1688.com is a sister website of Alibaba.com. It's one of China's leading online business-to-business (B2B) marketplaces, with 120 million users and 10 million companies listing their products on the site. There are 49 main categories of goods. 1688.com's price-sensitive buyers are particularly interested in UK food, beverage and cosmetics. Alibaba has established a tool that allows companies to load their products themselves. For more information please apply below.
1688.com is the BIGGEST online wholesale market in China. It has the most factory resources and the most wholesale products. You can find whatever you need there.
Unlike offline wholesale markets, many suppliers on 1688.com offer the consistent supply, which makes it easy to reorder. This is a big advantage for online retailers like Amazon sellers. Many suppliers also keep stock (inventory).
3. Low MOQ (minimum order quantity)
Compared to offline wholesale markets or manufacturers, many suppliers on 1688.com offers lower MOQ.
4. Transparent Price
Transparent prices on 1688.com make price comparison very easy. Buyers can select the right supplier faster.
5. Original Sources
1688 makes it easier for buyers to find origin sources/factory for certain products in certain areas.
For example, most of the sunglasses are made in Taizhou; while 80% of non-woven bags in China are produced in Cangnan.
6. Buyer Protection
1688.com offers a credit points system to protect buyers. Sellers account can be suspended or eventually closed if they violate certain rules (discrepancy, defects, delay...) .