Alibaba.com is a matchmaker for businesses – connecting buyers and sellers online, making it easier to do business anywhere in the world. The US Alibaba.com team focuses on helping small businesses find domestic or international suppliers that will provide the right product, at the right price, to support the success of their business.
Congratulations to our new Alibaba.com Women’s Ambassador, Tessa Hartnett. Tessa has been using Alibaba.com for 6 years for various business ventures, and is super excited to be our new Ambassador. With a teaching background, she is looking forward to not only telling her story but also hopes to inspire other start-up entrepreneurs thinking of going out on their own. Keep an eye out for Tessa’s blogs over the next few
Alibaba.com has expanded its list of banned animal products after an environmental group found several merchants using the international trading website were selling leather made from manta ray skins. Manta rays and several others species that were named last year as threatened by a special United Nations convention can no longer be traded on the website. Like sharks, rays are under increasing pressure from fishermen who harvest them for their
One can hardly do due diligence on others if their very own business planning is faulty. So, perhaps something called "Due Diligence" starts with asking yourself this tough question: "Will my marketing and business plan work?" In the interest of helping others out there with this process, we will first give a few insights into Internet risks for newbies and then take a look at the basics of marketing and
This topic involves empowering you to search and find the customs and certifications necessary to import/export goods to/from your country. There is an incredible amount of information available and the focus of this topic provides a starting point for diligent research. A. Customs Regulations Customs governs the import of goods. This section prepares you to find the answers to the following questions: Will customs clear my goods through my home
Australian women are world leaders in global sourcing, according to new data from Alibaba.com. The Australian marketplace makes up 3 percent of Alibaba.com’s 76.3 million registered users worldwide*. 28 percent of Australian registered users are women, which is amongst the highest percentage in the world and a number that has increased by 57 percent year-on-year*. The most popular industries for global sourcing in Australia on Alibaba.com include apparel, machinery, beauty,
Alibaba Group is committed to animal protection and making efforts to educate, as well as enforce, through our various ecommerce outlets. For example, proceeds from the sale of anti-bear bile merchandise designed by Karen Mok (a Hong Kong based actress & signer) will be donated to the Animals Asia Foundation. (You can find her merchandise on Taobao here. This campaign started earlier this month and will continue well into the
When doing business over the internet it is extremely important to enter into any decision with some knowledge of what a safe transaction should be like. Brad and Debra Schepp have outlined some of these tips and best practices in The Official Alibaba.com Success Guide which is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders now. If you follow the tips below you will be one step closer to Alibaba.com success. Fraud: Forewarned Is Forearmed Sadly, in any
It's said to be the largest seasonal migration of humanity on the planet. Every Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year), more than 100 million Chinese workers take leave from their jobs to return to their hometowns to celebrate the New Year Spring Festival with their families, clogging the country's transportation systems and idling factories and other businesses. With Chinese New Year falling on Jan. 23 this year, this exodus
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So you’ve taken the leap into the world of ecommerce. The orders are coming in thick and fast, the drop shippers are filling orders and the books are looking good. You’ve managed to get this far but you’re still working from the kitchen table. There’s coffee stains on your invoices and the kids are trying to play Angry Birds on your iPad, it’s time to set up your home office.