- Patrick Muir
- On April 17, 2015
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The best way to describe the Chinese Import & Export fair is Alibaba in real life.
There are booths after booths, and most of them selling the exact same thing. But there is also immense variety. I saw high end manufacturing machines, car parts, bicycles, hand tools, and consumer electronics–all in the same building.
Day 1 was pretty overwhelming. There was so much to see and I didn’t have a plan of attack. So I opted to wander from booth to booth looking for some interesting products that I could research later that night to see if there was an opportunity.
Some products in consideration:
- Bug Vacuum
- Licensed Floor Mats
- Ultrasonic Pest Control
- Wall Clocks
- WiFi Receiver for your car
- Two-wheel balancing scooter
One challenge is to figure out which booth is the factory and which booths are simply middlemen resellers. Alibaba is mostly middlemen resellers and the goal on the Chinese Import & Export fair was to make contacts with the factory.