We operate various businesses and also derive support for our ecosystem from the businesses and services of related and affiliated companies. Our major businesses and the businesses of our related companies include:
Launched in 2003, Taobao Marketplace (www.taobao.com) is a social commerce platform that allows consumers to enjoy an engaging, personalized shopping experience optimized by big-data analytics. Through highly relevant and engaging content and real-time updates from merchants, consumers can learn about products and new trends as well as interact with each other and their favorite merchants and brands on Taobao Marketplace. Merchants on Taobao Marketplace are primarily individuals and small businesses. According to Analysys, Taobao Marketplace was China’s largest mobile commerce destination in terms of gross merchandise value in 2017. Taobao Marketplace is a business of Alibaba Group.
Launched in 2008, Tmall (www.tmall.com) caters to consumers looking for branded products and a premium shopping experience. A large number of international and Chinese brands and retailers have established storefronts on Tmall. According to Analysys, Tmall was the largest B2C platform in China in terms of gross merchandise value in 2017. Tmall is a business of Alibaba Group.
Launched in 2010, AliExpress (www.aliexpress.com) is a global retail marketplace that enables consumers from around the world to buy directly from manufacturers and distributors primarily in China. In addition to the global English-language site, AliExpress operates multiple local-language sites, including sites in Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Top consumer markets where AliExpress is popular are Russia, the United States, Brazil, Spain and France. AliExpress is a business of Alibaba Group.
The first business of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com (www.alibaba.com) is a leading wholesale marketplace for global trade. Buyers on Alibaba.com, who are located in more than 190 countries (as of March 31, 2018), are typically trade agents, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and SMEs engaged in the import and export business. Alibaba.com also offers its members and other SMEs import/export supply chain services, including customs clearance, trade financing and logistics services.
Launched in 1999, 1688.com (www.1688.com) is a leading integrated domestic wholesale marketplace that connects wholesale buyers and sellers in China who trade in apparel, general merchandise, home decoration and furnishing materials, electronics, shoes, packaging materials and food and beverages, among others. A significant number of merchants on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces source their inventory on 1688.com. 1688.com is a business of Alibaba Group.
Launched in 2007, Alimama (www.alimama.com) is a marketing technology platform that matches the marketing demands of merchants and brands with the media resources on Alibaba Group’s platforms and third-party properties. Through its affiliate marketing program, Alimama enables marketers to place marketing displays on third-party websites and apps, thereby extending their marketing and promotional reach to properties and users beyond Alibaba Group’s own marketplaces. Alimama is a business of Alibaba Group.
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world's top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a complete suite of cloud services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.
Cainiao Network is dedicated to meeting Alibaba Group’s logistics vision of fulfilling consumer orders within 24 hours in China and within 72 hours anywhere else in the world. It adopts a platform approach to establish a nationwide fulfillment network that leverages the capacities and capabilities of logistics partners to offer domestic and international one-stop-shop logistics services and supply chain management solutions, fulfilling various logistics needs of merchants and consumers at scale. Cainiao Network is a business of Alibaba Group.
Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world. Ant Financial, officially founded in 2014, originated from Alipay founded in 2004. With the mission of “bring the world equal opportunities,” Ant Financial is dedicated to creating an open, shared credit system and financial services platform through technology innovations, and to provide consumers and small businesses with safe and convenient inclusive financial services globally.