This IPO is huge, What does ALIBABA Group consist of:
1- Alibaba International - Leading global e-commerce platform for small businesses
Alibaba.com International (www.alibaba.com) operates the leading global e-commerce platform for small businesses around the world. Upgraded from the previous Alibaba.com International Core Business Unit in July 2012, it aims at creating the go-to English-language platform for cross-border trade and purchases as well as helping small businesses worldwide expand to overseas markets. As of June 30, 2012, the platform had 29.4 million registered users from more than 240 countries and regions and showcased 2.5 million supplier storefronts.
2- Alibaba China - Leading domestic e-commerce platform for Chinese small businesses
Alibaba.com China (www.alibaba.cn) operates China’s leading e-commerce platform for small businesses engaged in domestic trade. Upgraded from the previous Alibaba.com China Business Unit in July 2012, it aims at providing Chinese small businesses with a comprehensive domestic e-commerce solution that comprises more than product listing, sourcing and large-quantity wholesale services. As of June 30, 2012, the platform had 54.8 million registered users and showcased 8.4 million supplier storefronts.
3- Taobao Marketplace - China's most popular C2C online shopping destination
Launched in 2003, Taobao Marketplace is the most popular consumer-to-consumer (C2C) online marketplace in China. Its mission is to foster a comprehensive e-commerce ecosystem that will provide partners and consumers with the best user experience possible. With more than 800 million product listings and more than 500 million registered users as of June 2012, Taobao Marketplace is one of the world’s top 20 most visited websites*.