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Alibaba ( HKSE 1688) must be as busy as bees, making sales calls to her clients on the heels of the latest announcement of a new entry-level Gold Supplier program slashing price to new users. The China internet company fleshed out a survival kit for SMEs with two major programs, bringing more sweetener to its paid members amid the global economy slowdown.

Gold Supplier Starter Pack

At the core of these programs was its “Gold Supplier Starter Pack”, the new initiative 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. Alibaba can provide additional value-added services which include

  • Virtual Showrooms
  • Corporate email accounts
  • Storefront management tools – Traffic Analyzer and Buyer GPS

“With a range of value-added services, customers of our entry-level product realize further benefits by purchasing additional services such as Virtual Showroom and priority ranking based on keywords as they expand their presence on the internet”, Alibaba chief executive officer David Wei 

Alibaba  now offers full services to her existing “Gold Supplier” type paid members at US$5,000 per year.

Quality Supplier Program

In a bid to strengthen its authentication and verification policy, Alibaba also disclosed that she has partnered with VerSign, a trusted provider of Internet Infrastructure services for the network world, to enforce her quality-control strategy. All paid members are expected to get passed the A&V process conducted by an independent third-party agency.

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China is facing the storm

China prepares for the financial storm

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China’s latest bid to cut interest rates by by 0.27 percentage points as of Oct. 30 marks her starkness recognition that the economic turmoil is likely to exert pressure on its export-oriented economy structure.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said the government’s cut in interest rates for the second time in one month, demonstrated their resolution to cope with the world crisis and bolster domestic economy by using a flexible monetary policy. The previous cut was on Oct. 8. 

Last week, The PBOC announced the benchmark one-year deposit rate would drop to 3.60 percent from 3.87percent, while the benchmark one-year lending rate would fall from 6.93 percent to 6.66 percent. 

In the meantime, the nation’s inflation pressure has been eased. Premier Wen Jiabao said he expected the downward trending inflation would keep falling for the remainder of the year.

While we get ready for the unavoidable growing pains, Aliuser suggests to taking a break, listening to ” Stand by me” by John Lennon to make ourselves feel better!!

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    Alibaba is riding the wave of logistic-based services with the launch of a service intended to help users find a cost-effective solution to their transportation needs.

    The service also allows users to post questions online.  Logistics expert Rik Smith from will offer his professional advice. So far,  a couple of users expressed their concerns on the following three topics

    For more information, you can visit Logistics Special

    Exporting goods to China can be easier than before now.

    To many international sellers, exporting goods to China has to overcome quite a few problems. Language is a major barrier, how to market their products in a proper channel posed another one.  

    The following image illustrates how to tap into “Export to China


    Alibaba International has teamed up with Alibaba China to pull off the “Export to China” platform, enabling international sellers to display their products in simplified Chinese and promoting them in Chinese trade shows.

    During the special launch period, international exporters can acquire a 6-month services for free. Should they find the cross platform useful and helpful, they can subscribe a standard package (US988 annual fee) or premium package (US1399 annual fee). For more details, you can visit the “Export to China”

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