Alibaba’s New E-Commerce Gateway to China

Ally Feiam By Ally Feiam | 13 Aug 2019

Chinese cloud software, Alibaba Cloud, has announced nine additional partners to its ever-growing conglomerate as a gateway for e-commerce channels to the Chinese market.

Chinese retail giant, Alibaba, has announced nine additional partners to its evergrowing conglomerate. These partners, from both private and public sectors, have joined the China Gateway Program during the Shanghai Cloud Summit.

Alibaba Cloud is a data intelligence company that’s noted as the ‘backbone’ of Alibaba Group. The nine global partners include AustCham Shanghai, Deloitte, Fujistu, Hitachi, British Consulate-General in Shanghai and others.

“As the leading cloud provider in China, Alibaba Cloud knows what it takes to be successful in the region. From retail to manufacturing, fintech to hospitality, and digital media to e-commerce, not only do we offer technology solutions with world-class reliability and scalability in China, but also access to the hundreds of millions of active users through Alibaba’s ecosystem every day. The partnership covering all sectors spanning from public to private organisations reflects Alibaba’s mission to make it easy to do business anywhere. Our technology empowers customers in all sectors to tap into and scale-up in China market,” explained Raymond Ma, General Manager of ANZ at Alibaba Cloud.

These partnerships aim to provide market insights, domestic network connections and tech solutions for businesses to succeed in China under a ‘holistic one-step approach’. Alibaba Cloud offers a cross-border solution that covers 20 regions so businesses can easily operate from their home country – this essentially lowers the barriers for businesses to enter the Chinese market.

“Our mission is to help Australian companies come to China and build great relationships with Chinese clients and customers. The China Gateway program and this partnership with Alibaba Cloud will provide more opportunities for new market entrants to really understand the market and provide them with the technological tools to help their business flourish in China,” said Jack Brady, the CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shangai.

This solution is creating a gateway for Aussie businesses who wish to break into the Chinese market. “Australian brands are already major partners with Alibaba and it is great to see the China Gateway program pitched at the next wave of market entrants, providing useful research and tips to help unlock this dynamic market,” Mr Brady continued.

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