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An online startup’s drive to be the ‘Walmart of PPE’

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford University student Jack Yuan launched a global PPE supply chain. Now his company, Tianchi Med, provides equipment through several internet venues to millions of buyers in need of PPE products, Yuan says.

COVID-19 moves B2B marketplaces center stage

Data and analysis in the third and final part of the 2020 B2B Marketplace Report Series finds that the pandemic has accelerated the significant growth in recent years of B2B online marketplaces of various types.

As COVID emerged, Graybar enhanced its digital strategy

As the multibillion-dollar distributor of electrical and data-networking products and services experienced a slowdown in sales during the pandemic, it enhanced its ecommerce strategy and how it serves customers with digital technology, CEO Kathleen Mazzarella said at B2B Next 2020.

As trade shows close, digital alternatives grow

As International Market Centers puts a hold on its mammoth traditional trade shows in Atlanta, Las Vegas and North Carolina because of the pandemic, it’s attracting more participants on its ShopZio digital commerce platform.

Amazon Business launches COVID-19 Supplies store

The B2B marketplace says it is “urgently working across suppliers” to procure personal protective equipment and other supplies, including those shown above, that hospitals and other organizations need for the coronavirus pandemic. rallies medical suppliers for the coronavirus outbreak

The e-marketplace company has launched an ecommerce portal to connect the world’s medical suppliers with hospitals in China. Alibaba is using the portal to purchase the supplies itself and ship them for no charge to the recipients. Pictured above: Alibaba workers prepare to ship medical supplies from New York to China.