The Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group has opened an official representative office in Russia.
“Alibaba Group has established a new company in Russia with the aim of further expanding our business and supporting partners, as well as to facilitate interaction with Russian government agencies,” said Mark Zavadsky, Business Development Director of AliExpress (Alibaba's largest project) in Russia and the CIS, and now also the general director of the Russian representative office.
As a reminder, Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 and today is the leader in the Chinese online trading market and one of the largest Internet companies in the world. The group owns a trading platform for organizations Alibaba.com, as well as online stores AliExpress, Taobao.com, Tmall.com, and others. Alibaba's turnover in the 2014-15 fiscal year ended March 31 was $ 12,2 billion, net profit - 3,9 , XNUMX billion
According to the results of 2014, AliExpress became the most popular international online store in Russia. In just the second half of the year, the number of buyers from Russia increased by 120% and reached 15,6 million people. According to SimilarWeb, Russia ranks second in the general audience of AliExpress, providing 9,9% of its traffic.