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Taobao - China's largest Internet retail website and one-stop platform for shopping, socializing and information sharing

Launched in 2003, Taobao (www.taobao.com) is the largest Internet retail Web site in China with 78 percent of the Chinese-domestic online consu- mer market*. It provides the most comprehensive product offering ranging from collectibles and hard-to-find items to mainstream retail categories such as consumer electronics, clothing and acce-
ssories, sporting goods and household products. As of December 31, 2009, it served more than 170 million registered users. In 2008, Alibaba Group announced it will be investing more than US$700 million in Taobao in the next five years.

Transaction volume on Taobao (gross merchandise volume or GMV) exceeded RMB200 billion (US$29 billion) in 2009.  According to Chinese government statistics, Taobao's GMV equaled approximately 1.4 percent of China's total retail trade in the first half of 2009. Taobao is the primary online shopping destination for the largest online population in the world**.

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Below are some data from Alexa telling you the truth:
 
 
 

 
                                                                  ( In Alexa's top 500 sites ranking on Nov.27, 2009, Taobao has exceeded eBay.)
 
 

 

 

 
    From both 2 Alexa charts above, you can see Taobao climbs very fast while eBay is on it's downward path.
 
Don't forget Taobao has only one Chinese site, while eBay has more than 20 sites in different countries around the world.
 
As for eBay China, it's already kicked out of the competition and near bankruptcy.