When it comes to consumers buying in China, people mostly buy one or two pieces from a product. A lot of shops also offer a wholesale price. This means that if you buy more than one piece, you’ll get a discount. Normally this starts around 5 pieces of each item. The more you buy, the more your discount will be.
Business to Consumers Wholesale - From one up to large quantities - B2C Wholesale
It can be very profitable to buy together with some friends at one of the Chinese wholesale sites. The following Chinese wholesale stores delivers from one piece up to large quantities. Some shops show their discount for larger numbers immediately. With others you must send an inquery to get the wholesale price.
Business to Business Wholesale - Only Large Quantities end products - B2B Wholesale
The following Chinese wholesale stores are specialized in consumer products in large quantities. At some stores the minimum quantity is 1,000 pieces. A few consumer stores like DinoDirect and TMart have specialized wholesale stores for larger quantities. In case
DinoBuy and WMart. [update DinoBuy has changed in a bitscoin only site]
I made this list by doing my research online. Business to business is a complete different way of buying than retail buying. Higher volumes mean lower prices per piece, but higher amounts for the trade. This is with higher risks. Especially when the quality is not what you expected or when the products are never delivered.
Disclaimer: I have no experience with most of the shops listed above. I have searched them for you to create an easy starting position. But the risks are all yours (of course!).
If you are planning to buy from B2B sites, start with smaller amounts of the product you would like to have. If you are completely satisfied with the quality, the delivery and service, than you can order larger amounts.
I would love to hear your experiences. Please write them down in the comment box below.