Comparison of Chinese Online Marketplaces

Marketplace Description Grade (0-100) Link
Alibaba A leading global wholesale marketplace for business-to-business transactions. 95 Visit Alibaba
Taobao A popular online shopping platform in China, offering a wide range of products. 90 Visit Taobao
Pinduoduo Known for its value-for-money offerings and group buying options. 85 Visit Pinduoduo A wholesale marketplace mainly for domestic trade in China. 80 Visit
Global Sources A B2B platform that connects buyers worldwide with verified suppliers in China and Asia. 88 Visit Global Sources A platform offering a range of products from Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. 75 Visit
Made in China Focuses on providing a platform for global buyers to source products from Chinese suppliers. 83 Visit Made in China
YiWugo Based on Yiwu International Trade Market, offering products in various categories. 78 Visit YiWugo

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