Saturday, September 02, 2006

Anyone know if China sells retail


I was wondering if anyone knew if China sells most items it exports in retail as well?

I mean there must be markets in China which cater to the retail buyer who wants to buy anything-lets say fabrics and textiles, in retail.1 Yard,10 yards,50 yards.

We keep getting people asking for some items from China which we dont stock as well but know where to procurre from yet when you talk to the guys in China,its nothing less than a 1000yards usually.

I mean there must be some regular wholesale stores and shops or retail stores in cities such as Shanghai and Beijing and other big cities.

I believe the various provinces of China only specialise in particular items and that too mostly its the factories that exist and supply in bulk.

It would be an amazing opportunity if the Chinese were to open up their retail markets to the world as well,instead of just selling wholesale.
This would mean that apart from only Chinese factories,the stores and wholesalers would have to enter the market.

Ecommerce could be the best way forward for them if they want to approach the world markets in retail direct-to-customer.

Whats surprissing is that when you search google for fabric or textile suppliers from China,its the same vendors and the same directories with the same vendors , that always come up.

This is the case with India too,which i mention because it is another major textile vendor to the hungry buyers of USA/Europe and the rest of the world.

I think its time retailers from such markets come forward to be global vendors of various items in retail.A potential surely exists.

Which brings me back to my question-anyone know of any such vendors???

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