Independent study finds holds 57% market share in China's Online C2C Market
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Latest major study confirms clear market leader over eBay China

Beijing, China – December 9, 2005 – A new study by Analysys International has confirmed to be the market leader in China’s online C2C market, with a 57% market share versus a 34% market share held by eBay China. The study also predicts’s leadership will continue into 2006 when, according to Analysys, “ will likely dominate the market.”

The market share data is based on the transaction volumes, or Gross Merchandise Volume, handled by China’s online consumer-to-consumer marketplaces. Gross Merchandise Volume is the global industry standard metric for determining market share in the C2C market.

In addition to confirming’s market leadership, the Analysys study found the overall China C2C market has grown dramatically in the first three quarters of 2005, reaching more than US$1billion in total transaction volume, or nearly double the transaction amount for the full year of 2004.

Additional details about the report and Analysys International can be found on the Analysys International website:

About Corporation Corporation is China's leading e-commerce company, operating the world's largest online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade, as well as China's most popular online payment system, AliPay. also owns and operates Yahoo! China, which it acquired in October of 2005.

Alibaba’s Portfolio of Businesses

Alibaba International ( is the world’s largest import-export marketplace primarily serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) in the international trade community.

Alibaba China ( is China's largest online marketplace for domestic trade among businesspeople.

TaoBao ( is China's most popular consumer-to-consumer trading site.
Yahoo! China ( Yahoo! China, a division of, is a leading Internet search brand serving China’s consumers and businesses. In October 2005, acquired Yahoo! China and formed a long-term strategic partnership with Yahoo! Inc.

AliPay Online Payment Solution
Alibaba operates AliPay ( which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online.’s Team was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, eastern China. It has approximately 3,000 employees, as well as 14 regional offices across China and other offices in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, and Europe.

For more information, please contact: Corporation
Porter Erisman
Vice-President, Corporate Marketing
China Mobile Phone: +(86)-138-1782-6630

Worldwide Communications & Television for
Marcy Simon, 212-445-8220 (Media Relations).

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