Partnership To Focus on B2B Selling Opportunities for U.S.-Based Sellers
AUSTIN, Texas- July 23, 2019- ShipStation, the world’s leading web-based ecommerce shipping solution, announced today that it has launched a partnership with Alibaba.com, the world’s largest marketplace and business unit of Alibaba.com has expanded its platform for U.S.-based B2B sellers to list their stores and products and reach millions of buyers around the globe. When sellers use ShipStation, they can more efficiently process, fulfill, and ship the orders that Alibaba.com generates.
U.S.-based small businesses can take advantage of Alibaba.com’s recently added key features that enable U.S. companies to do business locally (U.S.-to-U.S.) 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 U.S.-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.
John Caplan, Head of North America B2B at Alibaba Group: “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.”
“We are excited to collaborate with Alibaba.com to provide efficient shipping options for B2B customers and new selling opportunities for our users,” said John Kinny, General Manager of ShipStation. “We are committed to helping our users scale up their businesses through cross-border and wholesale trading and partnering with the leading global marketplace will help us achieve that goal.”
The collaboration will officially kick off in July 2019 with ShipStation joining Alibaba.com in three Build Up launch events in New York (July 23), Los Angeles (July 25), and Chicago (July 30). Each Build Up event will provide attendees with a workshop, the opportunity for one-on-one training and consultation from Alibaba.com experts as well as exclusive discounts, incentives, and support from ShipStation and other partners.
Additional Build Ups around the country will be added throughout the year with support from local and national business organizations, including in ShipStation’s hometown of Austin, Texas in October 2019.
The first business unit of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com is the leading platform for global B2B ecommerce that aims to make it easy to do business anywhere. Launched in 1999, Alibaba.com is engaged in services covering all aspects of commerce, including providing businesses with tools that help reach a global audience for their products and helping buyers discover products, find suppliers, and place orders online fast and efficiently. It serves millions of buyers and suppliers from over 190 countries and regions around the world.
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping solution that helps ecommerce retailers import, organize, process, and ship their orders quickly and easily from any web browser. ShipStation features the most integrations of any ecommerce web-based solution with over 150 shopping carts, marketplaces, package carriers, and fulfillment services. ShipStation’s many integration partners include eBay, Jet, Miva, PayPal, Amazon, Etsy, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Shopify Plus, Squarespace, Volusion, and Magento. ShipStation also integrates with carriers such as FedEx, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, Australia Post, Royal Mail, and DHL. ShipStation has sophisticated automation features such as automated order importing, custom best practice rules, product profiles, and fulfillment solutions that enable its users, wherever they sell and however they ship, to be exceptionally efficient at shipping orders. ShipStation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit https://www.shipstation.com.