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Top 18 Alibaba alternatives for 2021 [B2B marketplaces]

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Alibaba is the ideal solution to import products from China. You have access to thousands of suppliers who can make almost any product.

But what if it is Alibaba alternatives are there that are better suited for your company? Alternatives with better suppliers? Or alternatives with several local suppliers?

In this post you can find the 18 best Alibaba alternatives for 2021:

GlobalSources

GlobalSources is arguably the biggest competitor to Alibaba and has a very similar structure. The platform is completely in English and offers manufacturers from all over the world.

However, there is a difference between Alibaba and GlobalSources. On GlobalSources you will find more "real" manufacturers instead of so-called "trading companies" because the approval process is much stricter.

You cannot see prices for all products. Sometimes you need to contact suppliers directly for a price. However, keep in mind that the prices on Alibaba are often wrong.

DHGate

DHGate not only looks similar to Alibaba, but is also structured like Alibaba. The platform offers all kinds of products at prices similar to those on Alibaba. You can also contact and negotiate with suppliers.

Supplier Database

The Jungle Scout Supplier Database is absolutely the best Alibaba alternative. You can search for manufacturers in the database and receive valuable data such as the number of customers or confirmed deliveries from the manufacturer.

Offers can also be managed and orders placed directly in the supplier database.

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all.biz

all.biz is a B2B marketplace with many providers from Europe. The platform consists of many different subdomains for many different countries. You can also choose between several different currencies.

Chinabrands

Chinabrands is a great one too Alibaba alternative. Not only does Chinabrands offer a huge range of products, they also offer a dropshipping service.

Lightinthebox

Lightinthebox is a B2B marketplace with more than 60,000 products, including a lot of electronics, toys, furniture, clothing and other things.

Made in china

Made in China only offers products from Asia. You can also contact individual manufacturers and negotiate prices and product changes with them. Compared to other B2B marketplaces, you will find low minimum order quantities here.

1688

1688 is only available in Chinese and is aimed at the Asian market. However, this shouldn't prevent you from contacting any of the manufacturers on 1688.com. Since Asian dealers are much more price sensitive than European ones, the manufacturers here are usually more flexible in terms of price.

IndiaMART

IndiaMART is one of the largest B2B marketplaces in India. As the Indian supplier market is becoming more and more interesting, especially as an alternative to the Asian market, IndiaMART is definitely worth a look.

TradeIndia

TradeIndia is another Alibaba alternative from India. The platform is particularly suitable for companies that work with textiles / clothing. If you are interested in the Indian supplier market, you should also check out TradeIndia.

EC21

A B2B marketplace with mainly Korean manufacturers - but there are also manufacturers from China or the USA. It is useful that you can filter manufacturers by country.

ECPlaza

ECPlaza is owned by a South Korean company. It is a B2B marketplace with suppliers from all over the world.

eWorldTrade

eWorldTrade was founded in 2006 and is based in Dallas, Texas. The platform is one of the largest B2B marketplaces for electronics.

Quality Trade

Quality Trade is based in Sydney, Australia. It is an exclusive B2B marketplace for ISO-certified companies. That makes Quality Trade a great alternative to Alibaba.

Thomas Net

Thomas Net has been serving the needs of B2B buyers for over 120 years. With Thomas Net you can not only find suppliers for products, but also service companies such as marketing agencies.

Europages

Europages is not a B2B marketplace, but a business directory. Europages lists companies from all over Europe. You can also search the directory for suitable suppliers. The platform is available in every language.

SoloStocks

SoloStocks is the leading online sales portal for Spanish companies and has a strong international presence, particularly in Latin America.

China.cn

China.cn is a B2B marketplace with exclusively Chinese manufacturers. It's very good with 1688.com to compare. However, the platform is also available in English.

Summary

Alibaba is probably the most popular B2B marketplace. However, there are many Alibaba alternatives that can add more benefits to your business.

Here is an overview of the best Alibaba alternatives for 2021:

  • GlobalSources
  • DHGate
  • Supplier Database
  • all.biz
  • Chinabrands
  • Lightinthebox
  • Made in china
  • 1688
  • IndiaMart
  • TradeIndia
  • EC21
  • ECPlaza
  • eWorldTrade
  • QualityTrade
  • ThomasNet
  • Europages
  • Solo sticks
  • China.cn