Alibaba and ImportGenius announce important tie-up provides data mining tools that make complex trading relationships easy to understand. Its diverse members use the service to extract detailed information relating to all aspects of cross-border trade, including shipping records, product lines, and exporting volumes for factories around the world.

By partnering with, ImportGenius will be able to offer a unique sourcing option to its members, linking trade research with the buying cycle for the first time. When a member searches for data about particular products, ImportGenius will offer to route that query through’s AliSourcePro service. Members will then receive quotes for those goods from verified suppliers within 24 hours. This will enable ImportGenius members to act swiftly on the trade data uncovered. By submitting product queries directly through, they can quickly and intelligently adjust their product lines and go-to-market strategies.

Michael Kanko, CEO and Co-Founder of ImportGenius, comments: "Historically, sourcing overseas was more art than science. has transformed the way trading partners connect by bringing importers and exporters onto a single, reliable platform. Likewise, ImportGenius uses the power of big data to cut through the opaqueness of global trade, revealing trade relationships and international trends. This partnership bridges the gap between research and commerce.”

Michael Lee, Director of Global Marketing and Business Development,, adds: “We’re delighted to be working with ImportGenius. It’s a great fit for our business and partnering with an import and export database is a natural evolution for We are also excited to introduce ImportGenius users to the platform, where small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries and source merchandise from abroad.”