A Buying Lead is a purchase request posted by a buyer. Essentially, it is an invitation to suppliers to send their quotes regarding a certain product or product range.

The China TrustPass membership package is for businesses engaging in domestic trade in China. It includes basic services including standard storefronts, trust rating, priority placement in search results, and dedicated training and customer service, as well as a range of value-added services. Price: RMB2,800 per year


In June 2008, China TrustPass for Individuals, a new product tailored for individual business people, was launched. China TrustPass for Individuals customers are ranked higher than free members but below China TrustPass corporate customers on our China marketplace. Price: RMB2,300 per year

Export-to-China was beta launched in August 2008 to allow global sellers to tap into China’s booming import market. The service provides suppliers with a Chinese-language online storefront on our China marketplace.

  • FOB

The FOB – FREE ON BOARD is one of the more common Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) accepted by Importers/Exporters around the world

“Free On Board” means that the seller delivers when the goods pass the ship’s rail at the named port of shipment. This means that the buyer has to bear all costs and risks of loss of or damage to the goods from that point onwards. The FOB term requires the seller to clear the goods for export. This term can be used only for sea or inland waterway transport. If the parties do not intend to deliver the goods across the ship’s rail, the FCA term should be used.

The Gold Supplier membership package is for suppliers based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It includes a number of basic services including premium storefront, priority placement in search results and dedicated training and customer service as well as a range of value-added services.
Price: RMB50,000 per year

“Gold Supplier Starter Pack” is targeted for novice users who can acquire the basic service at an annual fee of US$2,900 (RMB19,800). Entry-level services include storefront display and unlimited product listings.

  • Inquiry

An inquiry is a message sent by a buyer to a seller/supplier requesting product information or a quotation. Ifa buyer want to contact sellers, he may simply send and inquiry to them by clicking the “Inquire Now” button.

  • International TrustPass

The International TrustPass membership package is offered to suppliers located outside of Greater China. In search results, International TrustPass members rank below Gold Supplier members but above suppliers who post their listings for free.
Price: US$589 per year

  • My Alibaba
A secure online management tool for your Alibaba account, where you can:
  1. Manage your account information.
  2. Receive and reply messages from other business partners.
  3. Post advertisements and subscribe Alibaba.com services.
  • Selling Lead

A Selling Lead is a Trade Lead posted by a supplier. It can contain product information, availability, timelines and more. Trade Leads are sorted according to the date they are posted. This makes for a highly interactive method to sell your products.

Dubbed “Super Supplier” by Alibaba,  the term represents the most successful suppliers in the etrading circle.

  • Trade Alert

Trade Alert is a free customized email that delivers new Alibaba.com content such as product, supplier, and buyer information which match your criteria.

TradeManager is an instant messaging tool that enables buyers and suppliers to communicate in real time. The free downloadable software also allows members to use audio and video conference to connect with trading partners

Winport was beta launched in April 2008 on our China marketplace and is currently available for free trial. It helps SMEs build their own presence on our website, including domain names, massive capacity corporate email accounts, unlimited product listings and customized storefronts.

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