Alibaba opens up online platform to American sellers

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Alibaba is opening its online platform allowing American companies to sell its products to small businesses around the world.

American companies were previously only allowed to buy on the Alibaba.com platform, but in a bid to compete with online giants Amazon and Shopify they can now sell to other businesses in the US, China and elsewhere, according to CNN.

Alibaba, founded by billionaire Jack Ma said a produce seller owned by logisitics company C.H Robinson Worldwide and Office Depot are two of the first American companies to take part in the launch.

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