How can I buy Cheap and Good from Yiwu Stationery Market?
July 9th, 2021
Are you looking to source the best and cheapest office supplies from stationery market in China?
Yiwu stationery market will be one of the best places for you to buy wholesale. As the biggest wholesale stationery market in the world, the big amount of stationery suppliers, shops, and products will help a lot in your stationery supplies business.
This market was established in 2005, because of the long-time wholesale experience of the stationery supplying, the suppliers here always provide good-quality and creative products at the best price.
This blog will give you more information about the easy methods of buying from this big market. What’s more, you can also learn how to buy, and tips for buying from the Yiwu stationery market are also concluded here.
Chapter 1: Where to Buy Wholesale in Yiwu Stationery Market?
1. Visit Offline Wholesale Stationery Market – Yiwu International Trade City
In China, many cities have their own wholesale markets for stationery supplies. You can do some research first to find out which one is the largest or has the most stores. Since you’ve taken the time to visit China, you need to find a market that offers you plenty of options.
You can find many shops on the first and second floors offering pen and ink supplies, paper products, eyeglasses, office and school supplies, sports and leisure goods, etc.
However, because the unit price of stationery supplies in Yiwu stationery market is low, so you must ask the merchants about the minimum order quantity. According to those information, you can calculate the final total price, and check whether it is within your budget range.
2. Attend the China Yiwu Stationery & Gift Exhibition (CYSGE) in Yiwu
Yiwu Stationery & Gift Exhibition (CYSGE) is held in Yiwu International Expo Center every year in June.
The exhibition includes 3 parts, which are jointly replenishment meeting, new product release meeting, and product showcase.
In this exhibition, all kinds of suppliers and manufacturers are here to provide the best products for those visitors and wholesalers.
You can find out many different stationery supplies in the CYSGE, they offer good-quality writing tools, office supplies, student supplies, office furniture, educational supplies and other stationery supplies.
Every year, more than 500 top Chinese stationery companies participate the exhibition, such as Chenguang, Zhencai, Snow White, Yingxiong, Dianshi, etc.
Those suppliers will bring their popular products and newly developed samples for domestic and foreign buyers to choose from.
In this way, you can not only connect with the local stationery suppliers in Yiwu, but also contact the Chinese representative stationery suppliers on site.
3. Buy wholesale from Yiwugo.com and other Chinese wholesale websites
When you can’t visit China to attend the CYSGE, or visit Yiwu International Trade City to meet suppliers face to face, you may find suppliers on large online cross-border e-commerce sites such as Alibaba and AliExpress. In this case, online shopping is really a good way to save your time and effort.
Buying through online wholesale websites can save a lot of time and energy in traveling. Meanwhile, the suppliers on these well-known wholesale websites are equipped with English customer service, which saves a lot of trouble in communication.
Of course, in addition to well-known Chinese wholesale websites such as Alibaba and Aliexpress, there are also well-known Chinese wholesale websites such as 1688 and Yiwugo.
You can find many local stationery suppliers from Yiwu and other parts of China to help your business on these websites.
4. Check Live Room of those suppliers at Yiwu Stationery Market
In recent years, the e-commerce industry in China is growing rapidly coupled with the Coronavirus crackdown on offline channels in 2020. Many Chinese merchants are starting to aggressively sell online.
Not only can you find more good suppliers on online wholesale websites, but you can also find merchants to buy products directly online through some live channels.
In the past year, live broadcast sales have witnessed a rapid development. As one of the key trading cities in China, Yiwu also attaches great importance to the development of live broadcast e-commerce.
With the support of the government and the development of the live broadcast market, thousands of Yiwu stationery suppliers have launched online live-streaming sales businesses.
By watching a live stream, you can more visually preview what the product will look like, how it will be used, and understand its advantages easily.
The anchors will introduce products in the live broadcast, so you don’t have to ask merchants for product’s information online, it saves a lot of costs in communication.
However, do remember that most businesses in Yiwu introduce themselves in Chinese when they broadcast, so you need to understand Chinese, or you have someone who knows Chinese to help you understand the anchor’s introduction.
What’s more, some live streams may only be purchased in small amounts, if you need a large amount of wholesale, you need to contact customer service again and ask for their owner’s contact information.
Chapter 2: Tips for Importers to Buy wholesale from Yiwu Stationery Market
When you are looking for a stationery supplies in Yiwu stationery market, pay attention to the following points:
1. Choose the place where has tons of Stationery suppliers to visit
The first thing for you to find good stationery suppliers is to choose a big enough stationery market. The place must be gathered lots of stationery manufacturers, because of that, every merchant there has to be highly competitive to do well.
These suppliers generally will not raise the price arbitrarily, they will consider the price of other suppliers.
In addition, there is another advantage that you can compare prices easily. According to our experience in the Yiwu stationery market, some big manufacturers usually provide a fixed price for different products. You can buy from them directly with less opportunity to be scammed.
2. Ensure the wholesale price and MOQ number in advance
When selecting the right supplier, you can also find out what their minimum order quantity (MOQ) are. Because the price of stationery is basically low, in Yiwu, although the unit price of a very common notebook is only 0.25 yuan, while the MOQ is 500.
Therefore, the unit price of a stationery supply is not the only standard you need to refer to. You also have to choose the right quantity according to your budget and sale method, finding the right supplier by checking different factors.
