Alibaba.com Wholesale

Client Reviews (15)
Source Products Reliably and Cost-Effectively

Alibaba.com, the leading platform for global wholesale trade, and Bigcommerce have made it possible for you to quickly and easily source unique products from the largest manufacturing hub in the world. We've brought together verified suppliers and low cost products just for Bigcommerce clients to reduce the complexity of sourcing products from China and to increase your confidence in cross-border trading.

Jointly developed by the two companies, the Alibaba.com Wholesale app is an integrated shopping experience for sourcing products from Alibaba.com's extensive network of Chinese wholesale suppliers right from the Bigcommerce control panel.

Benefits of using this app
  1. Integrated search, customized just for ecommerce merchants like you:This app provides a tailored search experience to quickly browse and purchase products in categories proven to sell well online
  2. No inventory requirements: You can simply place an order on Alibaba Wholesale after you receive a purchase order from your buyer. There is no minimum stocking or inventory requirements
  3. Customized pricing with lower order minimums: You have the option to select wholesale pricing based on fastest delivery time or lowest possible price
  4. Great variety of products: Search from a wide range of products via this app, across popular market categories including: apparel, automotive, beauty, consumer electronics and jewelry
  5. Selected suppliers*: We've identified the best performing suppliers on Alibaba Wholesale, verified them and ensure they sell at competitive prices for retailers using Bigcommerce
  6. Fast shipping and delivery: We partner with the world's top shipping providers (FedEx, UPS, DHL Express, EMS) to ensure that your products are delivered to you quickly
  7. Payment protection: Online merchants can source knowing that all orders placed via the Alibaba.com Wholesale app are backed by Alibaba.com's Secure Payment service.

*Terms and conditions of 'Selected Suppliers' apply (http://activities.alibaba.com/alibaba/wholesale-selected-supplier.php)

For more information about Alibaba Wholesale:http://activities.alibaba.com/alibaba/wholesale-guide.php

Client Reviews (15)

Alibaba App 12 months ago by Doug Mandrell http://wholesaler.alibaba.com/

I totally agree with the comment below.  This is a great idea.  However, I was already doing business with suppliers on Alibaba.  Without the product integration app that Shopify has with Alibaba the app is totally useless.

Wish I hadn't clicked one star. This App is useless as f right now, and other ecommerce platforms have already improved this idea by a million. The only positive it has is that you can go to alibaba's website while in your stores admin area. Well, you can do the same thing by just typing alibaba.com in your web browser. This is probably why the app is free. Shopify and Alibaba/Ali Express have one leg up here. They already have an integrated app called Aliexpress Importer that pulls the product off Alibaba's site and puts it in your store's inventory for you to resell. Need to pick up the pace on developement here. WE DO NOT WANT TO BE BEHIND. Escpecially if Alibaba.com is one of your major product suppliers

Not even a star 12 months ago by Lower Discount http://www.lowerdiscount.com

Wish I hadn't clicked one star.  This App is useless as f right now, and other ecommerce platforms have already improved this idea by a million.  The only positive it has is that you can go to alibaba's website while in your stores admin area.  Well, you can do the same thing by just typing alibaba.com in your web browser. This is probably why the app is free.  Shopify and Alibaba/Ali Express have one leg up here.  They already have an integrated app called Aliexpress Importer that pulls the product off Alibaba's site and puts it in your store's inventory for you to resell.  Need to pick up the pace on developement here.  WE DO NOT WANT TO BE BEHIND.  Escpecially if Alibaba.com is one of your major product suppliers.

What The Point? (WTP) about 1 year ago by jas...com

1.  To create an app review, one much come back to the apps review page.  This could be improved by adding "create review" where someone that uses the app and enjoys it can easily provide their two cents.  It's inconvenient as-is.  I suspect people that dislike an app are probably more irritated by the time they figure this out.

