The demand for protective masks has grown into the whole world, while we are dealing with a pandemic of a new coronavirus (COVID-19). platforms such as Amazon’s, the Free Market and OLX are, barring more at extortionate prices, and AliExpress says they are doing the same thing. The company also promises to have measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises in this difficult period.
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The AliExpress explained in a statement that, in order to “ensure value for money in its platform, has adopted counter-measures against sellers who try to inflate the price of face masks and other products for personal hygiene during a pandemic.
In February and march, with the sale of protective masks, to Brazil, had an increase of 500% on AliExpress. In general, products for personal hygiene and for the protection of health, had a high of 200% in sales to brazil.
“To the extent that the COVID-19 and continues to develop in Brazil and in the world, and the products in order to help prevent contamination and the spread of this virus, such as gloves and face masks are essential,” says Ken Huang, the leader of AliExpress in Latin America. “We’re still thinking about alternatives and plans, and we look forward to helping to continue with the deliveries in the Home.”
In addition to this, in the AliExpress platform in the e-commerce platform of the Alibaba — has been facilitating the supply of equipment for health protection, such as masks and gloves, at the price of the cost in some cases. Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, has donated the masks, test kits and ventilators, mechanical, for the countries of Latin America, including Brazil.
AliExpress shall adopt measures for Smes
To help the Smes (small and medium-sized enterprises, in the AliExpress platform has a number of initiatives: low rates, or cleared, to make sales, loans with low interest or no interest; and to provide for flexible employment.
From 2019, AliExpress allows sellers outside of China, if you sign up for, and carrying out the sales, local and global. In this way, the company aims to compete more directly with Amazon, the largest retailer in the world, according to Forbes magazine.