Alibaba is China’s —
and by some measures, the world’s —biggest
online commerce company. Its three main sites — Taobao, Tmall and
Alibaba.com — have hundreds of millions of users, and host millions of
merchants and businesses. Alibaba handles more business than any other
Alibaba is the most popular destination for online shopping, in
growing e-commerce market. Transactions on its online sites totaled
$248 billion last year, more than those of eBay and Amazon.com combined.
After it goes public, Alibaba is
expected to be one of themost
companies in the world. It will also be one of the most valuable Chinese public
companies, ranking among some of the country’s state-owned enterprises.