BigCommerce sign Alibaba deal

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Software company Bigcommerce recently made a partnership with Alibaba that will give British online retailers and entrepreneurs the power to tap into the Chinese ecommerce powerhouse.

Alibaba is a global wholesale trade platform that services millions of buyers and suppliers from countries including China, India, the US and Thailand. Now 55,000 Bigcommerce merchants (including thousands in the UK) will be able to source more than 1.5 million products directly from manufacturers around the world. You can read all about the deal on Bigcommerce’s website here.

We’d be interested to hear from any Tamebay readers to hear their experiences of this new arrangement that sound like it could be a real boon for BigCommerce users.

The deal promises ecommerce SMEs:

Shortened sourcing cycle:
Bigcommerce merchants can source products directly from manufacturers around the world — including the ability to find suppliers and receive quotes within 48 hours with the AliSourcePro service.

Convenient access to new and hard-to-find inventory:
Finding new and niche products is made easier for Bigcommerce merchants with the integration of Wholesale Checkout, Alibaba.com’s wholesale marketplace with products at low prices and low minimum order quantities.

Simplified buying process and streamlined checkout:
Bigcommerce merchants will have single-click access from the Bigcommerce platform to Alibaba.com where they can easily find products, register and complete purchases.

Safe and secure way to connect with trusted suppliers from around the world:
Bigcommerce merchants can purchase goods directly from the world’s leading network of independently verified manufacturers. Merchants also receive access to Alibaba.com buyer services such as Escrow, a payment protection program, and third-party inspectors for quality control.

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