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Alibaba Launches U.S. Network to Ease Small Manufacturers’ Access to 500 Million Customers

Posted July 13, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Robert Delaney – South China Morning Post)

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba announced its launch of a US business network that connects small-scale manufacturers to US companies already selling to Chinese consumers on Alibaba’s Taobao sales platform, providing easier access to more than 500 million consumers.

Following a series of US events aimed at bringing more small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) onto its e-commerce platforms, Alibaba established its Taobao Global US Merchants Network with more than 300 Taobao Global merchant members, according to a company announcement.

These merchants can sell products made by small- and medium-sized US companies to “more than half a billion consumers on Alibaba’s platforms”, it said. Click here to read more.