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Launched in 1999, is the leading platform for global wholesale trade. We serve millions of buyers and suppliers around the world.

Our Mission

As part of the Alibaba Group, our mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. 

We do this by giving suppliers the tools necessary to reach a global audience for their products, and by helping buyers find products and suppliers quickly and efficiently.

One-Stop Sourcing brings you hundreds of millions of products in over 40 different major categories, including consumer electronics, machinery and apparel.

Buyers for these products are located in 190+ countries and regions, and exchange hundreds of thousands of messages with suppliers on the platform each day.

Anytime, Anywhere

As a platform, we continue to develop services to help businesses do more and discover new opportunities. 

Whether it’s sourcing from your mobile phone or contacting suppliers in their local language, turn to for all your global business needs.

Trade Services

Business Identity

Display your verification status

Easier recognition means suppliers are 63% more likely to contact buyers with a verified Business Identity.

Faster responses from suppliers when verified

Get noticed quickly by suppliers. Higher chance of getting better and faster responses.

Promotional events

Buyers who are verified enjoy more promotional events, held jointly with's partners.

Secure Payment

Safe payments

Payment is only released after you confirm order delivery.

Quick and easy transactions

Complete online ordering, payment and delivery management for express shipping.

Multiple payment methods

Support credit card payments and Bank Transfers (T/T), without disclosing your details.

What is Secure Payment service? Secure Payment aims to provide a safe payment service for all parties engaged in international trade. By partnering with an independent online payment platform (Alipay), provides payment security to both buyers and suppliers.


Escrow Service changed its name to Secure Payment.

Payment Security and Refund Options

Payment Security

Your money is not released during the trade process until you have confirmed successful delivery of the order. Once confirmed, Alibaba will release payment to the supplier. All of your information will be safely encrypted.

Full Refund

If the supplier doesn't ship your order on time, or if you don't receive it and it is determined to be the fault of the supplier, you'll get your payment returned directly.

Partial Refund & Keeping Products

If the products you receive are significantly different from the product requirements agreed on within the contract, you may choose to receive a partial refund and keep the products.

Inspection Service

Reliable Inspectors will check every inspector's qualifications to confirm their authenticity and capabilities.

Secure Payment

Secure Payment Service makes sure that your payment is held securely and released to the inspector only after you confirm satisfactory receipt of the inspection report.

Affordable Service

We offer a wide price range from different types of inspectors to satisfy the specific inspection requirements of different buyers.

What is's Inspection Service?

With's Inspection Service, you can order services from professional 3rd party inspectors and inspection companies directly on the Internet at The inspector will visit the manufacturing and/or port facilities anywhere in China and make reports including pictures to certify that the goods being produced and shipped reach quality standards.

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