The Packer, offer e-commerce seminar

The Packer, offer e-commerce seminar

The Packer and, one of the largest online commerce sites, are offering a free web seminar on steps produce companies can take to sell their products online.

The seminar is at 3 p.m. Central on Dec. 5. Registration is available online, at

During the seminar, Jonah Mandel, head of the customer success team for North America will explain B2B e-commerce opportunities for small

and large producers.
The web seminar will cover:

  • How to create an online storefront to reach buyers around the globe;
  • Ways to successfully use or other platforms; and
  • Information on’s pricing structure.

Shannon Shuman, publisher and vice president of The Packer, will join Mandel on the web seminar.

Web seminar participants will receive a $250 discount on membership services. lists numerous U.S. produce items, including organic produce.

U.S. produce companies have used Alibaba platform Tmall to sell fruit for several years. Driscoll’s has had a store on the platform, and Northwest cherry shippers have sold fruit on Tmall with great success. On Single’s Day, Nov. 11, the Alibaba Group reported record sales $38.4 billion (U.S.). Chilean cherry shippers kicked off their exports on that day, continuing a partnership with Tmall that began in 2012.