Global Sources introduces MATCH Express to link mainland China suppliers with worldwide buyers during COVID-19 shutdowns
Apr 16, 2020

April 16th , 2020 – Hong Kong --( ASIA TODAY )-- To jumpstart the recovery of global supply chains and trade disruptions due to COVID-19, Global Sources is launching MATCH Express, a customized business-matching service connecting buyers and suppliers worldwide, revitalizing the export market and sustaining business operations during these challenging times.

“Global Sources has been paying close attention to the economic impact of the pandemic,” said CEO Hu Wei. “Starting February this year, Global Sources has introduced its Fight the Epidemic Care Plan and digital marketing solutions, enabling suppliers to reach quality buyers with ease through our online and offline marketing channels.

“MATCH Express is an innovative approach to boost international exports as mainland China manufacturers from most industrial sectors have resumed their business.”

Global Sources’ statistics show that online buyer inquiries have soared in the past two months. In March, smart thermometers, surgical masks and electric vehicles ranked as the highest-demand products in the electronics, lifestyle and hardware verticals on, respectively.

Buyers who attended and are scheduled to attend the Global Sources shows in 2019 and 2020 will receive an email invitation to the MATCH Express section ( on Suppliers and products are conveniently categorized according to their pavilions at the show. After buyers fill out and submit a request form, their sourcing requests are posted in real time in the MATCH Express section so that qualified Verified Suppliers can directly get in touch with them. Buyers may also proceed with their transactions and use the Sample Order service for free.

MATCH Express has won acclaim from both buyers and suppliers:
● “MATCH Express provides us a chance to reach buyers we can’t meet due to the cancellation of the (April) show. I believe that buyer traffic will peak during the fall shows this year.” – Ms. Meng, export business manager, Shenzhen Mai Xin Da Technology Co., Ltd.
● “We got plenty of orders after joining MATCH Express. It’s good to hear Global Sources has made it happen.” – Gerry, trade manager, Remax.
● "We are sorry to hear about the cancellation of the Global Sources 2020 spring show series but MATCH Express enables us to source online to meet our urgent needs.” – Artem Stepanchuk, CEO, UFT.

Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit
Together with MATCH Express, Global Sources is scheduled to present the Smart Sourcing Virtual Summit on Apr 21-22, 2020. Focusing on best sourcing practices during these uncertain times, the two-day online event offers over five live panel discussions and more than 10 on-demand presentations given by 15 sourcing experts, CEOs and founders from all around the world covering global sourcing trends, low-risk supply chains, the future of e-commerce, supplier-vetting diligence, alternative markets, and more. Details are available at

Global Sources launched the Fight the Epidemic Care Plan in February, providing up to approximately RMB166 million worth of dedicated credits for online platform services, and up to approximately RMB100 million worth of other special credits to help export enterprises. The number of inquiries on Global Sources Online rose sharply from January to March 2020, indicating a strong demand to keep trade flows open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To meet international trade requirements, the Global Sources website has launched a special section that displays a map and list of export and manufacturing companies in mainland China that have resumed business operations. Our Global Sources O2O (online to offline) platform enables buyers to obtain new product information from verified suppliers and, at the same time, directly place sample orders. The platform’s mobile app allows buyers to make purchases anytime, anywhere.

Global Sources Online is a professional B2B trade platform with in-depth industry specialization. With more than 1.5 million users, it has become the preferred sourcing platform for high-end buyers worldwide. An internationally oriented media company and exhibition organizer based in Hong Kong for 49 years, Global Sources organizes world-class sourcing events, including the world's largest electronics sourcing show, serving tens of millions of buyers and suppliers, and is committed to promoting global trade.

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