Alibaba Seller Account Management Services
Alibaba is to the B2B segment what Amazon is to the online retail marketplace. Alibaba is where businesses, traders, manufacturers and wholesalers can sell worldwide in bulk once they set up their Alibaba seller account. It is inarguably the world's biggest online B2B ecommerce company providing a platform for sellers to reach out to global buyers. An Alibaba business account will see your sales graph zoom up in no time at all if you are a seller, and, if you are a buyer, you can source products in bulk at unbelievably low prices.
We make the vital difference between being just a plain seller on Flipkart marketplace and a very successful seller on the fast track to growth. Engage us and let us do everything while you focus on your core expertise.
There are advantages to making Alibaba your platform for bulk trade:
- Sell worldwide in bulk using the Alibaba B2B marketplace
- Be assured of secure, clear payment transactions through trade assurance policies
- Become a gold supplier on Alibaba after meeting Alibaba seller account requirements and creating your account to enhance your reputation and to receive recommended inquiries plus other benefits.
If you do not know how to get started on Alibaba then you can always get Digicommerce, Alibaba seller account management services, to handle everything for you on payment of a modest Alibaba seller account fee.
How Alibaba Services Help Your Business to Grow Globally
Digicommerce offers the full spectrum of Alibaba-related services to help you get started in the world of international business, starting with Alibaba seller account set up and supported by our Alibaba seller account management services. Keep reading to know all that we can do for you on Alibaba.
Alibaba Global Gold SupplierThis badge of Gold Supplier is coveted since it inspires trust and confidence, leading to accelerated growth. Digicommerce can help you get your Alibaba Gold Supplier Badge.
What is Alibaba Gold Supplier?
The Alibaba Gold Supplier badge is a premium membership for suppliers on Alibaba. This coveted badge can be obtained only on:
- Paying premium membership fees
- Undergoing third party verification and passing the Alibaba A&V check
- Consistently maintaining ethical standards and quality of services
How to become Alibaba Gold Supplier
You first need to set up an Alibaba business account with the help of Digicommerce's Alibaba seller account management services.
- The first step is to set up your Alibaba seller account or Alibaba business account and register as a seller or buyer or both, and meet Alibaba seller account requirements.
- Conduct several transactions to establish yourself and your credibility.
- Apply for the Alibaba gold supplier program. Alibaba labels suppliers from China as Gold Suppliers where global sellers get the Global Gold Supplier label.
- Suppliers must pay the premium membership fee.
- Suppliers must complete and authentication and verification process (A&V) by a reputed third party security service provider appointed by Alibaba.
- If that provider approves you then Alibaba grants the Global Gold Supplier (GGS) label authorization for use on your Alibaba mini site and alongside your products.
Benefits of Becoming Alibaba GGS
Businesses that are authorized as Alibaba Global Gold Supplier enjoy several benefits:
- Authorized sellers can display the Gold Supplier badge or icon on their Alibaba product pages, which is proof of authenticity, trustworthiness and reliability. 85% of buyers prefer to trade with Gold Suppliers.
- The number of years a member has been a Gold Supplier or Global Gold Supplier is also displayed alongside the GGS icon.
- GGS badge opens up avenues to get Alibaba premium support, requests for quotation, Alibaba marketing, exclusive access to buyers before free members
- Unlimited product display with first level priority
- Product showcase for a more powerful impact.
Alibaba Minisite Design
It is not enough to become a seller on Alibaba with an Alibaba seller account. You need to stand out from thousands of suppliers and attract buyers. This is done through the Alibaba minisite that Digicommerce can set up for you as part of its Alibaba seller account management service.
What is Alibaba Minisite Design?
Alibaba Global Gold Suppliers are entitled to a minisite on the Alibaba platform. It just like having your own website but with the added advantage of high visibility since it is deployed within the Alibaba marketplace website.
- Only Alibaba Gold Suppliers are entitled to a minisite on Alibaba
- You can upload unlimited product profiles and images as well as videos just as you would on your own site and have inner pages on the minisite
- You can have a company profile page and messaging channels for direct interaction with buyers through the minisite.
- You can customize the layout and theme for unique looks and with content to attract traffic and be visible in searches.
