Global Sources

Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company and a primary facilitator of two-way trade with Greater China. It provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers.

The company helps its community of more than 430,000 active buyers to source more profitably from complex, overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing as many effective ways as possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in 230 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. Suppliers using its four primary channels – online marketplaces, magazines, trade shows and direct online sales – are supported by its advertising creative, education programs and online content management applications.

Global Sources delivers information on 1.4 million products and 130,000 suppliers annually through 10 leading online marketplaces and monthly magazines, more than 80 sourcing research reports, and 15 China Sourcing Fairs and other trade shows. Global Sources Direct is the company’s new initiative that will help suppliers sell through eBay. Buyers send 4.5 million inquiries annually to suppliers through Global Sources Online ( alone.

In mainland China, Global Sources has a 24 year track record and 1,300 team members in 44 locations. Its services are backed by 34 years experience as a trade magazine publisher, 13 years as an organizer of trade shows, and nine years as an online marketplace operator.

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