province.

Since 1995, the Yiwu Fair has been held twice per year, in May and October.

How do I get to the Yiwu Fair?

The Yiwu Fair is held in the Yiwu International Expo Center (义乌国际博览中心). There are few, if any, international flights to Yiwu.

Instead, you can either fly to Shanghai or Hangzhou and take the high-speed train to Yiwu.

It will take you 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on where you get on the train.

Despite being a fairly small city (at least by Chinese standards), there are plenty of international hotels in the city.

You can take a taxi directly from the train station, but keep in mind that local taxi drivers don’t understand English. Make sure that you print out your hotel address before you arrive.

Show your driver the following address:

English: International Expo Center, No.59 Zongze Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China (Postcode: 322000)

Chinese: 浙江省义乌市宗泽东路59号义乌国际博览中心综合楼三楼

What kind of products can I find at the Yiwu Fair?

The Yiwu Fair caters to buyers in virtually any industry. While many trade fairs only cover specific product categories, the Yiwu fair is relevant to buyers in any of the following industries:

  • Hardware
  • Daily Necessities
  • Ornament and Accessories
  • Crafts
  • Toys
  • Textiles, Shoes & Hats
  • Electronics
  • Office Goods
  • Sports & Outdoor Products
  • Pet Products
  • Car & MC Accessories

Do I need a visa to attend the Yiwu Fair?

Yes. Most foreign visitors to Mainland China must obtain a visa prior arrival.

The easiest way to obtain a visa for the Yiwu Fair is by requesting an invitation letter directly from the official website.

The invitation letter is provided free of charge, and can then be used to apply for a business visa at your local Chinese consulate or embassy.

The specific requirements vary depending on your nationality and country of residence. However, you may need to prepare the following:

  • Photos of the applicant
  • Flight ticket booking (may not be required with an invitation letter)
  • Hotel booking (may not be required with an invitation letter)
  • Travel plan

Luckily, it’s not as complicated as it may sound.

It’s generally very easy to obtain a business visa as long as you apply for the invitation letter a few weeks in advance.

Keep in mind that it will take at least 3 to 4 working days to process the visa, so don’t delay your application.

Notice that the visa itself is only required for entering Mainland China. If you are already in China, you don’t need to obtain a new visa for the sake of visiting the Yiwu Fair.

Further, you can choose to obtain a business visa using any other channel, such as an invitation letter from your supplier, rather than requesting one from the fair organizers.

That said, many first time buyers who are interested in attending the Yiwu Fair don’t have an existing supplier network, and should, therefore, contact the fair organizers to secure an invitation letter, and then apply for a visa in their home country.

How do I get an invitation letter?

You can apply for an invitation letter directly via the official China Yiwu International Commodities Fair website.

Simply download the application form and fill in the following details:

  • Company name
  • City, Address
  • Phone, E-mail
  • Nationality
  • Name/s, Position/s, Date of Birth, Passport Number

Once filled in, you send the file by email. The invitation letter will then be sent by post. Notice that this process can take a few weeks.

How do I get a Trade Badge?

A Trade Badge is required to enter the Yiwu Fair. You can either apply online, to get a free trade badge. This badge is then collected on site, once you arrive.

You can also show up unannounced, but then you must bring your passport. You may also need to pay a small fee.

I recommend that you take the time to pre-register.

Do I need a translator to visit the Yiwu Fair?

A fairly large percentage of the sales staff attending the Yiwu Fair can communicate in English. However, expect their English proficiency to be limited, and some suppliers don’t have English speaking staff at all.

You can hire translators via the fair organizers, or find a local interpreter on your own.

There are plenty of companies offering translation and interpretation services in Yiwu, given that it’s one of the most active trade centers in China.

What is the difference between the Yiwu Fair and the Yiwu Wholesale Market?

There are in fact many wholesale markets in Yiwu, including the Yiwu International Trade City which is an all-year-round market.

The Yiwu fair, on the other hand, is only held on certain dates and attracts both manufacturers and trading companies from Zhejiang and other provinces.

