What is Taobao

What is Taobao?

Taobao.com is a China’s largest online marketplace which beat Chinese Ebay within 18 months from its creation on May 10, 2003. It was created by the world’s largest B2B online trading market Alibaba.com. Now Taobao.com has over 80% market share in China with both C2C and B2C transactions.


Taobao.com: “there are no items buyers can’t find, there are no items sellers cant sell”

As stated about Taobao.com on Wikipedia: “Taobao (simplified Chinese: 淘宝网) is an online destination for shopping, socializing and information sharing in China operated by Alibaba Group”.

Sellers are able to post new and used goods for sale on the Taobao marketplace either through a fixed price or by auction. The overwhelming majority of the products on Taobao are brand new merchandise sold at a fixed price; auctions make up a very small percentage of transactions.

You need some information about how to use taobao?
While using Taobao agent service, it is important to know how to use Taobao to find the articles you want to buy. We have a very useful Taobao English guide about how to search and find the items you want to buy.

To make your search easier, we set up a complete shopping directory of Taobao.com in English with Taobao direct links. To start shopping, go to categories Taobao in English

Probably you do not know what you can buy from taobao.com, that is why we give you some insights about what’s popular on Taobao and Taobao.com hot selling products of the moment.

For more detailed guides, we would suggest you to search Taobao forums with shopping communities, where you can find many useful tips to buy online on China’s Taobao. If you have any questions or need help with use, search or translation of Chinese websites, we are available on our live chat during working hours and also you can always send us a mail with your questions. We will do our best to help you out.