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Alibaba is one of the biggest online shopping platforms that China has to offer. But, there are several aspects that most people do not realize about the company. Though most people know that Alibaba is huge in the market, they often do not realize how huge until they consider all the companies that are a part of the Alibaba family. For example, Taobao and Alipay are just two examples of companies that are huge on their own, but are still owned by the Alibaba Group.
Other interesting facts about the company that has paved the way for online shopping in China includes:
- Goldman Sachs was one of the first investors for Alibaba
- Jack Ma was a former English teacher
- There are over 5,000 product categories with the online shopping platform
- Alibaba reaches over 240 countries with their goods online
Alibaba is always one of the online shopping platforms we hear about. And we will continue to hear about this company as they are making some revolutionary steps in the online shopping world. For example, allowing for medical supplies to be purchased online and also bringing products to China that would otherwise be hard to find.