What is Taobao?
Taobao (Chinese: 淘宝网)is the biggest online shopping marketplace in China, founded on May 10, 2003, by the Alibaba Group. It is the world’s biggest e-commerce website, as well as the eighth most visited website in the world according to Alexa. As of 31 March 2018, Taobao has over 617 million monthly active users. It is the biggest consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce platform based in China which providing a platform for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to open online stores that mainly cater to consumers in Chinese-speaking regions (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).
You can easy to buy anything at an extremely cheap price on this eCommerce website as the market is really competitive. There are over hundreds of millions of product and service listings in Taobao. Sometimes, you can only use one-tenth of the price to buy the same product as Amazon, eBay, Rakuten listed. Taobao is gaining popularity among consumers and merchants overseas.
However, being a 100% Chinese website, it is hard for international merchants and customers to interact among this site. With the information technology help, you can easy to shop on Taobao.com without any language and location limitation!
Download Chrome as your main browser, right click on Chrome, chose the translation button, then the language problem is easy to solve. For more information about how to use Chrome as your translation tool, please click https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/173424?hl=en
Chrome may not be 100% accurate the website, but at least you can have a brief idea for knowing what Taobao is and search for something you desire for.
Next topic, We will introduce the tips for an international buyer to place orders on Taobao.
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