E-commerce shipping solutions company ShipStation has launched an integration with Alibaba.com, one of the world’s largest B2B e-commerce marketplaces, offering a seamless fulfillment process for U.S. merchants.
Orders will sync between the Alibaba.com marketplace and ShipStation to make shipping faster, easier and more affordable. Last year, ShipStation was a key launch partner when Alibaba.com opened the platform to U.S. B2B sellers to list and sell products domestically and globally to their more than 10 million active business buyers.
As part of the U.S. seller launch, ShipStation joined Alibaba.com’s ecosystem of collaborators to provide business services to Alibaba.com customers. Now, in the next phase of the collaboration, sellers can now utilize the ShipStation integration to more efficiently process, fulfill and ship the orders that Alibaba.com generates.
“By integrating with ShipStation, B2B merchants who sell on Alibaba.com gain seamless access to efficient shipping software and discounted carrier rates,” John Caplan, president of North America and Europe at Alibaba.com, said. “Additionally, the integration allows ShipStation customers who sell on other platforms to add Alibaba.com as a channel and further grow their business.”
The two companies will continue to provide resources that allow sellers to take advantage of new wholesale selling opportunities and efficient shipping with the long-term goal of creating the next generation of trade experiences. Key aspects of the partnership include cross-promotional marketing, match-making services, and audience development of the two companies’ brands and networks.
“At ShipStation, we are committed to helping businesses efficiently and cost-effectively scale, nationally and internationally,” Nathan Jones, CEO of ShipStation, said. “We are excited to work with a global leader like Alibaba.com to enable B2B e-commerce merchants to grow their businesses through cross-border and wholesale trading during such a lucrative time.”
Launched in 1999, Alibaba.com is engaged in services covering all aspects of commerce. It serves millions of buyers and suppliers from more than 190 countries and regions around the world.
Founded in 2011 ShipStation helps online sellers scale their businesses and deliver customer experiences with an intuitive online solution that allows them to efficiently ship orders. The multi-channel and multi-carrier platform more than 300 partnerships with leading shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers and fulfillment services, including FedEx, USPS, UPS, Amazon, Shopify, and BigCommerce.