Global Sources is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company that facilitates global trade, with a particular focus on the China market, by providing information to international buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers.
We deliver content to our communities through our leading network of nine vertical marketplaces and 13 geographic portals, and through magazines, CD-ROMs and private catalogs, as well as China Sourcing Fairs and technical events. Our flagship marketplace, Global Sources Online (www.globalsources.com), hosts more marketing and sourcing activity than any other global merchandise trade marketplace.
We serve a growing, independently certified community of more than 413,000 active buyers in over 230 countries and territories. These buyers generate more than 4 million inquiries annually for over 130,000 suppliers through Global Sources Online alone. We offer extensive creative services and export consultation through 150 client service officers in Greater China and other leading supply markets, and through our 700 sales representatives who make approximately 40,000 supplier visits monthly. In mainland China, we have 22 years on-the-ground presence, supported by over 1,000 team members in 44 locations throughout the country.
Global Sources’ solutions are based on 33 years as a trade magazine publisher serving the global trade community, 13 years as a trade management software developer, 12 years as manager of trade shows in Asia, and eight years as an online marketplace operator.