China Yiwu International Trade Market
China Yiwu International Trade City
China Yiwu International Trade City, i.e. Yiwu International Trade Market, Yiwu International Trade Center, China Commodity City, Yiwu market, Yiwu Futian Market.
A bit of history:
In recent 30 years, the local people and government have been doing ONLY one thing – building this International Trade City.
Now they finally put 70,000+ shops and around 10 million products inside this city, all under one roof! And attract 150,000+ visitors from all over the world into this hall each day.
This is something like building Pyramid in ancient Egypt. They only did one thing and that thing made them famous all over the world!
For more details about what’s inside this huge mall, I’ll write one more article – Yiwu Futian Market, as that name is more close to a market.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 1
This is the big brother of all the other districts. It was built in October, 2001 and put into use on Oct.22, 2002. Now already 7 years old.
The 4-floor-building occupies a total area of 340,000 m2, and holds 10,500+ shop fronts. Over 95% of the shops can do export.
Most of them can speak some English. They definitely understand “how much?” and can show the price on their calculators with no difficulties.
Shipping agents, fast serving restaurants, resting lounge, banks, and internet are all put inside. It’s actually pretty easy for buyers sourcing here.
1st floor is filled with toys and artificial flowers. 2nd floor is for jewelry. 3rd floor is for jewelry accessories, art & crafts.
4th floor is different. It’s only for factories to set up their own outlets centers, so you will only find outlets center on this floor. They are real factories, but the variety is also limited.
This district is also the busiest one, as it’s mainly for ladies and kids.
This District was put into use on Oct.22, 2004. It’s a 5-store- building and has an area of 600,000+ m2. Over 10,000 shop fronts are cubed from floor one to floor three.
Industries of bags & brief cases, umbrellas, rainwear are located on floor one.
Hardware and hardware accessories, electrical accessories, locks and auto products are on floor two.
Floor three is for home appliances, electronics & telecommunications, watches and clocks.
4th floor is also for factory outlets centers. Hong Kong Mall, South Korean Mall, Sichuan Mall are also located on this floor.
Like District one, this district also has shipping agents, banks, restaurants, telecom companies… And there is a four start hotel and two squares at both sides.
Another special thing about this district is that it’s an AAAA tourist destination with ISO9001 and ISO4001. So it’s much clean and modern-looking, with sightseeing lifts up and down.
Yiwu Home Appliances Market
Yiwu International Trade City – District 3
District 3 is also a 5-store-building of 460,000 m2 with 7000+ shop fronts.
Different industries are put into different floors:
1st floor and 2nd floor are for glasses, pens, office articles, sports products, paper products.
3rd floor and 4th floor are for cosmetics & cosmetics accessories, buttons, zippers, and other fashion accessories.
All necessary facilities like logistics, banking, accommodation, catering and entertainment are also included inside.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 4
This is the youngest, but the best-bred strong brother. Opened on Oct. 21, 2008, the total area reaches 1,008,000 m2, has over 19,000 shops.
This district is greener, more environmental friendly and energy saving than the previous ones. It has modern facilities like automatic roof windows, rainfall collection system and solar energy generators, even a 4d cinema and a nice coffee shop.
1st floor is for socks. 2nd floor is for textile, gloves, and hats. 3rd floor is for shoes, ribbons, laces, ties, thread, and towels. 4th floor is for bras, underwear, belts, and shawls. Yiwu International Trade City is the most innovative, largest wholesale market complex in China, and also one of the most advanced wholesale markets in the world.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 5
District five founded on 5 may,2011. market located in the south of Yiwu integrity Avenue, west and connecting International Trade City four districts, convenient traffic, unique location. Market area of 266.2 acres, building area of 640,000 square meters, total investment of 1.42 billion yuan, five points on the ground, two basements,It has more than 7,000 commercial spaces and mainly doing imported goods, bedding, textiles,knitted materials, automotive supplies and accessories industry.
Yiwu Gloves & Mittens Market
Yiwu Hats & Caps Market
Yiwu International Trade City Visiting Tips:
Wear comfortable shoes like trainers, business casual style clothes.
Take a pulling luggage for samples, a backpack for other stuff, and a bottle of water with you.
Browse according to the stall numbers, block by block, to cover as much as possible.
Ask for permission before taking photos.
Ask for new models if you think they might have.
Do not smoke outside of the smoking room.
Hiring a translator is necessary, but not a must-do if you just want to browse.