A workshop titled ‘Trading Beyond Border’ on cross-border e-commerce business and exports was held at Krishibid Institute in the capital Dhaka on Saturday, March 9, to promote the products of domestic manufacturers and entrepreneurs globally using the channels of global e-commerce giant Alibaba. 250 e-commerce entrepreneurs and manufacturers participated in it.

Saidur Rahman, Director of e-CAB delivered a welcome speech at the workshop. He discussed opportunities for domestic e-commerce entrepreneurs to export their products and bring remittances and cross-border e-commerce policy.

Then Kamrul Hasan, Head of Digital Marketing of SkyTech discussed local to global business expansion. He discussed the comparison of the country’s market and the international market, the steps to export products and the issues required for export-marketing, logistics support, company registration, etc. He shared the success stories of some entrepreneurs who have successfully exported their products to Alibaba, eBay, and Amazon. At the end of this session, Kamrul Hasan, Head of Digital Marketing of SkyTech, answered various questions from the entrepreneurs in the question-and-answer session.

In the next session, Faisal Dolan discussed the processes of starting a business through Alibaba. He spoke about the benefits of being a member of Alibaba, how to open an account or store in Alibaba, how to create a storefront, how to upload products, how to manage a store, how to find buyers, and how to get orders.

Alibaba’s Business Manager-Bangladesh Nasri Ma addressed the session as the key-note speaker. In the beginning, he talked about various sister concerns of Alibaba- Alibaba, Taobao, Alipay, Timol these platforms. After that, he told about the opportunity to expand business through Business to Business (B2B) through Alibaba.

Musnad E Ahmad, CEO of SkyTech Solutions, Alibaba’s authorized channel partner in Bangladesh, gave the concluding speech at the workshop. He said, SkyTech provides all the services required for exporting products through Alibaba – account opening, company registration, payment system, store management and marketing. A series of workshops and one-to-one sessions will be organized for the participants of this workshop who wish to export their products through Alibaba.

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