Digicommerce can help to set up your Amazon business account, get you the GGS label and set up your Alibaba minisite.
Why to Design an Alibaba Minisite?
It is a must for Global Gold Suppliers on Alibaba to set up their Alibaba minisite for these reasons:
- Create your own unique space on the Alibaba marketplace platform, complete with product showcase, company profile, language translation options, messaging and direct access to buyers
- Become highly visible in Alibaba searches and Google searches with the use of the right set of keywords, images and videos.
- Impress visitors and gain instant inquiries and conversions.
- Use the link in your blogs and social media posts to further enhance traffic and reputation.
Digicommerce offers complete Alibaba minisite design, setup and account management services.
Benefits of Designing Alibaba Minisite
Get Digicommerce's complete Alibaba seller account management services which include Alibaba minisite design and management and enjoy these benefits:
- Unique, niche positioning and branding of your company and your products
- Higher visibility in Alibaba searches and Google searches with product keywords, title, page and content optimization, translating to more conversions and referrals as well as testimonials that you can display on the minisite
- Interact directly with buyers on your minisite, faster results, high conversions, maximum ROIs, overcome the competition
Get started on your global enterprise with Digicommerce's Alibaba suite of services.
Alibaba Product Posting & Ranking Optimization
There are thousands of sellers on Alibaba and it can be tough to get to the top of the list in searches, be noticed and receive inquiries. This is where Digicommerce with its Alibaba product posting and ranking optimization services makes all the difference to your success.
What is Product Posting on Alibaba?
Once you set up your Alibaba seller account you must upload product images along with title and description to your designated Alibaba page. This is known as product posting. However, what demarcates a successful posting from a routine one is:
- Choosing the right product category and sub-category on Alibaba where your product will appear
- Use of the right set of images to show a product from different angles
- Use of the right title that describes the product in brief and also includes keywords
- Detailed description of product, including most often used keywords in searches, to give visitors a complete picture.
- The right combination leads to high ranking on Alibaba's first page in search results.
Why Alibaba Ranking Optimization?
Considering that there are thousands of sellers on Alibaba and that buyers will not go beyond the first search page results, it is important to consider Alibaba ranking optimization for these reasons:
- Contents of each product description and product page are optimized to rank high on Alibaba search results page and also on Google searches, which improves traffic leading to more conversions
- Keyword ranking optimization translates to higher conversion ratios
- Ranking optimization also gives you analytics that gives insight on all aspects and helps you to further optimize your Alibaba product listings and reoptimize as time goes by in order to stay on top.
Factors to Focus on While Optimizing Product Listings on Alibaba
Ranking is not achieved just by posting a product or by the use of random content. In order to optimize product ranking on Alibaba these factors need to be considered:
- Keywords choice based on research and analytics of keywords used in searches on Alibaba for similar products
- The differentiating factor that will create uniqueness and lead to more traffic to your minisite product pages (e.g. using additional words such as "guaranteed" or "free replacement" or "money back"
- Segregate products into categories such as hot selling, affordable, deals
- Run quality scores for each product post
- Create unique title including searched keywords
- Use professional quality high grade images
- Make sure to include all details like price, packaging, shipping, delivery time and returns policy
- Re-optimize old posts
Alibaba RFQ Management
Alibaba has set up a system in which intending buyers will browse through its site, view pages of sellers and select products they are interested in and forward a request for quotation to which the seller responds.
What is RFQ on Alibaba?
RFQ is Request for Quotation that prospective buyers use when they search Alibaba and come across products they like and wish to buy. The process is simple:
- Buyers browse Alibaba site or search for specific products and view pages and product listings set up by sellers on Alibaba. If they like a product they click on the RFQ button.
- The next step is to fill in a form that is forwarded to the seller on Alibaba to respond.
- Before that the team at Alibaba will review the RFQ to find out whether it is general inquiry or a buying request.
- The seller can respond accordingly after deciphering the intent. Alibaba screens the quotation and forwards it to the buyer who can then start trade negotiations
How We Can Help You in RFQ Submission?
Digicommerce, your friendly Alibaba seller account management services, helps you with RFQ submissions in several ways:
- We analyze product keywords and client requests and set up optimization of product descriptions to get precise RFQs that translate to sales.
