Are you managing a growing manufacturing or distribution business and want to expand your reach to other countries? Then, you can start by reaching out to countries that offer vast business opportunities.
There are different benefits you can get in expanding overseas. For instance, companies can offer their niche product and services to a much larger audience. However, in order to seek potential partners in foreign countries like China, a business must have a reliable backer. In which case, Alibaba’s offer for Global Gold Supplier (GGS) might interest you.
Alibaba, a Chinese online marketplace company, provides global B2B sales services through web portals. With their Gold Supplier membership, you will be given a comprehensive package in promoting your product, maximizing your brand’s potential, and eventually increasing your return-on-investment.
What does Alibaba GGS membership offer?
With Alibaba’s aim for businesses to reach their buyers faster and gain their trust more easily, they offer several business tools which are free-for-use to Gold Supplier members. These tools include up to 5 sub-accounts; BizTrade, a real-time performance analyst; TradeManager, a built-in instant managing tool; and exclusive access to target buyers’ contact information. With these tools, not only will transactions processed faster, but the company’s growth can also be tracked more accurately.
Aside from business tools that you can use on your e-Commerce site, Alibaba will give you the chance to showcase your products and promote them in major trade shows. These activities will visibility increase your brand’s exposure in the market. Moreover, being affiliated with Alibaba will give you a higher chance of getting a top ranking in the search engine results page.
Should you sign as a member in GGS?
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the official trade promotion agency of Malaysia, has announced their partnership with Alibaba in October 2014. Their eTrade program with the Chinese company has aided in their mission of helping Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) reach more online buyers across the world. Since there was a visible growth in competitiveness of Malaysian SMEs, MATRADE has renewed this partnership and the program is now in its second year.
If you wish to support Malaysian government’s effort in reaching the global market and driving more exports via eCommerce, then starting as a member of GGS would do you well.
How do you sign up with GGS?
Gold Supplier is a paid membership and every e-Commerce that wishes to apply must undergo verification. This security measure will help in establishing your business’s reliability and trustworthiness. For SMEs who wish to apply, you need to pass the authentication and verification process by a third-party agency appointed by Alibaba.
To get more information about the application for Gold membership, you can contact RapidCloud, the leading enterprise for cloud computing solution in Southeast Asia and an Authorized Channel Partner of Alibaba.com.
RapidCloud has been helping Alibaba.com register Malaysian, as well as many other SMEs, exporters, retailers, exporters, and manufacturers into their GGS program and will continue to do so in support of MATRADE. The managing director of RapidCloud, Raymond Chee, has said that their partnership with Alibaba will help enterprises in the country gain support from the government, and join extensive local training. Aside from these, RapidCloud also tries to help SMEs build their site by offering sales automation tools, cloud services, and digital marketing.
After passing Alibaba’s verification process, SMEs can qualify as a Premium member and gain global buyers’ trust by having a logo of utmost legitimacy and partnering with a strong trading company. They will also be able to have access to various tools, software, and services offered by Alibaba to help them expand their exposure and increase the number of their transactions.
It’s common for Malaysian SMEs to struggle in keeping up with the more established competitors, especially in the global market. Without good partners, buyers’ contacts, and verified site, it’s understandable why so many enterprises fail. Luckily, there are currently multiple solutions that help them reach their target sales and business growth.
Giving SMEs a competitive edge and helping their businesses grow is the aim of RapidCloud. To fulfill this goal, the company has found that it is best that Small to Medium Enterprises is given access to GGS, a membership with one of the leading B2B online platform. With this membership, SMEs will not only be given the exposure that they need, but they are also offered the necessary tools that will help make their transaction go more smoothly.
Give us a call now and RapidCloud staff will be more than happy to help you expand your business’ reach and improve your sales through Alibaba’s Gold Supplier membership!
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