Google has launched a new service called Google Supplier Directory Beta, is a part of the AdWords program, which lists several China-based firms, their product details, export markets, annual revenue (in RMB), and more.
At the moment, Directory features ten companies, and the main page lists the company name, a brief description, plus its revenue, markets served, number of employees, location and whether or not the company has been audited.
Users can also choose to customize the columns displayed on the homepage using a drop-down on the right. Other options here include "capital" and "year established."
On an individual company's page, there is more detail provided, including the company contact information and location on a map. There's also a red "Contact Supplier" button which allows users to reach out directly to the supplier through Google.
Google says it has verified the information via third party provider Sinotrust, but it may not remain up-to-date as company conditions change.
A Google spokesperson said:
"As part of our efforts to improve our advertising offerings, we're currently testing the Google Supplier Directory, which provides information about manufacturers that sell electrical transformers and related components. This is a limited test with a very small number of manufacturers. We have nothing further to announce at this time."
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