The rapid ascent of Taobao Marketplace and Tmall has helped nurture billion-dollar courier companies like SF Express and ZTO Express, which are capable of delivering packages from Shenzhen to Beijing in less than 24 hours. Photo: Agence France-Presse

How Alibaba’s Taobao solved the trust problem in China and changed the way people shop

From humble beginnings as a local platform going up against then-incumbent eBay, Alibaba is now the clear leader in China’s vast US$1 trillion e-commerce market

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The rapid ascent of Taobao Marketplace and Tmall has helped nurture billion-dollar courier companies like SF Express and ZTO Express, which are capable of delivering packages from Shenzhen to Beijing in less than 24 hours. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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