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 and affiliates include:
Launched in May 2003, Taobao Marketplace (www.taobao.com) is the online shopping destination of choice for Chinese consumers looking for wide selection, value and convenience. Shoppers choose from a wide range of products and services on Taobao Marketplace, which features hundreds of millions of product and service listings. In addition, consumers use Taobao Marketplace to acquire product knowledge, converse with other consumers, receive real-time updates from merchants, and use interactive media to connect with each other and with brands and retailers. According to iResearch, Taobao Marketplace was China's largest mobile commerce destination by monthly active users in 2015.
Launched in April 2008, Tmall.com (www.tmall.com) is dedicated to providing a premium shopping experience for increasingly sophisticated Chinese consumers in search of top-quality branded merchandise. A large number of international and Chinese brands and retailers have established storefronts on Tmall.com. According to iResearch, Tmall.com was China's largest third-party platform for brands and retailers in terms of monthly active users in 2015.
Launched in March 2010, Juhuasuan (www.juhuasuan.com) is a sales and marketing platform for flash sales where Tmall.com and Taobao Marketplace merchants can acquire new customers and raise brand awareness through special discounts and promotional events. The platform offers selected branded and private label products, products made to custom specifications, as well as services such as group travel packages.
Launched in April 2010, AliExpress (www.aliexpress.com) is a global retail marketplace targeted at consumers worldwide, many of them located in Russia, the United States, Spain, Brazil, France and the United Kingdom. The platform enables consumers from around the world to buy directly from manufacturers and distributors in China and have access to a wide variety of products at competitive prices.
The first business of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com (www.alibaba.com) is a leading English-language wholesale marketplace for global trade. Buyers on Alibaba.com, who are located in more than 200 countries and regions all over the world, are typically trade agents, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and SMEs engaged in the import and export business.
Launched in 1999, 1688.com (www.1688.com) is a leading online wholesale marketplace that connects buyers and sellers in China who trade in general merchandise, apparel, electronics, raw materials, industrial components, and agricultural and chemical products, among others. It serves as a wholesale channel for merchants doing business on Alibaba Group's retail marketplaces to source products from domestic wholesalers.
Launched in November 2007, Alimama (www.alimama.com) is a marketing technology platform that offers sellers on Alibaba Group's marketplaces online marketing services for both personal computers and mobile devices. Through its affiliate marketing program, Alimama also enables marketers to place marketing displays on third-party websites and mobile apps, thereby extending their marketing and promotional reach to properties and users beyond Alibaba Group's own marketplaces.
Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.aliyun.com), Alibaba Group's cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support the participants of Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem, as well as other third-party customers and businesses.
Ant Financial Services Group is focused on serving small and micro enterprises as well as consumers. With the vision "bring small and beautiful changes to the world," Ant Financial is dedicated to building an open ecosystem of Internet thinking and technologies while working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society. Businesses operated by Ant Financial Services Group include Alipay, Yu'e Bao, Zhao Cai Bao, Ant Fortune, Ant Check Later, Ant Financial Cloud, Sesame Credit and MYbank.
Cainiao Network is dedicated to meeting the current and future logistics demands of China's online and mobile commerce sector. It operates a logistics data platform which provides real-time access to data for both merchants and consumers, as well data that allows logistics service providers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their services. Cainiao Network is an affiliate of Alibaba Group.