Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com has entered into a partnership with Office Depot to better serve the needs of small to medium-sized businesses in the US.
As part of the alliance, the duo will launch a co-branded e-commerce site on Alibaba.com. While the online destination will provide Alibaba with access to Office Depot’s 10 million business customers and 1,800 sales agents, Office Depot will hence benefit from Alibaba’s global supplier network.
Alibaba’s network today boasts of more than 150,000 suppliers.
U.S. businesses can now access a wide array of products and services through Office Depot and Alibaba.com’s collaboration, which will empower them to compete and thrive, Gerry Smith, CEO of Office Depot added.
To promote their new partnership, both companies plan to kickstart marketing initiatives as well.