Hence, the Yiwu fair is to be compared to the Canton Fair or Global Sources China Sourcing Fair, rather than the Yiwu Wholesale Market.

Part III: List of Wholesalers in Yiwu

Looking for a wholesale based in Yiwu? In this section of the guide, we introduce 10 companies that offer wholesale services for a broad range of products, covering household products, electronics, toys, textiles, jewelry, and more.


We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities.

Yiwu Top Ease Import & Export

Yiwu Top Ease Import & Export was established in 2014 as a trading company that deals with the import and export of general merchandise, covering a broad variety of products such as toys, textiles, homeware, garden ware, and pet products.

Currently, Yiwu Top Ease Import & Export has an exhibition hall of more than 10,000 square meters, displaying more than 100,000 items of a broad variety.

Main Products

  • Household items
  • Kitchenware
  • Bathroom ware
  • Electronic products
  • Gifts
  • Toys
  • Cleaning items
  • Tools


  • Purchasing agent
  • FBA prep
  • FBA shipping

Address: 2F Union Group Building, No.531, Zongze North Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu Beyond Import & Export

Yiwu Beyond Import & Export is a trading company established in 2004 in Yiwu, that mainly engages in the wholesale business of jewelry, scarves, hats, and gloves. According to the information on the company’s website, the jewelry products sold by the company are lead and nickel free.

Finally, the company also owns a registered brand, called CONBA.

Main Products

  • Necklaces
  • Earring
  • Bracelet
  • Finger rings
  • Brooches
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves

Address: Unit 2, Building A2, No.117, Qiushi Road, (CCCity Develop Zone) Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu City Jichu Trading

Yiwu City Jichu Trading is a company that focuses on the export of ladies’ footwear, such as rubber slippers, sports shoes, and sandals. The company has cooperated with more than 100 footwear factories in China and mainly exports to African markets.

Main Products

  • Rubber shoes
  • Slippers
  • Beach shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof shoes

Address: Room 709, Int’l Business Center, No. 399, Yinhai Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu GemsColo Import & Export

Yiwu GemsColo Import & Export is a wholesaler of jewelry that was established in 2014. The partners with many jewelry manufacturers in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Ningbo, cities that surround Yiwu and are renowned for their jewelry industries.

The main products of GemsColo are bohemian bracelets made with natural stones like jasper, jade, pearl, turquoise, onyx, opal, and coral.

Currently, GemsColo mainly exports to the US and the EU.

Main Products

  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces

Address: 21 buildings, Xiazhu 3 District, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu CVC Industrial and Trading

Yiwu CVC Industrial and Trading was founded in 2007 in Yiwu, mainly engaged in the business of wholesaling handy small accessories made of plastic, fabric, wood for humans and pets. These products include tote bag webbing, wooden crafts, buttons, and others.

Main Products

  • Suspender elastics
  • Wooden buttons
  • Star snap buttons
  • Prong snap buttons
  • Belt buckles
  • Webbings
  • Suspender clips
  • Pacifier clips
  • Wristlet key fob chains
  • Wooden pacifier clips
  • Metal purse frame
  • Wooden crafts

Address: 40571 3Street Yiwu Market, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu China-Yiwu International Trade

Yiwu China-Yiwu International Trade was founded in 2003 in Yiwu as a professional trade company.

The company wholesales more than 3,000 types of small-scale household commodities in 50 categories, including textile products, purses, headwear, phone accessories, kitchenware, tableware, and more.

Main Products

  • Bags
  • Cell phone cases
  • Cosmetics cases
  • Handbags
  • Tote bags
  • Laptop bags
  • Luggage
  • Soap dispensers
  • Toothbrush holders
  • Bathroom sets
  • Headwears
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Hairpins
  • Headbands
  • Necklaces
  • Rings
  • Kitchenware
  • Sports products
  • Underwear
  • Flash toys
  • Plastic toys
  • Plush toys

Address: Room 301, Unit 1, Building 38, Jiang Dong Xin Cun, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu Lairuo eCommerce Company

Yiwu Lairuo eCommerce Company has been a professional prime jewelry wholesale supplier since 2012, providing fashion jewelry such as 925 sterling silver jewelry, and semi-gemstone jewelry.

