China’s online retail market totaled US$198.12 billion in the first quarter of 2017 with an increase of 27.6% YoY according to data from Analysis; B2C segment accounts for over 53%, led by Tmall (55.8%). Mobile continued its strong growth of 38.8% in China’s online shopping market, dominated by Tmall and Taobao (80.5%).
The total transactions of China cross-border e-commerce market reached 6.3 trillion yuan (US$920 billion) in 2016, including retail and B2B according to a Chinese research company iiMedia. And, it’s expected to reach 8.8 trillion yuan (US$1.28 trillion) in 2018.
The top e-commerce platforms in China are JD, Tmall, and YHD in 2016 according to Kantar Retail.
China’s top 4 B2C websites, JD, Jumei, Dangdang and Vipshop announced financial reports in Q2 2015, JD further inproved its business scale while suffering from greater losses. Jingdong lost over 1.8 billion yuan in the past year.
Taobao’s mobile app MAUs exceeded 131.982 million in August 2014 in China according to EnfoDesk, remaining the most popular online shopping mobile app by total MAUs, followed by Tmall and Jingdong.