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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule Wholesalecentral.com Wholesalecentral.com Adds Asian Sources Directory

BETHEL, Conn./Oct. 25, 2006 --- In response to the growing demand by American wholesalers and retailers to source products directly from Asia, Wholesalecentral.com has launched an "Asian Sources" directory as a major new feature of its Web site.

Since 1996 Wholesalecentral.com, America's largest network of active wholesale buyers and sellers, has been successfully connecting retailers and wholesalers of general merchandise via its wholesale-only directory and marketplace. That same highly effective platform is now being applied to the import industry, to help unite American wholesalers and retailers with Asian manufacturers.

"In recent months we noticed a sharp increase in interest by Asian suppliers to reach the North American wholesale buying market," said Scott Sumner, president of Sumner Communications, parent company of Wholesalecentral.com. "We responded immediately by developing an exclusive forum within Wholesalecentral.com specifically for businesses interested in importing from Asia."

The same high standards in quality that account for the great success of Wholesalecentral.com also apply to the Asian Sources directory. Sumner remarked, "Each new company is staged by a human editor upon being listed, and then periodically reviewed on an ongoing basis. In addition, suppliers pay a fee to be listed in the directory. This combination of careful review and active supplier participation has made Wholesalecentral.com the most trusted and reliable source of wholesalers on the Internet."

As part of the new Asian Sources directory, Wholesalecentral.com has also launched an "Asian Sources Power Search" similar to the "Wholesale Power Search" on the home page of Wholesale Central. The Asian Sources Power Search allows buyers to search for specific products directly in the storefronts of the Asian suppliers that are listed in the Asian Sources directory.

Launched on October 18, 2006, the Asian Sources directory already has a large presence of Asian sources, with new companies being added every day. Chinese marketing agencies and global promotional efforts are combining to create extreme momentum in membership and buyer usage. As with Wholesalecentral.com, the Asian Sources directory is free to use, with no membership required.

Wholesalecentral.com is a product of Sumner Communications, Inc., publisher of monthly trade magazines, directories, and Web sites serving the retail industry. Wholesalecentral.com is ranked in the top 10,000 websites worldwide, as independently reported by Alexa.com