21 April 2008
New HKTDC URL(HKTDC Electronics, Vol 01,2008)
Super Site Spells Sourcing Success
A trusted online marketplace opens an exciting new world of opportunities for traders across the globe
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has redesigned its website with a new, easy-to-remember www.hktdc.com URL to connect quality suppliers and serious buyers the world over.
The www.hktdc.com online marketplace will preview in mid-April before its official launch in mid-2008, and both suppliers and buyers are welcome to provide their feedback to enjoy the chance to win a trip to an HKTDC trade fair.
The revitalised www.hktdc.com website is now even more conducive to effective and efficient sourcing thanks to a host of enhanced functions and features, which include:
- Trusted online sourcing - credible suppliers are verified by leading business information provider Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), while other references include PIERS' US import data, Ge-TS HK export data, Goodwill China mainland export data and supplier certifications
- Quality suppliers - there are thousands of them from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and major world manufacturing centres who exhibit in HKTDC's 30 world-class trade fairs and advertise in its 14 product magazines and at www.hktdc.com
- Precise product search - search by keyword, browse through more than 4,500 well-defined product categories, review product photos and detailed descriptions and company information for each product, or refine your search by multiple criteria such as products verified by third-party authentication companies, or HKTDC exhibitors, or suppliers from a specific region or in a particular business
The www.hktdc.com online marketplace also features the very latest information about the HKTDC's Hong Kong trade fairs, as well as the world's major economies and emerging markets.
In addition, the enhanced search engine boasts such user-friendly and precise refinement capabilities as:
- dynamic suggested keyword with total number of results
- filtering by country, supplier type, as well as other criteria such as materials, brands and certifications
Detailed product pages provide buyers with a wealth of helpful information including:
- one primary photo and four thumbnails that show different dimensions or colours
- product videos
- links to related products
An extremely useful Buying Leads section lets buyers post their preferred products on www.hktdc.com:
Finally, flexible and dynamic product classification enables buyers to see at a glance precisely what is available, thus making sourcing at www.hktdc.com even easier and more efficient.
Given this array of user-friendly, time-saving features, the www.hktdc.com website is clearly destined to become the first choice for suppliers and buyers keen to build better, bigger business worldwide.