Alibaba B2B Pulse: SMEs prioritising sustainability

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The April edition of Alibaba.com’s B2B Pulse is out, the monthly report which shares macroeconomic and Alibaba.com platform trading patterns in order to act as a leading indicator for the coming consumer and retail sales trends. 

The April Alibaba B2B Pulse reveals that small businesses are making sustainability a top priority. As going green and reducing carbon footprints continue to gain popularity, small businesses are creating business models and products that support the demand. In fact:

  • The Renewable Energy category has been one of the fastest-growing categories on Alibaba.com in 2022, with an average 19% month-over-month (MoM) growth in daily global demand between January–April 2022.
  • Within the category, the top subcategories of products with the highest month-over-month growth in global search volume are:
    • Lithium battery (48% MoM growth since January 2022)
    • Energy storage battery (19%)
    • Wind turbine (16%)

As an example, businesses like The Refill Shoppe, a Certified B Corp and carbon-neutral business that combines bulk eco-friendly and reusable bath, body, and home products, and ReVert Technology, the next-gen power extender that uses AI to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions on all plugged-in devices via a Teak Smart Cube, are forging the way in helping consumers live more sustainably in a creative and authentic way. 

As sustainability considerations continue to grow, Alibaba.com’s Renewable Energy Online Trade Show, taking place through to the 5th of June, offers a unique one-stop digital sourcing experience for those looking for products that make eco-friendly lifestyles more accessible.  Nearly 500 verified suppliers and over 100,00 trending products in the renewable energy industry will be featured in the virtual trade show.

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