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Do you want to save money in your crafting materials? There are a lot of Chinese suppliers waiting for you!

But where should you start?

As we all know, China is a great provider of affordable wholesale products which can be beneficial for handmade artists who are looking for supplies such as beads, yarns, ribbons, etc.

There are 2 popular marketplace you can check to get started and they are Aliexpress and Alibaba.

To see what the hype is all about among handmade sellers about supplies shopping, check this video by Sheshe Crafts to see her Aliexpress craft haul:

They’re very inexpensive, isn’t it? Aside from those craft supplies, these 2 marketplace are also popular as affordable sources of beads, yarns, ribbons, etc.

Now that you have an idea about what you can get from them, check this stream by Cody Hawk and

Whether you are already importing from China or still planning to do it, check these common mistakes to make it an easy task.

Hope you learned from this post. If you have more questions or other tips, please let us know in the comments.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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One Response to “Buying Supplies From China For Beginners – 2017 Guide”

  1. Sharleen 20. Sep, 2017 at 6:09 am #

    Thank you for posting this. As Americans we become so ethnocentric. I usually by my .925 chains from China. In fact going into the Post Office one day to pick up my supply of chains the postal person says to me. I would never buy from overseas. I really knew what they meant. The post office was full. I just simply said then stop shopping at Walmart.

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