Taobao Marketplace, China’s biggest online shopping platform, was disrupted for 20 minutes on October 20, 2021, after its presales started for this year’s Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Taobao Marketplace, China’s biggest online shopping platform, was disrupted for 20 minutes on October 20, 2021, after its presales started for this year’s Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Alibaba

Alibaba’s Taobao runs into 20-minute system breakdown as presales for Singles’ Day festival kick off

  • The system crash, which was fixed within 20 minutes, also affected Qianniu, a platform for merchants to manage their online stores
  • Taobao said the breakdown was caused by heavy traffic generated by ‘overenthusiastic’ consumers after presales started

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Taobao Marketplace, China’s biggest online shopping platform, was disrupted for 20 minutes on October 20, 2021, after its presales started for this year’s Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Taobao Marketplace, China’s biggest online shopping platform, was disrupted for 20 minutes on October 20, 2021, after its presales started for this year’s Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
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