There are thousands of e-commerce sites in the Chinese market, where you can literally purchase anything you want to buy. Not all of the sites are popular as the 23 we have outlined in this piece. Before you proceed to search more of the e-commerce sites, check out the ones we have here;
1. Suning :
Suning is a retailer that operates physical stores across the country. But it is transforming itself into an online retailer so as to avoid the disastrous fate of the brick-and-mortar industry.
Gome also principally operates retail shops selling electronics and electrical appliances. As the market slowly diversifies into e-commerce, and as more customers turn to online shopping, Gome is also transforming itself into an online retailer to keep pace with the market.
DangDang, the online retailer specialist that sells almost everything from clothing, shoes, to gadgets, also has an e-reader and e-book service. Called the Doucan, the Kindle-like e-reader is highly integrated with Dangdang’s own e-book store. Customers are able to purchase e-books from within the Doucan device.
Alibaba is arguably the most populous e-commerce platform in China; The international business-to-business (B2B) site connects suppliers with buyers across the globe on a single marketplace platform. Suppliers manufacture and sell products in bulk to buyers looking for inventory for their companies.
Alibaba-owned Taobao is no stranger to e-commerce industry. The C2C giant sells almost everything, literally, from notebooks to vehicles. Taobao has been quite successful and is a the market leader in this industry majorly by offering free registration for its users.
Another Alibaba-owned business, Tmall focuses on B2C services. It’s a virtual mall that plays host to many brands’ main online retailing presence, notably companies like Gucci, Calvin Klein, Burberry and many more.
7. Taobao Juahuasuan:
Juhuasuan is a deals site owned by Alibaba, and located at a subdomain of Taobao, ju.taobao.com.
VIPShop focuses mainly on clothing and electronics, making discounts and flash sales their unique selling point. The online retailer partners with over 1,000 brands to bring certain amounts of items at a lower price for consumers.
Redbaby specializes in baby-products, and is a strong contender in the B2C e-commerce industry in the country. As competition steepened, its market share decreased, raising questions about the feasibility of its business model. It has been acquired by Suning earlier mentioned in this post.
Jiuxian is an online retailer that specializes in selling wines and spirits.
360buy, another giant in China’s e-commerce industry, covers mainly electronics, home appliances, clothing, and books. The site also has its own online travel service, and a mall for luxury brands at 360Top.com.
Vancl is China’s largest clothing online retailer. It sells its own brand of clothing and makes them affordable for shoppers. The company also runs the mall-like V+ site which hosts other clothing brands.
13. QQ buy:
QQ buy, an e-commerce site owned by Tencent, it aims to bring competition to the industry that is heavily monopolized by Tmall and 360 buy. QQ buy focuses on brands and labels, and also allow rival, specialist e-commerce sites to open up virtual storefronts on its site.
FClub operates on the same model as VIPShop. The site was launched in 2009, and it sells mainly mid-range clothing and accessories, as well as some luxury items. The site has partnerships with over 1,500 brands to buy up items and re-sell them to members within a period of five days.
15. La Miu:
La Miu is a specialized e-commerce site that focuses on selling lingerie. It designs and manufactures its own underwear.
51buy is an e-commerce site selling mostly home appliances and gadgets and are financed by Tencent, China’s internet giant.
Coo8 is a subsidiary of the electronics retailer, Gome mentioned earlier. The site mainly sell gadgets and IT-related products as well.
YiHaoDian is the country’s largest food and consumables e-commerce retailer. Products range from food to toiletries, and has diversified into clothing and electronics. Walmart has a controlling stake in Yihaodian.
Dianping is a group buy site that offers more than just deals and discounts, and it started its online journey with reviews and listings.
20. Meilishuo and Mogujie:
These sites drive traffic to other sites, mainly to Taobao.com. They are e-commerce referral startups that function as aggregators of different products listed on other e-commerce sites. Online shoppers will select and pick the items they want, perhaps led there by someone sharing an item via social media, and they will be redirected to the product’s original site for payment.
21. Meituan & 55tuan:
Meituan and 55tuan are long-standing market leaders in the group-buy industry. They offer deals and discounts that are usable in many cities, such as at restaurants, cinemas, traveling agencies, etc.
Mbaobao is a specialist e-commerce site in China that focuses on women’s bags. Good news for the ladies and those who deal on ladies bags.
eTao is a prices comparison site owned by Alibaba. The site aims to help consumer compare price and eventually bring them to the cheapest e-commerce site to make the final purchase.
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