About Us - CIITrade

About CIITrade.in

Confederation of Indian Industry - (CII) India’s premier and largest Industry Association presents ‘CIITrade.in’ an online ecommerce gateway powered by cloudBuy technology, the global provider of cloud-based e-commerce marketplaces. CIITrade.in will connect CII members and non-members, with new trading opportunities within the country and around the world.

CIITrade.in will enable secure e-commerce for organisations of all sizes and will aid in the growth of online business-to-business transactions and the portal will also provide a gateway to global supply chains for CII members and other industries in India, helping to increase trade further.

A listing on the CIITrade.in enables your business to:

  • Sell products and services online
  • Process enquiries, orders, invoices and payments
  • Offer a secure shopping basket and checkout process
  • Offer various secure payment options to customers
  • Upload your existing product catalogue
  • Display multiple images per product and services
  • Update catalogues, prices and stock online, which is instantly reflected to buyers
  • Offer online promotions
  • Create online forms to gather additional information
  • Provide full line item detail on order and invoices
  • Process online enquiries for business
  • View reports of your online sales
  • Boost search engine rankings for your business

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 8000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

The CII theme for 2016-17, Building National Competitiveness, emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate competitiveness across sectors, with sustained global competitiveness as the goal. The focus is on six key enablers: Human Development; Corporate Integrity and Good Citizenship; Ease of Doing Business; Innovation and Technical Capability; Sustainability; and Integration with the World.

With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 320 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

About cloudBuy

cloudBuy provides solutions for buyers and sellers and brings them together to trade via e-marketplaces and private purchasing portals.

We began to put our vision into practice in 1998 with the aim to create a single e-commerce platform that could serve all of a company’s e-commerce needs, encompassing buying and selling, and providing a way to bring organisations together to do business online.

Our track record to that point had been as a software development house and integration specialist. We had just completed some of Europe’s biggest and most technically challenging transactional projects with strong security requirements. Based on this experience, we started to build the cloudBuy e-commerce platform in 1999.

Our approach to B2B e-commerce was very different from what had been seen in the procurement sector before, where buyers were expensively managing catalogues of supplier products behind their firewalls. As transactional specialists we knew this traditional approach could not scale to cover everything that an organisation buys. The only viable way forward was a B2B e-commerce platform which addressed all of the complexity generated by real companies doing business online, in real time, with multiple customers and suppliers.