Prices

Prices Free App

Rated 4.10/5 (240) —  Free Android application by China Shopping

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Do you like online shopping and often buying in eBay, Amazon and AliExpress? So, this app will help you to save your time and money. Realtime search in all shops and display products in one search result.

Alibaba: A Mix of Amazon, eBay and PayPal With a Dash of Google

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.— which is preparing to launch perhaps the largest U.S. stock listing ever of a Chinese company—dominates China's e-commerce market. But not everybody in the U.S. has a grasp of its scope.

Perhaps the best way to understand Alibaba is as a mix of Amazon, eBay and PayPal, with a dash of Google thrown in, all with some uniquely Chinese characteristics.

Unlike Amazon.com Inc., which buys goods from suppliers and sells them to customers, Alibaba has always acted as a middleman, connecting buyers and sellers and facilitating transactions between them. While it isn't an auction company, its middleman role is similar to the one played by eBay Inc.

Taobao, Alibaba's biggest website, is like a gigantic Chinese bazaar, with about 760 million product listings from seven million sellers. Merchants don't pay to sell products on Taobao. Instead, they pay Alibaba for advertising and other services to allow them to stand out from the crowd.

That no-fee model is part of Taobao's appeal in China. Much as with Google Inc., the ads from merchants appear with Taobao's product-search results.

While Taobao is mostly for small merchants, Tmall, another shopping site run by Alibaba, is designed for bigger merchants, including well-known brands such as Nike Inc. and Gap Inc. Apple Inc. this year opened a store on Tmall. Unlike Taobao, Tmall, which has about 70,000 merchants, charges each seller a deposit and an annual fee, as well as a commission on each transaction.

What sets Alibaba apart is size. The company has said that Taobao and Tmall account for more than half of all parcel deliveries in China. In 2012, the combined transaction volume of Taobao and Tmall topped one trillion yuan ($163 billion), more than Amazon and eBay combined.

Alibaba's revenue is about one-tenth of Amazon's because the Chinese company doesn't sell products on its site. But Alibaba is far more profitable. Alibaba's third-quarter revenue rose 51% from a year earlier to $1.78 billion. Net profit was $792 million, giving the company a profit margin of 44.6%, according to shareholder Yahoo Inc., which owns a 24% stake in Alibaba. Amazon posted revenue of $17.09 billion and a loss of $41 million in the same quarter.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, shown last May, spoke at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of his company's Taobao Marketplace. ENLARGE
Alibaba founder Jack Ma, shown last May, spoke at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of his company's Taobao Marketplace. AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Alibaba, which could raise about $15 billion from its U.S. IPO, also has emerged as a huge player in China's creaky financial system. To solve the problem of buyers trusting merchants on its site, Alibaba created Alipay, a payment system that protects buyers if sellers don't deliver. Alipay has become so ingrained in China that when the company created a money-market fund, it became one of the world's largest in just eight months.

Alibaba also makes microloans and is taking part in a Chinese government program to set up five private banks on a trial basis in some big cities. Run by an affiliate of Alibaba, the payment system has allowed the company to accumulate a vast amount of information on Chinese small businesses, consumers and their online transactions.

Even though Alibaba remains by far the biggest player in China's fast-growing e-commerce market, the company faces stiff competition as more Chinese consumers use smartphones. Social-media and online-games company Tencent Holdings Ltd. is emerging as a powerful competitor because of its ability to use its popular WeChat mobile-messaging application as a platform to offer services such as e-commerce.

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Version update Prices was updated to version 1.1.1
More downloads  Prices reached 50 000 - 100 000 downloads

What are users saying about Prices

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I love it.

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Nice place for shopping and secure

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Love it Love it Love it

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Very good,very simple, they give offering that you can't refuse and FREE SHIPPING.

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I loves it so much I had 87 things with only 3 days to come into Qatar super great!!

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Got addicted with online orders. I like it a lot is easy to use.

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Everything I ordered was exactly like the oics and description and arrived bedore expected shipping date.

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Majority of shipping is free to here in China. 這嗰app眞の佷ぬ甪

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This app is amazing. Sellers are mostly trusted too. Got all my orders delivered: )

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Very useful,helpful and give the right explanation and description. I love it

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No issues. Nothing but good

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Find sum good bargains but just have to be patient when waiting for delivery

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Affordable best than amazon and others apps best because it's no shipping

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Takes time to get things but as an avid online shopper it is very easy to use.

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Everything u want at just a click. The site is just too good to be true.

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It's an awesome app, you can see a lot of items and add easily to the wish list, really nice app!

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The service this app provides is top notch. The app has been very helpful in my business dealings.

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There's so many cheap things to buy

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Very good app for use buying every thing

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This make everything easy and cheap. I RECOMMEMD it to everyone!!!!!

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Quality goods, prompt delivery, great customer relations! Will buy and use their services again.

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Really amazing app so easy to use. And really happy with everything ive had from them.

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Easily can buy everything from here.

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Easy to use. Great prices and free shipping on majority of items. I love it!

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gold

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Very ' mpressive

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i love this app i can buy almost anything

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Good job

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What good is it without the ability to sort?

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Yeah, it still has bugs and small functionality, but it greatly accomplishes it's purpose.

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Good app with everything you need

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Its amazing it is easy to use and it has low prices. Great Job 

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Actually I am happy with this app

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Quality products, at Great prices, with free shipping, 'quality & affordability

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Works for me.


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