Alibaba integrates buyer and supplier network with Bigcommerce

Bigcommerce, an ecommerce platform, has formed partnership with Alibaba.com to provide merchants with greater global access to products and services.

As part of the partnership, Alibaba.com, the leading platform for wholesale trade, will integrate its buyer and supplier network with Bigcommerce’s robust, easy-to-use ecommerce platform.

The new Bigcommerce-Alibaba.com partnership brings together online businesses with trusted suppliers to make it easier to find, purchase and stock products from all over the world, the company said.

alibabaThe partnership will benefit Bigcommerce merchants in many ways. They can source products directly from manufacturers around the world — including the ability to find suppliers and receive quotes within 48 hours with theAliSourcePro service.

Bigcommerce merchants also get convenient access to new and hard-to-find inventory: Finding new and niche products is made easier for Bigcommerce merchants with the integration of Wholesale Checkout, Alibaba.com’s wholesale marketplace with products at low prices and low minimum order quantities.

Further the partnership will provide Bigcommerce merchants with a single-click access from the Bigcommerce platform to Alibaba.com where they can easily find products, register and complete purchases.

Merchants can purchase goods directly from the world’s leading network of independently verified manufacturers. Merchants also receive access to Alibaba.com buyer services such as Escrow, a payment protection program, and third-party inspectors for quality control.

“We are partnering with Bigcommerce to make it easy for our customers to do business anywhere in the world,” said Michael Lee, director of Global Marketing and Business Development at Alibaba.com.

“Alibaba.com and Bigcommerce together are building an integrated ecommerce ecosystem and helping to introduce more small and medium-sized merchants and online stores to the global market.”

“With this Alibaba.com partnership, we are helping our merchants grow their online businesses every step of the way — from sourcing to selling,” said Eddie Machaalani, co-founder and CEO of Bigcommerce.

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