Over the course of nearly a decade, the company has been partnering with a broad range of jewelry manufacturers in China, supplying products to retail shops and online stores around the world.

On the website of Yiwu Lairuo eCommerce Company, there are more than 1,000 styles of silver and copper jewelry and accessories, including earrings, dangles, and pendants.

Main Products

  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Studs
  • Charms
  • Anklets
  • Chains
  • Hair claws
  • Hair barrettes
  • Bracelets
  • Rings

Address: Qiancheng District, No. 63 Building, Jiangdong South Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu Sixiang Trading

Yiwu Sixiang Trading is an import and export company that specializes in the wholesaling business of different types of scarves for children, women, and men.

The products offered by Yiwu Sixiang Trading are diverse in materials, lengths, colors, and pattern designs. Customers can choose among pure silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, and mixture fabric scarves. Pattern designs include color printing, hand-drawing, and tye dyeing.

In addition, the company has products that are specially for religious people to cover their hair and faces, including chiffon scarves, drilling scarves, and turban hats.

Yiwu Sixiang also has a scarf manufacturing center that covers an area of 1,000 square meters. The services provided by the company include product designing, developing, manufacturing, and exporting.

Main Products

  • Scarf jewelry accessories
  • Pearl chiffon scarves
  • Drilling scarves
  • Turban hats
  • 60cm silk scarves
  • 70cm silk scarves
  • 90cm silk scarves
  • 130cm silk scarves
  • Sun-protective beach scarves
  • Muslim hijab scarves


  • Product design
  • Manufacturing

Address: No.1, Building 6, 3 District, YinHai, Yiwu, Zhejiang

Yiwu Budding Accessory

Yiwu Budding Accessory is a trading company that focuses on exporting braided wristbands, hats, and scarves. The company was founded in 2012 and has been working with both small-scale and well-established buyers from overseas.

Other than the wholesale business, the company also caters to OEM manufacturing services for jewelry, caps, fedora hats, and ladies scarves.

Main Products

  • Vintage leaf feather multilayer leather bracelets
  • Braided rope bracelets
  • Braided bangles
  • Weave leather bracelets
  • Cross wristband charm bracelets
  • Four layered beaded natural jade bangles
  • Fishing bucket hats
  • Sun visors
  • Summer travel hats
  • Straw fedoras
  • Gangster caps
  • Sun Panama hats
  • Chapeaus


  • Manufacturing

Address: Room 301, No.2, Building 6, Zijjing Community Baiyun Street, Dongyang, Zhejiang

Yiwu Nihao Jewelry

Yiwu Nihao Jewelry is a professional supplier of fashion jewelry and hairband accessories. The company offers wholesale, ODM, and OEM manufacturing services of prime jewelry.

Currently, there are more than 100,000 earring items in stock with a wide range of styles and materials, including chiffon, satin, alloy, stainless steel, and leather.

Main Products

  • Earrings
  • Dangles
  • Studs
  • Hairbands
  • Ladies’ bags
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Watches
  • Scarves


  • Manufacturing

Address: 3rd Floor, Building 2, No.147, Qunying Road, Houzhai Street, Yiwu, Zhejiang

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  • 90 Responses to “Yiwu Wholesale Markets – Buying Small Volumes from China

    1. Shaun Pant at 4:40 pm

      Thanks for the article, really appreciate it. I was thinking of importing from china for my business and your article was really helpful.

    2. John deyoung at 2:00 pm

      I am looking for Christmas items. Trees, ornaments, wreaths, wrapping paper and any items related to Christmas. We operate multiple Christmas stores and reaching a point where going direct makes much more sense. Can u send me list of wholesale/manufacturer info. And would a trip to the market make since for us at this time.

