AliExpress vs. TaoBao

AliExpress and TaoBao are both online direct-to-consumer marketplaces, serving different markets. While both are owned by Alibaba Group, they are not the same. AliExpress was launched as the global platform for Chinese sellers to reach international buyers whereas Taobao was developed for the Chinese market, or at least those that speak Mandarin!

  AliExpress TaoBao
Online Marketplace
Third Party Sellers
Global Market Focus
Chinese Market Focus