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Alibaba.com is our only choice for expanding our business overseas

Gold Supplier Member PhotoMember: Ms Bui Thi Kim Thuy
Company: Gepimex 404 Company
Location: Vietnam
Industry: Agriculture
Gold Supplier member since: 2009
Website: http://gepimex404.trustpass.alibaba.com/
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GEPIMEX 404 COMPANY used to be called “404 processing factory”, which produced dry food for the army in 1970s. In 1989, due to some changes in the national economy, the factory started to evolve. The director has decided to turn the business toward market mechanism according to the decision of the Ministry of Defence in 1993. Today Gepimex 404 Company focuses on processing and exporting seafood, especially tra fish and surimi.

“It was 2008 when we first heard of the name Alibaba.com through OSB, their authorized reseller in Vietnam. We then signed up as a free member for a try since OSB told us that it is a costs and time saving platform for trading across the border. Since we started to explore the platform as a free member, I realised that there are so many useful and effective tools there to help us in expanding overseas markets. However, we were still not very sure whether it worth to invest for a paid member since we did not see how it justified till 2010. We finally decided to upgrade to Gold Supplier membership in order to be seen by more quality buyers plus able to proactively look for more business opportunities on Alibaba.com”, shared by Ms Bui Thi Kim Thuy, Export Manager of Gepimex 404 Company.

“Ever since we become a Gold member, the local customer care support team has offered us a lot of support, for example, guiding us through how to build our minisite steep by step, how to choose product photo, how to post photos and write informative description, how to choose relevant keywords and what we need to be aware of when doing online business, etc. Being a gold member, we really enjoy a lot more privileges, benefits and support. We now usually receive 10 RFQs from the platform every day, 60% of our export revenue comes from Alibaba.com. Our customers mainly come from China, Middle East and EU,” added by Ms. Thuy.

Ms. Thuy told us that Gepimex has not joined any other ecommerce platform besides Alibaba.com when we asked her. “Alibaba.com is bringing us great economic benefits, we do not need to consider any other channel yet. The tools on Alibaba.com are useful friendly and meeting our needs. We know a lot of companies also leveraging ecommerce in order explore new markets or promote their products overseas. And we hope the platform will keep on innovating and implementing more value added functions,” Ms. Thuy stated.

"Get 22 times more inquiries than Free Members with a Gold Supplier Membership!!!"