If you've ever thought about tapping into the gigantic sea of inexpensive Chinese-manuactured products, you might find that this information is exciting and/or interesting. Alibaba, the Chinese B2B (mostly) and B2C e-commerce network, and Bigcommerce, the online store solutions company, have teamed up to deliver an integrated shopping experience for sourcing products from Alibaba.com's extensive network of Chinese wholesale suppliers. About 300 of Alibaba.com's gold suppliers will be first to serve any of Bigcommerce's thousands of retailers who want in on the deal. There will be about 30,000 products available through those gold suppliers, at first.
The application, which was developed by Alibaba and Bigcommerce, together, gives sellers access to a catalog of wholesale suppliers in a secure and familiar interface so merchants can quickly find and select new products to sell online. Products in the apparel, automotive, beauty, consumer electronics and jewelry categories will be available, as Alibaba stated in the following list of important points about the app.
This advancement in Alibaba's offerings marks a step further towards its complete dominance of online supplier sales as Amazon and eBay have started to show signs of backing off to focus on B2C business. Fitting, right? China still produces most of the world's stuff.