What is the Difference Between Alibaba and Aliexpress?

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Difference Between Alibaba and Aliexpress

I’m 100% sure you have already heard about these two websites. However, do you know the difference between them? Although they might sound very similar, these two eCommerce websites are aimed to different audiences.

On the one hand, Alibaba is the biggest Chinese eCommerce website in the world and it is aimed for other business. In other words, Alibaba.com is a B2B platform where international buyers can get their products from suppliers and manufacturers from China.

On the other hand, Aliexpress is the international branch from Alibaba aimed to small consumers or individuals. Aliexpress was launched worldwide years ago to compete with Amazon in their B2C markets in every country.

Did You Know that…?

Alibaba and Aliexpress belong to the same company? In fact, they are products from the same group, called Alibaba Group. Alibaba Group is one of the biggest companies in China and perhaps the most successful one, specially if we talk about eCommerce and online marketing. Alibaba Group has been developing marketing tools and websites since late 1990 and it is nowadays a worldwide reference in eCommerce, both B2B and B2C.

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