|Business is slowly but surely getting back on track, but the disruptions in retail have left their impact. And while suppliers keep exploring ways to meet new buyers that match their product and capacity strengths, buyer too are struggling to find the best fit for their sourcing needs. The ASW Marketplace has been developed to address both the needs for a win-win situation.|
|A lot of insight has gone into designing the Marketplace considering not only the current market scenario where virtual business models are gaining popularity, but also long-term viability to conduct business in a more relaxed atmosphere, saving critical time and money on travelling.|
|For a supplier, the ability to sit in the comfort of the showroom, have a video chat with possible partners and show them products, is a definite plus. Discussion on expectations, capabilities, price, samples, deliveries, etc., can all be done online. The dynamics of the meeting are the same, only the platform is digital, but as interactive and alive as a personal meeting. Use WhatsApp, SMS and Video chatting as per your comfort.|
|For the buyer, having a permanent reference point for sourcing options from diverse manufacturing destinations is a big reason to register with ASW Marketplace. The depth in product range, manufacturing capacities makes the platform very exciting.|
|To add a new dimension, ASW Marketplace is inviting buyers through its B2B Matchmaking initiative to present their company, sourcing strategies and product expectations to the exhibitors at an exclusive Vendor Session. Through these interactive sessions, buyers can address the group as a whole and then take a call on which exhibitor they would like to meet based on compatibility of business strengths and expectations.|
|So why should a buyer hold a vendor session on ASW Marketplace|
|Meet compliant suppliers from Indian Subcontinent|
|All the suppliers on the platform – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka - have been verified as compliant and performance-oriented factories. Each profile has details of certifications and past performance details. The primary requirement for sourcing is already taken care of.|
|Select your best match based on your expectation|
|Every buyer has specific requirements that define the retailer/brands that they represent. With a large number of suppliers from many manufacturing destinations with different capabilities, the search for a preferred supplier is easy.|
|Build a relation of trust through regular interactions|
|Long-term business goals are met through mutual trust and ASW Showroom gives an opportunity to continue with discussions over longer period of time to understand and build a relation that is long lasting and mutually benefiting.|
|Enjoin the privileges of ASW platform|
|Being a registered buyer with the platform entails a lot of cross pollination, so besides visiting the marketplace, also visit the virtual shows, hook in to industry webinars and be invited to the ASW Big Show held in India.|
|As a buyer, it is an opportunity like never before. So if you are looking for credible partners in the supply chain and want to address exhibitors on the Marketplace, all you need to do is register at the Marketplace and send in a request. The ASW Team will connect to you for further details.|
Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.
To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.
Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.