Alibaba's To Overhaul Taobao In Strategic Move to Reclaim E-commerce Dominance

Zinger Key Points
  • Taobao revamps site: Alibaba updates its e-commerce platform for the first time in seven years ahead of 618 festival.
  • New features and forum: Taobao enhances user experience with extended login times and reintroduces Taojianghu forum.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA is revamping the webpage of its Taobao e-commerce platform, launching the most significant update in seven years, to enhance the shopping experience ahead of China’s major 618 shopping festival. 

This initiative by Taobao and Tmall Group, Alibaba’s domestic e-commerce unit, aims to streamline the layout and simplify the search and purchase process for users and merchants. 

Alibaba is focusing on this upgrade to attract new users and reclaim its leading position in China’s competitive e-commerce landscape amid a challenging restructuring phase, SCMP reports.

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The update introduces new features and modifies existing ones, improving functionality like extended login times and displaying discounts directly in the shopping cart. 

Additionally, Taobao is reintroducing an early online forum, Taojianghu, to enrich user interaction. Plans for further enhancements include leveraging the benefits of larger screens to integrate the web and mobile app versions better, enhancing overall consumer experiences.

Alibaba remains engaged in host of initiatives to drive shareholder value including building data center in Vietnam for local data storage,  fintech affiliate Ant Group enriching its global presence via digital platform, Alipay+.

Alibaba stock lost 5% in the last 12 months. Investors can gain exposure to the stock via Invesco Golden Dragon China ETF PGJ and Tidal Trust II CoreValues Alpha Greater China Growth ETF CGRO.

Price Action: BABA shares traded lower by 2.39% at $79.60 at the last check Tuesday.

Also Read: Alibaba and Lenovo Team Up to For AI PCs, Setting New Standards in Tech

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