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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule WholesaleCentral.com Ranked the #1 Wholesale Trade Site on the Internet.

January 22, 2009 - WholesaleCentral.com (www.wholesalecentral.com) has been ranked as the most popular web site in the Business-Wholesale Trade category on the Internet, as independently reported by AlexaŽ (www.alexa.com), the leader for web site traffic and popularity ranking. Popular sites by category are based on Alexa traffic rank and a combination of users and page views.

WholesaleCentral.com is the oldest, largest and most trusted network of wholesale product suppliers and buyers and has the distinction of being the Internet's original wholesale-only directory, established in 1996. WholesaleCentral.com is free to all wholesale buyers with no registration required to find and source products.

"We are extremely proud of our #1 ranking. This is a true reflection of the valuable resource we offer to the enormous audience of buyers served by WholesaleCentral.com. This ranking translates to increased sales and profits for our supplier members listed on WholesaleCentral.com," said Scott Sumner, CEO of WholeasaleCentral.com's parent company, Sumner Communications.

WholesaleCentral.com offers more than 50 major product categories, and includes merchandise from over 1400 top wholesale suppliers. WholesaleCentral.com attributes its Alexa top ranking success to its utilization of powerful and innovative features such as the "Wholesale Power Search," a one-of-kind service which allows buyers to search over one-half million wholesale products. WholesaleCentral.com has established itself as the leader among wholesale product marketplaces on the Internet by outperforming all other sites.

Charlie Sampson of Discount Charlies, one of many successful wholesalers that are members of the WholesaleCentral.com marketplace, said, "We have experienced tremendous growth, even in the poor economy, and 95% of sales come through WholesaleCentral.com. We not only retain our regular customers that we initially acquired through WholesaleCentral.com, but we gain new qualified buyers everyday."

WholesaleCentral.com, the web's leading marketplace of active wholesale buyers and sellers, is a product of Sumner Communications, Inc., publisher of monthly trade magazines, directories and web sites serving the wholesale merchandise buying and selling industry since 1988. The company's mission is to be the leading online and offline resource for the general merchandise industry and facilitate sales of wholesale products such as apparel, jewelry and novelties with independent retailers, drop shippers, closeout distributors, e-commerce retailers and online auction dealers.