With the U.S. Economy Hurting, Alibaba Courts Small Businesses

But, if anything, Amazon has more to fear from Walmart and eBay

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Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba has some new products and services it hopes will help U.S. small businesses attempting to go digital and reach new audiences abroad in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The offering includes a freight service to book and track bulk shipments by air and sea; a financing option for cross-border trade, which allows qualified buyers to order goods and pay for them up to 60 days after they are shipped instead of upfront; and, in the absence of live trade shows this year, a series of livestreamed events to connect U.S.



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