Alibaba.com, a global B2B platform of Alibaba Group, is partnering with Exabytes Network Sdn. Bhd. (“Exabytes”), Malaysia’s leading web hosting and cloud service provider, to accelerate exports from small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the northern region of Malaysia. As a part of this partnership, Alibaba.com will appoint Exabytes as an authorised Global Gold Supplier (GGS) membership Channel Partner. The appointment will enable Exabytes to promote GGS memberships in Malaysia and enrol Malaysian SMEs in the states of Kedah, Penang, Perak and Perlis into the platform to help them tap into millions of buyers worldwide and to discover new business opportunities.
The partnership was announced during its launch, in the presence of Yang Amat Berhormat Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang, accompanied by Eric Zhang, Head of Operations, Alibaba.com, Malaysia and Chan Kee Siak, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Exabytes Network.
Speaking at the ceremony, YAB Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang said;
“Malaysia’s digital economy, with e-commerce being one of the key components, is at its fast-growing phase. Against this backdrop, I strongly encourage SMEs and local businesses to innovate and make the most of the benefits available out there. The development of SMEs in tandem with the technology change is crucial, given that SMEs provided two thirds of total jobs in Malaysia and contributed 37% of the total GDP in 2017. I am hopeful that this partnership between Alibaba.com and Exabytes will further encourage local SMEs to digitise their businesses and achieve bigger goals by making their business successful beyond Malaysia.”
“The growing volume and potential of cross-border trade for SMEs makes this partnership very valuable to the local business traders in the Northern region,” said Joey Zhu, Malaysia Country Manager of Alibaba.com.
“It not only helps them tap into newer markets, but also takes away some of the pain of digitising their business. Our partnership with Exabytes will help us better serve the needs of local SMEs and businesses as they accelerate and excel in cross border e-commerce. Together with Exabytes, we will be organising a series of educational seminars, workshops and sessions in this region to empower and enable more local SMEs and businesses to benefit from Alibaba’s ecosystem.”