Alibaba opens door to the United States sellers on its oldest platform

Last Updated: Jul 24 2019 18:37
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has allowed US sellers on its oldest platforms, Alibaba.com.

It now offers tools to allow US firms to sell on the business-to-business platform in the US and globally.

The move will allow Alibaba, traditionally China-focused, to compete with global e-commerce giants like Amazon.

Alibaba.com says that it has 10 million active business buyers in more than 190 countries and regions.

As part of the announcement on Tuesday, Alibaba.com said US produce firm Robinson Fresh would be joining the platform on 23 July.

That follows a "strategic collaboration" between Alibaba.com and US offices supply firm Office Depot announced in March, it said.