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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule Top Web Wholesale Sourcing Tool Hits 600,000 Product Milestone

July 7, 2009 - WholesaleCentral.com (http://www.wholesalecentral.com), the internet’s leading directory of wholesalers and wholesale products, has reached a new milestone of 600,000 items for sale in its industry leading product database, the “Wholesale Power Search.” With this new achievement, Wholesale Central has cemented its position as the leader among wholesale product marketplaces on the Internet.

The Wholesale Power Search, an exclusive sourcing tool developed by WholesaleCentral.com, includes wholesale product offerings from over 1,400 pre-qualified wholesale suppliers listed on Wholesale Central. This means that buyers using this tool are searching directly in the online storefronts of over 1,400 wholesalers on the web, from one convenient search box. Innovative tools like Wholesale Power Search have contributed to Wholesale Central's steady growth throughout 2008 and 2009, despite the harsh economic climate.

Scott Sumner, CEO of WholesaleCentral.com’s parent company, Sumner Communications, commented, “The rapidly expanding number of quality wholesale sources on our website continues to drive tens of thousands of diverse buyers of wholesale merchandise to Wholesale Central daily. Buyers appreciate that they can come to Wholesale Central and source every product they need in a single location. Our wholesalers value the increased volume of business they generate as a result of their presence on WholesaleCentral.com.”

This latest 600,000 item benchmark has followed fast on the heels of Alexa ranking WholesaleCentral.com the number one wholesale directory on the Internet. Established in 1996, Wholesale Central has the distinction of being the Internet’s original wholesale-only directory.

Tiffany Wilkie, owner of Mountainview Movies, has been listing her products on Wholesale Central since 2005. Wilkie enthusiastically remarked, “We wish all wholesale marketing sites were like Wholesale Central. They provide the absolute best ROI, and every penny is well spent.” Jan Hirsch of Kelly’s Gift Shop Suppliers agrees. Hirsch testified, “It's been incredible. Since our 3,000 products have been listed in Wholesale Power Search, the response has been amazing. We only wish we'd listed our products on Wholesale Central a long time ago, considering the new customers we've gained."

Wholesale Central 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 maintain its position as the number one online and print resource for the general merchandise industry, and to 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.