    3. Sidique Subrathie at 5:00 pm

      Hi , the read was educational for first time importers . Thank you very much. I seek suppliers in YIwu that sell Mens and ladies clothing various types. Could you please forward some details of few in YIWU.
      I am from Durban South Africa

    4. Elizabeth Nkirote at 4:44 pm

      I love your detailed information from Kenya interested in importing Beuty product from china hoe I wish you can connect me with the wright supplies

    5. noemie at 3:06 pm

      i want to start a small shoes business like sneakers both man and women.but in lower price.do you have any can recommend me.thank you

    6. James at 7:21 pm

      Hallow Fredrick, thanks for a very useful article.. “God bless you man”… I’m a new wrist watches seller from Africa …Im expecting visiting Yiwu markert on September this year….would you please direct me on the exactly floor I could make my purchase.

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 7:48 pm

        Hi James,

        If you are looking for watch factories then I don’t think Yiwu is the right choice. You should be heading to Shenzhen in Guangdong province instead.

        1. Amy criticos at 9:21 pm

          Hi Fredrick.

          This is so Useful. Thank you so much. I’m looking at importing fancy dress costumes and accessories for parties to South Africa. Would I find these things here?



    7. Umraz at 6:36 pm

      Very useful. Well written.

        1. Cindy at 11:58 am

          This is a well written article for those people who wanted to learn more about trading in Yiwu. Is there anyone who will also go to Yiwu trade this October? We will also be coming for the trade, hope to meet new people who could share with more knowledge about trading and importation. Thanks

    8. Hussain Godhrawala at 8:14 pm


      I want some information about starting export business in china in Yiwu, How can i start business and what will be investment.

      My total business line will be export to Middle East country and India.

      Thanks & Regards,

    9. Jaideep at 3:44 pm

      I am interested in importing Jeans from China to India, could you help on that.

    10. Beryl at 5:39 pm

      Hi James,

      Your article is very helpful.

      Are Yiwu sellers able to advise how big the packed orders will before payment be so that I can estimate my LCL shipping?
      Is Motel 168 still the best low budget hotel option in 2019?
      Is Yiwu a good destination for buying small quantities of jackets/clothes?

      Thank you.

    11. James at 6:42 pm

      Hallow,. I’m James from Tanzania, looking for watches suppliers

    12. Elsie at 9:25 pm

      Hi there
      Want to import ladies outfits, dresses, wedding gowns , mens jeans, shirts and casual shoes, watches , bags from yiwu without coming there .Importing them to South Africa. Is that possible and how do i go about it.

    13. Fola at 7:18 pm

      Many thanks broo.
      I enjoy your writing style.

      I am into event management and styling, do we have genuine suppliers for flowers, vases and decor props in Yiwu?
      If there are, could you please link me up?

      And again, how can i legally take a company up as the company never delivered as to the quality, of what i paid for?


    14. lisa at 1:14 am

      hi very straight forward info well a worded
      I am going to china in April to canton fair how far is the yiwu from there? what’s the best form of transportation? the fast rail? also do the wholesalers normally give you the same qulaity product you ordered if you specify what quality you want?

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 2:23 pm

        Hi Lisa,

        Yiwu is a 2 hour flight north of Guangzhou, or 11-12 hours by high speed train. Wholesalers cannot customize products based on your specifications, as they trade in ready-made goods.

    15. Kalam at 10:46 pm

      Hi Fredrick

      Just found your article and I must say I am very delighted in reading it. I’m from UK and am looking for quality suppliers in Islamic clothing such as scarfs, abaya, trousers, thobes, brooches etc.. could you please advice me if it’s best to come and visit YIWU Market,

    16. Muhamma Imran at 11:55 am

      Hi I’m looking for kids, mens and ladies shoes from yiwu market could you send me some repute able sourcing agent recommendations.

    17. Oabzee osayowabo at 11:52 pm

      Okease i want to atart my own business selling children accesrios, wear such as school bags,cups, plate and other things for children.please where can i get it from without coming down to china. Thanks

      1. Nat at 6:37 am

        you can check alibaba.com or 1688.com

    18. Jordan at 12:08 pm

      We are interested in importing oem watches do you have any suppliers please.

