Apparel Sourcing Week, 20 - 22 February 2020 - Bengaluru, India
18 - 20 February 2021
Bengaluru, India

Press Release 4 February 2021

ASW Marketplace: The Sourcing Platform for Searching Partners

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.

About Apparel Sourcing Week 2020

Apparel Sourcing Week 2020, a three-day Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.

About the Organiser

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.