Partnership Offers Merchants Tools to Simplify Cross-Border Trading

Alibaba.com and Bigcommerce have made it possible for Bigcommerce clients to source unique products from the largest manufacturing hub in the world, China.

Jointly developed by Alibaba and Bigcommerce, the custom-built application provides a unique catalog of wholesale suppliers in a secure and familiar interface so merchants can quickly find and select new products to sell online.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the global economy, and it’s important that we help them to grow and stay competitive,” said Michael Lee, International Business Development and Marketing Director for Alibaba.com. “This new application provides Bigcommerce merchants with direct access to Alibaba.com wholesale suppliers, offering competitive prices to realize better profit margins.”

A tailored search experience enables Bigcommerce merchants to quickly browse and purchase products in five distinct categories proven to sell well online: apparel, automotive, beauty, consumer electronics and jewelry. Merchants will have the option to select wholesale pricing based on fastest delivery time or lowest possible price.

At launch, Bigcommerce’s 70,000 merchants will have access to about 300 Gold Suppliers on Alibaba.com, hand-selected for meeting strict quality and customer support standards.

“Competing and succeeding online starts with having a business plan and strategy for sourcing quality products,” said Eddie Machaalani, co-founder and CEO of Bigcommerce. “For many of our merchants, Alibaba.com represents a tremendous opportunity to tap into the world’s largest supplier network — whether to start selling or expand an existing business — without taking on unnecessary risk or sacrificing margins.”

This video explains how the Alibaba-Bigcommerce partnership works:

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