Sourcing City


.NET, App Development, Hosting, Web Design, Website Development


Sourcing City is renowned for innovation in the promotional merchandise industry. They lead the UK market in online sourcing; are the market leaders in providing business management software; provide an industry news service and organise Merchandise World – the industry’s premium trade exhibition.

Over 10 years ago Akiko launched The Sourcing City website which is now home to the largest database of promotional items in the UK. With over 120,000 products and 3,000 suppliers, it provides a platform for suppliers to promote their products and for distributors to source items and request quotations. Since the original launch, Akiko have provided many enhancements to the Sourcing City platform which is a custom build using the .NET framework.

The Akiko team are innovative and creative, with excellent finished products, and are always a pleasure to work with.

David Long
Founder & Chairman, Sourcing City


  • Responsive website design
  • Bespoke .NET development
  • SQL database integration
  • Integration with MS Dynamics CRM
  • Project management
  • Ongoing support and maintenance
  • Specialist hosting
Sourcing City home page

Sourcing City is a bespoke development using a SQL database with SOLR search index.  The platform includes:

  • SOLR index with predictive search and faceted filtering of products
  • Supplier reporting on products views and quote requests
  • An email marketing tool to send product ideas to clients
  • Live pricing and stock updates from suppliers
  • Quotation & Purchase Order management tools
  • Integration with MS Dynamics CRM
Sourcing City mobile view

Akiko has continuously enhanced the platform over the years and as a result, Sourcing City maintains its position as the industry leader.

The newest offerings of live industry pricing and stock updates from suppliers now provide distributors with up-to-date information that is unique to the industry.

Sourcing City Website