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To Help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Farmers Overcome Difficulties, Ali B2B has Launched Three Major Epidemic Assistance Programs

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How long can SMEs be supported by the "pause button" after the New Crown epidemic? According to the Xinhua News Agency's "Half-moon Talk", the three-month "life and death line" is not an alarmist, but also a "golden rescue period."


Customers of Alibaba's B2B business group have weak ability to resist risks: millions of factories, 1.3 million small stores, more than 30,000 county-level rural outlets, countless foreign trade merchants, and countless farmers in the core manufacturing industry belt of the country .


On February 10, Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Services Group issued the "Alibaba Report to Merchants", introducing 20 special measures to help the development of SMEs. With its comprehensive digital capabilities, the Ali B2B business group has made great strides in terms of digital operations, financial burden reduction, and business opportunity matching.


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Through digital operations, break through barriers to restricted personnel mobility


In 1688, it cooperated with more than 20 software vendors, launched more than 20 digital efficiency tools for small and medium-sized enterprises' e-commerce business links, and provided nearly 100 million yuan in tool subsidies. Alibaba International has joined hands to provide remote office solutions for merchants, and to open a data steward industry version for eligible merchants for free.


Improving the ability of companies to resist risks through financial relief


Alibaba International Station provides free credit protection and low-interest flow loan support to eligible businesses for free. Ali shipping goods from retail stores in the community can enjoy zero rate for credit purchase. The Ali Rural Business Department has made special arrangements for the repayment of Tmall premium products partners. AliExpress promises that the advance lending service will not reduce the amount due to non-delivery and other reasons. The platform will pay compensation for the worry-free standard goods that were refused entry or destroyed by the destination customs due to the epidemic.


Maximize business vitality through business opportunity matching


1688 provides flow support and business opportunity matching for merchants with shipping capabilities and protection-type protection and performance-required raw materials. Alibaba International Station provides traffic support, advertising space extension and red envelope subsidies. Are retail channels working together hungry to open a fast track for small stores to review within 24 hours.



There are even more initiatives, all of which are specially overweight in Hubei. In 1688, Hubei merchants opened a free "quick-to-account" service for two months, and fully opened a "stock loan" service with a maximum amount of 1 million yuan; after the epidemic ended, a customized plan for Hubei merchants to quickly resume their business. Hubei has opened a “zero small loan” shop to enjoy interest-free benefits.


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The countryside is also the main battlefield. The Alibaba Agriculture Office released the "Love to Help Agriculture" plan, aggregating the power of the digital economy, creating an emergency supply chain for core production areas across the country, and helping to build a rural digital epidemic prevention network. The Digital Agriculture Division and Tmall and Cainiao urgently rebuilt the paralysed supply chain within two days. The three antennas helped to sell over 500 tons of Hainan's unsalable agricultural products; the Rural Division's poverty alleviation platform for agriculture was drained.


The birth and growth of Alibaba has always been closely linked to SMEs.


In 1999, many small and medium-sized enterprises were in trouble due to the Asian financial crisis. Alibaba assisted them in obtaining international orders by providing an online information publishing platform. China's B2B model came into being.


"Alibaba Book of Merchants" once again reaffirmed the vow made that year: "Let the world have no difficult business."


In the global financial turmoil in 2008, Ali built e-commerce based business infrastructure to help many small and medium-sized enterprises successfully transform to the Internet.


In 2020, in the face of the new crown epidemic, Alibaba International Station and 1688 cooperated with various departments of the Group to purchase a large number of medical supplies worldwide and send them directly to frontline hospitals. Behind this is the support of global SMEs.


"It is incumbent on us to help our customers turn to crisis," said Dai Shan, president of Alibaba's B2B business group. "I hope to use our digital capabilities to help factory production, rural epidemic prevention, and overseas supply of medical supplies. Chain protection, to enrich the urban dining table, business and consumption are operating normally. "


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