      1. Ivan Malloci at 4:33 am

        Hello Jordan,

        we can certainly help you with it. Note that we just published a detailed case study concerning one of our clients that imported the same exact product, you find it here: https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/launching-watch-brand-on-kickstarter/

    19. Sharon at 2:38 pm

      i need someone to help me ship the goods i order

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 10:12 am

        Hi Sharon,

        I suggest you try out Freightos.com

    20. Riad at 6:41 pm

      Very interesting, well I need your help. Can u tell me if we have aluminium openings hardware, kitchen hardware,and bedroom hardware in yiwu market please let me know .thks very much

    21. Santhosh at 3:33 pm


      I would like to buy powerbank, head set, pendrive and some other electronic items in small quantity.
      without visiting yiwu market, how can i buy these product with out any risk.

      please guide me…

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 11:59 am

        Hi Santhosh,

        To which country do you plan to import these items?

    22. Mary at 4:05 am

      Hello , I’m from USA and I’m planing to start a buissnes selling women clothing that are in fashion trendy and very good quality . Could you please tell me where could I find the right factory to purchase everything I need . I’ll be in China next month and I would like personally to go to the place and see the product
      Thank you

    23. George Charalambous at 10:00 am

      we are looking for house decoration items, gifts, wall clocks and paintings. Can you suggest suppliers for small quantities ? i usually import mixed 20ft container at a time with different codes.
      thank you

      1. ChinaImportal at 10:52 am

        Hi George,

        We will contact you by email

    24. Hamad at 7:18 pm


      I’ve booked myself a trip over to Shanghai at the end of February/start of March (2017) and also booked myself in at a hotel in Yiwu. I have a general idea of the types of items I’m looking to bring over to Canada but was hoping to get some more details from you if possible. Could we chat by email?

      Looking forward to hearing from you.



      1. ChinaImportal at 2:51 am

        Hi Hamad,

        We will contact you by email

    25. sahfir at 6:07 am


      Am planning a visit next year for business purpose (wholesale shopping).
      i already have a business whereby i deal in fake/imitation jewelleries and other ladies ornaments like hair clips/hair bands etc etc.

      can i get a price list of such items in order to plan my visit accordingly.
      I usually buy in Guangzhou but i want to see what YIWU has to offer me in terms of better price.


    26. Nawaz A at 5:14 am

      Hi I’m looking for handbags from yiwu market could you send me some repute able sourcing agent recommendations.

      Nawaz A
      Handsome Pro Inc

      1. ChinaImportal at 2:29 am

        Hi Nawaz,

        We will contact you by email

    27. ABE at 8:36 pm

      How do I find a sourcing agent in Yiwiu?

      1. ChinaImportal at 2:31 am

        Check out jingsourcing.com

    28. James at 1:55 pm

      Hi there

      I am looking for plus size tees and bags for men and women. Can you help me?


      1. ChinaImportal at 4:47 am

        Hi James,

        We will contact you today or tomorrow

    29. Bose at 5:52 pm

      Hello, Chinaimportal,

      I find your articles really educating, thanks for sharing these information. I’m considering starting a women shoe business in Nigeria, please can you suggest leads to getting good quality and good pricing from china? Thanks

    30. gaurav bansal at 2:49 am

      hii i am looking for a direct factoey sale of melamine kitchen items. Please guide me.

      1. ChinaImportal at 4:16 am

        Hi Guarav,

        We will contact you later today

    31. Mrs Alice at 1:54 am

      I am looking for vendors for party supplies like tablecloth, banners, table covers etc. Christmas decoration items. Can you please help with a reliable supplier

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:24 am

        Hi Alice,

        We will contact you by email!

      2. colette keaveney at 10:45 pm

        hi did you get any feed back as to buying christmas decorations as i am looking to buy same online and would love to cut out the middle man. please let me know if you have any info. thanks colette xxx

    32. Debbie Raymond at 12:08 am

      Hi, I love ur articles, am looking for clients who can supply small quantity wholesale female fashion and accessories. And please will I be able to get small quantity of goods at Yiwu?

