ShipStation launched a partnership with Alibaba.com to enable US-based marketplace sellers on Alibaba.com to efficiently process, fulfill, and ship orders.
US-based small businesses can take advantage of Alibaba.com’s recently added key features that enable US companies to do business locally (US-to-US) and globally.
For sellers, enhancements include the streamlined ability to build and manage a digital store on the Alibaba.com platform, valuable transaction capabilities, including payment and order protections, and the option to work with Alibaba.com’s US-based Seller Success team.
ShipStation and Alibaba.com will collaborate on providing mutual resources to help sellers take advantage of new wholesale selling opportunities and efficient shipping with the long-term goal of creating the next generation of trade experiences.
Cross promotional marketing, match-making services, and audience development of the two companies’ brands and networks will be a key aspect in working together.
“We are thrilled to partner with ShipStation to offer retailers and ecommerce sellers in the United States a digitized B2B trading experience. Merchants will be able to tap into the abundant and combined expertise of the two industry pioneers for more worldwide trading opportunities.”
John Caplan, Head of North America B2B at Alibaba Group
The collaboration launched at Build Up events in July
The partnership officially kicked off in July when ShipStation joined Alibaba.com in three Build Up launch events in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Each Build Up event provided attendees with a workshop, the opportunity for one-on-one training and consultation from Alibaba.com experts and exclusive discounts, incentives, and support from ShipStation and other partners.
Alibaba plans to hold additional Build Ups around the country throughout the year with support from local and national business organizations, including in ShipStation’s hometown of Austin, Texas in October 2019.
What do you think about Alibaba.com expanding its B2B platform in the US and how ShipStation can help make fulfillment easier for participating sellers. Please use the comments section below or head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Sellers and interact with other small business owners.