RAWALPINDI: Development Director, Jason Jia, and Patrick Wang, Country Managers of Alibaba.com visited Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Sunday.
Addressing the traders, the delegation shared the data about Pakistani Suppliers on Alibaba.com and how exporters can utilize the platform to identify and capture business opportunities from abroad. Martin Wang said there is a great potential for e-commerce market development in Pakistan.
The delegation briefed on the services of e-commerce platform and said that it can provide an opportunity for SMEs in the Rawalpindi region to gain direct access to buyers without establishing their own presence in overseas markets.
Earlier, President RCCI Zahid Latif Khan, in his welcome address said e-commerce is the future mode of conducting business, and will provide an opportunity to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to directly supply their products to the end-consumers in any part of the world.
“Pakistan should also enter the e-commerce market in collaboration with Alibaba.com to get maximum dividends from its portal in addition to launching its own companies,” Zahid added.
He said that IT sector is growing exponentially in Pakistan. It contributes around more than $2.8 Billion in country’s export in IT sector.
The RCCI chief also highlighted key initiatives of RCCI in promoting IT in the region including ICT awards and E-Health Conference. He said with increase internet penetration, now in Pakistan people do online shopping.