- Assess received RFQ and prioritize responses
- Assist with providing complete product details and related information such as payment and shipping and also handle the process of submitting a quote
- You can continue with your routine activities and step in when the quote is transformed into an order through us.
Benefits of Alibaba RFQ Submission with Digicommerce
Digicommerce is expert in handling Alibaba seller account requirements of which managing RFQ is a part. Leave it to us to enjoy these benefits:
- Carry on with your core activities, save time, money and effort while we handle the preliminaries of the RFQ
- Precise and responsive RFQ done by us will improve your score and enhance trust ratings which will translate to more quoting rights.
- We use keywords that help to target the right buyers, keep on analyzing and refining content and keywords to narrow down the focus so that majority of RFQs translate to sales
Alibaba commenced operations in 1999 and it has grown to become the biggest and the best global marketplace platform for B2B operations online, with active customer base of over 900 million, which includes 300 plus million international buyers. You gain instant, worldwide exposure of your products and a chance to sell in bulk to buyers all over the world.
Alibaba is a global B2B online marketplace that facilitates international bulk trade. Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and even service providers can sell their products on Alibaba. It has 36 first class product categories and a great many sub-categories covering a vast spectrum.
Digicommerce, Alibaba seller account management services, helps you with opening an Alibaba seller account. You need to keep ready your business related documents such as company registration, tax certificates, bank account papers and other documents. We help you by filling up the Alibaba online seller registration form and following up to ensure successful setting up of your account at Alibaba.
BV stands for Business Verification. You can create an Alibaba seller account with our assistance but thereafter you must furnish documentary proof of your business under the Business Verification process. It will comprise of business location proof, registrations, licenses, images of products, bank account details and relevant information to show that yours is an authentic business.
You have to first set up an Alibaba business account in which we help you. Once this is done you have to login to your account and go to the third column on the screen to find the sub-account control. You can add details of your personnel under the sub-account heading, such as a Sales Manager.
It is advisable to change passwords frequently. To do this you must first login and select My Account. Here you will see an option to change your password and email. Input the old password and then input the new password you wish to use. Alibaba will confirm the password and email change once it is successful.
Your performance on Alibaba, after you set up your Alibaba seller account and sell to buyers, respond to their inquiries and carry out operations, are all constantly evaluated. The most important considerations for star ratings are how quickly you respond to inquiries and the number of products in your listing. Higher the star ratings, the more prospective buyers will trust you.
You can login to your Alibaba account and monitor your performance under analytics section. You will see whether Alibaba is considering you for a star rating and how many stars you have accumulated so far. You can also see the RFQs received, your responses and conversions.
Alibaba offers keyword advertising as a value added paid service for registered Alibaba sellers. You can choose to participate in Alibaba's keyword advertising campaigns. Such paid campaigns for specific keywords will place your products higher in the search list when buyers use the same keywords in their search on Alibaba.
Login to your account and then click on the Global Shop option. In the next screen you select Edit option. Thereafter you can edit your site and chance the theme, background, colors, font sizes and types and layout within the permitted limits.
It may not be possible due to time considerations but if an inquiry is received a response should be given in half an hour. This may not be practical for everyone so, a reasonable time frame is one day for response.
Alibaba offers a number of marketing and advertising options to regular sellers and Gold Suppliers. You can start with any product you wish to promote and subgroup these products in a group to conduct test marketing and advertising. You can use Alibaba's smart algorithm to promote your product. Alibaba also has paid keyword advertising program which will lead to top ranking of your products in Alibaba search listing.
Are there additional services that I can purchase to help me grow my business on Alibaba.com? Alibaba offers a number of promotional services to help sellers grow their business. Digicommerce's Alibaba seller account management services will handle all such services on your behalf. This includes keywords campaigns, online trade fairs, Gold Supplier badge and others.
If you are the owner of your brand of products you can submit the trademark certificate to Alibaba to prove you are the owner. If you are selling other company's brands then you must obtain their permission letter to use their brand and sell their branded products on your Alibaba minisite. This permission or authorization letter from the brand owner must be submitted to the certificate center of Alibaba. A soft copy can be uploaded.