Alibaba.com Acquires Vendio, Continues to
Advance Global E-Commerce Platform
Acquisition Integrates AliExpress and Vendio E-Commerce Services into a Complete Solution for Small
Businesses in the U.S.
June 24, 2010 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
HONG KONG--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Alibaba.com (HKSE:1688.HK) (HK.1688), the world’s
leading e-commerce company for small business, has entered into an agreement to acquire Vendio Services, Inc., a
multi-channel e-commerce company providing a one-stop solution for small businesses that are selling online across
multiple channels . From the Vendio Platform, merchants can source products from Alibaba.com’s trusted supplier
network and sell through channels such as eBay, Amazon, and their own Vendio-supported store. This platform is
offered on Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-computing model to help businesses increase their sales while
managing costs to enhance their profit margin.
Through this acquisition, Alibaba.com gains access to more than 80,000 targeted small businesses in the U.S. with
potential sourcing needs from suppliers on Alibaba.com’s sourcing platform and AliExpress (www.aliexpress.com),
a wholesale transaction platform operated by Alibaba.com. In addition, the acquisition will provide access to e-
commerce storefronts and multi-channel selling services for AliExpress customers looking to reach consumers online
through the Vendio Platform. AliExpress and Vendio customers are able to source efficiently from the 5 million+
products available on AliExpress and then sell goods through Vendio on the retail marketplaces of their choice
around the world.
With the acquisition, Alibaba.com will connect AliExpress directly with Vendio through back-end integration,
creating an AliExpress tab within the Vendio Platform. This integration allows Vendio users to easily access a private
sourcing experience within their Vendio inventory and sales management interfaces. Exclusive guarantees,
promotions and special deals on AliExpress whol