ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE.
We enable businesses to transform the way they market, sell and operate. We provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses to leverage the power of the Internet to engage with their users and customers. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, innovation initiatives and others. Through our subsidiary Cainiao Network and investee affiliate Koubei, respectively, we participate in the logistics and local services sectors. In addition, we have a profit-sharing interest in Ant Financial Services, the financial services group that operates mainly through Alipay, the leading third-party online payment platform in China.
Leading wholesale marketplace for global trade
The first business of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com (www.alibaba.com) is a leading wholesale marketplace for global trade. Buyers on Alibaba.com, who are located in more than 200 countries and regions all over the world (as of March 31, 2017), are typically trade agents, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and SMEs engaged in the import and export business. Alibaba.com also offers its members and other SMEs import/export supply chain services, including customs clearance, VAT refund, trade financing and logistics services.