Potentially useful if you're looking to source large volumes of products at wholesale prices.
If your ecommerce site runs on Bigcommerce, you might be interested to know that you'll now be able to source products from the major Chinese-owned marketplace Alibaba.com.
As part of the partnership, Alibaba.com will integrate its buyer and supplier network with Bigcommerce’s ecommerce platform.
If you're having trouble establishing a wholesaler relationship, this could be of use.
Wholesalers and distributers use Alibaba.com to sell their products. It's a little like eBay but rather than selling single items, Alibaba.com is about selling items in large volumes.
This partnership allows you to find and order items from Alibaba.com and integrate them easily into your product inventory and sales systems. Bigcommerce merchants can source products directly from manufacturers around the world - including the ability to find suppliers and receive quotes within 48 hours with the AliSourcePro service.
Eddie Machaalani, co-founder and CEO of Bigcommerce said: "Alibaba.com provides access to the world’s largest network of suppliers and manufacturers of goods that will help our merchants build their online presence and expand into new revenue opportunities.”