Alibaba is China’s largest e-commerce company through which consumers and business owners from across the globe can order goods. As of 2015, Alibaba is the world’s largest supplier directory.
Many entrepreneurs order goods from China because of lower manufacturing costs. In addition, Alibaba provides a high number of suppliers offering various goods for wholesale purchase. Many times, business owners purchase their goods from Alibaba because Asia is the only place to offer the goods. However, there are disadvantages, including longer shipping times, language barriers, no intellectual property protection and lower labor and manufacturing standards. However, Alibaba’s interface makes it easy to navigate and purchase goods from suppliers.