Global Sources launched its retooled website this week calling it “Global Sources 2.0.” The company placed strong emphasis on continuing to build a verified supplier base. To qualify as verified, suppliers will be visited several times by Global Sources staff. Additionally, buyers can also access credit and business registration reports on the verified suppliers. In-depth reports and assessments will also soon be available via Bureau Veritas.
Unverified suppliers will be listed on the website free of charge. Unverified supplier data can include company information, product details and product images. As part of the announcement, Global Sources promised to double the amount of content on the site within six months.
Christopher Sellers, CEO of Agentrics which serves large retailers stated, “Global Sources new Verified Supplier program and search services are directly addressing what is perhaps today’s biggest sourcing need among buyers around the world…by identifying qualified and export-ready suppliers from among the millions of suppliers from mainland China