Leading Wholesale Forum & Trade Suppliers Marketplace Defies Recession and Surpasses 50,000 Members

May 14, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
London, UK. May 14, 2010 A leading independent wholesale forum and online community for the trade today released news of a momentous milestone in its prosperous sixth year of operation. It would seem that TheWholesaleForums.co.uk has defied the wide spread effects of the recession and on the 29th April 2010 officially announced its 50,000th community member.

No sooner had the site broadcast and indeed received good user feedback from the public launch of its improved wholesale platform and branding overhaul that this further notable achievement had come to fruition. When asked for comment over the recent achievement, Anthony Trollope who holds the role of Community Administrator on the site said "It is truly an exciting and heart warming day in our evolution as an online community. It is testament to those members who so sparingly contribute to the spirit and resourceful nature of the forum that we are all part of."

The online community and networking platform, which attracts a worldwide audience of wholesalers, product distributors, trade buyers, stock importers and jobbers, first opened its doors in 2004 when the opportunity of a growing area of online trade was spotted and seized. It has enjoyed a steady but sustained level of growth and now in its sixth year remains the leading independent forum and wholesale suppliers & products marketplace of its type on the web. According to third party sources, namely Quantcast and Alexa the site attracts in excess of 120,000 trade visitors on a monthly basis and continues to grow exponentially.

When asked whether the recession and the impact it has had on small businesses had stunted growth of the community, Mr Trollope replied "In actual fact we have seen completely the opposite in terms of growth and membership activity. Many smaller firms, including a considerable number of start-ups have looked to the web for a source of additional income or in the case of an existing business, turnover growth. Of course, let us also not forget those many others who are casualties of the economy and face redundancy. These are individuals that out of necessity are having to consider self-employment as a viable option because of record unemployment figures and spiralling debt. The Internet is such in nature that any individual has the potential to create a business quickly and effectively especially by harnessing all of the free information and tools that there are available. We are in the business of providing a venue in which start-ups and experienced business owners alike can utilise in order to converse with other like-minded people and gain a valuable and insightful networking resource."

It would appear that while there is still an ambition for personal prosperity or in the case of many, basic survival, such wholesaling communities that facilitate the resale of trade goods and services shall continue to play an important role in the economy, even in these turbulent fiscal times.

About the Wholesale Forum

The Wholesale Forums is a leading online business-to-business community and marketplace for wholesalers, product distributors, small retailers and trade stock buyers. The site is where buyers and sellers collectively join to collaboratively network, establish business partners and acquire new trade leads with suppliers.