DHgate.com, a major China wholesale trading platform, has noticed a marked jump in sales of Michael Jackson related items, starting just before the one year anniversary of the singer's death and continuing at elevated levels.
Online PR News – 16-July-2010 – – Beijing, China – Michael Jackson's album sales hit a high unseen since his heyday in the 80s and 90s after his passing, and DHgate.com, a major China wholesaling platform, is reporting that sales of MJ-related products and the profits for retailers buying them have continued to grow after the one-year anniversary of his death.
Some of the highest-return and most sought after Michael Jackson-related products on DHgate.com include:
• Michael Jackson cell phone and smart phone covers starting at US$0.76 per piece
• Michael Jackson 32 x DVD sets at US$15.81 per piece
• T-shirts starting at US$8.67 per piece
• Commemorative single white rhinestone gloves at US$11.40 per piece
"People love Michael Jackson now more than ever", said James He of DHgate.com.
"Our China wholesale traders' sales figures, as well as the profits that retailers are making by reselling items from DHgate.com traders, show that now that Michael Jackson is gone people feel the need to hold onto him more than ever", Mr He continued.
Fans have commemorated the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death in some unusual and impressive ways. There were mass slumber parties in Tokyo, Michael Jackson imitators in Hong Kong, a tribute concert featuring Christina Aguilera, James Morrison, LL Cool J and Marc Antony. In India, a renowned sand artist created a much-photographed sculpture of Michael's face on a beach in the Bay of Bengal. However, evidence from record sales since the singer's death is that most people remember him in the usual way - by listening to his music and watching DVDs of his performances.
DHgate.com is a leading online marketplace for the world’s small and medium size businesses and the largest China-based wholesale trading platform. Founded in 2004 by former Joyo.com CEO, Diane Wang, DHgate.com serves over 2.8 million registered buyers from 230 international locations and in excess of 400,000 China-based sellers. Offering over 20 million product listings at any one time, DHgate.com facilitates thousands of successful transactions per day. DHgate.com now employs over 400 full-time employees and generates annual transaction volumes well in excess of USD$300 million. DHgate.com received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China 2009 award.