Tech start-up Sourcing Playground Challenges Alibaba for Product and Supplier Sourcing.

A new start-up is taking on Alibaba, promising to change the way buyers source their products online.

Within only a few months of launching, the innovative, online B2B platform is already helping over 500 businesses and users to make faster global enquiries and introductions for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Sourcing Playground helps buyers to connect and make enquiries directly with some of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers across all market sectors.

Drastically reducing the sourcing time, Sourcing Playground’s disruptive, online process speeds up the quotation and communication process for product sourcing.

“I think it’s great. Had more response than any other platform I have tried so far so that is great.” – Gareth, UK

Buyers are often referred to Alibaba for product sourcing however the sheer size of the Chinese marketplace has resulted in some buyers unable to trust and rely on the supplier database.

Sourcing Playground’s unique system allows buyers to quickly compare quotes and proposals from bidding suppliers and find new manufacturers within only a few clicks. Buyers can create projects, which detail all their product requirements and specifications. Suppliers can then view and bid on the projects they can supply providing quotations and proposals. The quick, easy step project process ensures that buyers do not have to waste time in contacting suppliers individually, instead the suppliers come to them with relevant quotations.

The start-up has also added additional support and services, keeping buyers needs at the forefront of its company’s ethos. From quality control to marketing support and online advertising, Sourcing Playground ensures that buyers businesses and ventures are not only sorted for quality products but they have the most effective tools and support to help them succeed.

Sourcing Playground has also announced a brand-new feature to help improve trust between buyers and sellers. Buyers will soon be able to place orders with manufacturers and suppliers through the website. Sourcing Playground will give buyers an added layer of security and protection for all order transactions with suppliers. Payments will be made through the website’s secure escrow system ensuring that payments are only released to the supplier once the buyer is satisfied with the order. Often buyers are hesitant and worried about placing orders with new suppliers in fear of the manufacturers not supplying the goods. The website’s new feature will now offer a mediating, neutral party that is able to protect both buyers and suppliers.

Sourcing Playground is going from strength to strength and is looking forward to the next step in the company’s progress.


Sourcing Playground connects buyers and suppliers across the world. It has been developed by sourcing specialists recognizing, the need to find an easier way for people to source products direct from manufacturers for their business requirements and offer a one stop shop for anyone in the international trade industry.

Buyers easily post projects for products they are looking to source, develop and manufacture. Suppliers then bid for projects they could supply… what’s more, the bidding is free!

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Company Name: Sourcing Playground
Contact Person: Heather Williams
Phone: +44 7874736674
Country: United Kingdom