    33. Harshita soni at 4:02 pm

      Hey in india there are a few wholesale markets for indian clothes where in they give the goods of desired quantity and if at all we are not able to sell those goods (clothes I mean) We can return it to them in a period of 1 or 2 months or so is this facility available in china too ? Because this would be a great deal for small scale business people if at all there is I would want to know more about it
      thank you

      1. ChinaImportal at 4:21 am

        Hi Harshita,

        Returning goods to China is generally not an option.

    34. Erlin at 2:26 pm

      I am looking for ladies and kids clothing. Is there any way you can provide me with the catalogues and price? You can email me at tsp.garment@gmail.com.

      Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
      Thank you.

    35. Ashwaq at 12:03 pm

      Hi ..
      Thank you for offering your help.
      1- I would like to find a reliable agent that I can send photos of things I need and they source them for me.
      2- Supplier of replica Shoes & bags.

      Thank you

    36. Azleen at 5:39 am

      Hi Noar,
      How am I going to buy online from Yiwu? Can I…

    37. Mahdi at 7:00 am


      I have a small dollar store in Saudi Arabia and Im looking for a reliable and trusted supplier to help me import from China. I was wondering if you could assist me. You can email me at alkhars@live.ca


    38. Blackie at 12:28 pm

      Looking for clients that sells small items for decorating. Like dried items lace straw 2-3inch hats ext

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 5:10 am

        Hi Blackie,

        We will contact you by email

    39. Yasmeen at 7:59 am

      Hi Fredrik.

      I just discovered you :) I love your articles they are very helpful, thank you for sharing this information.

      Fredrik, I was hopping you can help me out a little bit. Im currently based in the Middle East and running an onling FB page, im moving to the states and i want to create an online shopping website and focus it on the Middle East region. Im searching for a reliable wholesaler/supplier that can deliver good quality.

      Could you kindly advise me what else i need to look for and understand? also if you know any suppliers or websites that i can use, i would really appreciate that

      my email is abusaadyasmeen@gmail.com

      Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    40. Mohammed at 4:20 pm

      Good job Mr. Fredrick. Am just new here and planning to go into the business as well and I found your blog very encouraging. Thanks

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 5:44 am

        Hello Mohammed,

        I’m glad to hear that! Subscribe to our newsletter and get weekly updates directly in your inbox.

    41. hussy at 1:56 pm

      luggage busniess inquiry

    42. Jaquiline Fredericks at 6:34 am

      Hi Fredrik.

      I just discovered you :) What a pleasant find and an awesome start to my day!

      Your article is great, thank you for sharing this information.

      Fredrik, I am interested in knowing more about product manufacture. I would like to know what this procedure entail and then also what the importing aspects are.

      Could you kindly advise?

      Thank you in advance for your assistance.


      J. Fredericks

    43. rits at 3:53 pm

      I am planning to visit Canton Fair in April for having a look at the party supplies booths. Do you think its a good idea to visit Canton, since I need to buy small qty like 100 pcs per item. I was suggested to visit Yiwu for smaller quantities, so what do you suggest.
      2. PL can you send me the place where I can find vendors for party supplies. I am looking for factories rather than traders to get good quality and price advantage
      3. How do I find an agent in Yiwu?Since If I come to China, I would surely need an agent.
      4.When is the best time to visit Yiwu commodity wholesale market? Will April be a good time after the Canton Fair?

      Thanks and looking forward to hearing back

    44. Kim at 6:58 am

      Dear Fredrik,

      Thank u for this interesting article as it gives alot of insights to visiting tourists or business owners. If i may ask you, where’s the best place to purchase wholesale party supplies in small quantities eg. 20-50pcs party cups plates toys, etc

      Thank u very much!