2.   Positive Feedback: Alibaba is a great source for products, but it's a bit like searching the entire ocean for the perfect fish mate.  This app makes the Alibaba "ocean" a more manageable pond.  The items shown have high quality photos and clear product descriptions and terms.  All three of these things are far too uncommon on Alibaba.com.  

2.1  Oddly, a concerning number of sex toys appeared when I searched for "electronics tools."

3.  Suggested Improvements: Add functionality that doesn't exist on the proper Alibaba.com website.  This app is the digital equivalent of a "partners" flier that companies sometimes send in the mail.  The entire purpose and functionality of this app is to funnel Big Commerce users to the Alibaba.com website.

4.  Overall recommendation: 2 stars - If time were free, it still wouldn't be worth the time.  The second start is because the App is easy to use and easy to uninstall.  Skip this one and head to Alibaba.com.

pretty ok about 1 year ago by car...com

they are ok when i find what i'm looking for and the price has to be great

Disappointing about 1 year ago by Dennis Walters

Yes, easy to install;  literally NO products. From ALL of the products available in China, this is the small selection available? Please.

Decent about 1 year ago by ale...com

I like the discounts for bigcommerce merchants only.

good idea,but needs modifications about 1 year ago by liz...com http://E.S

very good idea,but shipping prices OMG..!!,really if suppliers want to make money/do business they should be flexible with variety shipping options and should be affordable,second please show us options where we can search a product with minimum order of 1pc,i have seen some, but very randomly done..,this need to be sorted out too..Thanks.

my review about 1 year ago by bab...com

This is my review

Good Prices, Shipping too High about 1 year ago by dan...com http://TREELEDS.COM

Good Prices, Shipping really too High.

really?! about 1 year ago by mus...com

I wasn't able to tie it to my account on alibaba. It is different from  alibaba and aliexpress. Small order sizes 10-30, moderate to high prices, not enough choices, not many options in the app. Good idea that needs a lot of effort. You released it too early. Please keep working on the app.

Needs alot of improvement about 1 year ago by Jam...com

Very few products. Nothing like the real site dont waste your time.

Useless about 1 year ago by zing.australia

Waste of time. Uninstalled in no time.

Guys, you can do better than this... about 1 year ago by Imran Selimkhanov

Alibaba is meant to be a B2B platform to source products from preferred suppliers, THIS IS the base requirement, and this App fails to do that.

Pros

  • Good idea & most likely will become better and feature full

Cons

  • I cannot pick a country to source from (Turkey, Costa Rica, Dominican, USA etc.)
  • I cannot do EVERYTHING I NEED TO DO IN THIS APP, instant turn-off since it provide 0 automation/alleviation
  • I cannot pick a supplier to deal with
  • I have to go to Alibaba anyway? ............ 

Suggestions

  • I'm hoping this is a skunk works project that was just shotgunned since the product owner of it was too excited..and have MANY MORE upgrades coming soon...hopefully..one day
  • No filters / sorting of any kind.........................
  • Allow a user to login to their existing Alibaba accounts within the App, this goes for new account creation too
  • Allow a user to filter by country of origin (suppliers) 
  • Allow a user to filter by supplier name and rating 
  • Find more suppliers there are a TONNE more suppliers than what is given
  • Allow for communication with suppliers from withing the app 
Absolutely Laughable about 1 year ago by dan...com

Only 14 dress choices, 20 some leggings (All kids) and no women's athletic apparel.  Absolutely a pure 100% useless app.  Go directly to Alibaba, search "Women's Athletic Leggings" and you will get endless pages of suppliers that you will never be able to go through all of them.  When I installed it and searched and got a handful of results I literally had to ask myself if it was April 1st, was it just a joke this app?  Its not a joke but it should fall under the most "useless apps" category.  Another wasteful app

Smooth and Easy to install about 1 year ago by ron...com http://www.JCBling.com

Installed the App and placed an order, all in about 10 minutes. We had already had an account with Alibaba and it tied Big Commerce and our info at Alibaba in less than 30 seconds. Great Job