To do foreign trade, 16 practical overseas wholesaler forums are highly recommended

2024-07-03 10:16

According to the Economic Daily, China's cross-border e-commerce import and export scale reached 1.92 trillion yuan in 2021, an increase of 18.6%, achieving rapid growth for two consecutive years. However, cross-border e-commerce may encounter various undealt problems in the actual operation process due to the topics involved in international trade and transnational e-commerce, and this is where the cross-border e-commerce forum comes in handy.

How to do cross-border e-commerce? What are the cross-border e-commerce platforms? Which one to choose for cross-border e-commerce logistics? These questions will be very confusing for newcomers to cross-border e-commerce, and cross-border e-commerce forums have actually given you the answers a long time ago. In this article, we have compiled the most popular cross-border e-commerce forums to help you better start your own cross-border e-commerce road.

1. Hootsuit

It is a social media management software for enterprises, which includes almost all social network management. According to statistics, there are 10 million users, which are mainly used to plan and analyze social promotion efforts. There are both free and paid versions, and of course, the paid features as well as the experience are definitely better.

2. thewholesaleforums
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 This forum has more than 110,000 certified members. It provides a communication platform for buyers and sellers. If you are a seller, you can post sales information and leave your contact information after registration, so that interested buyers will contact you. At the same time, you can also accurately find buyers by browsing the buyer's purchase information.

3. WholesaleForum


 With more than 130,000 registered members, the forum is a wholesale exchange forum where a large number of sellers and buyers gather. You can dive into trends for a particular product, profits, entrepreneurship, and other topics. It is a one-stop place to solve wholesale problems. The forum provides a platform for buyers and sellers to exchange information. Sellers can reach out to a large number of potential buyers here. You can select specific industry sectors and post product information within the industry there so that buyers can easily find you.

4. Cellpex


 This is a smartphone wholesale platform, if you are in the mobile phone and accessories industry, this website should not be missed. This platform focuses on mobile phones and tablets, digital accessories, and gadgets. The website provides a module for product presentation, which allows you to trade directly online. There are up to 55,000 dealers from all over the world who post product information on it. Among them, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada are the most. Of course, this site also offers the functionality of forums and blogs. You can post on it and post product information to attract potential buyers.

5. Salehoo


 aleHoo is an online wholesale classified information network for online traders, eBay sellers, and traditional retailers. It has a huge catalog, and you can find almost any product you can think of from wholesalers, export middlemen, or manufacturers. The platform is suitable for the wholesale of various products currently available in the market. It's easy to sign up and start buying or selling right away. There are also video lessons on it that teach wholesalers how to set up a shop.

6. MoZ Q and A Forum


The Moz forum was created by the software company Moz and is dedicated to SEO, but you can ask questions and provide answers to most eCommerce-related questions. While anyone can browse the forum, you need to be a professional subscriber or have 500+ MozPoints to have full access to the resource.

7. Reddit e-commerce group

  Reddit is an American social news site similar to community forums such as Tianya and Baidu Tieba in Chinese mainland, and it is the seventh most popular website in the United States and the twenty-ninth most popular website in the world. If you are engaged in export cross-border e-commerce, especially for the European and American markets, you can consider joining the Reddit e-commerce group. According to Reddit's e-commerce group, the group was founded in 2008 and now has more than 200,000 group members.

Reddit's e-commerce groups are rich in content, including e-commerce, SEO, SEM, and more, and you can use Reddit's filters to see the most popular and recent posts, as well as filter the top-ranking posts by today, this week, this year, and all time. If you have any cross-border e-commerce questions, you can also feel free to ask questions in the group, which has members from all over the world.

8. Ukbusinessforums


 Ukbusinessforums is a business community founded in 2003 by Business Data Group Ltd (BDG), a British company, to help people start their own businesses or run their own businesses. According to the UKBF official website, the UKBF Forum currently has more than 270,000 members and more than 290,000 posts, and it also supports chats between community members.

Since the UKBF forum was founded by a British company, most of the forum users may come from the UK or Europe, and if your cross-border e-commerce business is oriented to the European market, UKBF is a good communication community. In addition, we found that the content section of the UKBF Forum is also very comprehensive, including entrepreneurship, international trade, websites and e-commerce, website evaluation, digital marketing, IT network technology, financial accounting, and personnel recruitment.

9. Ecommercebytes


Ecommercebytes is an e-commerce and online seller news and information platform founded in 1999 by Steiner Associates LLC, it was originally known as AuctionBytes, but in order to increase brand awareness and content richness, AuctionBytes changed its name to Ecommercebytes in 2011. Ecommercebytes is mainly focused on content information, while the content topics are mainly online e-commerce and online auctions.