    45. Winnie at 7:58 pm

      We are a wholesale Company from Denmark looking for an agent WHO Can show us wholesale market and factories within home decoration in Guangzhou area saturday 25 October.

      Please contact us with your service and rates at mail.dk|in-style.
      Thank you in advance.
      Best regards
      Mrs Godrim

    46. nasrin at 8:46 am

      Looking for good quality artificial/silk flower and plan to do some surveying where can I go. Already start business in small scale plan to expand business look for good price and quality.


    47. Faisal Fateh Malik at 8:23 pm

      Hi, I want to buy western export quality party supplies but in small lots, like 50 to 100 sets per design. I know Yiwu has few factories in the area manufacturing party supplies but I want to start small and also want high quality. Can you please guide if it is possible and who to contact.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:27 am

        Hello Faisal,

        Products available at Chinese wholesalers are usually made for the Chinese market. The quality is often questionable, but that depends on what you mean with western export quality.

    48. Modupe at 10:48 am

      I currently residing in Nigeria Lagos,I’m a independent whole-seller and i need more information about gift and house hold utensils E.g..glass, wine cup,stainless steel pedal bin,vases,toys,mugs,flat plate,bowls..ETc..pls guide me on these and send me more information about it…My concern is how to start sourcing for a right supplier.

    49. Farah at 6:52 am

      I am an independent wholesaler & currently making plans to go to china to shop for items. Would like to know more on where to shop & guidance in this matter.


      1. Farah at 11:28 pm

        Hi Fredrik!
        I’m currently residing in malaysia. I am in the airline family so I get rebates on my cargo or freight. My concern is how to start sourcing for a right supplier.

    50. akshay at 3:31 pm

      h i, Fredrik,

      your blog is really very useful & easily understandable keep posting updated info about it , i am frm India & looking to buy bags is it goof=d to visit this city & one more thing I am strict vegetarian shall I find any pure Veg Resturant in thi city ?

    51. jeetu at 4:56 pm

      Hello, there i will be visiting china next month can you please let me know if this market would be appropriate for everything.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:48 am

        Hello Jeetu,

        That depends. In which country are you based?

    52. ACHILLE MBAPPE KOUM at 11:11 am

      We are interested in buying stock of fashion jewelries…stock Area.
      Could you let us know your conditions?

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 12:15 pm


        I’ll send you an email with more information.

        1. Angelina at 7:37 am

          hi dear i am struggling to get items as she in yiwu can you assist?

          1. ChinaImportal at 5:35 am

            Hi Angelina,

            I suggest you contact Jingsourcing.com. They are based in Yiwu and may be able to help you.

    53. Elizabeth at 5:47 pm

      I run a Xmas decoration store. I would like to get in information about whole sale Xmas market located in China

    54. yushabani at 10:55 am

      hi,I am looking for a wholesale in ladies and kids ( 1-13 years) aplica Branded clothes.do please guide me .

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 3:57 pm


        What are you referring to with “Aplica Branded Clothes?”

    55. gurmeet singh at 3:08 pm

      hi,I am looking for a wholesale in ladies and kids ( 1-13 years) aplica Branded clothes.do please guide me .

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 6:08 pm


        I’ll send you an email with more information.

    56. Johna393 at 12:50 am

      Thanks for another wonderful article. Where else could anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such information. dbcdfkkacebe

    57. Zuzana at 7:59 am


      I’ve just found your website and it’s amazing! So much useful information on one web site, it feels like your wrote every single article specifically for my needs :).
      Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

      Best wishes,


    58. isiba at 3:41 pm

      i so much love reading your post in your blog.keep it up.GOD BLESS YOU

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:20 pm

        Hello Isbia!

        We are very happy to hear that. Starting last week, we are now publishing two articles per week instead of one. If you have suggestions for topics that you want us to write about, feel free to get in touch with us.

        1. Sam V at 8:15 am

          Hi Fredrik,
          I am writing from Oman. I am a corporate gifts supplier. At present I am buying from local suppliers. Could you please help me finding a reliable firm who can supply various items (small or big quantity) . Thanks, Sam

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