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Panjiva Adds 80,000 Records of US Exporters to Its Database

Panjiva, provider of a business-to-business platform for procurement, has added data on more than 80,000 companies exporting goods from U.S. ports. Panjiva draws on data from U.S. Customs and processes it to generate information about a supplier’s history. The resulting company profile includes detailed information such as contacts, certifications, sustainability efforts and financial health. Panjiva already makes U.S. supplier information ... Read More »

Made-in-China.com’ Revenues rise 12%

Shenzhen-listed Focus Technology, operator of Made-in-China.com, released its results for the six months ended 30th June 2013 last week. Revenues were US$41 million, up 12% year-on-year. Profit in the first half was US$10 million, a 6.0% increase compared with the same period last year. Diluted earnings per share during the period were RMB 0.53 (US$0.086). The majority of Focus Technology’s ... Read More »

Ascend Integrated Media Delivers Popular Copper Tube Handbook Via Mobile App

Ascend Integrated Media is proud to announce the launch of a new smartphone and tablet app designed to make it easier and quicker for plumbers, HVAC technicians and contractors working out in the field to obtain information about copper tube, piping and fitting as well as different joining methods and applications. Working with the Copper Development Association (CDA), Ascend Integrated ... Read More »

Panjiva Tracks Shifts in Manufacturing from China to Latin America

To support this shift in global trade, Panjiva have added Latin America to Panjiva’s comprehensive customs data package. Panjiva have been rather outspoken recently that manufacturing is gradually transitioning away from China.  In addition to moving to other Asian countries, it will also be moving to Latin America. For North American buyers in particular, Latin America is a viable option: ... Read More »

Alibaba Reshuffles and Jack Ma Steps Down

Alibaba Group announced it will undergo another major restructuring to adapt to China’s changing e-commerce environment and reaching the company’s goal of becoming an e-commerce “ecosystem”. The latest Alibaba restructuring sees the company divided into 25 business units, which will be overseen by two committees – a strategic committee and an execution committee primarily made up of nine top company ... Read More »

Panjiva Partners with ThomasNet: Provides Access to 500,000 US-based Suppliers

For several years, Panjiva has been working to connect buyers and suppliers across borders, but had been unable to connect buyers with one very important group of suppliers — American suppliers.  Today, this changes, thanks to Panjiva’s newest partner, ThomasNet. Now buyers on Panjiva can use Global Search to access a whole world of suppliers, including over 500,000 suppliers in the United ... Read More »

Global5000 Database of the World’s Largest Companies

Global5000 Database announced that it has now 4,193 active records on file representing $42 trillion (USD) of revenue and 116 million employees. The revenue per employee for these top companies in the world is over $357,000.  Over 10% of the employees have LinkedIn profiles. The top 10 companies (by revenue) in the world are:  Wal-Mart Stores, Exxon Mobile, Royal Dutch ... Read More »

Waterborne Shipments Into the US Dropped in October

Trade activity experienced a significant drop in October according to BIIA member Panjiva. Specifically, the numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. experienced a -10% month-over-month decrease from September to October.  Previous years’ September to October changes: -.2% in 2011, -2% in 2010, +3% in 2009, +1% in 2008. Source: Panjiva – a member of BIIA Read More »

Panjiva Co-Founder Psota Discusses Big Data Revolution at MIT Conference

Underscoring the company’s ongoing commitment to advancing innovation in the sourcing industry and beyond, Panjiva, the B2B platform powering the business of global trade, co-founder and CTO James Psota has led a discussion on Big Data technology at the Big Data Conference during the MIT-CHIEF event.  As one of the region’s leading technologists adept at leveraging data mining to make ... Read More »

Global Sourcing: 7 Tips to Find a Great Overseas Supplier

You’ve developed a product. So how do you find a cost-effective and reliable supplier? Globalization means the world is your supply oyster–but how do you actually find the best supplier for your product? Here are some tips from Josh Green, the CEO of Panjiva, a global trade intelligence platform used by over 1 million people a month (and 40 Fortune ... Read More »

Cortera Opens Boston Office

Cortera, a provider of comprehensive business-to-business payment and purchase data and insights for U.S. companies, announced it is opening a new office in Boston to support the company’s recent growth due to the strong demand for the company’s B2B purchase behavior data, insights and sales intelligence. Cortera’s new sales team will operate out of the Prudential Tower in the heart ... Read More »

D&B Introduces New Trade Portal for Importers and Exporters

D&B announced a groundbreaking e-marketplace solution blending trusted D&B data with US-sourced import/export information enabling superior levels of transparency and insight between buyers in the U.S. and suppliers in China. The US/China launch of Tradeportal.dnb, enables B2B buyers and sellers to gain insight and have greater confidence about doing business with each other.   The portal fosters transparency between buyers and suppliers ... Read More »

Panjiva Unveils Global Search

Search Engine’s Algorithm Intelligently Presents Information on More Than 35 Million Unique Products and 6 Million Companies Worldwide Panjiva, the B2B platform powering the business of global trade, today announced the availability of Global Search, a new search engine that is a one-stop resource for those engaged in global trade. Global Search crawls, indexes and organizes information from around the ... Read More »

ThomasNet.com Announces Strategic Partnership with RapidBuyr

ThomasNet.com, industry’s only free platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing, announced a partnership with RapidBuyr, the leading business-to-business provider of opportunistic access to heavily discounted everyday office items. “RapidBuyr features limited time, targeted offers for purchases of equipment, software, office supplies and more – necessities businesses can’t do without” said Tom Marren, Director of Web Development and Partnerships at ... Read More »

Bisnode to sell ABC Germany to Avant Invest

Bisnode has signed an agreement to sell ABC Germany, one of the leading German B2B supplier search engines, to the Dutch Avant Invest B.V., which already owns the ABC operations in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With this transaction, Bisnode will sell the last company in its product information business area to focus on growth in its core business areas ... Read More »

Google Moves into the Customer Service Business with Trusted Stores

Google Inc is moving into the customer-service business as the world’s largest Internet search company steps up competition with e-commerce giants Amazon.com Inc. and China’s Alibaba.com Google rolled out a new certification service called Google Trusted Stores that helps shoppers see which online merchants ship quickly and reliably and which ones offer great customer service.  Google offers up to $1,000 in ... Read More »