Alibaba makes $9.3m transaction revenue on 11.11 shopping festival

| November 11th, 2014

November 11 has become the most celebrated unofficial festival in China since 2009 when Alibaba, the owner of China’s biggest online shopping platform Taobao, coined the festival and offered half price on its B2C portal Tmall. Because there are 4 number "1" in the date, it is also called Single’s Day. The marketing tactic has been so successful that it feels like women and men of the whole country have entered a frantic combat mode in order to flash […]Read more…

Taobao to offer beautiful Tao Girls personally delivering Internet goods, Ingenious!

| April 20th, 2012

From QQ:

Recently, Taobao is setting up a delivery/logistics company with their “Tao Girls” (淘女郎) to delivery goods purchased off the Internet.  Currently hiring “Tao girls” all over the country whoever is interested in participating.  Choosing a Tao girl to delivery your purchase will cost ten yuan extra.  According to sources, Taobao had the idea of Tao Girls delivering goods for long time, consumers purchasing goods on Taobao have the option of choosing a Tao Girl in the same city personally […]Read more…

Want to escape the end of the world? Ticket for Noah’s Ark 2012 sold on Taobao

| December 24th, 2011

From Information Times:

In the movie 2012, Dec 21st is the end of the world. On this special day, mountains fall down, earth crack, landslides and tsunamis are everywhere. In the movie, Chinese people made a Noah’s Ark in Tibet and only government officials and rich people in the world can afford the tickets. But in Taobao(www.taobao.com), a Chinese online shopping web, you can buy a Noah’s Ark ticket of 1 billion Euros with only 3 RMB (less than $0.5). It […]Read more…

Baby Girl put up for Auction on Taobao

| October 18th, 2009

 

[Netease] On the afternoon of October 14th MOP BBS appeared a new post, quickly attracted netizens’ attention. Titled with “Putting up their own child for auction, what kind of parents are they?” the post attached with 2 Taobao website screenshots. (Taobao: is a online shopping marketplace for consumers in China. The EBay like auction website.)

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Taobao Crack Down on “Rating Fraud”, Anti-Taobao Alliance Strikes Back

| August 1st, 2009

[NetEase] Since July 24th, Taobao (ebay like online retail marketplace) started operation: “honesty self-inspection” and closed down over 12,000 stores suspected of serious “hype fraud” (hype up the product by give fake ratings and reviews). Many Taobao sellers questioned the reliability of the operation. Some sellers said that this action might have wrongfully closed down many honest sellers. Taobao said they will not wrongly accuse any honest sellers. This triggered already formed “Anti-Taobo Alliance” organizing varies attacks against Taobao.

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