B2B eCommerce Trading Sites

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Launched in 1999, Alibaba.com is the leading platform for global wholesale trade. It serves millions of business buyers and suppliers around the world. Alibaba.com lists hundreds of millions of products in over 40 different major categories, including consumer electronics, machinery and apparel. The scale of Alibaba gives it its own buyer and seller and B2B ecommerce services ecosystem which includes (i) Business Identity - a buyer worthiness accreditation; (ii) logistics services provided through logistics partners; (iii) Trade Assurance which helps buyers in the event of shipping and quality-related dispute; (iv) secure payment system, (v) trade credit and (vi) inspection services. It provides suppliers, both large and small, with training in the basics of ecommerce, foreign trade, RFPs and RFQs, on website navigation and various other support services. The suppliers seem to be mostly in China although other East Asia Pacific countries are also represented. The buyers are spread over 190+ countries with a significant proportion in China.  


The Ariba Network, now as SAP Ariba, provides a comprehensive cloud procurement solution. Ariba Network is a digital marketplace where millions of trading partners, operating in 190 countries, conduct US$1.25 trillion in business commerce each year. Ariba Network allows buyers and suppliers to collaborate on transactions, strengthen their relationships, and discover new business opportunities. Buyers can manage the entire procurement process from source to settle, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings, and building a healthy, ethical supply chain. Suppliers can help buyers achieve their procurement goals, customer satisfaction, and simplify the sales cycle, while improving cash flow. At the same time it integrates the entire buying process from source to settle with data flowing securely between ERP processes and suppliers. Payments can be made over Ariba Pay. The sight is likely to be better suited to larger private and public companies.


Amazon Business, provides purchasing solutions that let registered businesses and their designated associates (users) shop for business supplies on Amazon. People who have a business user account can purchase on Amazon.com on behalf of their employer. Administrators can add and manage business account users and features, such as payment methods and shipping addresses, approval workflows, and reporting options, depending upon business needs. Business account users who have requisitioner permissions can place orders. It's easy to connect many existing purchasing systems to Amazon (54 are listed on the web site). Signing up for an Amazon Business account and self-registration enables Amazon on any of the purchasing systems on the list. Users can also request their system be added online. Amazon Business has several business only features including account management, order management, payment and shipping methods including paying by invoice, supplier and technical administration to name a few.


EC21.com is one of the world's largest online B2B marketplaces, connecting millions of suppliers and buyers worldwide. Since 1997, when it started as an online trade board of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), EC21.com has been facilitating global trade opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises. Today EC21 has over 2 million member companies, 7 million products, 3.5 million buyers in its database, and 3.5 million monthly visitors. EC21 is a leading global B2B marketplace connecting buyers with suppliers all over the world including China, Korea, India, United States and more. Suppliers/manufacturers/exporters can post and promote their products and selling leads. Buyers/importers can search and contact suppliers easily by B2B categories and keywords. Buyers can also post their own buying leads to get quotes or offers from manufacturers. The company also operates the EU Gateway Programme, a business cooperation program funded and managed by the European Union (EU).


THE NAME IS NOW CHANGED TO MAISTRO - This is a unique B2B services trading site where B2B services of all sorts can be bought and sold. Blur Group, a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (BLUR) and headquartered in the UK was built initially, in 2010, for services procurement. Now with over 200 service types across 11 categories, plus the addition of goods procurement, blur’s Marketplace creates a single system for today’s resource-stretched corporate buyers. Using blur Group, business managers and budget holders can improve the way they purchase goods and services. Hidden procurement challenges including tail spend, procurement fraud and unmanaged supplier relationships begin to disappear. Sourcing, SOW creation, project management and payment processing become manageable through this one purchasing platform. Leading multi-nationals including GE, Solvay and Danone trust blur Group's global Marketplace of over 65,000 vetted suppliers for goods and services procurement.


Tech Data is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products, services, and solutions. Companies like HP, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft—and hundreds of others—depend on Tech Data to bring many of their products to market. Tech data serves businesses of all sizes, including SMEs, large enterprises, educational institutions, government, and consumers. Tech Data logistics services provides access to a vast array of technology products, including the latest data center, software, cloud, mobility, and consumer technology. Their services include a comprehensive range of technical, business support, and value-added services, including certification, training, configuration, installation, marketing, financing, and integrated supply chain services. 


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Global Markets

GlobalMarket Group is a listed leading Manufacturer-to-Business  (M2B) e-commerce service provider that has developed an online market place to link international buyers with reputable Chinese manufacturers. Funded by venture capital from Jafco and other leading VCs, they have established relatioships with reputable manufactures including Midea, Galanz,Chigo, Aupu Group, JMA Aluminum, Kinwai; and also global buyers such as GE, Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Home Depot and Auchan. There are some similarities with Ali Baba they provide GMC certification, and have a buyer protection plan under which Buyer who would like to trade with GMC manufacturers can directly place order on GlobalMarket.com. Highly secured payment methods, such as Paypal, are provided to buyers to pay safely after orders are placed. Neither is buyer's payment nor bank account information given to manufacturers. GlobalMarket.com holds the payment until buyer confirms receipt online. Buyer can easily track the latest order status online while manufacturers are fulfilling orders. There is also a returns and refunds policy. Website

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IndiaMART is India’s largest online marketplace, connecting buyers with suppliers. The online channel focuses on providing a platform to SMEs, large enterprises as well as individuals. Founded in 1996, the company’s mission is ‘to make doing business easy’. Recently, they have launched a payment protection program called IndiaMART PayX. IndiaMART has over 3600 employees located across 65+ offices in the country, and with customers spanning across 200 nations. They have Crossed 3 million sellers with 125,000 paying customers and 1000+ Big Brands generating an overall Rs 50,000 Cr worth of business. It recently entered FinTech with a payment protection program. Its existing investors include Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital, WestBridge Capital & Quona Capital.  Website


BazarA2Z is India's first Wholesale, Business to Business (B2B) E-Commerce Marketplace. It is a wholesale online bazaar for manufacturers and business buyers to transact directly without the often many layers of intermediaries impairing margin. Also, market access can sometimes be restricted unless aligned with entrenched intermediary interests. BazarA2Z is a disruptive technology offering manufacturers an alternative online platform for distributing their products in domestic and overseas markets. BazarA2Z uses secure payment gateways to process payments which are made to BazarA2Z and held until buyer is satisfied with the products purchased. They also provide COD payments up to a certain amount. Buyer is completely protected through 7-day return guarantee for all products purchased from BazarA2Z which are not as per ordered specifications, such as Defective, Damaged, Wrong Size, Wrong Quantity, Wrong Color or Significantly different from the description given by the merchant with exceptions for certain products such as undergarments, lingerie certain health and perishable items. BazarA2Z frees up sellers from giving credit by arranging trade credit and loans  through its partners. Both buyer and seller are eligible for this financing depending on the transaction and creditworthiness. Website


Zentrada is the leading online buyer network in the wholesale purchase of consumer goods for retailers and professional online traders in Germany and Europe. More than 400.000 commercial retailers and 1.000 importers, producers and wholesalers form all over Europe use the marketplace and services in 8 countries for supplier research and transaction processing. Through a sister company Zentrade offers its proprietary “TradeSafe”  transaction and payment processing facility to enable buyers to transact on the platform securely. Zentrada offers more than 70.000 products in the toy and giftware segment as the leading source for retailers, especially when buying trend products and complement assortments. This wholesale marketplace offers merchants a unique variety of products, possibility of comparison, and online order processing with the TradeSafe service. The suppliers deliver directly from their warehouse stock, and are manufacturers or importers with the best possible price levels. Website

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