Guangzhou is China’s busiest transport and trade hub and the third largest city in the country. It was the first city to benefit from China’s ‘Reform and Opening Up’ policy in 1978; a pioneer of the economic development in China. It serves as Guangdong’s political, economic, educational, and cultural center.
Guangzhou is the third largest city in China with a population of over 13 million people. It’s a part of the planned “Pearl River Delta Mega-City”, which will be the largest urban area in the world.
In terms of manufacturing Guangzhou has 4 main specialties: textiles, petrochemicals, electronics and automobile manufacturing.
Guangzhou is home to many wholesale markets, and one of them is Zhongda fabric market, an inspirational source to give life to your clothing design. Here you’ll find fabrics from any quality, range and composition. A good start to develop your private label clothing in China.
Guangzhou Canton fair
If you import products, or have been considering importing products to sell on Amazon, Ebay, or your own e-commerce site, you may have heard of The Canton Fair. The largest trade show in China, and one of the largest in the world, hundreds of thousands of merchants attend each year to source products for their business.
The Canton Fair is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall, and includes three different phases of the show, each with entirely different vendors and products. It is currently hosted in the China Import and Export Fair Complex, with over a million square meters of indoor and outdoor exhibitions.
Phase 1, has a more industrial focus than the others, and is popular for buyers from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, but there might be product opportunities for buyers from the US.
The categories in this phase are: Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials, Chemical Products, and Energy Resources.
Phase 2 is the most popular phase for buyers looking for private label products, and Amazon FBA sellers. The categories in this phase are: Consumer Goods, Gifts, and Home Decorations.
The third and final phase, is largely clothing and textile based. Also if you have ever been searching for a pens and notebooks, this is the phase for you.
Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, Recreation Products, Medicines, Medical Devices, Health Products, and Food.
Sources: blog.onlineigniter.com, business-in-guangzhou.com, hardwaremassive.com