According to a report from the New York Times on October 28, Yiwu’s 10-block factory outlet shopping mall is home to many Trump campaign supplies. These are all for the November 3 U.S. election and support Trump. The American people provide “good aid”.
It has been less than five days since the US presidential election, and Trump’s popularity is still unabated. This can be confirmed in China’s “Yiwu Department Store” shopping mall. A store owner said that there are about four or five people who ask if they have Trump merchandise in a month. The best-selling merchandise is flags, followed by hats. This year, only one person asked Biden.
Yiwu has the world’s largest wholesale market and almost has all the manufactured products that can please the world’s fickle consumers. Retailers all over the world are looking for products they can put on the shelves here. There are 70,000 stores in the mall, and the total annual transaction volume of these stores exceeds 60 billion US dollars. This market is sufficient to reflect the health of the light industry.
Here, Trump’s peripheral products cover all aspects, including hats, banners, mugs and many other items. As long as you can think of, you can print Trump’s logo on them. These campaign supplies are very popular.
At the same time, Yiwu has also become a place for American political observers to think about. The theory of Yiwu Index believes that the huge demand for presidential candidate products will translate into a high voter turnout in November. After interviewing the owner, the reporter learned that Trump’s number one competitor, Biden, has no interest here and there are almost no large orders.
Although Biden’s approval rating is now leading, but the purchase of Biden’s surrounding goods in Yiwu is rare. If the Yiwu Index theory is established, Trump’s chances of reelection are high. Followers of Yiwu Index believe that the index is reliable and traceable. During the 2016 election, Yiwu Index has been predicting Trump will win. In the final weeks of the election campaign, demand for Hillary Clinton’s hats and other items fell sharply.
A baseball cap factory owner, Ms. Dai, told reporters that orders for Trump baseball caps have been strong for two years. Before Biden became a Democratic candidate this spring, orders for Biden hats were almost negligible, only in recent weeks. , The talents purchasing Biden hats began to place big orders. But these orders came too late, making these hats unable to be produced and delivered before the election. Therefore, so far this year, the total number of Trump hat orders this year has reached tens of thousands, and Biden has several thousand.
The new crown virus pandemic has also led to changes in campaign methods. Trump likes to organize large-scale rallies. Supporters waved pennants and wore various campaign goods at the meetings, which increased the demand for Yiwu goods. Biden has always avoided holding or encouraging large-scale gatherings at the scene, instead relying more on online activities.
Some sellers believe that Biden’s supporters may just go shopping elsewhere. Mr. Zhang, the owner of the Jiangsu hat factory, said that Biden’s supporters seem to order more baseball caps from Vietnam and Myanmar. But the demand for Trump goods seems to be even better.
In the outlet store of a Halloween mask factory, the rubber Trump mask has always been popular and is now sold out. Store manager Gigi Zhang said that the factory made Biden masks, but no one has ordered them yet.