Ling Lee
Ling Lee at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

Is there an alternative version of Alibaba for Australian made wholesale products?

Hi Savvies,

What website do you recommend for buying Australian manufactured products wholesale? I am looking sites like Alibaba, but for Australian manufacturers.

Thanks!

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James Norquay

James Norquay, SEO Director at

Hi Ling Lee,

To be honest if you want to buy Australian products or service I think you would need to look more Niche. 

Examples - 

http//www.buybuildingsupplies.com.au - This site offers an Alibaba style offering to people looking to buy building materials

http://www.oneflare.com.au - A great site to hire Australian based services. 

It is hard to find a huge protal tho.

James

Ling Lee

Ling Lee at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

Thank you James! Your help was much appreciated, and I will certainly have a look.

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Oasis Shirts

Oasis Shirts at Oasis Shirts

Hey Ling Lee,

I would suggest you one of USA based leading wholesale supplier brand they have many opens with other ares Australia is one of them, gave you various bulk quantity products according your customized or not customized services also.They are well known for cheap and best wholesale clothing suppliers. take a look it will help you.

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Brian Mallyon

Brian Mallyon, Owner at Luckypole Limited

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I am not sure of an Australian version of Alibaba, but if you google "Australian made" I believe there are several websites that provide details of at least some Australian made products.

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Nicole McIver

Nicole McIver at Nicole McIver

For a good quality , Australian Brands alternative I'd recommend Wholesale Baby or Stock My Store

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Chelsea Creamer

Chelsea Creamer, Manager at SavvySME

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Alibaba Group has big data and offers a wide range of services in one place. For suppliers and sellers, AliExpress gives sellers a platform to sell their goods and you can also find manufacturers for a wide range of common and niche items. I guess we don't yet have this kind of trading platform yet. Only for Australia. So it would be better to understand what kind of service you are looking for an approach to the specific webpage. Simply google them and choose one that has the highest rankings.

Thanks for the question Ling Lee !

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Emma Patterson

Emma Patterson

Yes there is a free Austrlian and NZ platform for connecting Retailer buyers to Brands (like an online trade show) - It's called https://indirectory.io

Hatty Bell

Hatty Bell, Community Manager at

Sounds interesting! Have you heard of this platform @Ling Lee ?

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Jose Cuatro

Jose Cuatro

Yes. In fact, it's just recently launched. Quite an amazing platform actually.
It's Alibaba BUT better.

Do checkout www.tradesquare.com.au

A lot of products and access them in wholesale prices, I heard it's also shipped direct from Au

Hatty Bell

Hatty Bell, Community Manager at

Thanks for letting us know @Jose Cuatro !

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Marcus Tjen

Marcus Tjen at

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You can go to Alibaba and search by country Australia and by type manufacturer/wholesaler

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Maria Harutyunyan

Maria Harutyunyan, SEO Editor at

I do not seem to know any Alibaba in Australia, but I do believe you could benefit from Australian products as well. Also, depending on a type of product various websites may come in handy.          

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Aishah Mustapha

Aishah Mustapha, Content Marketer at

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No, unfortunately there is no version of Alibaba in Australia but that’s certainly a business idea as there is a need. You will have to google according to your category and product and do your research yourself. There are a lot of Australian suppliers who are online and some only sell to registered businesses, not direct to the public. Those ones would be good to start with. Austrade has a list of suppliers on their website. It is not an online marketplace with reviews, messaging, business profiles, etc. You will have to search and approach them one by one.
 
Another idea is to join relevant industry organisations for retailers, F&B producers, designers, trades, suppliers, etc. You can network, gain insider tips and find the recommended suppliers.
Alternatively, you may also try the dropshipping route. They are low-risk and low-cost options if you are starting a business. There are a few big ones that’s tried and trusted such as  Oberlo and Salehoo.

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