5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wholesale Markets in China

  • Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Date Updated: May 18, 2022

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wholesale Markets in China


It’s impossible to mention wholesale markets without mentioning China. It’s the second-largest exporter in the world. That’s why the majority of the big bucks retailers source their products from China and sell it in their respective countries. For example, Ray-Ban, Apple, Walmart, etc. 


What’s interesting too, is that the Chinese government heavily promotes and organizes manufacturing clusters in different parts of China. But first, let’s define manufacturing clusters. What do we mean by manufacturing clusters? “A manufacturing cluster is an interconnected system of same nature businesses in a geographically centralized location. They share industry characteristics and benefit from collective growth.” (China Briefing) By having these clusters, it promotes both competition and cooperation, a fascinating paradox.



Think Silicon Valley. Numerous tech companies are headquartered in Silicon Valley, thereby attracting new tech startups, which in turn entice more investors to come and join them, a cycle that benefits the place even more so. This is also the case for Shenzhen, dubbed “China’s Silicon Valley”, the leading smart city in China. They have a well-developed digital infrastructure, which is why they are home to the biggest tech companies in China like Tencent and Huawei. Furthermore, Shenzhen also produces almost 90% of the tech products around the world! This can be achieved because of the manufacturing clusters. From tech software to AI to computer chips, etc. you can find it in Shenzhen, no wonder why 90% of the tech products are produced here.

Where are the other China manufacturing clusters to look out for if you want to import products from China to the Philippines? Check out the list below.



Product Categories Region in China


Wenzhou, Zhejiang

Taizhou, Zhejiang

Shenzhen, Guangdong


Foshan, Guangdong

JIngdezhen, Jiangxi

Zibo, Shandong

Textile/Clothes or Ukay Ukay Bales/Shein

Dongguan, Guangdong

Guangzhou, Guangdong

Wenzhou, Zhejiang

Small Commodity

Yiwu, Zhejiang


Sneakers (OEM)

Putian, Fujian 






1. Eyewear

Danyang, Jiangsu

Nearest EZ China warehouse: EZ Yiwu Warehouse

Danyang, Jiangsu is the “Glass Capital of China”, exporting around 70% of optical glasses all over the world. Alongside Wenzhou, Zhejiang, Taizhou, Zhejiang, and Shenzhen, Guangdong these places also have a lot of eyewear factories. Ranging from glasses equipment, frames, contact lenses, etc. Many international brands like Ray-Ban, Calvin Klein, and others would also source their eyeglasses here. 




2. Ceramics

Jingdezhen, Jiangsu

Nearest EZ China warehouse: EZ Yiwu Warehouse

Jingdezhen is the “Porcelain Capital of China”. They are most famously known for China porcelain, considered “Fine China”. While for Foshan, Guangdong, products range from tiles, dinnerware, and other ceramics display products.

Some of the wholesale markets to visit for ceramics:

  • Casa Ceramics Mall 
  • Shiwan Property Ceramics Wholesale Market
  • Foshan International Ceramics Exhibition Center



3. Furniture

Foshan, Guangdong

Nearest EZ China warehouse: EZ Guangzhou Warehouse


Shunde in Foshan City, Guangdong Province is the largest furniture wholesale market in China. Foshan houses 10 or more big wholesale malls consisting of office furniture, massage chairs, kitchen furniture, and living room furniture, almost every furniture-related product is here! There are even expos on furniture every March in Shunde, definitely something to watch out for if you’re interested in importing furniture from China. 

Some of the wholesale markets to visit for furniture: 

  • Louvre Furniture Mall 
  • Foshan Lecong Furniture Mall


4. Textile/Clothes or Ukay Ukay Bales/Shein


Guangzhou, Guangdong

Nearest EZ China warehouse: EZ Guangzhou Warehouse


No doubt, Guangzhou is the best place to buy wholesale used clothes or ukay ukay bales! Excellent quality and affordable, best of both worlds! 

Used clothes from Taiwan, Korea, and other countries are being consolidated and sold here. 


Not only that, Guangdong is also the home to one of the biggest textiles and garments manufacturers. Various types of apparel can be found here whether it’s for babies, women, or men, Guangzhou is your go-to place for hunting clothes bargains.


5. Sneakers (Class A)

Putian, Fujian

Nearest EZ China warehouse: EZ Fujian Warehouse

Putian, Fujian is the “Capital of Fake Sneakers”, if you’re into Class A Nike, and Adidas shoes, you’ll find numerous manufacturers in Putian. The imitation skills are so good that a lot of people mistake them for real ones. The counterfeit market is a big business. That’s why more and more replicas are getting produced. 


Final Thoughts

The reason Chinese products are cheaper is because of their high efficiency and its industrial clusters. Because of these two combined advantages, they can manufacture clothes for 2 weeks which would normally take a few months in other countries. As a result, as a business owner, or aspiring business owner, it’s economical to manufacture or customize your products in China and sell them here in the Philippines. You can check out how we can help you customize your products in China hereOur product sourcing and shipping service comes in handy to make your entire sourcing and importation journey as hassle-free as possible. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us here.




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