The first business of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com is the leading platform for global wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world.
Through Alibaba.com, small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries.
Sellers on Alibaba.com are typically manufacturers and distributors based in China and other manufacturing countries such as India, Pakistan, the United States and Japan.
Do you rely on your smartphone as much as I do? When smartphones first started taking off for business use, I was an early (and eager) adopter. At one point, I had three different smartphones, each with a different purpose and phone number. As smartphones have gotten smarter and smarter, I’ve consolidated down to one—but I’m more dependent than ever on my mobile devices (smartphone and tablet) to run my business.
Apparently, I’m not alone. In a study by global tech protection company Asurion, 31% of American smartphone owners say they feel anxious whenever they’re separated from their phones. On average, respondents check their phones every 12 minutes, or 80 times a day. One-third say they would struggle to organize their lives without their smartphones, while 41% say they would be lost (literally) without the smartphone’s GPS function. ComScore’s 2017 Cross Platform Future in Focus report found the average American adult spends nearly 3 hours a day on their smartphone. (Does that figure seem low to you, too?)
Here are just a few of the ways I use my smartphone for business on a daily basis.
Want to make your smartphone even more useful as a business tool? Then download the free Alibaba.com B2B Trade App. Alibaba.com’s mobile app enables global trade on the go, so you never have to miss an opportunity to get a great deal.
The Alibaba.com B2B Trade App makes it easy to browse and buy products from suppliers around the world, right from your smartphone. You have access to all Alibaba.com’s thousands of product categories, including clothing and fashion apparel, shoes and accessories, consumer electronics, toys, home and garden items, car and motor accessories and more.
Just browse the millions of products available and, if you see something you like, save the product and send a customized buying request to the supplier. The Alibaba.com B2B Trade App makes it super simple to communicate with suppliers directly through the app’s messenger system, so you can find and purchase the products you need wherever you are. Plus, it supports 14 languages, including English, Spanish, Russian and Turkish.
There’s no worry when you purchase through the Alibaba.com B2B Trade App, either. Alibaba.com offers secure trade services through its Trade Assurance program, so you can feel confident buying through the mobile app.
Learn more about March Expo’s special offers from the Alibaba.com mobile app.
And if you want to keep up with all the opportunities being offered at March Expo, follow @AlibabaTalk on social media and the #DiscoverNewMarch hashtag.
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