By Rieva Lesonsky
There’s only a few days left in Alibaba.com’s March Expo. So if you want to take advantage of the deals from some of the more than 58,000 suppliers participating in the event, you need to act now! March Expo ends March 31.
It seems e-commerce is going to be a big part of the future of retail. Retail e-commerce sales worldwide are expected to reach just over $4 trillion in 2020. Apparel and accessories is the most popular e-commerce category in the United States.
Fashion deals for kids
Parents in the U.S. shop online more often than any other demographic. And the more kids they have, the more often they buy things online. And so selling kids clothing is a smart move.
There are a lot of flash deals right now for children’s clothes. These adorable dresses with lemon prints (lemons seem to be hot right now) are perfect for spring and summer. It also comes in a brightly-colored big polka dot version. And they’re 10% off through the 31st.
For baby girls, check out this two-piece cotton clothing set. The pink-striped capris are just too cute. These are also 10% off.
And while Easter will be over by the time you receive this one piece with a be-ribboned bunny on the front, little girls love bunnies all year round. Currently, there’s a 10% discount.
Deals for women
Athleisure clothing is still hot, so your female customers would likely scoop up these compression tights/yoga leggings, currently on sale for 20% off.
Deals for men
Check out these microfiber sports socks come in seven different colors and are on sale now for 10% off.
The supplier of these men’s fitness t-shirts, available in four colors, is offering a refund with your first order. They’re perfect to sell to gyms or clubs that want to personalize the shirts.
Or look at these brightly colored waterproof hiking jackets that come in sizes from small to 3XL. If you order $500 or more, you’ll get $10 off.
There are a lot of other deals available right now. Check this page to find them.
Final countdown to March Expo deals
One of the special incentives being offered during March Expo is 15% off LCL shipping (less than container load) from China to the U.S. It’s all part of Alibaba.com’s new logistics service, which lets small businesses take advantage of Alibaba.com’s existing infrastructure to save time, save money and simplify shipping.
Look into Alibaba.com’s Secure Payment services. Alibaba.com is also introducing a new T/T transaction service during March Expo. This service allows buyers making Trade Assurance orders to make initial payments into a U.S.-based Citibank account. Previously Trade Assurance orders were processed through a Hong Kong-based Citibank account. This speeds up processing time to 2 to 3 days from 3 to 7 days. It also reduces fees, on average, by $15.
Stay current on all the great opportunities at March Expo by following @AlibabaTalk and the #DiscoverNewMarch hashtag on social media.