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Aliexpress is an e-commerce platform that allows companies and individuals in China to retail their products directly to foreign consumers. It is a B2C (Business-to-Consumer) platform that helps consumers buy directly from the source at very attractive prices.
Just like Amazon, you can find just about everything on Aliexpress: men’s and women’s fashion, hair and beauty products, electronics and accessories, toys, jewelry, furniture, cars and motorcycles, etc. The choice of products is almost endless.
AliExpress offers alternative language versions of its website and smartphone apps in English, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hebrew and Polish.
AliExpress.com was launched in 2010 and is owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in E-commerce and retail service, Internet services, Cloud computing and artificial intelligence technology, etc. The Group also operates other related e-commerce sites, including Taobao, Tmall and Alibaba.
Main difference between Alibaba.com, Aliexpress.com, Taobao.com and Tmall.com:
- Alibaba.com is a leading B2B platform for global wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world. Most of the members on Alibaba.com are manufacturers, trading companies or resellers with bulk trade.
- AliExpress.com is a B2C global retail marketplace offering quality products at factory prices in small quantity. Your order amount can be as low as 1 item and you can pay safely using Buyer Protection service.
- Taobao.com is Alibaba’s online consumer marketplace (a C2C platform) for Chinese buyers. It is the world’s biggest e-commerce website and the eighth most visited website according to Alexa.
- Tmall.com (formerly Taobao Mall) is a B2C platform for local Chinese and international businesses to retail brand name goods online to consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It is the world’s second biggest e-commerce website after Taobao, and the third most visited website according to Alexa. On Taobao, customers tend to look for the best deals, while on Tmall, customers look for brands.
B2B = Business-To-Business / B2C = Business-To-Consumer / C2C = Consumer-To-Consumer