Beijing, November 12, 2015 – Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) today announced that USD14.3 billion (RMB91.2 billion) of gross merchandise volume ("GMV") was settled through Alipay on Alibaba's retail marketplaces on November 11, 2015, making the 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival the largest shopping day in history. Mobile GMV settled through Alipay accounted for 68.7 percent of total GMV.
"This day demonstrates the power of domestic China consumption, and the Chinese consumer's strong demand for international products," said Daniel Zhang, chief executive officer of Alibaba Group. "It also showcases how Alibaba uses big data, cloud computing and mobile innovations to create the best shopping experience for buyers and sellers."
Key highlights from the 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival
This year's 11.11 highlighted Alibaba's globalization strategy, allowing Chinese consumers to purchase high-quality, authentic global brands and imported goods from businesses of all sizes around the world. Key highlights include:
In addition, Alibaba's logistics partner and affiliate, Cainiao Logistics, received 467 million delivery orders during the 24-hour shopping period, more than 15 times the daily average of 30 million orders, and representing a 68 percent year-over-year increase from 278 million orders in 2014 11.11. Cainiao Logistics also generated more than 120 million e-waybills, a system created by Cainiao Logistics that shares shipping information among delivery firms, customers and merchants. As the facilitator of an ecosystem with 386 million annual active buyers, Alibaba manages the high volume of orders and packages through a robust partnership of logistics networks and delivery companies. The company also leverages proprietary data management applications and forecasting systems to ensure the delivery of hundreds of millions of packages across China and around the world.
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About Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group's mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. Founded in 1999, the company provides the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help businesses leverage the power of the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce with hundreds of millions of consumers and other businesses.
Alibaba Group's major businesses include:
1 Alibaba Group's operating results disclosed in this press release are denominated in RMB; year-over-year comparisons and growth rates are calculated on the basis of RMB amounts and are not affected by foreign exchange rate fluctuations.