Global Sources unveils upgraded mobile apps to offer one-stop sourcing experience amid COVID-19 disruption
 
Apr 14, 2020
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April 14th , 2020, Hong Kong --( ASIA TODAY )-- In response to the increasing demand for online sourcing, Global Sources is releasing updated versions of its Buyer App (version 3.0) and Supplier App (version 3.0) today, bridging buyers and suppliers worldwide and allowing them to trade beyond geographical boundaries.

“The downloads for Global Sources Buyer and Supplier apps have doubled since the outbreak of COVID-19,” said Global Sources CEO Hu Wei. “The Global Sources team raced against time to upgrade our mobile apps and simplify the online sourcing process. Despite various challenges, such as the lockdown of Hubei Province which affected our staffing, the new versions are successfully launched today to enhance our online and offline sourcing channels amid disruptions in trade show events and international air travel.”

Global Sources always puts buyers’ and suppliers’ needs in first place. Its feedback survey shows that 80 percent of users preferred enhancements in the Global Sources Apps’ chat and online consulting features. The latest Buyer and Supplier App versions sync chat messages with the apps’ desktop version, and enable users to share text, voice, photo and video files.

Through Buyer App 3.0, buyers can find supplier recommendations based on their sourcing preferences, check out the latest product videos, and easily subscribe to the news feeds of quality suppliers. The "Verified Supplier" status and third-party audit reports enable buyers to source with confidence.

New features of Buyer App 3.0 include:
● Recommended for you: product recommendations based on buyers’ preferences and online sourcing activities.
● Discover: check out the latest product videos and news updates from recommended suppliers.
● Chat online with suppliers and check their online status.
● Share information on the app to mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook and WeChat.
● Combine Home and Marketplace into one page.
● Enhanced search engine.
● Quick links to Categories, Get Quotes, Trade Shows and Top 20 products.
● Replace O2O Showcase with From Our Exhibitors.
● Improved inquiry features.
● Favorite Products.
● Followed Suppliers.
● Enhanced Product Profile feature.

Supplier App 3.0 allows suppliers to create product videos and share them on Facebook and WeChat. Chat messages can be handled by multiple designated administrators of a company. Suppliers can check the profiles and online status of the buyers they are chatting with.

Global Sources rolls out the Fight the Epidemic Care Plan
During the outbreak of COVID-19, Global Sources launched the Fight the Epidemic Care Plan and provided dedicated credits for export enterprises to spend on online marketing at GlobalSources.com. In partnership with local trade bureaus, Global Sources is also offering online marketing services for free to qualified suppliers in 34 mainland China provinces and cities, including Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Fujian, Jiangxi, Henan, Hunan, Dalian, Changchun, Ningbo, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Dongguan, and Zhuhai.

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.

Press Contact
Lierence Li
Global Sources
Tel: (852) 2814-5580 / 6110-8495
E-mail: lierenceli@globalsources.com