3. Only buy stationery supplies from 2~3 shops in the beginning
In the beginning, you can choose 2-3 suppliers to purchase products. The reason is that more convenience brought by fewer suppliers while buying wholesale stationery supplies.
If there are 5 or 6 suppliers, you need to choose from all of their products. It will not only cost a lot of your time, and it also may confuse you because the stationery supplies sometimes look similar.
Another advantage of choosing 2-3 suppliers is that you can know well about the suppliers once you have finalized the deal with them several times.
The suppliers will not offer the price on a reasonable number, at the same time, the quality of the products will be stable. That is good for your business.
4. Collect the latest information from stationery suppliers’ online group
In addition, many Chinese wholesalers set up a community to share first-hand information with each other. You can find some “Stationery Community” through WeChat, Zhihu.com and other social media.
You can try to go through that information, or post a question, those merchants who have bought stationery supplies in China can give you the answer in Chinese.
What’s more, they can also help you avoid some scams and recommend suitable stationery suppliers for you.
At the same time, you can search on Google to see if there is a stationery community in your area. It is also a good idea to acquire knowledge about wholesale and sales of stationery in the group.
In the community, you can get new store guides, recommendations for wholesale markets, recommendations for brands or suppliers, and more.
Chapter 3: How to Buy Cheap and Good in Yiwu Stationery Market?
1. Find out some good inventory products while visiting Yiwu stationery market
If you have experience working with Chinese suppliers, you will have heard of inventory products or leftover stock. Some manufacturers may not sell the goods as agreed for various reasons, such as the original buyer suddenly doesn’t want the goods.
In such a situation, some businesses will choose to sell these inventory products at a low price. Although they receive the deposit, these goods still need to be sold to reduce loss.
You can ask the merchants in the market if they have the inventory goods, so you can buy the goods you want at the cheapest price.
Basically, when you are buying an inventory product, the merchant wants you to buy in bulk, and it’s best to clear the inventory for him. You need to have a look at those products in advance to avoid quality problems.
2. Order some samples of different kinds of stationery supplies first
Ordering some samples means that every time you cooperate with a new supplier, you can ask them to send you some samples first. The sample can judge whether the final product made by this supplier meets your expectations. If the sample does not meet your requirements, you can ask him to change it or find a new supplier.
In this way, you can avoid wasting money and time rather than simply placing a large order and receiving a product that doesn’t look good. If you have a face-to-face meeting with the supplier, you can ask for visiting the factories.
Then while visiting, you can see how they are producing the product, this will help you have a basic understanding of their factory’s production process and the quality of their products.
3. Shop around in the Yiwu stationery market and compare the products and price
There are more than 3,000 stationery suppliers in the Yiwu market. Therefore, when looking for suppliers in the Yiwu stationery market, you can find that the same product may be provided by dozens of stores.
Now, what you need to do is to compare, including the product, price, delivery time, delivery fee, etc. By comparing prices, you can choose the merchant that best meet your budget.
By comparing the delivery time, you can choose the most efficient merchant to cooperate with. All these choices can help you save some costs to a certain extent.
Chapter 4: FAQs About Yiwu stationery market
1. Which market is the best stationery wholesale market for you business?
As the global biggest stationery wholesale market, Yiwu stationery market has more than 3,000 suppliers who are offering good-quality stationery supplies, such as pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches, rulers, notebooks, correction fluids, file folders and many more.
You can visit District 3 of Yiwu International Trade City and look for some good suppliers at the first and second floors. You can choose the best one for your business among them.
2. How is the wholesale price and MOQ provided by Yiwu stationery suppliers?
The price and MOQ number always depend on the supplier. According to our research, many products in Yiwu stationery market with a price low to $0.01. And if you order a big amount, the profit of one pen can be as low as $0.0006.
For basic order, the MOQ of stationery goods is 1-2 cartons per product. Because of the small CBM of one product, there usually are 1000-2000 pieces of products in one carton.
3. How can I buy from Yiwu stationery market?
Mostly, if you want to buy from Yiwu market, you need to come to Yiwu and go around in the market. As the wholesale markets in Yiwu are big enough, so the best choice is to select products by yourself.
Or you can hire a reliable agent to help you select the products. EJET Sourcing can offer you a good sourcing experience in China, because we have many suppliers which are good enough to do the cross border trading.
4. How to purchase products from Yiwu stationery market online?
There are a lot of Chinese online wholesale websites where can find a lot of Yiwu stationery suppliers. But besides Alibaba.com, Aliexpress.com, 1688.com, there is a website called Yiwugo.
Yiwugo is a website which only includes the suppliers or the manufacturers inside the Yiwu International Trade City. It will be less problem in finding the Yiwu suppliers from this website.
Yiwu is the best city in China which offers all kinds of small commodities. When you are trying to start your business selling stationery supplies, the Yiwu stationery market is one of the best places for you to visit. It just opened in 2005, yet the particular place has more than 3,000 stationery stores.
Yiwu stationery market also provides online selling through Yiwugo.com. Although buying from wholesale websites is more convenient, but there are some potential issues inside. You can hire a local sourcing agent like EJET Sourcing to help you buy the best product in the Yiwu stationery market with little problem.