However, the Ecommercebytes website used to provide a community communication section, but it doesn't seem to get much traffic and users, and it is no longer running, but the blog posts about Ecommercebytes are still worth reading.

10. Webmasterworld

 WebmasterWorld is a long-established community communication platform founded in 1996 for webmasters to help them start their own online businesses online. WebmasterWorld is one of the earliest online communication communities, and the initial content section mainly revolves around website construction and website operation, such as HTML and CSS website building knowledge.

Over the years, WebmasterWorld has grown in the number of community content sections, which now include Google, SEO, front-end code, content marketing, e-commerce, social media marketing, and more. If you are doing cross-border e-commerce, WebmasterWorld is a community forum worth joining.

11. Know everything

Founded in 2015, Zhiwuwu is a cross-border e-commerce community with relatively high user activity. The main function of the forum provides a lot of content sections, including B2C, independent stations, social networks, marketing technology, product management, marketing management and industry development, etc., and there will be more detailed sub-categories under each major category.

In addition to the free community communication feature, it also offers a paid Q&A function, and it also has a detailed categorization according to different questions or post categories. In addition, Zhiwuwu also provides more abundant sections such as cross-border e-commerce information, cross-border e-commerce resources, and cross-border e-commerce circles, which is relatively a relatively comprehensive cross-border e-commerce community.

12. Cross-border knowing


 Cross-border know is a leading Internet resource service platform in the export cross-border e-commerce industry founded in 2015, which is actually somewhat similar to Hugo's cross-border overseas service platform. Cross-border knows that it has been deeply involved in the cross-border e-commerce industry for many years, and it brings high-quality dry goods to cross-border e-commerce sellers with high-quality cross-border e-commerce content and big data analysis technology, which also allows it to gather high-quality community users. According to the data on the official website of Cross-border Know, at present, the whole platform of Cross-border Know covers more than 3 million people engaged in precision export cross-border e-commerce.

At present, there are eight main sections of the cross-border knowledge website, including cross-border weather vane, cross-border encyclopedia, cross-border teaching live broadcast, cross-border communication community, activities, resource tools, online stores and treasure chests, etc. The cross-border encyclopedia section is a unique feature of the cross-border knowledge website, which is an authoritative encyclopedia of cross-border industries, which currently provides 7354 entries organized by more than 300 people, of course, you can also register to join the new cross-border industry entries.

13. GoodSKU

GoodSKU is a newly established cross-border e-commerce forum community, according to the statistics of GoodSKU's official website, the GoodSKU forum currently has more than 4,000 members. Although the GoodSKU forum doesn't have a large number of members, it is very active with more than 200 posts published every day.

At present, there are not many content sections of the GoodSKU forum, mainly seller operation communication, Amazon, cross-border e-commerce independent station, AliExpress, eBay, Wish, Shopee, Lazada, SNS social media marketing, SEM/SEO search engine optimization, Affiliate marketing and foreign trade export communication, etc., you can choose your favorite sub-community according to your preferences.

14. Cross-border forum for crooked cats

Crooked Cat Cross-border Forum is a community forum under Crooked Cat Cross-border, Crooked Cat Cross-border is a website platform established in 2020, which mainly provides foreign trade and cross-border e-commerce information for cross-border e-commerce sellers, and the website provides very detailed Shopify and WooCommerce independent station teaching resources.

The Crooked Cat cross-border forum is a platform for foreign trade e-commerce sellers to communicate and learn from each other, and the content section includes Shopify, WooCommerce, independent station traffic operation, independent station collection, logistics and overseas warehouse, independent station product selection and other content, etc. Due to the fact that the Crooked Cat Cross-border Forum has been established for a short time, the number of users of the forum may be relatively small, and it may take some time to get a reply after you ask a question.

15. Blackhatworld

It is also an English-based foreign trade forum, and the content in it mainly focuses on the promotion of independent stations such as network marketing and SEO optimization skills. It is recommended for foreign traders who want to be an independent station to see more.

16. Yien Net

Website: is committed to providing the cross-border e-commerce industry with global cross-border e-commerce news and information, as well as cross-border independent stations, Amazon, eBay, Wish, AliExpress platform operation and marketing dry goods and industry ecological news e-commerce new media platform.

Due to the fact that export cross-border e-commerce involves international trade, sellers in Chinese mainland may lack understanding of e-commerce trends and platform rules in other countries, so they will encounter various unpredictable problems in foreign trade export trade, and cross-border e-commerce forums and foreign trade forums provide a platform for e-commerce people to communicate and learn from each other. At the same time, you can find many high-quality posts on cross-border e-commerce forums to gain experience and help you better run your cross-border e-commerce business.

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