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What are Trade Alerts?

Trade Alerts are free updates on topics such as trending products, buying requests and supplier information - sent directly to your email inbox. They include information on:

  • New products
  • Trends and demand
  • Supplier information
  • The latest buying requests

The Latest Trade Information: Personalized updates on newly added products, company listings and buying requests on Alibaba.com. You can choose the products you’re interested in and set your email preferences.


Popular Trends: Updated information on popular and fast growing products from your selected industries.

If you would like to subscribe, please click here.

Besides, there are the three types of information available from Trade Alert: Products, Companies, and Buying request.


A Product is a listing from suppliers containing product images, specifications and descriptions. Product listings are displayed online 24 hours a day all year round


Basic business information of companies. It includes: Type of business, size and scope of operations, staff and facility information, certifications and awards, third-party verified company information, i.e. TrustPass® Profile (if applicable), key products and primary market(s).

Buying request

A buying request is an offer from a buyer to suppliers. The buyer tells suppliers exactly what they want to buy and suppliers can send quotes if they feel they can meet the request

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