2013-10-05 20:35:30 - Recently published research from MarketLine, "Alibaba: China's answer to eBay and Amazon", is now available at Fast Market Research
Alibaba is one of China's largest e-commerce providers. An IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange is rumored to happen before the end of 2013, with initial estimates valuing the offering at between $60-120bn. In terms of transaction volumes, the company easily surpasses both eBay and Amazon. The company shows no signs of slowing down, with acquisitions in social media and logistics announced in 2013.
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In 14 years Alibaba has grown to become an indomitable presence in the Chinese e-commerce market.
Taobao, one of the group's websites, is one of the most visited globally. The Chinese market itself has grown inexorably. Following years of successive growth, the company now looks to rival many Western online companies, such as Facebook and Amazon.
Alibaba's success means that it now has its sights set on an IPO in the near future, with the prospect of buying back shares from Yahoo. The company looks to diversifying to secure revenues with expansion into social media and logistics to further cement its presence in the Chinese market. Alibaba may also have its eyes beyond the domestic market.
The Chinese market is Alibaba's source for expansion, but it also presents many challenges. While dominating e-commerce domestically, Alibaba is not without rivals. The IPO's feverish valuations may present similar problems to Facebook's experience. Until recently the US government had the company's Taobao website on its "notorious markets" list.
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* How did Alibaba grow to such a large size?
* What future opportunities is Alibaba seeking to capitalize on?
* What threats face Alibaba's ambitions?
Report Table of Contents:
Alibaba's growth from apartment to international entity
Growth in Chinese e-commerce
Strong platforms in the marketplace model
Alibaba's approach to the Chinese market
Revenue generation strategy
Alibaba compared to established Western online presences
FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALIBABA
Alibaba's IPO predicted to rival Facebook
IPO could see ties with Yahoo! severed
IPO not constrained by financial worries
The mobile e-commerce market
Alibaba partnering with Weibo to tap into social media
Alipay mobile wallet app
Alibaba seeking to improve distribution networks
Cainio seeks to optimize Chinese delivery firms
Is Alibaba ready for international expansion?
Alibaba and developed markets
Alibaba's rivals in the Chinese market and beyond
Alibaba is insulated from Western competitors, but will be exposed if expanding
Tencent versus Alibaba
Tencent's e-commerce ambitions
WeChat's payment feature and Alibaba's response
Alibaba's IPO faces numerous obstacles
Alibaba.com on Hong Kong
The Facebook effect
Chinese state capital control
Alibaba faces a global backlash against Chinese companies
International suspicion of China's companies may hamper Alibaba's progress
Alibaba's exoneration may not cease US hostility to Chinese companies
Alibaba is fighting counterfeiting, but it remains problematic
Counterfeiting in China
Alibaba's internal investigation and steps to counter fraud
Removal from the US "notorious markets" list
A future global titan if it successfully mitigates challenges
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